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Glenquin Castle nearly gave me a heart attack yesterday as he tried his best to copy Might Bite. He had the race sewn up and it was a matter of just running straight, but he found a way of nearly chucking it all away. Fortunately Mark Walsh managed to galvanise and get him back up to win on the line.

Stratford 1:45

Off his current mark of 90, MIDNIGHT AURORA must be going close. He is a four times winner of hurdles, with two of those wins coming from a mark of 90 or below.

His seasonal reappearance wasn't suited for him at all, but I think he still ran with a decent amount of promise, even though he was beaten 22 lengths into fifth. The race was ran at a snails pace, which didn't suit, and he was still going quite well until two out where he couldn't go with the others. I think that was partly due to needing the run. He has won from his second run after a break before, back in 2019, so that could be similar today.

Mr Tristan Durrell takes the ride from Harry Skelton, and even though you'd want Harry to ride, the 7lb claimer isn't a bad alternative, as it means he will be running off a weight of 9st 13lbs, which is the bottom weight by 10lbs. The reason why Harry isn't riding is probably due to the weight of the horse, as his lowest riding weight in the last 12 months is 10st bang on.

I don't think this race looks particularly strong, with the majority of them being out of form. Macho Mover is the only recent winner, but he won a selling hurdle race, and whether that's reliable form, I'm not so sure. The weight he'd have to give away to the selection is a lot, so I'm hoping Midnight Aurora will have come on for his first run of the season.

Stratford 2:22

I'm giving another chance to TEMPLEHILLS, who I believe will be much better than his most recent start when I also tipped him up. Like I said when I tipped him up a fortnight ago, he is very well handicapped, and the handicapper has done him a favour by dropping him another 5lbs, which puts him on a career low mark of 117.

Stratford is a course which has been good to Templehills, as he won and finished 3rd on his only two visits to the track last season. On both occasions Jack Savage was the pilot, and today Jack is back on board for this conditionals race, which is only seen to be a positive. He won off a mark of 120 with Jack on board last time, which was effectively 113 with his 7lb claim taken into consideration, and today he is effectively running off 114 as Jack can only claim 3lbs in this type of race.

I feel like last time was a run for fitness. Considering he has been a horse who has been used to good effect from the front, Sam Twiston-Davies basically gave him the opposite kind of ride last time out. He let him drift through the field very quickly, which suggested to me that he wasn't quite ready for his race lto and would be better for the run. This race might've been part of the plan, as he clearly enjoys the track, and he was in form here this last time last year.

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13:15 Ffos Las - Race: 2
Distance: 2m
Type: Chase
Class: 5
Track: Turf
No
Silks
Runner
Odds
1
File Illico
1/4486-

6
Valentine's Turf
7963-2P

7
Bullion
69395-3

4
Powerful Position
80770-0

2
Numbers Man
564-0

3
Master Of Spin
08R/25

8
Flying Garry
P/95-50P

5
Just Got To Get On
85/0PUP-

13:20 Stratford - Race: 2
Distance: 2m 2f 148y
Type: Hurdle
Class: 5
Track: Turf
No
Silks
Runner
Odds
1
File Illico
1/4486-

6
Valentine's Turf
7963-2P

7
Bullion
69395-3

4
Powerful Position
80770-0

2
Numbers Man
564-0

3
Master Of Spin
08R/25

8
Flying Garry
P/95-50P

5
Just Got To Get On
85/0PUP-

13:30 Catterick - Race: 3
Distance: 7f 6y
Type: Flat
Class: 4
Track: Turf
No
Silks
Runner
Odds
4
Admirality
269542

11
Obee Jo
153251

10
One Hart
076652

7
Coase
334725

2
Broken Spear
658330

8
Prince Of Bel Lir
193200

1
Praxeology
391561

3
Shark Two One
4-60738

5
Queen's Sargent
479070

12
Sir Sedric
6-33636

9
Secret Glow
6160

6
Lord Oberon
237007

34 Comments
  1. dazzman1979 2 weeks ago

    Stratford 2:22 – do it for the village 9/2

    Well done all the winners yesterday 👍

  2. D1752 2 weeks ago

    Looks a very solid EW double. Midnight Aurora is 5/1 on PP too.

