Horse Racing Preview - Ffos Las - 17th September 2017

Today’s horse racing preview comes from Ffos Las with 2 selections from the meeting.


14.30 Ffos Las – EBF Novices Stakes (7.2f)

This is probably going to be a contest that is not going to take much to win,with a few of these already having success. we also have a couple of debutante’s here from strong yards. Charles Hills Epic Fantasy makes his belated appearance, the son of Invincible Spirit was not renown for acting on soft ground, however the dam side Impressionism did have winning success on soft to heavy ground over today’s trip, a solid booking of a jockey inform in David Probert and any market support should be noted.

Both Christopher Wood and Greeneyedafghan are subsequent winners, the former trained by Ralph Beckett was seen winning on debut on good to soft at Salisbury, the third Al Jellaby franked that form last week, but the yard are not showing much from their juveniles over the last month with a poor return of 1-27 and it might be worth looking elswhere. Greeneyedafghan got off the mark also at the first attempt when winning here at Ffos Las over 6f on heavy ground.

The form of his Windsor run last time was confusing considering that he was only stepping in to Novice company, even though the sire Sepoy had a good record with give under foot,but he never ran above 6f in his career, so this step up could bring doubts that he will get the trip, Even the dam side ran only once over the distance without showing anything and was kept around 5-6f.

Despacito was firmly put in her place on debut in the same Novices contest that saw Greeneyedafghan back in 6th by nine lengths. He was in receipt of 9lb that day and she gets the same weight with her allowance, but I would expect William Muir’s charge to reverse that form this time around. Our Power represents a yard who are not renown for juvenile winners and have had just the one runner this season who showed nothing.

Thee are excuses that can be made here, but I am going to feel that Charles Hills has found an opportunity in what looks a very vulnerable feature to get his entry off to a win at the first attempt.


16.00 Ffos Las – Army Cadets Wales Supporting NSPCC Schools Services Handicap (16f) (0-90)

Peter Bowen’s Rolling Maul still looks ahead of the handicap here by some way off 85. Course and distance winner two runs and had what looked to have with plenty in hand in that 0-80 class. He then defied his 6lb penalty when just holding on at Newmarket in this company and had Look My Way beaten to two an a half lengths when conceding 15lb at the weights.

Look My Way deserves to be a lot closer this afternoon with the extra 1lb on board that should bring him a lot closer with Rolling Maul this time around, and with David Probert and Andrew Balding amongst the winners this week I am going to give him the nod that he can gain compensation for that defeat.

LOOK MY WAY : 2pt Win @ SP (BOG)


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Horse Racing Preview - Doncaster - 16th September 2017

Today’s horse racing preview selections come from Doncaster, with the St Leger the main feature on the card. Its been a hard week to be fair, with below par runs from many that you would have thought had the success in them, I am sure they will bounce back.


13.50 Doncaster – William Hill Portland Handicap (5.6f)

A cavalry charge to start the day off, with 5 places paid by most bookmakers there is value to be had, but I have just picked out the one here that I have followed all season religiously in Roger Varian’s Compas Scoobie. I just feel the questionable run last time at Epsom was the ground and the fact they ran him far too quickly after his win at Bath.

He has had three weeks this time around to re-cooperate and with the conditions in his favour I am expecting a big run, especially now Andrea is back on board, his form on ground coming up soft is 112 which is even more encouraging. As we do have another twenty one runners in the field I am not taken with that many, Henry Candy’s Vibrant Chords and Charles Hills A Momentofmadness make most appeal of the rest. The former won at Goodwood back in May when beating Charles Hills A Momentofmadness by three parts of a length.

Vibrant Chord will have to concede just the 2lb this time around ,1lb better off than last time they met at Goodwood. They have been both consistent this year, Candy’s charge was probably very unlucky not to win here last time out when run out of it by Desert Law who was beaten out of sight on the first day of this meeting. However, the form-line through Desert Law favours Vibrant Chord as a Momentofmadness was given a heavier defeat by Desert Law.

