Wednesday, 18 July 2018

4:30 Catterick Racing Tips (18th July)

CATTERICK 4.30 (7.7)
Another 8 runner race but a lot harder to analyse properly, the top 3 in the weights are closely rated in 5th to 3rd spot, the bottom weight PENNY DREADFUL 16/1 is my 2nd best and the only “known” front runner in the race and could prove hard to catch but I do have SEAMSTER 10/1 rated above it because of the jockeys 5lb claim so for the 3rd time now its a race where I will back 2 selections to cover both angles and as long as all 8 run i will go with each way wagers in this race.

Penny Dreadful 16/1 6th
Seamster 12/1 7th
YARMOUTH 7.15 (7.4)
Only 6 runners here and Erissimus Maximus looks the most likely pacesetter but only 4th fasted, Raucous is 3rd best and Victory Angel 2nd best which leaves the bottom weight horse SARYSHAGANN 16/1 as my top rated and this ones trainer is 4-14 with horses at this course in the last 5 years so lets hope this is winner number 5.

Saryshagann 16/1 4th

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4 Mark Johnston Horses to Follow for the Rest of 2018

Mark Johnston
Middleham-based handler Mark Johnston is having a terrific season with the horses he trains in the Yorkshire Dales. Although the Flat trainers' championship is based on prize money, the Scot is well out in front in terms of the number of winners he's saddled in 2018. With that in mind, we take a look here at four Johnston horses to follow for the rest of the season. 

Dee Ex Bee 

Epsom Derby runner-up Dee Ex Bee disappointed when the first beaten in the Irish equivalent at The Curragh and five lengths down in seventh, but had shaped with real staying credentials beforehand. 

This Farhh colt is being aimed at the St Leger by connections as a result and is a best-price 10/1 for the final Classic of the year. Working back from Doncaster's big race is now the plan. 

Dee Ex Bee is likely to take the Group 2  Great Voltigeur Stakes at York in August on route. Whether he also races in the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes over 1m 4f at Ascot at the of July as well remains to be seen.


Dual Listed winner Mildenberger has suffered setbacks that caused him to miss Royal Ascot and a trip to France.  

The three-year-old was a 4 1/2 lengths runner-up to subsequent Coral-Eclipse winner Roaring Lion in the Group 2 Dante Stakes at York when stepping up to a mile-and-a-quarter for the first time.

Mildenberger is a 33/1 shot for the King George at Ascot, but a more intriguing 25/1 ante post punt to return to the Knavesmire for a crack at the Group 1 Juddmonte International during the Ebor Festival. 


German 1000 Guineas winner Nyaleti has been the subject of horse racing betting tips given by Oddschecker before. 

This filly is well-regarded, also winning at Listed and Group 3 level before that career best Group 2 success in Dusseldorf and was then far from disgraced when outclassed by the outstanding Alpha Centauri in the Group 1 Falmouth Stakes at Newmarket's July Festival. 

Initial entries in the Group 1 Nassau Stakes (1m 2f) and Group 2 Celebration Stakes both at Goodwood, and Fastnet Rock Matron Stakes on Irish Champions Weekend at Leopardstown in September have been made for Nyaleti. 

Time To Study 

Four-year-old Time To Study has been highly tried in staying events this season and was a five-length runner-up to Torcedor in the Group 3 Sagaro Stakes over 2m at Ascot on his second start of the campaign.

He followed that up with fifth in the Chester Cup and fourth in the Henry II Stakes at Sandown. A prominent run when sixth to Withhold in the Northumberland Plate at Newcastle may have put this son of Motivator in the running for the Goodwood Cup at the Glorious meeting. 

Time To Study is 50/1 for that Group 1 prize in early August, but it might be the valuable Ebor Handicap at York towards the end of the month that is the target.

Tuesday, 17 July 2018

2:30 Beverley Racing Tips (17th July)

Speculative Bet
2:30 BEVERLEY Div1 (7.) 

My top 4 are Thornaby Princess who is being ridden by a 7lb claimer, 3rd top is Etienne Gerard another with a 7lb claimer riding, Groundworker starts off as my top rated and its been running fairly well lately but without winning but could get back to winning ways in the near future, in top spot I've got PEARL NOIR 9/1 who moves from 2nd top courtesy of the 7lb claiming jockey who does ok for this stable and the selection could be the one to dictate the pace in this race and lead all the way. 

