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Runner-ups seem to be haunting me over the last few weeks or so, and yesterday was no different with two finishing in that position. Lezoo was a NR and Sir Rumi who I put up as my most confident selection of the day fell out of the gates and nearly unseated the jockey…somehow. The jockey didn't impress me at all, he didn't seem to have a clue what he was doing, couldn't straighten the horse and I refuse to believe that horse finished that far back based on how well-handicapped he is/was.

Curragh 3:00 – Honey Girl 5/1 (1pt PaddyPower)

The Curragh is expecting plenty of rain from the night before all the way through to the start of racing so the ground is going to be very testing, which isn't going to suit horses so finding a horse who relishes soft ground is the way for today.

Honey Girl will feel back at home on testing ground and I expect a return to form from Joseph O'Brien's 4yo filly who was progressing nicely at the start of the season before running on ground which was too quick in high calibre races where you can't afford to be running on ground which isn't ideal. Being an older horse it isn't ideal giving away to the younger more unexposed horses, but the 3yos in this race don't exactly look bombproof with Tarawa being the main threat to my selection, in my opinion.

We've seen it at the Curragh over the years where it pays dividends to be sat close to the pace, and with Honey Girl drawn in two and being a prominent racer, I think she'll get the perfect sit throughout this race, as long as she doesn't get trapped in on the rail. Trying to make up the ground on ground which will feel like treacle will be a tough ask, so being close to the pace will be a benefit, so hopefully Dylan can get her out of the stalls quickly and get a handy position.

The form of her wins isn't immense by any means, but she was giving away some serious weight in the maiden victory at the start of the season and then she demolished a Group 3 field. I thought she ran with credit in the Group 2 at this track over a mile on good ground and I think you've got to look past the Royal Ascot run. She'll feel more comfortable with soft ground, and I think she is the play at the odds.

Curragh 4:00 – Goldana 13/2 (1pt EW Bet365)

Weight-for-age allowances are useful to have on 3yos when racing against the older horses and it is often enough to put punters off from backing the older horses who are carrying big weights, but that doesn't put me off from backing Goldana in this race.

She is carrying a penalty as well as conceding weight to the 3yos, but I don't think the 3yos are particularly strong. She is a horse who has been crying out for soft ground since winning on soft ground at the Curragh over 7f, but she hasn't got it and has run well in some good races on good ground, not being disgraced in the slightest. She was trained in Germany before moving to Joseph's yard and she was best on ground with juice in it, which is what she'll get today. She is proven over the trip as she won a 1m 1f race in Germany, and she looked like she needed further when landing the Group 3 in mid-April as she did the best of her work late in that race and was pulling away at the finish.

The hype will be around Cadeau Belle who is 2/2 for the Murtagh stable, but the form doesn't convince me. She struggled to beat some 70 rated horses on debut, she then won a Listed race beating Cigamia, who isn't a great fillyand she's not exactly bred to stay this trip on a track which does take some getting for the distances. They didn't go quick last time at Navan on good ground, the time didn't look great and though it looked like she was staying on well, it looked to be a sprint finish, so I have doubts, even with the weight going against my horse. Out of the younger horses I thought Village Voice was the danger, she stays the trip and will handle the ground, but I do like siding with the older horses in races like this and I thought 13/2 for Goldana was a solid option, with proven Group level form.

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Horse Racing Tips
Honey Girl
Curragh - 3:00 pm

5/1 @ PaddyPower

Goldana
Curragh - 4:00 pm

13/2 @ Bet365

18 Comments
  1. recoba 9 months ago

    Del Mar -R4…Ruby Mell 4/1 **. William Hill. behind time but maybe to close

    • recoba 9 months ago

      Stuck that up for quickness ⬆️ but been lucky 3/4 minutes to get on by time I typed and went back to the race basically all loaded so apologies that’s no good to man nor horse.
      Del Mar LATE picks see get a decent priced winner here!!!

      Del Mar – R8…Warrens Candy Girl. 8/1 Ew various ****

      American Oaks Del Mar Race 9 looks pretty open? Just 2 few Ew plays

      Del Mar – Race 9….Wild Grazer 25/1 Ew
      Olivia Twist 66/1. Bet365
      Ew Extra available now so 5 places is 20/1 The Wild Grazer and 6 places 50/1 Olivia Twist and so, Just pity my bets are on before markets became available on my mates account so stuck with 3 places.
      * A $ or 2 Ew with reason being form of both just a few runs back would stack up well .

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    • recoba 9 months ago

      Lucky last at Del Mar -R11…15/ 2 ***.

