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The market spoke about the chances of yesterday's selection, as he was extremely weak in the market. However, it wasn't a rubbish run, as he travelled well and got tired late on, so he must've needed the run. He is still one to follow for this season as I do think he is still well handicapped on his current handicap mark.

Musselburgh 12:50

A small field race, and a horse who can take advantage of this scenario is COUSIN OSCAR. This horse is the one who SHOULD get an easy lead of things, and when that happens in a small runner race, it can be crucial as these kind of races can become very tactical.

The minimum trip is what is ideal for the selection with three of his four wins coming at this trip, and he has been given a 40 day break to recharge the batteries after a somewhat busy summer and a poor run over fences last time out. You can ignore the most recent run as he is not as good over fences as he is over hurdles, shown by the fact he is still a maiden after five runs. The time before that he had won over hurdles after two good runs the times before. Theo Gillard gets on well with this horse, partnering him to two wins and two places from six rides. The ground shouldn't be an issue, as she seems perfectly fine on good-to-soft, and if it dries, then he handles good ground too.

You'd have to say that Lolani is the one who stands out as the main danger. He was in front of Diamond State when they previously met, and even though the latter named horse has a big swing in the weights, I don't think that he will be getting involved too much after a 222 day break and a new jumps jockey (10lb claimer taking the ride), this seems like a race to blow away the cobwebs for Diamond State. As for Lolani, I think he might be tapped for a little speed in this race as it could become tactical, and he stays 2m 4f strongly. As for the last horse, My Macho Man has shown very little, but does carry a small weight, but on the bare form he has to show something more to win.

Chepstow 2:00

A horse who appeared to have the world at her feet when contesting in bumpers was, COQUELICOT, but it hasn't quite worked out since she moved to hurdling. This mare was a three time winner in bumpers, which includes a Class 1 Listed race.

Connections have decided it is time to put her up in trip, and I tend to agree that this could be the winning formula for Coquelicot. In her previous hurdle races she has been staying on over much shorter trips, so the logical step would be to try her at a longer distance. Her form over hurdles isn't all that bad despite the fact she is still a maiden. She finished 6L & 8L behind Pure Bliss, and that horse has gone on to be a 130+ rated horse, which included a win at the Punchestown sprint festival in a trappy little handicap. Another positive for the selection about the step up in trip is the fact she should be able to be more fluent over the hurdles.

Going over a longer distance generally means a slower pace, and that should allow her and Rex Dingle to meet the hurdles on a better stride. She recently had a run out on the flat, and it wasn't a bad effort considering it was over 1m 6f where she only weakened in the last furlong. That would have been a good pipe opener for this race and got her used to her new wind after a wind-op over the summer. Coquelicot's trainer, Anthony Honeyball,  has also reached for the blinkers, which should also help with her jumping and keep her mind focused on the task in hand.

17:00 Newcastle - Race: 4
Distance: 1m 5y
Type: Flat
Class: 6
Track: AllWeather
No
Silks
Runner
Odds
3
Balqaa
65720-

1
Going Underground
09406-4

2
Central City
88087-5

5
Saulire Star
863454-

7
Cosa Sara
887940-

6
Zenzero
16150-0

4
Publicist
426830-

8
Gloryella
78888-9

17:30 Newcastle - Race: 5
Distance: 5f
Type: Flat
Class: 4
Track: AllWeather
No
Silks
Runner
Odds
3
Balqaa
65720-

1
Going Underground
09406-4

2
Central City
88087-5

5
Saulire Star
863454-

7
Cosa Sara
887940-

6
Zenzero
16150-0

4
Publicist
426830-

8
Gloryella
78888-9

18:00 Newcastle - Race: 6
Distance: 5f
Type: Flat
Class: 4
Track: AllWeather
No
Silks
Runner
Odds
4
Antiphon
3321-5

3
Firebomb
225231-

6
Lunasa
76214-5

1
Unfinishedsympathy
6109-

5
Coast
3385-35

2
Coolmeen Royal
002-1

28 Comments
  1. watabanker 3 months ago

    Barney Curly: The Man Who Beat The Bookies.

    Brllant show you will get it on bbc iplayer, what a man, just shows you money does not always make you happy. The man was a legend

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    • recoba 3 months ago

      Yeah I heard a review on TalkSPORT last Friday and stuck it in my ‘to watch list’ in BBC I -player it sounds a good watch for any fans of betting n sport. 👍

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    • double carpet 3 months ago

      An absolute legend.

  2. recoba 3 months ago

    🐎🇦🇺

    Wee Trixie for the long drive to Ayr this morning…

    Launceston -R6. Dawn Eagle. 5/2
    R8…Dark Wanderer. 10/11
    R9…Assacranda. 6/4

    GL all

    • recoba 3 months ago

      Take Rizzles 2 in a Trixie with Got To Risk It All to win by 3l or more 4/5 (Skybet lengthen the odds)

      🐎 🇭🇰 Yankee and 2x singles (nothing major bar Zebrowski)

      One from Tracker and others from ATR guy and he’s with me on mine. R5/6 are his Nap and Nb

      Happy Valley-R2…Super Hong Kong 11/4
      R4…Whiskey Neat 4/1(***)
      Happy Valley-R5…Zebrowski. 9/4(****)
      R6….Romantic Combo 9/2

      GL all today I’ll certainly need some! 🐎🇦🇺🇮🇪🇦🇺🇭🇰🍀🥇

    • recoba 3 months ago

      2/3 in Australia and the short price gets beat in a photo that looked a dead heat with the commentators saying it but after 5 mins they somehow seperrated them?