Pearl Noir 9/1 4th 

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Sunday, 8 July 2018

5:40 Windsor Racing Tips (9th July)

Windsor racing tips
WINDSOR 5.50 (7.5)
Only 4 of the 13 runners have gone fast enough to register on my figures, IMPART 9/1 is 3rd best and 1 of only 2 known front runners so could be dangerous if allowed a soft lead and did manage 2nd place 2 runs ago and the price is just about worth doing each way, PRETTY BUBBLES 20/1 and looks decent value to do as an each way wager, is my 2nd top and managed a 2nd place 3 runs ago and and stays on strongly at the finish at this distance, with LETMESTOPYOUTHERE 5/1 in top spot and this one has been running consistently close and this is a chance to get back to winning ways, i will have to dutch all 3 of them in this race to show a profit whichever one does the business.

Pretty Bubbles 20/1 2nd
Letmestopyouthere 5/1 3rd
Impart 9/1 5th

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Thursday, 28 June 2018

9:10 Hamilton Racing Tips (28th June)

Hamilton racecourse
HAMILTON 9.10 (7.4)

Its a day of small fields and there's only DUNCAN OF SCOTLAND 20/1 who is known as a front runner and its my top rated so could be dangerous if allowed its own way at the front of the field but the trainers record of 1-40 is quite off-putting as is its recent form but if its done it before why not again here but once again another bet to low stakes but I cant let it run without a bet at the price even though it would be better if there was another runner so they paid out on 3 places then I would have gone ew its not value with only 2 places.

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Duncan Of Scotland 20/1 3rd

Saturday, 16 June 2018

2:35 Sandown Racing Tips (16th June)

Sandown Horse Racing tips
I can only find Delegate Lord as a lay in this race and it very tight at the top of my figures, there's 3 known front running types, Super Julius is out in stall 12 which wont help its cause. Royal Mezyan is joint 3rd top and in stall 6, I've got joint top rated with Shamshon, who’s trainer is 1-36 here and the jockey is 1-10 and would need a perfect run to catch BABYFACT 18/1 who is the 3rd front runner and drawn in stall 2 so I'm hoping it can get to the front and stay there till the end and i will go with an each way wager.

Babyfact 22/1 Unp

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Wednesday, 13 June 2018

8:10 Kempton Racing Tips - Very Honest 12/1 (13th June)

Kempton racecourse
Only 7 runners but only 1, Krystallite, that I can put as a definitive kay in the race, Nightingale Valley may prefer a slower surface which makes me doubt its chance of winning here, Peace Dreamer has only 1 run over c/d but has a fast time from on turf so could improve here, Hackney Road, Rose Berry and Seprani, my 4th, 3rd and 2nd top rated horses and there's very little between them on times but VERY HONEST 12/1 is only 4lbs clear in top spot but it is the only known front runner so I'm hoping it can lead all the way and the booked jockey has a 9-42 for this stable so hopefully another good pointer, I'm a bit surprised at the price and so wish there was more runners so I got 3 places for an each way bet, win or each way? Its up to you what you think is value.

Very Honest 12/1 4th

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Saturday, 9 June 2018

2:30 Musselburgh Racing Tips - Dark Shot 12/1

Horse Racing Musselburgh
There's 6 possible pacesetters in this race and maybe DARK SHOT 12/1 from stall 11 can do best of them as its my 2nd top rated but the trainer is 0-10 here, both Orions Bow 4th top and Excessable 3rd top like to track the leaders and could make the frame, top rated is LINE OF REASON 9/1 who at 1st glance doesn't look to be in form but its last run was an indication of a return to form and hopefully primed to go well here, i will go with backing the 2 selections to cover both angles.

Dark Shot 12/1 5th
Line Of Reason 9/1 Unp

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Thursday, 7 June 2018

5 Speculative Bets for Royal Ascot 2018

Royal Ascot 2018
Royal Ascot is the absolute zenith of horse racing on the flat in Great Britain and Ireland, with this year's meeting set to involve a stellar cast of superstar thoroughbreds. There are already some hot favourites among the 30 races, but that also means there's each-way value to be had on backing horses at bigger prices. That's what is all about, so here are five bigger price punts to consider.

Wootton (St James's Palace Stakes) 

French-trained, Godolphin owned three-year-old colt Wootton lost his unbeaten record last time out during his first crack at Group 1 company but got hampered at a crucial late stage when looking like he would run into contention. He was beaten just two lengths down in fourth by Olmedo at Longchamp over 1m. 

That is the distance of the St James's Palace Stakes, one of the feature races of the opening day at Royal Ascot, and a contest connections have successfully targeted in recent years. Three of the last five winners have carried the famous blue silks of Godolphin, including Barney Roy 12 months ago, so could that record be enhanced to four from six?

In Wootton, they have a colt who remains progressive, is very versatile as regards ground and three out of four at the St James's Palace trip.  You can get 14/1 about him returning to winning ways and that looks smart each-way value for a horse officially rated 112.

Urban Fox (Duke Of Cambridge Stakes/Royal Hunt Cup) 

William Haggas has brought four-year-old filly Urban Fox back to the winners' enclosure on her first start for her new handler. The 1000 Guineas eighth from 2017 used to be trained by James Tate, but a change of owner saw her sent to a new yard. 