COMPAS SCOOBIE : 2pts each way @ 16/1 (BOG)

14.25 Doncaster – Alan Wood Plumbing and Heating Park Stakes (Group 2) (7f)

Two horses have gone back to back since 2003, Iffraajj who won it back to back for two different trainers, and Arabian Gleam for Jeremy Noseda, I feel this could be the third. Breton Rock’s Lennox Stakes win puts him right there with a shot, with Home of the Brave and Acclaim both beaten on that occasion. The Hungerford Stakes was probably a tough race for him, being up against the likes of Massatt and Librisa Breeze was no mean feat.

Interesting though Oisin Murphy has elected to ride Acclaim and Atzeni stays loyal to Breton Rock, who has got it right. Acclaim has been put in as the favourite to land this race for Martyn Meade who saw Chilean recently land the Ascendant Stakes at Haydock. The concern is that the trainer is 1-23 with his older horses since last August, and had to deal with hitting the bar once more with Acclaim who was out gunned in the Maurice De Gheest by Brando last month.

Acclaim never came here last year and diverted to Newbury where he landed the Listed Dubai Duty Free Cup Stakes on soft ground, so maybe the price of 11/4 is purely reflecting a big run is expected on this ground.

BRETON ROCK : 1.5pt Win @ 5/1 (BOG)

15.00 Doncaster – Howcroft Industrial Supplies Champagne Stakes (Group 2) (7f)

Charlie Appleby won this back in 2015 with the smart Emotionless and once more he looks to have a decent colt on his hands with Mythical Magic. 2-2 now in his career and the fact he has improved from his first to second run which we saw when he landed the Listed Prix Francois Boutin at Deauville. The interesting thing is he is getting quicker with every run, he shaded three seconds off his Ascot debut when winning in France in just fifteen days.

Mark Johnston’s Dream Today was impressive when bolting up at 14/1 at York, the third Laugh A Minute won the £300,000 Yearlings race on Thursday. He is an unknown quality in the race, as most of Johnston’s horses usually come on for a run, but Dream Today looks very forward and I would not be surprised if he gives the selection the most to do.

MYTHICAL MAGIC : 3pt Win @ 11/4 (BOG)

15.35 Doncaster – William Hill St Leger Stakes (Group 1) (14.6f)

I have not had the privilege of witnessing many good distance horses on the flat, obvious two being Yeats and Double Trigger, even Kingston Hill creeps into the category, so when I once more get the chance to see a decent stayer its always good to jump on the wagon. Varian and Atzeni won this three years ago with Kingston Hill who stepped up to this trip the one time and brought success, this year their representative is the vast improving Defoe.

His transition has been sublime to watch this year notching up 4-4 for the season, he has improved every time Roger Varian has stepped him up in trip, and even a quote this week form jockey Andrea Atzeni who keeps the ride ahead of Harry Bentley that he has been showing signs of further improvement at home. If this is the case then he looks a solid bet at around 9/2.

I would expect him to go off favourite near post time, but at present at the head of the market is Ballydoyles Capri. He looked a useful juvenile last year when winning the Canford Cliff and Beresford Stakes, going on to finish third in the juvenile Group 1 Criterium in France. He has taken a while to get going this year, finishing sixth in the Derby and then franked the form when going back on home soil to land the Irish equivalent.

This race must have been on the agenda for some time, as we have not seen him since winning the Irish Derby, Favourites have won two of the past four renewals, but on a wider scale they have a poor level of return. Capri will have to be taken seriously from a trainer that has won this race on four occasions. However, I do feel there is value in this race with Andrew Balding’s Count Octave.

The son of the mighty Frankel and related to Treasure Beach is very closely matched with another that is fancied in Stradivarius. Since winning his maiden at Wolverhampton, he was quickly put into the limelight getting a chance early to run in pattern company, he ran well enough when finishing fifth to Venice Beach who finished six lengths behind Cracksman in the Great Voltigeur Stakes at York. The runner up Wings of Eagles went on to win the Epsom Derby.

He was suddenly stepped up in trip to 13.5f a trip that no Frankel progeny was expecting to face, but he ran a blinder finishing a neck behind Stradivarius, Secret Advisor was back in third that day and has recently franked the form when winning the Melrose Stakes, the fourth Belgravia has also given the form a boost when winning a 21k race at Leopardstown back in July.

