Another Day... A Few Cool Tips

Slightly irritated by yesterday's tip Solstalla. A wide draw was to blame and caught behind a wall of horses was a hammer blow. She ran on well at the line but all too late. Jarvis' filly would have gone close and almost certain to have been placed with an ounce of luck. 

A few cool tips today:



2:30 Carlisle - Shootingsta

A fairly competitive heat for a northern maiden. Shootingsta looked to have disappointed last start but that has turned out to be a hot maiden with the winner and second reaching for the stars. Bryan Smarts' colt was a touch keen last time out and ease in the ground didn't suit. He isn't the strongest-looking horse which slightly tempers my enthusiasm but on the over side of the coin is held in some regard by the trainer. This son of Fast Company is up to winning races and this firm ground should help. I'd expect a bold front-running display, so a fair chance of cashing your chips mid-race if you wish. Must have fair each way claims at respectable odds. 

6:25 Kempton - Commandaria, Light Fantastic & Cascades

I know what you are thinking...he's gone for a good few here. And so I have. These three juveniles feature highly on my statistical analysis to run big races. All have very good place claims and it wouldn't surprise me if they make a decent Trifecta. 



Lovely Weather For Ducks

Well, yesterday's tips sunk like the Titanic. Rae Guest's debutante clearly didn't enjoy the soft conditions and will be seen in a better light next start. Michael Dods' debutante was in a pretty stiff race. Being a speculative price (28/1) you have to take these disappointments as they come. Not too much of interest today. The soft ground doesn't inspire confidence but there might be a chance. 

8:20 Wolverhampton - Solstalla.

I'm a fan of William Jarvis, especially with his juveniles on their second start. This daughter of Halling is set a challenge being only one of two fillies to take on the boys. However, this home bred out of a winning mare was relatively fancied on debut and likely to improve a good deal for her first start, a few lengths behind the talented Stroll Patrol. A wide draw isn't ideal but the betting is key. If priced 15/2 & less I would give this horse fair win and place claims.     

1:25 Warwick Racing Tips From High Class Equine

All this week I will be making tip selections so remember to use your mobile phone if you are on the move. 

1:25 Warwick - Classic Image. Rae Guest has done well with his juveniles this year and they generally go well when fancied in the betting. Strangely, their win and place claims are pretty similar suggesting they either win or unplaced. I would go for a straight win for this bay filly.

2:15 Newcastle - Tonto's Spirit. Michael Dods is an exceptional trainer and so often ignored on debut. However, his horses have a fantastic win and place race on debut and often those of bigger odds go better than favourites. Has place claims at speculative odds. 

High Class Equine.

Saturday Tipping Competition

Two weeks of August's competition to go. Betmanmike had been ruling the roost with a commanding lead on 44pts but Bobby Talk made his presence felt with an impressive 20/1 winner to bag 42pts. Uncle Keith/Paul found more points to sit an arm's length away in third with 32pts. Longbow holds fourth place with 15.8pts. As they say, it's not over until the fat lady sings and she could well have plenty to say by the end of the day. 1:30PM Deadline. Tips will not be uploaded until the time detailed. Good luck to all. 

Tipster selections:

2:20 Goodwood   - Bonnie Grey 2pt w (Longbow) 2nd
2:40 York             - Notarised 2pt w (Danny) Unp
2:45 Newmarket - Assault On Rome 2pt w (Emanuel) 3rd
3:15 Goodwood    - Jungle Cat 2pt w (Uncle Keith/Paul) 2nd
3:30 Goodwood    - Emell 1pt ew (Winter)  2nd (14.2pts)
3:50 York              - Dare To Achieve 2pt w (OneEyeEnos)  Unp
3:50 York              - Van Percy 2pt w (Jodonovan) 2nd
3:50 York              - Mutual Regard 2pt w (Clint) 1st (42pts)
3:50 York              - Elidor 2pt w (Me Old Mum) 3rd
3:50 York              - Great Hall 1pt ew (Racing Mama) Unp
3:50 York              - *Whiplash Willie 2pt w (Inittowinit) 4th
3:50 York              - Gabrial 2pt w (Mark) Unp
3:50 York              - Mighty Ya 2pt w (Capt Heathcliffe) Unp
3:50 York              - Suegioo 2pt w (Fred Pippage) Unp
5:00 York              - Whispering Warrior - 2pt  w (Betmanmike) Unp
5:00 York              - Spirit Of The Law 2pt w (Tecbet) 2nd
5:10 Windsor         - Barauq 2pt w (Gareth) 4th
5:40 Newmarket  - Vincentti 2pt w (Bird) Unp
6:00 Redcar           - Bahamian Sunrise 1pt ew (Bobby Talk) 3rd (1.133ps)
6:00 Redcar           - Get Knotted 2pt w (Pam) 2nd
6:00 Redcar           - Get Knotted 2pt w (HCE) 2nd
8:00 Redcar           - *Red Explorer 2pt w (Eric) 1st (6.5pts)
8:00 Redcar           - Tell Me When 2pt w (Rawnsley) Unp

* NR placed on lowest number favourite


Table Toppers

Betmanmike 44pts
Bobby Talk 43.133pts
Clint 42pts
Uncle Keith/Paul 32pts
Longbow 15.8pts
Winter 14.2pts

Jane's Memory Heads For Flying Childers

Jane's Memory is to be prepared for the Flying Childers Stakes at Doncaster next month after a setback ruled her out of the Pinsent Masons Lowther Stakes at York.