As a winner over the straight mile at Ascot, Urban Fox has options for the Royal meeting. Both of her potential outings are on Wednesday, with connections facing a choice between pitching her back into Group company for the Duke of Cambridge Stakes or going for the Royal Hunt Cup, one of the hotly competitive Heritage Handicaps at Royal Ascot. 

Urban Fox is a 12/1 chance for the Duke of Cambridge and a solid each-way betting proposition, but temptingly long at 33/1 - given her winning course and distance form - in the handicap which she is guaranteed to get in. Haggas has saddled a Royal Hunt Cup winner before, back in 1996.

Desert Skyline (Gold Cup) 

While we've been robbed of a rematch between star stayers Big Orange and Order Of St George, who had a mighty battle right up to the line in the 2m 4f Gold Cup at Royal Ascot last year, there are other angles to assess in this race.

Michael Bell flag-bearer Big Orange misses the defence of his crown through injury, leaving Aidan O'Brien in pole position to plunder this Group 1 prize yet again. The main opposition to 2016 winner Order Of St George is set to be the John Gosden trained Queen's Vase winner Stradivarius, but he is unproven beyond 2m. 

With possible six-year-old French raider Vazirabad needing good-to-soft going or worse if he's to cross the Channel at all, it leaves some real each-way value to be had on who could fill the places. David Elsworth's Desert Skyline is an interesting contender. He has Group 2 winning form at 2m 2f in the Doncaster Cup as a three-year-old last season. 

Although Desert Skyline did not perform so well in his final start of the campaign and on reappearance both at Ascot, the going came up soft on both occasions. Torcedor comfortably beat him in the Sagaro Stakes, but that's another horse who needs cut in the ground, which is far from a given at the Royal meeting.

Desert Skyline then dropped back to 1m 6f for the Yorkshire Cup during the Dante Festival where he chased home Stradivarius, before being beaten just three lengths on a sounder surface. Judged on that latest run, and provided there are underfoot conditions to suit, 20/1 for the Gold Cup looks worth an each-way punt.

Wells Farhh Go (King Edward VII Stakes) 

Tim Easterby is set to send his relatively unexposed Wells Farhh Go down to Royal Ascot for his first run outside of Yorkshire in the three-year-old colt and geldings only Group 2 contest, the King Edward VII Stakes, over 1m 4f. Unbeaten in two starts as a juvenile, his only career loss came last time out in the Dante Stakes when sixth of nine to subsequent Epsom Derby third Roaring Lion, who when visiting Timeform is now rated 122. 

It may well be worth forgiving Wells Farhh Go that run in return for best King Edward VII ante-post odds of 16/1. Yorkshire connections were involved with the winner of this race last year when Mark Johnston's Permian was first past the post. 

With just those three career starts under his belt, Wells Farhh Go remains open to huge progress and must have every chance of staying a mile-and-a-half on breeding. This is because he is out of a mare by Derby winner Galileo, who was a three-time winner at the trip, including at Ascot.

Barsanti (Hardwicke Stakes)

Roger Varian and Sheik Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum may be double-handed in the 1m 4f Hardwicke Stakes on the last day of Royal Ascot this year through Defoe and Barsanti. The latter is a six-year-old course and distance winner in Listed company last time out who was also a late-running half-a-length runner-up in the race 12 months ago, behind Idaho

Both Barsanti and stablemate Defoe carry an official rating of 115, so the only way to split them is on age and the greater scope the younger horse has for improvement. Defoe disappointed last time out, though, when third to Lancaster Bomber when sent off favourite for the Tattersalls Gold Cup at The Curragh. 

Barsanti is the one with the big run at the highest level under his belt, yet he's a larger price in the betting at 12/1. Whether connections will run both horses in the Hardwicke remains to be seen. 

Tuesday, 5 June 2018

8:45 Newcastle Racing Tips | Apricot Sky 40/1

Horse Racing Newcastle 5th June 2018
The ratings in this race are too complicated to give precise figures but I can split the race in two as I've got negatives against 7 runners and 7 with positives and it might not be a race to bet in but my top rated is Windforpower but most of its wins come in a class lower races, Royal Mezyan recorded a fast time in 2016, Casterbridge is my highest rated of the 3 horses known to lead so could try to pinch this from the front, Tylery Wonder hasn't been in form lately and its 0-11 on all weather tracks, maybe the safest option if having a bet would be APRICOT SKY 40/1 who is well overpriced otherwise i doubt i would bet at all, it usually likes to track the pace setters and hopefully it can make the frame but any stakes will be kept low and i think its a race to lay a few on the exchanges to make an overall profit.

Apricot Sky 50/1 Unp