Count Octave has progressed under the radar, his recent run behind Call To Mind in the March Stakes shows he is one that has been over looked. I have to be realistic that this is a big step up in trip and class, but he has a similar profile I think to Defoe and is five times the price, so purely this is why i think his an interesting runner in the race and I am willing to give him an each way shout.

COUNT OCTAVE : 1pt Each Way @ 20/1 (BOG)


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Daily Horse Racing Pro Tips - 15th September 2017

Betalyst Horse Racing Pro Tips for Friday 15th September.

Today’s Horse Racing Pro-Tips come from Doncaster, Sandown and Listowel with a Double and Treble from the selections.

WIN Double (1 PT):

2.35pm Sandown – Supporting British Stallions EBF Novice Stakes – Zajeer13/8

5.50pm Listowel – Listowel Printing Works Irish EBF Mares (Pro/Am) Flat Race – Koroleva11/10

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2.25pm Doncaster – Wainwrights Flying Childers Stakes (Group 2) – Havana Grey11/8

2.35pm Sandown – Supporting British Stallions EBF Novice Stakes – Zajeer13/8

3.10pm Sandown – Inkerman London Handicap – Sharja Bridge13/8

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Horse Racing Preview - Doncaster - 15th September 2017

Today’s horse racing preview selections come from the third day of the St Leger meeting at Doncaster, with three Group races on the card with the Doncaster Cup Stakes being the main feature.


13.20 Doncaster – Weatherby’s Bank Foreign Exchange Flying Scotsman Stakes (Listed) (7f)

Richard Hannon’s horses have suddenly dried up, currently 1-23 with his juveniles, he saddles two contenders here in De Bruyne Horse and Tigre Du Terrre. The former drops back into company that will better suit him, having been beaten convincingly on his past two runs. De Bruyne Horse returns to the level that saw him land the Listed Prix Des Jouvenceaux Des Jouvencelles at Vichy.

This will be the softest conditions he has encountered, and this would give me concern that he will act on the ground. Hannon’s Tigre Du Terre looks the first string here on bookings, Ryan Moore rode him when finishing fourth in the Listed Pat Eddery Stakes, the form-line is working out quiet well with the runner up Another Batt winning the Group 3 Trakya Trophy out in Turkey and Alba Power who ran well to finish fourth in this years Goffs Yearlings Stakes at York.

The question for me though on Tigre Du Terre’s chances here is the fact that he has not really progressed from his maiden win at Ascot back in July, in fact has probably become backward and could improve once turning three. This race over the four renewals has gone to either Godolphin or Hamden Al Maktoum and the boys in blue are represented here with what is today’s selection in Aqabah.

Watching his Curragh run when fourth in the Listed Marble Hill Stakes, he took some time to get going under Pat Smullen, but was beaten by the smart Brother Bear who has not been able to put that win to good use in pattern company. However the third US Navy Flag, franked the form when landing the Group 3 Tower Stakes, the sixth place finisher Sioux Nation has gone on to land the Group 2 Norfolk Stakes and added the Group 1 Phoenix Stakes to his resume last month.

Aqabah looked to have been getting the hang of things in the closing stages at the Curragh and can step back into more comfortable territory after two non positive efforts at pattern level.

AQABAH : 2pt Win @ SP (BOG)

13.50 Doncaster – Japan Racing Association Sceptre Stakes (Group 3) (7f)

It’s been seven years since we have seen a winning favourite of this renewal, in fact the average SP price has been around 11/1 with the last five of the past six renewals going to double figure priced entries. So we have a race with value. If the ground stays soft this is a big opportunity for Hughie Morrison’s Pirouette to show that her Listed win in Germany was no fluke. She relished the conditions that day when routing her rivals by five lengths when at the head of the market.

Apart form her run in the Duke of Cambridge Stakes when finishing mid division, she has really been consistent to the level that she deserves to record her first pattern win of her career. Best of the rest, Eternally got the better of Tomyris when they met in the Oak Tree Stakes at Goodwood, there was just a head between them, but considering Eternally was only having her first seasonal run, she is probably open to more improvement over Roger Varian’s Tomyris, but the trainer has won this the past two years so Varian’s entry cannot be discounted lightly.

