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Friday looks to be a rainy one, and Rizzel has picked three horses who should handle the conditions.

Haydock 3:50

The ground at Haydock will be extremely testing, like it always is, they either get the most rain in the country, or have the worst drainage of any track on this side of the Irish sea, as it is soft 90% of the time. With that being said, you'll need horses who are comfortable on soft ground, and in a race where a lot of them have question marks hanging over their heads, ARCTIC EMPEROR could be a good play.

This lightly raced 3yo, trained by Archie Watson, ran a nice race on debut at York, on soft ground. On that day, he finished 5th, 3 lengths behind Orgetorix. That form alone, means Arctic Emperor holds Deputy based on collateral form. The form of his three races have worked out okay, producing a few recent winners, and arguably he does have the strongest form in the field.

Hoodwinker will attract support due to connections, and he's recently won, but I wouldn't be impressed by his recent win. He had to work hard to win a maiden, when he was 1/3F, beating a 68 rated horse by 0.5 lengths. The only reason I can see why people would want to back him is that he handles soft ground, but I wouldn't touch him at the current odds of 2/1.

Haydock 4:25

DOWNSMAN looks to be an obvious contender in the final race at Haydock. He massively outran his odds last time out, finishing a head second at odds of 150/1. The form of that race is still up for debate as it's still recent and none of them have raced yet, but the front two pulled 9 lengths clear, which suggests that they were both well handicapped.

He is meant to go up 5lbs as of next Monday, but today he races off the same mark he did last time, which means he has a huge chance.

The drop back in trip to 10f, from 12f shouldn't be an issue, especially on soft ground where the extra stamina will definitely be an advantage on the energy sapping ground. This is Epsom based trainer, Jim Boyle's first runner at the Merseyside track.

Advised: Each Way

Catterick 8:20

The rain is also expected to come down in strong fashion at Catterick, which will also make it very testing, so once again you should be looking for the mud lovers on this racecard. BOLLIN NEIL caught my eye in the penultimate race.

He ran well last time out at this track, finishing behind the recently tipped up Let Me Be, who was on a roll before I put the curse on him. That was a bounce back to form, but it wasn't a surprise as he seems to run extremely well at Catterick, especially on soft ground.

Last year he won over C&D on soft ground, under the steering of today's jockey Ella McCain, and she won easily that day. That was off a mark of 52, which is 4lbs lower than today, but that doesn't bother me. She is clearly in good form, loves the mud, loves the track and gets in this race off a nice low weight which is always handy when the ground is soft (8st 2lb, with jockey's claim taken into consideration).

Advised: Each Way

13:10 Listowel - Race: 2
Distance: 2m
Type: Hurdle
Class:
Track: Turf
No
Silks
Runner
Odds
16
Bua Boy
01139-2

17
Wouldn't You Agree
P/12251

1
Belfast Banter
56211-0

2
Ciel De Neige
5199-29

6
Magic Tricks
1682-00

10
Eskylane
5/15500-

13
Dysart Diamond
100-029

12
Winner Takes Itall
20-0160

9
Dewcup
11224-5

15
The Little Yank
321314

18
Mr Coldstone
/10F-05

14
Advanced Virgo
53/18-06

4
Wonder Laish
033-031

5
Tudor City
00-6057

3
Annexation
125-F10

8
Nibblers Charm
217/19-1

11
Politicise
003606

7
Hearts Are Trumps
0701-80

20
Jiving Jerry
355-155

19
Whatsnotoknow
2320-63

13:17 Worcester - Race: 1
Distance: 2m 110y
Type: Chase
Class: 4
Track: Turf
No
Silks
Runner
Odds
16
Bua Boy
01139-2

17
Wouldn't You Agree
P/12251

1
Belfast Banter
56211-0

2
Ciel De Neige
5199-29

6
Magic Tricks
1682-00

10
Eskylane
5/15500-

13
Dysart Diamond
100-029

12
Winner Takes Itall
20-0160

9
Dewcup
11224-5

15
The Little Yank
321314

18
Mr Coldstone
/10F-05

14
Advanced Virgo
53/18-06

4
Wonder Laish
033-031

5
Tudor City
00-6057

3
Annexation
125-F10

8
Nibblers Charm
217/19-1

11
Politicise
003606

7
Hearts Are Trumps
0701-80

20
Jiving Jerry
355-155

19
Whatsnotoknow
2320-63

13:25 Newmarket - Race: 3
Distance: 1m 4f
Type: Flat
Class: 1
Track: Turf
No
Silks
Runner
Odds
10
Sayyida
52-1124

4
Forbearance
431313

5
Golden Pass
4-12182

11
Sea La Rosa
3-12121

3
Domino Darling
83-6324

8
Mystery Angel
142436

7
Lady Hayes
15-4225

2
By Starlight
7-01221

9
Pennymoor
8210

1
Albaflora
2-14532

6
Glenartney
61-533

65 Comments
  1. elvis parsley 4 months ago

    Britain’s Eurovision entry, we paid big bucks to get this guy over from the states, hope he does us proud.
    Keith qualifies through his English grandmother 👍

    https://youtu.be/uRiYtW1KRdo

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    • recoba 4 months ago

      🤦🏾 Elvis! 😉

      USA all the way (*****) and other 2 come home at prices and *s I’m sure someone will check and in the UK?? Exactly as expected from 2/3yr olds!
      Throw a pin at the paper or pipped and unlucky etc.
      Love the flats in the UK but it’s only getting going.