Trainer Rae Guest took the filly out of Thursday's Group Two on the Knavesmire at the six-day confirmation stage as she has been laid low with a throat infection. However, that problem should not keep her out of action for long and Guest has the Group Two over five furlongs on Town Moor on September 12 in mind for her now. 

"She had a throat infection which is why she's not going to run at York," said Guest. "She's going to go for the Flying Childers now, probably. It's a small hiccup, that's all." The daughter of Captain Rio made a winning debut at Leicester in May and has finished second in Listed and Group Three contests at Chantilly in her two subsequent starts. 

Guest's smart sprinter Mirza has been a regular visitor to France and was successful on his latest raid in a Listed race over five furlongs at Deauville at the end of July. As there appears nothing in the pipeline shortly across the Channel, Mirza's next run could be in the Betfred Beverley Bullet on the Westwood on August 30. "He's very well but there's nowhere to go. He might run in the Beverley Bullet if he doesn't go back to France," said Guest. "We're just waiting for another race for him. There's not much in the next couple of weeks so he may go to Beverley if the weather is good for him."

2:15 Thirsk (18th August) Expert Racing Tips

An EBF Maiden Stakes over 6f on soft ground.  Eleven two-year-olds take part: eight colts/geldings and three fillies. All juveniles are lightly raced bar one debutante, a filly representing Jim Goldie. A number of those once-raced are open to improvement. Koptoon hails from Tom Dascombe's Manor House Stables. This April foal ran well when making his debut at Goodwood over 6f on good-to-firm ground.  This Irish bred son of Rip Van Winkle was not sold for 50,000EUR, when presented at the Arqana Deauville August Yearlings Sales 2013. This bay colt out of an unraced mare ran in a hot maiden featuring substantial win prize money, when making a bold show from a high draw. This good-looking colt was relatively unfancied in the betting at 14/1 and only lost by a couple of lengths after holding every chance at the furlong pole. With a high draw, I can see this youngster making a front-running bid for glory and as long as the testing ground doesn't hinder his performance looks a fair juvenile racing up north. For all the latest horse trainer news visit Horse Trainer Directory - it features every trainer website, blog & twitter link plus live trainer blogs. 

Saturday Tipping Competition

Betmanmike has been hitting the crossbar in previous months of our illustrious tipping competition - but now he's really set a challenge. Two wins in two weeks (a battling 14/1 victory last Saturday) sees him head the field on an impressive 44pts. A few more points on side could well see the opposition trailing home like Eeyore, on crutches. Longbow sits in second position with 15.8pts and third Gareth 8pts, a cat's whisker ahead of Tecbet 7.5pts. So can anyone catch Mike, the man who bets? That answer can only be found with those who make winning the Saturday Tipping Competition their goal. 1PM Deadline (so don't be late).

Tipster selections:

1:00 Newbury     - Stocking 2pt w (Gareth) 6th
1:00 Newbury     - Simone On Time 1pt w (Davies) Unp
1:50 Newmarket - Adelasia 2pt w (Emanuel) Unp
1:50 Newmarket - Gregoria 2pt w (Me Old Mum) 3rd
1:50 Newmarket - Little Lady Katie 2pt w (Inittowinit) Unp
1:50 Newmarket - Diracan 2pt w (Fred Pippage) Unp
2:15 Ripon            - Fast Dancer 2pt w (Longbow) 2nd
2:15 Ripon            - Tinker's Kiss 2pt w (Pam) 3rd
2:15 Ripon            - Tinker's Kiss 2pt w (HCE) 3rd
2:15 Ripon            - Marsh Pride 2pt w (Bobby Talk) 1st (42pts)
2:20 Newmarket - Baby Strange 2pt w (Jodonovan) 2nd
2:40 Newbury     - Seismos 2pt w (Uncle Keith/Paul) 1st (24pts)
2:40 Newbury      - Red Cadeaux 2pt w (Bird) 4th
2:50 Ripon            - Chooseday 2pt w (Eric) 3rd
3:10 Chester         - *Sir Guy Porteous 2pt w (Mark) Unp
3:30 Ripon            - Bondesire 2pt w (Danny) Unp
3:30 Ripon            - So Beloved 2pt w (Davidson) Unp
3:30 Ripon            - Another Wise Kid 1pt ew (Capt Heathcliffe) Unp
3:30 Ripon            - Majestic Moon 2pt w (Betmanmike) Unp
3:30 Ripon            - Supplicant 2pt w (Rawnsley) Unp
3:50 Newbury      - Gregorian 2pt w (Hutchings) 2nd
3:55 Newmarket  - *Renew 2pt w (Tecbet) Unp  
4:50 Doncaster     - Burning Thread 2pt w (Stephenson) Unp
4:50 Doncaster     - Smart Daisy K 2pt w (Clint) Unp
4:50 Doncaster     - Gladiatrix 2pt w (Winter) Unp
5:05 Newmarket  - Rosslyn Castle 2pt w (Shukman) 3rd

* NR placed on lowest number favourite

Table Toppers - 1 Week To Go!

Betmanmike 44pts
Bobby Talk 42pts
Uncle Keith/Paul 32pts
Longbow 15.8pts

See full results here