PIROUETTE : 1pt each way @ 8/1 (BOG)

14.25 Doncaster – Wainwrights Flying Childers Stakes (Group 2) (5f)

When this race was first inaugurated, fillies dominated this race taking nine of the ten renewals from 2000-2009, since then the colts have showed domination and this year I cannot see the trend changing. Today’s NAP comes by the way of Havana Grey. He has been a useful juvenile for Karl Burke this season winning four of his seven career runs which have seen him take races such as National Stakes, Dragon Stakes and Molecomb Stakes.

He had his first taste of Group 1 action when going to Deauville to tackle the Prix Morny, he was unlucky not to of come home victorious when run down by Unfortunately. His key to his current ability is the ground for me, soft to heavy conditions he is hard to beat and this is the case today.

One at a price, Scott Dixon’s Wings Of The Rock could outrun her 40/1 market price, She finished fourth to Havana Grey in the Molecomb Stakes, the runner up Invincible Army recently landed the Group 3 Sirenia Stakes at Kempton and she is proven more than some on soft ground.

HAVANA GREY : 4pt Win @ 11/8 (BOG)

15.35 Doncaster – Doncaster Cup Stakes (Group 2) (17.9f)

Two I just want to focus on here is Andrew Balding’s Montaly and David Simcocks smart stayer Sheikhzayedroad who won this last year. Montaly just got the better of Dartmouth in a thrilling finish to the Lonsdale Cup Stakes at York, but I have concerns of the ground, he has had four attempts on soft ground which have all ended in defeat, with two seconds in there also.

So a positive selection here in Sheikhzayedroad who was very unlucky I thought to finish fourth behind Montaly at York, he travelled strongly into the race until finding trouble two furlongs from home. He will get the advantage of 3lb from Montaly this afternoon, and with the way the race was panning out last time I expect him to be a lot closer this time around.

SHEIKHZAYDROAD : 2pt Win @ 5/1 (BOG)


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Daily Horse Racing Pro Tips - 13th September 2017

Betalyst Horse Racing Pro Tips for Wednesday 13th September.

Today’s Horse Racing Pro-Tips come from Doncaster, Uttoxeter and Carlisle, with a double and treble from the selections.

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2.20pm Doncaster – Irish Stallion Farms EBF Conditions Stakes (Plus 10) – Demons RockEvens

4pm Uttoxeter – Betfred ‘Super League’ Handicap Chase – Hedgeinator13/8

4.40pm Carlisle – Watch Racing UK On BTTV Handicap – Redarna2/1

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Horse Racing Preview - Chepstow & Doncaster - 20th July 2017

Today’s horse racing preview selections comes from Doncaster, day two of the St Leger meeting, with two Group 2’s on the card in the May and Park Hill Stakes, along with the Weatherby’s Juveniles contest.

13.50 Doncaster – EBF British Stallion Studs ‘Carrie Red’ Fillies Nursery Handicap (6.8f)

This looks a big opportunity for John Gosden’s The Mums to land her second success, the daughter of Holy Roman Emperor just got up to beat Beshaayir at Newbury. The form of that race is starting to take shape, with Aim of Artemis winning nicely on Tuesday and who looked above average, this should be once more going to the top weight as it has the past three renewals.

Those to be chasing her home should be Richard Fahey’s Clubbable who despite still a maiden has equipped herself well, she has already put a defeat out to Poetic Steps to nine lengths, and despite having to give 4lb back this afternoon the form looks to be upheld.

THE MUMS : 3pt Win @ 5/2 (BOG)

14.25 Doncaster – William Hill May Hill Stakes (Group 2) (8f Str)

Richard Hannon Jnr is looking to gain his first success in the race, with a few placed entries over the past six years he went close two years ago when Marenko who was just denied under Sean Levey. This year he has two entries, Tajannus and Billsdon Brook. The latter never seems to know when she is defeated, two good wins over the past month which included her first pattern win when taking the Group 3 Prestige Stakes. The more rain the better for her as she ploughed through the mud at Goodwood when taking a Class 2 Handicap coming from no where to get up on the line.