    Skeltons horses have been running pretty well fresh this past week or so. So I won’t be surprised if Aurora challenges for the win.

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  3. elvis parsley 2 weeks ago

    Cut to the chase, I’m at Stratford races tomorrow and would appreciate any tips you guys out up.

    Notice rizzel already put 2 up, and dazz one in templehills race.
    Before it’s last run I would be all over templehills in this class but was withdrawn from one engagement then ran like a pony ridden by Bernard Manning last time.
    Would need a huge leap of faith to forgive that run but will have a couple of quid on as he won a same class (4) chase here last october and rizzel knows his jumps.

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    • D1752 2 weeks ago

      Can definitely see Lost in Martmonte reversing the places with Richie valentine tomorrow.

      Was a huge gamble last week so people are obviously expecting something from this horse. Better off in the weights this race and ground more suited too.

      Price is only 7/2 though.

    • Thebigflu 2 weeks ago

      Just having a look will must likely go with these tomorrow at stratford,,,wicked willy,,wanger,,,jay jay reilly,,,galata bridge,,,too friendly,,,pirate sam,,,gl at the track

    • elvis parsley 2 weeks ago

      Cheers rizzler 👍

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  4. Thebigflu 2 weeks ago

    Most

  5. cairnzy1878 2 weeks ago

    Hello all,

    Partners daughter has tested positive for COVID and I’m 90% sure I have the thing as well! So it’ll be a chill day watching racing for me.

    It was a frustrating day. In regards to the arc Hurricane Lane rallied and ate up some serious ground but had a good bit to do from where he was positioned. No one could of called the end winner and I don’t even want to know the money made from bookies on that race millions and millions of pounds.
    What was Buick doing by the way? Strange ride he gave that one strange strange strange…

    Wasn’t all doom and gloom as I tipped up Space Blues in comments and he smashed home at 11/4! Cracking odds for that one, ground conditions obvious playing a factor on the price but given the run he should of been around even money.

    Just one selection from me for tomorrow. Again I’m sticking to the flat, flat racing is more up my street compared to the jumps.. don’t get me wrong I can tip perfectly fine on the jumps as well but I just enjoy flat racing more.

    Too many injuries and horse fatalities in jump racing. I don’t believe a horse should be pushed to run over serious distances in horrible conditions whilst also jumping over obstacles. I’m an admirer of horses and the sport and that’s just my view on it. When I see a jockey whipping the life out of a horse over 3m 7 and the things running on the spot I do get a sick feeling in my stomach. My own opinion of course.

    Anyway onto my selection!

    Lingfield – 1:00 – II Bandito – 9/2 365

    I don’t normally like taking punts on frustrating runners and II Bandito is definitely a frustrating one placed 2nd on last 4 runs! However current market favourite Miquelon ( who I tipped the other week and it won ) is now on career high mark. Bandito went close at Newbury a couple of weeks ago ( over 7f ) in first time cheeks which are retained today.

    Steps up in distance to a mile ( has run over a mile previously ) finished 2nd… no surprise there!! However he runs of same mark today and steps down in grade.

    Buick in the saddle.

    Good luck

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  6. Thebigflu 2 weeks ago

    And my first 4 across will be miquelon,,jay jay,,auntie Margaret,,dark note GL

    • Thebigflu 2 weeks ago

      Some nice specials on Paddy powers today i think hes going to lose a few pound today on them ,

  7. spursman 2 weeks ago

    Maybe someone can explain why Miguelon is favourite as, according to Timeform, it’s making it’s Polytrack debut. I understand it’s got a good jockey on board but wouldn’t it be wiser going with a C&D winner in the race?

    • spursman 2 weeks ago

      Sorry, I’m referring to Ill Bandito

    • Thebigflu 2 weeks ago

      There saying that other has had so many shots at wining ,i think they give up on it , second again?I hope cause have cairnzy in other bet lol

    • lossie jim 2 weeks ago

      Il Bandito went about a half furlong further than the rest as he ran that wide.

