Tuesday 13 August 2013

3:10 Beverley (14th August) Free Horse Racing Tips

A Maiden Auction Stakes over 5f on good ground. Twelve two-year-olds, all raced, bar a couple of debutantes. The majority of the field have something to prove, while Northern Water, a leading contender, has to show spirit to negate a wide draw. One filly who needs to put a poor effort behind her is Jacquotte Delahaye. This daughter of Kyllachy is out of the talented dam Mary Read who was Group-placed for the Smart team. This early, chestnut foal [February] was well backed on debut over course and distance when finishing strongly to a talented horse. Next start at Musselburgh saw an equally gutsy display when finishing in determined style at Stakes class behind a couple of horses which have since contended pattern races. Jacquotte Delahaye was fancied when stepping up to 6f  for the first time at Ayr where she ran no race. She looked unsettled on that occasion and connections must have considered there was a problem [perhaps sustained an injury] which has seen her sidelined for almost two months. Clearly, it is a concern when horses run a disappointing race and this aspect does bring question marks. It will be interesting to see if Smart's youngster can sit handy because she has been tardy from the stalls. In ways an extra furlong would seem preferable. The betting will be important and I would have worries if this runner was weak in the market. In contrast, backers may be wise to look for much bigger odds in-running, if a tardy start happens once more. There is a fair chance that style will be congruent. This filly's strength is her finish and I would expect her to run on with spirit. By all account this horse has something to prove and for that reason a tentative selection. I'd be tempted to bet in-running at speculative odds [if available] and hope for a strong run to the line.