Tajannus was last seen winning the Group 3 Sweet Solero Stakes at Newmarket, she will be stepping into unknown territory when she tackles the straight mile for the first time, she is still open to improvement and gets the handling of Jim Crowley. Simon Crisford’s Dark Rose Angel won three weeks ago when winning over course and distance, that form took a boost when Amazing Michelle won well at Haydock last week.

Nyaleti needs to bounce back after her disappointment in the Prix Morney, which to be fair is the best form on paper here. Her win on good to soft when landing the Princess Margaret is not that strong, and I do feel she is vulnerable again. It’s a really tight contest, however Hannon should be tasting success this year with Tajannus who looks a good miler in the making.

TAJANNUS : 2pt Win @ 4/1 (BOG)

15.00 Doncaster – DFS Park Hill Stakes (Group 2) (14.6f)

I am very surprised that Beat The Bank has not taken part here, which has sadly seen my money go on the ante-post market, The race I am focusing on is the Lilly Langtry where five of these clashed, Dubka (2), Melodic Motion (3), Natural Scenery (4), Wild Irish Rose (5) & Harlequeen (9), and this time around I am really confident that Ralph Beckett can win this race for the second year running when he saddles Melodic Motion.

The fact that I have chosen her over the other four is the fact that three of the top four finishers have had another run since. Melodic Motion will be coming here fresh after her 42 day layoff and even though she has a little to find with Dubka & National Scenery , she does look the likely one that will come here in better light.

MELODIC MOTION : 3pt Win (NAP) @ 9/2 (BOG)

15.35 Doncaster – Weatherby’s Racing Bank £300,000 Yearling Stakes (6.8f)

Over the past renewals we have seen just the one winning favourite, and shock winners which included a 100/1 shot, so this is how open this race has become. On paper and form, Great Prospector and Tangled set the standard after they fought out the 1-2 in the Goffs Premier Yearling Stakes at York last month.

However, there is another horse that I feel can give them both something to think about, Hugo Palmer’s Alba Power finished fourth that day at York just two lengths of the winners pace. This time around Alba Power will be getting 3lb from both rivals, it might just not be enough to reverse the form, but It does give her a squeak at a more attractive price.

Any outsiders that might have improved, Richard Fahey has won this twice from the past three renewals and is very well represented here which includes Great Prospector, however I am going to dutch in this race with Requinto Dawn. I thought her splitting Roundhay Park and Shaheen at Beverley was an excellent run off her mark of 80.

It’s a race to have minimal stakes to which is exactly my intention, York form is probably the strongest in this so two each way selections to entice me.

ALBA POWER : 1pt each way @ 8/1 (BOG)
Requinto Dawn : 1/2pt each way @ 33/1 (BOG)


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Horse Racing Preview - Doncaster - 13th September 2017

Today’s horse racing preview comes from the St Leger meeting at Doncaster with the Listed Scarborough Stakes the main feature on day one.


14.20 Doncaster – Irish Stallion Farms EBF Conditions Stakes (6f)

Tom Dascombe won this back in 2014 with Angelic Lord, and once more he has a lively contender to win this race again with Demons Rock. The smart juvenile is the son of Requinto who has really shone for the Famous Five Partnership since landing his first win at Chepstow back in July. His liking for soft ground has shown his best form, with a defeat given to John Kirkup already this season to the distance of five lengths it is hard to see him being overturned this afternoon.

Owen Burrows Shabaaby got off the mark at the second attempt when winning a Novices Stakes at Newmarket in mid August, however if we were going to go on his best run that came on debut when behind the likes of Princess Margaret Stakes winner Nyaleti and Prestige Stakes winner Billsdon Brook, Jim Crowley re-takes the ride this afternoon, but will have to be on song to be the inform selection here, best of the rest would have to be Karl Burke’s Beatbox Rhythm who finished a recent seventh in the Acomb Stakes at York.

Has won on soft ground this year at Pontefract when odds on to do so and won well by four lengths, this is a close contest despite only four entries, they are all here on merit, however the nod goes to Demons Rock narrowly over Beatbox Rhythm who could chase him home.