  8. Thebigflu 2 weeks ago

    Fancy w,buick to get 3@ lingfield,,s,cross,,c,Hayes and c KEANE to cut up Tipperary between them,,on another note theres 3 darks out today and two foxs look good to me ,just keep your eyes open unless its to dark then turn the light on

  9. ew thief 2 weeks ago

    Morning all well done winners yesterday
    Guisseppe cassioli 1.00l 6-1
    Jersey rose 2.14p 12-1
    Under fox 2.44p 13-2
    Without revenge 3.00l 6-1
    Patsy fagan 3.44p 17-2
    Perfect symphony 4.00l 16-1
    Irv 4.45p 11-1
    Ew singles & ew super hienz ☘️☘️Gl all

  10. recoba 2 weeks ago

    Well done the winners yesterday
    Much better for myself with Seliway Ew in the Arc at 40/1 and better in USA at night after far to many stinging seconds during the week especially Friday!!
    Single and Trixie landed although I think I recommend the treble by time I put it up that paid 19/1. Gutted I didn’t back Space Blues as I was watching the football and I think Oor Elvis tipped it?
    Its free bets Monday with Paddy Power and Bet365 and I’ve backed Rizzles tip Midnight Aurora a few times at the start of his career and quite like looks of Aunt Margaret against an odds on favourite but it’ll only be with my free bets as there not confident picks.

    GL all today

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  11. recoba 2 weeks ago

    Yankee for today..

    Stratford(looks like rain will stay away)
    Midnight Aura 5/1
    Galata Bridge 6/5
    Lost in Montmatre. 3/1
    Pontefract..1.39…Aunt Margaret 4/1

    GL

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  12. elvis parsley 2 weeks ago

    Stratford placepot.
    3
    1.7
    1.5
    2.
    2.
    1.
    4 lines.
    Galata bridge 2-52 and too friendly 3-22.
    Both 11-10
    2 singles and double
    Double pays 3.44-1.
    —————————–

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    • elvis parsley 2 weeks ago

      Pot down in leg 2 ❎

  13. elvis parsley 2 weeks ago

    My Frankel 3-00 lingfield.
    5-2 (without shandoz) @ betVictor.

    Ryan Moore’s only ride, inconsistent sort but 2-2 on all weather.

  14. azzthewigan 2 weeks ago

    abandfulofsummers 2.35

  15. mwc777 2 weeks ago

    Superb rizzel

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  16. elvis parsley 2 weeks ago

    Get in templehills.
    Cheers rizzel 👍🏇.
    Got 9-1 in the betting ring.
    🏇🏇🏇🏇🏇

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  17. Super Wilf 2 weeks ago

    Well done Rizz

    Templehills gets up

    Get in !

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  18. Rizzel Tips 2 weeks ago

    Definitely didn’t look like he was going to win, but somehow Templehills does the business.

    Was shaking my head for the most part of that race, but like I said in the write-up, he was well handicapped and that allowed him to be below his best and still win.

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    • Thebigflu 2 weeks ago

      Well in rizz

      1
    • mmac 2 weeks ago

      Well done Rizzel, great! Thank you

    • Inches 2 weeks ago

      Great tip. Thank you.

    • Deb2000 2 weeks ago

      Nice1 Rizzel cheers 👍

  19. dazzman1979 2 weeks ago

    Well done Rizzel nicely done 👍💰

  20. recoba 2 weeks ago

    Well done Rizzle.

    Crap UK Yankee comes to nowt in UK! Should have kept my free bet.

    🐎🇺🇸

    Fort Erie-R2…Bala Falls. 6/4(*** good debut and with improvement can beat more exposed horses)
    R5…Dots Vision 2/1(**** just missed out last time on hat trick last run over same trip but this looks easier)
    Indiana-R3…Boa Nova. 5/4
    Finger Lakes-R7…Doc Advantage 10/11

    GL all

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    • Thebigflu 2 weeks ago

      I took it

  21. azzthewigan 2 weeks ago

    sundayinmay 7.30 well done all winners today

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