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  2. ew thief 4 months ago

    Morning all well done winners yesterday
    Molinari 1.00h 14-1
    Zhui feng 1.40g 18-1
    Platitude 4.00g 14-1
    Secret potion 4.10b 15-2
    Good listener 4.35g 17-2
    Keepers choice 5.15b 8-1
    Ew singles & ew lucky63 ☘️☘️Gl all

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  3. tipsultan 4 months ago

    Haydock

    2.05- Dandalla- 2/1
    4.25 Wink of an Eye- 2/1 (NAP)

    Bath
    2.25- Sheherazade- 4/1

    Singles and trixie

    Good luck all

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    • recoba 4 months ago

      Shout Dazzman 👍

  4. dazzman1979 4 months ago

    1:00 – haydock – rainbow jet -15/2 e/w

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    • spurs55 4 months ago

      Morning
      Like your selection dazz!!
      Got on it last night @ 16s with paddy 🤞
      Bol all today

      1
    • spurs55 4 months ago

      Just seen Hugh @atr is on it dazz

      Hope he is on form then🙏

      1
    • dazzman1979 4 months ago

      Lovely jubbly !

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    • spurs55 4 months ago

      Well!
      What a lovely start dazz

      Let’s keep them coming 😀

      Obviously no gardening today so you all have my company for the day 😎

      On we go

      2
    • dazzman1979 4 months ago

      I got to get back to work mate but I got a nice few hundred quid to pick up on my way home prob give it all back by Monday haha 😂

      3
  5. Sore point 4 months ago

    Haydock 2.05 Twilight Spinner 7/2

    Haydock 2.40 Madame Ambaasador 9/4

    Haydock 4.25 Downsman 7/2

    Good luck everyone

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  6. Sore point 4 months ago

    Bath 4.45 Newyorkstateofmind 5/1 **** Nap

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    • Sore point 4 months ago

      done the above 4 in wins and a yank

  7. recoba 4 months ago

    Goodwood Trixie.bit wet there n everywhere so going with horses that should at least handle the ground…

    Dulas…1.40. 11/8
    Marsabit…2.50. 7/2
    Areas..3.25. 5/2

    GL all

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    • recoba 4 months ago

      Go on Silvestre De Sousa ya wee legend ye! Gets to the front it’s job done

      2
  8. dazzman1979 4 months ago

    2:25 bath – largo bay – 5/1

    2
  9. D man 4 months ago

    1.00 were jeff
    1.30 wild beauty
    2.15 ready to venture nap
    4.25 wink of an eye

    2
  10. New123 4 months ago

    The Daley Express Bth 4.45 3/1
    Gl

    • dazzman1979 4 months ago

      I was toying with doing this one last night ! It owes me a win so I might go with it

      1
  11. azzthewigan 4 months ago

    Sarah’s verse 1.20 well done all winners yesterday

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    • Deb2000 4 months ago

      Cheers Azz very surprised off the price thought she would have been odds on with her great course form 👍

      1
    • dazzman1979 4 months ago

      Hope you lumped a few grand on that one azz 😂

      1
    • azzthewigan 4 months ago

      cheers deb2000 soz only just got back in so did I deb2000

    • azzthewigan 4 months ago

      cheers dazzman 1979 it will last me a while

  12. elvis parsley 4 months ago

    Goodwood
    1-40 dulas 6-4
    2-15 ready to venture 5-2
    Singles and Double

    1
  13. postman 4 months ago

    I have counted 62 non runners so far. The markets are all over the place and just about every horse is a market mover because of it. 😡 Not Happy.

    2
  14. dazzman1979 4 months ago

    Fran the man ! 💰

    2
  15. dazzman1979 4 months ago

    I’ve also done the nosey Parker 1:20 bath but it don’t look to appealing now at 16s haha

    1
    • spurs55 4 months ago

      Just see how these prices are loaded from the night before!
      16 last night and wins @ 5s

      Con con con
      Fiddle fiddle fiddle

      But we keep trying 😩

      1
    • dazzman1979 4 months ago

      If anyone was sensible enough to do nosey Parker each way then you would of got a nice return 👍

      1
  16. dazzman1979 4 months ago

    2:15 Goodwood- Nash Nasha – 7/1 – nap

    2
    • spurs55 4 months ago

      On it
      Great minds 😀

  17. theplug 4 months ago

    Haydock 2-05 Last Empire 85/40

    2
  18. postman 4 months ago

    ☘️ Evening Punt ☘️
    6:10 Worcester – Wishing & Hoping
    6:20 – Catterick – Kodimoor
    8:20 Catterick – Floating Rock
    8:40 Worcester – Krujers Girl *** NAP ***
    Have a GREAT WEEKEND 😎

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  19. Sore point 4 months ago

    Twilight Spinner WINS and what a price 8/1 well pleased with that for a start.