DEMONS ROCK : 3pt Win @ SP (BOG)

15.20 Doncaster – Pepsi Max Scarborough Stakes (Listed) (5f)

Clive Cox won this last year with Priceless and is represented this year with Go On Go On Go On who has failed miserably this year after two poor runs in Listed company at Haydock and Beverley and looks worth taking on, one of interest is Robert Cowell’s charge, Encore D’Or, who’s both wins have come on the all weather this year, but does get the services of Ryan Moore.

It’s his Chelmsford win that I feel will be relevant here to him running well this afternoon, the ground was riding terribly slow that day when beating Royal Birth by a head, but the form is growing concern at present, This race has been won by some superior sprinters of their time, Sole Power, Cotai Glory, Priceless, Mecca’a Angel,pattern winners and it will be interesting to see who can make here and go on to bigger and better things.

Razzmatazz won a few days ago at Kempton at 50/1, how quick has this race come around, they must be confident that he has come out of that race well, hence the big step up quickly. It is very interesting also they are stepping him back to the optimum trip, his recent recorded time was not that far off the likes of both Desert Law and Encore D’Or on the splits, if he has not taken too much out of himself he could have stepped up in to this class and runs above expectations.


15.50 Doncaster – Clipper Logistics Legend Legends Classified Stakes (0-70) (1m)

I do have a personal interest in Diamond Runner, I am probably hoping he runs a good race this afternoon, I cannot see him winning stepping back to a mile despite his record over the distance reads (1-2) the positive side of things is he will relish the soft conditions. The ground last time was a tad too lively for him over course and distance in a 0-75 contest, this is a drop in class and if he is there at the furlong pole on the bridle as he tends to be then anything can happen.

However, the most interesting one in the race is ridden by probably one of the most prolific jockey’s in the race, George Duffield. Being brought up around racing in the times of Pat Eddery, Walter Swinburn and of course George who is now 71, which is impressive to be competing in this years renewal once more. There is not a more competitive jockey and he rides the Brian Ellison trained Soldier Blue.

Even though both trainer and jockey are looking for their first success in the race, Soldier Blue comes here very lightly raced. With only three career runs he does lack the experience of many here, however he has progressed from his first run to his third when last seen finishing third at Pontefract back in July when just four lengths off the eventual winner Kings Will Dream, the runner up that day was the 2/7f Sharja Bridge who went on to win next time at Nottingham.

If Tim Easterby’s Off Art was on a going day he would probably be a 2/1f for this, you have to go back to July of 2013 when he recorded his last win when he was rated in the high eighties. His recent third at Redcar when running behind mid eighty contenders was going back in the right direction, he was only defeated a length so on that merit he has to be respected, a good booking of jump jockey Brian Harding who is extremely strong in the saddle.

I do not normally dutch in these kind of races, and it is hard to separate Off Art and Soldier Blue here, if i had to give any advice I would have a bet each way on both, but to pinpoint a selection I will just give the nod to Off Art purely on experience over Soldier Blue’s learning curve.

OFF ART : 2pt Win @ SP (BOG)

16.50 Doncaster – Sports – ID Strength In Sport Conditions Stakes (10.2f)

Even though Mount Logan is returning as the previous winner, for me he has become the most exposed in the race, with the ground coming up soft and more rain forecast, I am willing to give the opportunity to David Simcock’s Sumbal.

He looked a useful type as a three year old when winning three of his four runs which included a Group 2. He never trained on and has had a couple of near misses on soft ground over further than this, and I would give him a cracking chance of recording his first win since 2015 in a open race. Best of the rest, well Mount Logan will obviously run his race once more, as will Best of Days who has not really shown improvement even on this surface, so it could be left down to Mirage Dancer of Stoute’s that will make the final challenge under Ryan Moore.

The son of the mighty Frankel has not seen Doncaster since he won his maiden here as a juvenile, his best career run came in the Hampton Court Stakes when finishing third behind Benbatl, but once again the firm is suspect, so I am willing to give Sumal a cracking chance here under Oisin Murphy.

