13th October

1:50 Newcastle
Quite a tough race with the favourites Deirdre and Woodford Belle holding prominent chances. I am interested in Shayla trained by Alan Swinbank. This filly needs to improve but this step up to a mile could bring about a stronger effort today. The stable is in good form and the two-year-olds have been going well of late. At a speculative price, this juvenile is worth a punt.

Bet: 1/2 PTEW Shayla (available at 33/1) (7th)


4:40 Leicester
Argaum has his work cut out to beat Botanist, but should have decent place claims and a fighting chance of sneaking a win. Swinburn is a talented trainer and his juveniles, especially under this ownership, are worth noting. I would be more hopeful of this colt's chances if he was backed.


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