11 December 2017

With racing abandoned at Mussleburgh, only Fontwell and Southwell currently going ahead.   It will be very heavy ground at Fontwell, so although I like one running in the first race, due to the ground,  I’m not going to bet.  So nothing today, I do think On The Warpath at Southwell 1:30, probably only has to go down and come back, but at 4/7 I would rather watch ! He bolted in last time, and looks a typical one of Sir Mark Prescott’s that could run up a sequence of wins.

9 December 2017

Todays Free tip is as follows:

Horse: Finians Oscar

Time: 1:45 Sandown

Current Odds:7/4

A quality field of novice chasers, my selection has possibly shown a bit more on his two chase runs , he was workmanlike when winning last time, but looks progressive and is taken to win again. Brain Power won easily at Kempton, and North Hill Harvey has done nothing wrong , they are dangers.  It will be a good race.

8 December 2017

Todays Free tip is as follows:

Horse: White Moon (without Fav)

Time: 2.30 Sandown

Current Odds: 5/4

Although quite short at 5/4 ( without fav) this horse has done everything right so far, he won well last time and although this is competitive race for a grade 2, I think my selection will give the likely main threat On The Blind Side a race, I just think 5/4 against the rest is a bit of value.  Spring town Lake and Marley Firth are also horses on the upgrade and have chances.

7 December 2017

A good winner yesterday at Haydock, Ravensdale was quite heavily backed from advised at 9/4, he returned at 13/8. Hopefully I can keep the winners coming.

Horse: Capeland

Time: 2.05 Wincanton

Current Odds: 5/2

In a small but competitive field, Capeland is fitted with a tongue tie today, he is also dropped in trip,  and with the useful claimer Bryony Frost taking a valuable 5lb off his back, I think this horse has a good chance of winning.  His last run was ok, he made a lot of ground quickly, and finished tamely, maybe as a result of that surge and the stiff finish at Sandown. Of rivals Coeur Blimey needs to jump better before I’m convinced of him, Global Thrill has a chance after his recent win, he has Richard Johnson riding, so warrants respect.

 

6 December 2017

Another nice winner yesterday with Point Hope well backed throughout the day, I advised at 7/2, she finished up at 9/4.  Winning by a neck from a promising filly Atlante , who won’t be a maiden for too much longer, judging by her solid effort yesterday.

Todays Free tip is as follows;

Horse: Ravensdale

Time: 3.00 Haydock

Current Odds: 9/4

A decent second in a bumper recently was a good effort by Ravensdale, and this former point to point winner can appreciate the step up in trip today, the heavy ground should be ok and in a race that looks as though he can win, will hopefully have the bit of jumping experience that will be enough to repel his rivals.  Of them Duke Debarry looked  nothing special when only 4th at Kempton, Spiders Bite could be the one that gives my selection the biggest problem.

5 December 2017

Nice winner yesterday with Battle Of Ideas winning at Plumpton backed Ew at 5/1 in the morning, he was returned at 4/1 after a bit of market support.

Todays Free tip is as follows:

Horse: Point Hope

Time: 2.10 Wolverhampton

Current Odds: 7/2

This  filly has had an absence off the track, she last ran in July when a promising third, she is likely to improve for the run today, but I do think she has a good chance of getting off the mark today.  Of her rivals, the favourite Poetic Imagination, ran well last time and looks to be improving, Catoca could be the main one to beat, she ran well on her first run, and her trainers horses are known to progress with racing.

 

4 December 2017

Todays free tip is as follows:

Horse: Battle of Ideas

Time: 12.40  Plumpton

Current Odds: 5/1 EW

Obviously the favourite Piton Pete is the one to beat in this maiden hurdle, he will be hard to overcome on his good run when second last time, but Battle Of Ideas ran well when third last time at Exeter, he was beaten by a decent horse who won that day, the second who was only 2l in front of Battle Of Ideas won off 114 on its next run, so if my selection can run to that sort of rating today,  he has solid each way claims, he also has the benefit of a recent run.  Puppet Warrior is another that has good bumper form and is in the mix with a chance, its his first run for 249 days so can be expected to improve for it.

2 December 2017

Both horses backed yesterday each way, both placed so an ok day.

Todays Free tip is as follows:

Horse: Marten

Time: 2.40 Bangor

Current Odds: 11/8

This horse won very easily last time at Southwell, beating the odds on favourite that day. He carries a penalty today for that win, but I do not think that will stop him winning again.  El Presente is probably the main threat, as he ran well last time and is lightly raced and is still on the upgrade.

Lots of good racing today around the country, in the Fighting Fifth hurdle the hot favourite Buveur D’Air looks as though he only has to turn up to win, hopefully he can win his first prep race of the new season with the Cheltenham Festival in March the main target.