    Good luck everyone

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    • spurs55 4 months ago

      ✔️
      Wasn’t on but keep them coming

      Well done

    • postman 4 months ago

      Great Price 👍

      1
    • recoba 4 months ago

      Nice mate! 👏🐎

    • Sore point 4 months ago

      Thanks but Newyorkstateofmind just been declared a non runner which is a shame.

  20. elvis parsley 4 months ago

    Stay well 3-25 Goodwood 5-1

    1
  21. recoba 4 months ago

    Shows you the tracker l/lockdown stuff when I’ve a horse marked down from last March in the USA,only thing to bet on back then basically as I said so he’s a big absence to overcome but a good trainer and I thought he would have been at Breeders Cup? So I’ve wrote!

    Belmont -R6…Carom 7/2(**** best horse and my man from Amsterdam Irad Ortiz Jnrs booking catches the eye.

    More later n GL rest of the day before the USA
    Good racing stateside again! 🇺🇸🐎

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  22. recoba 4 months ago

    It’s a SDS season for me!
    Front runner which I love too

    1
  23. recoba 4 months ago

    Belmont -R1….Coinage. 9/4(‘ (**) Choosing a horse is like like choosing a lover ..it’s all about the breeding! 😂
    Debut horses of note and going against Ortiz Jnr but son of a G1 winner unlike most so like last night hopefully a good start.

    1
    • recoba 4 months ago

      Ah!!

      Hope Irad Ortiz is on the that form come Carom at Belmont! R6!
      Rides(plays) the track like Tye Web at his home course!

  24. Tiptop 4 months ago

    410b BRING THE MONEY represents owners/trainer who have had a winner today, trainers runners look to be finding form, bath is a specialist course, horse likes it here, has his conditions and a nice prep run last time, around 5/1.

  25. dazzman1979 4 months ago

    4:25 haydock – rainbows gift 9/1

    1
    • spurs55 4 months ago

      Never know now sore point!!
      Shame about the nr
      On we go

    • dazzman1979 4 months ago

      Nearly !

  26. dazzman1979 4 months ago

    Well done Rizzel 2 on the bounce 👍

  27. Sore point 4 months ago

    Spurs yeah Downsman won as well actually went to 20/1 in running on Betfair when it seemed to be struggling at the back so got a bit more on then won easily in the end.

    2 winners at Haydock and non runner at Bath but a very nice day.

    Good luck everyone

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  28. spurs55 4 months ago

    Be watching you just in case you’re on a runnnn

    Well done

    Cheers

  29. postman 4 months ago

    First one in the bag 💰 3/1

    1
  30. dazzman1979 4 months ago

    8:40 Worcester- Kent ford mallard 13/2

    • dazzman1979 4 months ago

      E/w

      1
  31. elvis parsley 4 months ago

    Kilganer queen 8-10 Worcester 18-1 ew 4 places.
    Lily glitters 8-40 Worcester 18-1 ew 4 places.

    Ew extra double both 10-1 for 6 places.

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  32. dazzman1979 4 months ago

    Well done Rizzel you smashed it today great treble 👍💰💰💰

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  33. dazzman1979 4 months ago

    203.75 /1 not bad 👍

    2
  34. dazzman1979 4 months ago

    Absolutely fantastic recoba tip your hat sir I had a good lump on your tip ! Thank you very much for sharing with us also Rizzel with his selection ! Great day 👍👍👍💰💰💰

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  35. Gidza32 4 months ago

    Carom 💰 💰 does it . Thank you Recoba you were not banging on about for no reason. 9/2 so much about foreign racing. You know your stuff and I rest my case

    1
    • dazzman1979 4 months ago

      I lumped on it as well ! Was a fantastic bit of riding !

      1
  36. recoba 4 months ago

    Guys a Jockey genuis!
    Writing was in the track after the first and nice drift!
    Cheers lads I think a beer while walking the dogs I’m order??
    Yeah f@#k de neighbours! 😉

    But….

    “it’s Friday I ain’t got $hit to do and and man that’s given me a high!” #CloseQuote

    1
    • dazzman1979 4 months ago

      Nice to see you get one at bigger odds haha 😂 but thanks for your efforts its a nice little addition to the thread I think 👍

      1
  37. recoba 4 months ago

    Well done Rizzle just seen yer winners! 👏

    Aldaary out tomorrow but a crap 11/10??

    2
    • dazzman1979 4 months ago

      Bet you will still be all over it 😂👍

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