2:30 Pontefract (7th August) Free Horse Racing Tips

Royal Rock, Trained By Chris Wall 
A EBF Maiden Stakes on good ground over 6f.  Eleven runners take part, eight raced, with three debutantes from talented stables. Colts, one gelding, and a filly. Unusually, the filly is one of the more interesting two-year-olds in this line-up even against the boys. Chris Wall is a talented trainer who often slips under the radar, especially with his juveniles, which are few and far between and mostly show limited ability on debut - classically needing the experience. That is probably the story of Souville, a bay daughter of Dalakhani, who was sent off a 40/1 shot when finishing third behind the potentially high-class Hot Coffee [trained by Tom Dascombe]. This Irish-bred, 50,000gns breeze-up purchase, caught the eye of many when making impressive headway in the closing stages at Haydock over 6f. The form of that race looks solid but it is the likely improvement of Wall's March foal which suggests a big run should be on the cards. In many respects a greater trip would seem more appropriate. However, with longer races available, we have to consider that the trainer knows best. We have to take on trust that tardy start will be a distant memory and being off course for over a month we should see a wiser, fitter and primed juvenile. The betting on the exchanges indicates that this horse is fancied to go well and that in itself is a major factor to the success of this filly. If available at each way prices this youngster has strong win and place claims. As a pointer, this horse should be priced 13/2 & less at SP. 

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