      I’ll take it but!?

  3. azzthewigan 3 months ago

    runasimi river 2.00 well done all winners yesterday

  4. elvis parsley 3 months ago

    Camrie loch 3-15 kempton.
    35-1 bet365 ew extra 7 places 🏇

    • elvis parsley 3 months ago

      Lettie Lutz 12-30 Chepstow.
      28-1 bet365 ew extra 6 places 🏇.

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    • Gateacre Pete 3 months ago

      Good call elvis

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  5. ew thief 3 months ago

    Morning all well done winners yesterday
    Millarville 1.20m 7-1
    Ballybreen 1.30c 9-1
    Whitcliffe 2.10n 16-1
    Renegade Rosie 2.45k 12-1
    Rayong 3.10n 10-1
    Essaka 3.40n 20-1
    Sanaadh 4.45k 12-1
    Ew singles & ew super hienz ☘️☘️Gl all

  6. double carpet 3 months ago

    Have taken a risk, and it is a risk on Breakfast Club 5.00 dundalk.
    This time last year this horse was rated 84 but has dropped to a mark of 58 for today’s race.
    His last effort was a much better effort when 5th beaten 3L with an sp of 25/1. He’s been dropped a 1lb for that run but it’s the fact that he tries 7f for the first time that has tempted me here.
    His sire raced mainly over 7f and so did the dam, so on breeding should be better suited to this distance. The jockey also takes 7lbs off. The trainer also has the current fav in the race and how many times have we seen the lesser of the 2 runners come out on top.

    Currently 33/1 ew 4 places sky WH
    I’m on 30/1 3 places pp

    BOL

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    • Luke M 3 months ago

      I saw someone has napped it in the Racing Post naps competition as well.

    • double carpet 3 months ago

      Backed into 12/1 but never in it. Stayed on but was too far back to make any impact.
      Better draw and jockey next time could get closer.
      Onwards

  7. Gateacre Pete 3 months ago

    Lady xenia 3.15 kempton 40s, massive drift from 6s worth a ew, fav ladt time out. GL

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    • elvis parsley 3 months ago

      40-1 for 4 places at SKYBET Pete,

      20-1 ew extra 6 places, had a small investment on this.
      Big price for a gosden horse, hell of a drift, maybe one of its legs have dropped off 😁

    • Gateacre Pete 3 months ago

      Think it did mate. Finished last😒

  8. recoba 3 months ago

    Zebrowski gets up at 5/2 👍🇭🇰

    • recoba 3 months ago

      Romantic Combo gets up too at 9/2 for a single and 2/4 at Happy Valley. 🇭🇰
      Put a small single on it myself at 4/1 but didn’t advise it but it was between that and Whiskey Neat so wrong pick but that’ll do nicely from my morning picks.

      🐎🇺🇸 Del Mar gets prepped for Breeders Cup with few good races tonight.

      Del Mar -R7… Moonlight D’Oro 6/4 Skybet boost(**** won nicely in a G3 last time and lightly raced rated 100 already so with improvement can take this and Flavian Prat keeps the ride)
      Finger Lakes -R8…Miss Penelopepitstop. 2/1(***
      Much like above,only ran 4x and penny dropped for big win then up in grade he won again to win going away so improvement is on the cards he could get the hat trick)

      GL all

    • recoba 3 months ago

      Add for Yankee

      Indiana R6…Bayou Cat 11/10
      Del Mar -R4…Tropical Terror. 13/2

      GL and well done the winners today 👍

    • recoba 3 months ago

      Finger Lakes-R7…Easy shot 5/2 1(** being well backed over favourite and was one I left out so having a bet. 16 till off it’s good bit behind times stated

  9. Super Wilf 3 months ago

    Dan Skelton fancies his horse Riskintheground in the last at Chepstow

    Was 8/1 now 7/1

    Sky Sports Racing

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    • Super Wilf 3 months ago

      Second

      Unlucky just met one too good

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  10. recoba 3 months ago

    Second

    Unlucky just met one too good

  11. lossie jim 3 months ago

    Just watched that Barney Curley documentary, a great watch and a very charitable person.

    2
  12. recoba 3 months ago

    Easy Shot wins and first in Yankee so here’s hoping.

    Tropical Terror (as above ) 16/1 with Paddy Power yet 5/1 Boylesports 8/1 Bet365?

    Well with Ee if he’s good to go after break from March is concern but at that price n difference!!

    GL

    • recoba 3 months ago

      Swine a late scratch takes it to 2 places!!

      Think there at it Paddy Power as they don’t tell you NRs just change odds and places??

      Still worth a few $s but be doing well for Yankee purposes.

    • recoba 3 months ago

      GET IN THERE!!! Tropical Terror wins… 2/3 and 1 to run but a 16/1 shot in the Yankee and the single.
      10l back at the turn too if near gave up but good stalking that jockey! 😉🇺🇸🐎👍

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