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Results

With NIQNAAQPAADIWAAQ going NR, we were left with just the one tip and TALENT SCOUT delivered nicely for us winning at 20/1 advised (12/1 SP) +59.09pts for the month. good May, onwards to June now!


 

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Sole Race Preview – Thursday 01 June 2017

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Sole Race Preview – Thursday 01 June 2017

With such a good May (+59.09pts) and a lot of racing to come over the next month, there’s no point trying to force something on the first day of the month (or any other day come to that). To that end, from a shortlist of 8, there’s just one selection for tomorrow’s races. May’s full results to follow at the end of today’s meetings.

14:40 Lingfield 1 Jun 2017

Lynda Gilfrin Birthday Fillies’ Handicap (Class 5) (3YO only) 7F

CONQUERESS makes all the appeal in this one from a value perspective. There’s a real positive from being drawn wide in this one and from 15, she should be able to get a fair crack at a clear run. The only C&D winner in this field she set a fairly useful time when last seen here, within three seconds of the course record. Although she’s upped 9lbs from that outing it’s more than conceivable that she’s come on a fair bit during her break. Trainer Tom Dascombe has a put together a nice run of placed horses coming into this and from that we can take it that the selection will be ready for this one. Richard Kingscote, Dascombe’s top jockey, picks up the ride further adding to the positives for the horse. Returning to the track in the middle of May, it’s possible to forgive that run as it was her return and it looks like she’ll prefer the faster ground that’s forecast here tomorrow. All in all, there are a lot of positives for the selection and with solid each way claims, there’s no reason why she can’t go on to snatch this one.

CONQUERESS 0.5 pts e/w 14/1 Generally Available

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Daily Focus – Wednesday

Results

-2pts yesterday with BOLLIHOPE placing 5th and ABIENTO just out of the places in 4th.

Race Previews

Three today, with a note of caution…

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Race Previews – Wednesday 24 May 2017

Value – A Note of Caution

A brief word on today’s selections. Two of the three could easily have been ‘filed’ under ‘One To Watch’, but as we’re looking for value over the long term, the idea is that we make plays that aren’t, by necessity, in line with market expectations. One selection is a rank-outsider who has good form (from one run) at the track and trip, but has produced nothing recently to suggest a win is on the horizon, the other is selected primarily on the form of his trainer’s two previous runs. Caution should be applied with all selections, but especially today as there are some prices that could easily put a lot of people off.

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16:10 Lingfield 24 May 2017

Newstraid Charity Raceday Handicap (Class 5) (4YO plus) 4F 217Y

There’s a horse in here which has been presented with an opportunity that might work out nicely for him. Although GIVE US A BELLE has nothing in his recent form to suggest that he’s going to get his head in front today, there are a couple of pertinent points about his form here. He was a very close 2nd over C&D (admittedly two years ago) and hasn’t been seen back over this assignment since. He’s dropped 5lbs from that result and set a very good time of 57.90 that day. If he were able to reproduce anything close to that then there’s every chance he could run close to winning this one. His stable mate CLASSIC FLYER produced a good run LTO and a chance is taken that the two go well for trainer Mrs C A Dunnett. Preference is given for the selection from the pair based on his treatment and good course form (from one run). It looks like the ground will dry more by tomorrow, which is in his favour as well. Caution is called for with this selection, but as an outsider there’s something to like about this one.

GIVE US A BELLE 0.5 pts e/w 33/1 Generally Available


16:40 Lingfield 24 May 2017

Daily Mail Claiming Stakes (Class 6) (3YO plus) 7F 135Y

BLACK DAVE was a close 4th last time out and returns to a track where he won over this trip when last seen – from higher in the weights. That was on the AW though, so a chance is taken that he can translate that form to the turf version of the track. Katherine Glenister claims her full allowance and in a race with no real stand out candidates it’s worth siding with the selection for an each way value play.

BLACK DAVE 0.5 pts e/w 11/1 Generally Available 


16:00 Yarmouth 24 May 2017

Pleasure Wood Hills Theme Park Handicap (Str) (Class 5) (4YO plus) 1M 3Y

D M Loughnane undoubtedly went into a few notebooks yesterday winning with PENSAX BOY (16/1 SP) returning from a break, and nearly getting the double with his other runner – also 16/1 SP. It should be noted that PENSAX BOY was already a good horse dropping down a couple of classes, so it wasn’t a complete surprise, but nevertheless, was completely missed by the market. With AFRICAN TADER having been away from the track for over 200 days, and presented here at a decent price, there’s a possibility that he will have been prepared as well as his two stable mates yesterday. ADMIRABLE ART and ANASTAZIA are both very well respected and will undoubtedly run well, but in what otherwise looks an open affair, it could be worth taking a chance that the selection is presented and ready to do the business on his return.

AFRICAN TRADER 0.5 pts e/w 33/1 Generally Available

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Daily Focus – Thursday

Chester

In the Chester Cup after being advised at 12/1, WHO DARES WINS was backed into 5/1 before the off. He ran a game race but ended up finishing 4th from 17 for nice each way returns +1pt.

In the Boodles Handicap SOIE D’LEAU was a non runner.

Chelmsford

HAMMER GUN never got into the race at all and finished 9th of 9, his worst result since September 2016. -1pt Onward we go…

Our One To Watch yesterday RELY ON ME went out to 20/1 before going off at 10/1 and coming home in 4th.

The week just gets busier from a racing perspective and we’re already onto Friday’s cards with racing from Ascot, Chester, Lingfield, Nottingham and Ripon!

Today we have one Race Preview and One To Watch.

Race Preview – 13:50 Chester 11 May 2017

One To Watch – 16:45 Catterick 11 May 2017

If you’d prefer to listen to the Race Preview at Chester, it’s now available in audio:

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Previews 05 MAY 17

15:10 Lingfield (A.W.)  

Roy Galpin Memorial Handicap (Class 6) (4YO plus) 6F 1Y

Standard (AW – Polytrack)