SUMBAL : 1pt Win @ SP (BOG)


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Horse Racing Preview - Curragh & Chantilly - 10th September 2017

Today’s horse racing preview features six selections, coming from The Curragh & Chantilly who host some top quality group action from France.


12.50 Chantilly – Qater Prix Du Petit Couvert (Group 3) (5f)

Fashion Queen meets Kylland Rock on a 1lb worse term this time around from their 1-2 at York in the Listed Westow Stakes, but I would expect Kyllang Rock to be a lot closer to that form after his solid second recently at Nottingham when behind Ornate. Two other British entries here are Evil Spell and Lady Macapa, the latter would be the one of interest being form a yard that have been firing in big race winners over the past week. Clive Cox will not have the services of Adam Kirby this afternoon but nevertheless, he will have the likes of Luke Morris in the plate.

She has not been seen since finishing third behind Magical Memory in the Listed Hackwood Stakes at Newbury back in July, she has plenty of speed in her pedigree being by Equiano, however she will have to step up from her 93 winning mark last year to land the spoils here. Strangely enough this race has gone to British trainers for the past eight years,

Out of the four British entries that have travelled, I have to be bias to Fashion Queen, it’s great to have the likes of Maxin Guyon riding for the Clipper Logistic team, would have preferred Danny Tudhope of course but he will be in Ireland.


13.50 Chantilly – Qatar Prix Niel (Group 2) (12f)

We have not seen a British trained winner of this race for 16 years, the last one came back in 2001 when Sir Michael Stoute sent over Golan to succeed. This year we see John Gosden’s Cracksman who on paper should be winning this after his recent success in the Group 2 Great Voltigeur at York’s Ebor meeting, but I am totally against him.

Pascal Bary has his string in fine fettle, with a current strike rate of 42%, he saddles here Ice Breeze who’s last run came in the Group 1 Grand Prix De Paris at Saint-Cloud. He won prior to that when taking the Group 2 Prix Hocquart when under pilot Vincent Cleminaud, but surprisingly enough the jockey has deserted him for Andre Farbre’s Finche. The pair teamed up back in 2015 when winning this race with New Bay who went on to land another Group 3 before being retired to stud,

Finche comes into this off the back of winning the Group 2 Prix Eugene Adam, stable mate Avillus was back in third by just under two lengths. Stepping up this afternoon into unknown territory around the index of 12f , but he is sired by the mighty Frankel, out of Binche and I feel he will take this contest in his stride.

FINCHE : 2pt Win @ 9/2 (BOG or PLU)

14.35 Curragh – Moyglare ‘Jewels’ Blanford Stakes (Group 2) (10f)

One of the most under-rated jockeys on the circuit when riding away from his stable is Danny Tudhope, who could have been in France for the weekend, but has elected to come here and ride out for Willie Haggas on Sea of Grace. She was so impressive when landing the Listed Dick Hern Stakes last month under Atzeni, beating Danny Tudhope into second on the consistent Lincoln Rocks.

Obviously Tudhope has seen a potential Group success for him, Sea of Grace was probably a very unlucky loser in last years French 1000gns when beaten by Preciuse, two main winners to come out of that race were Rain Goddess and Roly Poly. She takes on Rain Goddess once more who has improved since to land the Group 3 Snow Fairy Fillies Stakes over the 9f trip here at the Curragh, but to reverse the form I cannot see it.

So who can chase her home, with three year old’s having the best win ratio in this race it can only be the Aidan O’Brien pair in Alluringly and Rain Goddess, the former ran well for a long way in this years Epsom Oaks, her main success was around Listed company this year, however she looks a pace maker here I think, Rain Goddess looks the main danger, especially from the French 1000gns, I would fear her the most in this line up.

SEA OF GRACE : 2pt Win @ 11/4 (BOG)

15.05 Curragh – Derrinstown Stud Flying Five Stakes (Group 2) (5f)

Ger Lyon’s Ardhoomey is attempting to go back to back in wins in this race and achieve what has only been done by four other horses in this races. I would say he is coming into this in better form than when landing this race last year. With two thirds to his name in Listed and pattern company over the past couple of months he has to be feared despite having to give weight all round.