  2. cobretti 9 months ago

    Curragh off due to heavy rain

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  3. elvis parsley 9 months ago

    Mon bel carto 4-35 la teste de buch 🇫🇷
    7-4 top 3 finish… Nap… 🏇
    9-2 win
    80-20 stake
    at Ladbrokes/corals

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    • elvis parsley 9 months ago

      Top 2 finish not top 3 😁🤪

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    • elvis parsley 9 months ago

      2nd, happy enough with that, win would have been just dandy but you can’t have everything you want in this world can you.

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  4. JGWulvo 9 months ago

    Hi all,

    Long time follower of the page but first time posting – not picked a great day of racing for my first selection :)

    14:35 Max of Stars 15/8

    I think based on his huge win last time out he can reverse the form of the last race with Hourless.

    BOL all :)

  5. elvis parsley 9 months ago

    Sir tivo 3-22 Stratford 5-2
    Landen calling 4-05 newton abbot 2-1.

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    • spurs55 9 months ago

      lovely jubbly

      cheers Elvis

  6. recoba 9 months ago

    🇬🇧
    Jack The Farmer…3.35. 2/1 Skybet ***.

    🇺🇸
    Woodbine -R4…Niagra Skyline 2/1 ****
    R6…Culprit. 7/4 Skybet boost. ***
    R/Fc with Tunechi So No: 1-6.

    GL alll today

    • recoba 9 months ago

      Don’t think Jack the Farmer with loose horse etc could found more trouble if he tried there certainly unlucky but dems the breaks!
      🇺🇸
      Del Mar -R9…Du Jour. 10/3.****
      Off at 2.08 am 🤦‍♂️
      Side bet R/fc. No: 10- 1.

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    • recoba 9 months ago

      Another single for ME and for a Canadian add these to the above. ⬆️

      Monmouth -R9…The Great Navigator 11/10 Skybet Boost **** (If to short double with Saratoga -R4…Nest Pays 2.7/1. ***
      Woodbine -R9…Ticker Tap Parade 5/2 ****
      Take ’em all up to place top 3 along with All Threes at Laure Park Race 7 top 2 with Nest and Great Navigotr WIN or go even safer for a £1.98 Acca. *

      GL rest of the day 🫡 🇺🇸 👨‍⚖️

      Nice one there Elvis ( 🇬🇧) Was only small stake as I couldn’t split the top 2 so thought forecast it was you kinda talked me into. 👍

    • elvis parsley 9 months ago

      Gyto has those as nap and NB, could be a nice double.
      Think the second one is race 10 woodbine ticker tap home ?

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    • recoba 9 months ago

      Excuse my French Elvis but F@#k GYTO they lie and quote odds from Bet365 when the odds have never been available??
      I did see that and surprise eh another NAP of theres faltered, bust double wae Nest if I’d seen that id possibly went Neagra Skyline to place top 2 but they have that up too! 🤷‍♂️ lol
      No it’s not there fault tonight I picked it but ‘Great Navigator’ was NEVER ever 2/1 Bet365 🤦‍♂️

      I do look in eventually and read there write ups at weekends for the NAP/Nb but I’ve noticed there record been terrible lately to the point they said there NAP last week had won which I had included in an Acca and was 4th?? Not fit first time nor was it ever 2/1 Bet365 as they had no odds same as tonight??
      Ive plenty examples and again don’t get me wrong they can do good doubles, mostly midweek In the lesser contests if your in quick but Ive TO MUCH information to be honest especially at the weekend.
      ATRs USA guys are golden and really honest and Equibase App a god send.

      Get on Ticker Tap Parade and De Jour before yer bed. 7/2 Elvis sir and a bid you a jour

  7. elvis parsley 9 months ago

    Rerally 18-07 Monmouth 🇺🇲
    13-8 top 2 finish BETFAIR SPORTSBOOK.
    5-1 win HILLS.
    90/10 stakes.

    • recoba 9 months ago

      Well to late for Ticker Tape Parede at Woodbine Elvis.

      Princessonmission …last at Woodbine. 9/4
      Saratoga last Race…Dance With Me Babe 2/1

  8. recoba 9 months ago

    Good old ATR tracker!

    ME aka ‘it’s Recoba put this horse up after reading an article saying it be ‘a watching birth ‘for interest.
    Reason being costing $1.2 million and straight in on debut to a Stakes Race Vs a very good horse
    Flew out gates and then to green and he was eased to finish 2nd 6-7 lengths to a Stakes winner on his last run who was only running for 3rd time.

    MAIDEN Special Weight’
    Del Mar -R8…Mirahmadi 6/4. *****

    Reason for all the support on debut that day was him going 5F in 58.90 ‘breezing from the gate’ and 47.00 over 4 furlong ‘breezing from gate’.

    LESS Bob Baffert is at it with his other newcomer that cost $650.000 in Tall Paul this is mad price. Not a good price but got to be wrong dropping several classs??

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