Thursday 4 October 2012

HCE (4th Oct) Free Horse Racing Tips

3:30 Southwell

John Jenkins is a canny trainer and I always take note of his two-year-olds at Southwell. In recent years he has proven a rich seam of gold taking these restricted auction races over the minimum trip. Oscar's Journey, a son of Dubai Destination, showed ability on his first two starts. This gelding ran with credit on his first two starts and fancied to go well when making a return to Yarmouth but ran no race. In this poor race I expect a big run. A good each way bet at 4/1+. 

5:40 Wolverhampton

If anyone has read our well received article: ''I Followed That Horse Over A Cliff'' Then my next, tentative, selection could well be followed by a quick read to recap the error of my ways. However, Hats Off has always been a horse on my radar. A good-looking gelding, the wheels seemed to fall off this son of Royal Applause after a respectable introduction. I have little doubt this youngster has been held in some regard. In fact, I know it from the trainer's mouth. There must have been some issue with his juvenile and Best has given him time. This handicap mark is as good as it will get and if this time on the sidelines has been of benefit he could run a big race at odds of 20/1+.