All the rage though is Ballydoyle’s Carravaggio, he drops back this afternoon to the minimum trip which saw him unbeaten as a juvenile (2-2), will relish the cut in the ground and that finishing kick he has in the closing stages, is the one to beat. But you guessed it, I am going to take him on here with Charles Hills Cotai Glory. This horse is probably the unluckiest sprinter this year having to compete behind the likes of Marsha, Lady Aurelia and Take Cover, proven Group 1 winners, so is compensation on the card, I cannot see why not, he’s been consistent enough.

COTAI GLORY : 3pt Win @ 7/2 (BOG)

15.15 Chantilly – Qatar Prix Vermeille (Group 1) (12f)

This looks a solid head to head between Bateel and God Given with the latter getting the verdict for Luca Cumani. Firstly Bateel who has notched up wins this year in the Group 3 Pinnacle Stakes and more recently the Group 2 Prix Promone where she defeated the likes of Abingdon. Her only effort at this level came in last years Champion Mare & Fillies Stakes at Ascot where she finished last of thirteen. I do feel she has to step up again despite her current form to defeat God Given.

She has come on so quickly since landing her maiden at Haydock by a commanding four lengths, she showed that was no fluke when winning the Listed Aphrodite Stakes at Newmarket, and lastly, she really impressed me at Deauville when she took apart a strong field in the Group 3 Prix Minerve, her age to weight allowance is going to give her a massive claim to win this, Jamie Spencer will ride her once more.

GOD GIVEN: 2pts each way @ 9/1 (BOG & PLU)

15.40 Curragh – Moyglare Stud Stakes (Group 1) (7f)

The question is who’s turn is it this time, Which one of O’Brien’s horses will land this renewal? I just cannot take the trainer on trust these days after he has pulled the wool over our eyes too many times. He saddles five entries here and on paper the best filly in the race is Clemmie, but will that be the case at the line?

She has come on nicely this year landing the Group 2 Grangecon Stakes and Duchess of Cambridge Stakes back in July. She will come off a five and half week break which should not inconvenience her too much. However with stiff opposition form her stable I do feel she has to step up to beat Jessica Harrington’s Alpha Centauri.

She should be 3-3 in her career when beaten by French raider Different League in the Albany Stakes, the thing here is that progeny’s of Mastercraftsman tend to take time to come to hand, she is most definitely very forward for a juvenile. She steps up to 7f for the first time and I feel she will make her presence felt here under Colm O’Donoghue.

ALPHA CENTAURI : 4pt Win @ 4/1 (NAP) (BOG)


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Daily Horse Racing Pro Tips - 9th September 2017

Betalyst Horse Racing Pro Tips for Saturday 9th September.

Today’s horse racing Pro-Tips come from Haydock, Thirsk and Leopardstown racecourses, with an EW Treble and Jockey Special.

TWEnclosure Jockey Special – Skybet Horse Racing Specials:

J Crowley (Hyd) J Spencer (Asc) & R Moore (Leop) All To Ride Doubles6/1

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1.20pm Haydock – EBF Breeders’ Series 32Red Fillies’ Handicap – Time Chaser10/11

5.15pm Thirsk – Calverts Carpets Hambleton Cup Handicap – Barwell 11/8

5.35pm Leopardstown – Coolmore Fastnet Rock Matron Stakes (Fillies’ Group 1) – Winter10/11

EW Treble – 7.66/1 – Skybet


Daily Horse Racing Pro Tips - 8th September 2017

Betalyst Horse Racing Pro Tips for Friday 8th September.

Today’s horse racing Pro-Tips come from Newcastle, Killbeggan, Haydock and Down Royal.


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3.25pm Newcastle – MMB Blaydon Race Nursery – Codicil15/8

5.20pm Haydock – 32Red Casino Handicap – Don’t Give Up3/1

5.45pm Down Royal – West Coast Cooler Rose Nursery Handicap (Plus 10) – Pipers Bomb2/1

6.55pm Kilbeggan – Like Kilbeggan On Facebook Handicap Chase – Some Drama15/2

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