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Ithaca's Arrow should've been a win in my opinion. He was beaten by a short-head but he was inconvenienced at least three times in the straight and that was enough for him to lose by that small margin. Stewards in the UK as per usual didn't do a thing, but they'll change a decision which won't need changing in the future.

Ah Whisht needs a drop in trip, or the ground was ridiculously worse than what Ludlow was saying it was as the top 3 in the race were all strong stayers over 3m, and those in behind the top 3 were finishing legless over 2m 5f. You Say Nothing was another typical honking runner from the Christian Williams team, who evidently only seem to try on the big days, so that's a yard I won't be touching with a barge poll as I get burnt more often than not when siding with his runners.

Doncaster 3:50 – Art Decco 10/1 (0.5pt EW, WilliamHill 4pl)

Art Decco is an interesting runner for Robert Walford at Doncaster. If the meeting goes ahead, I do expect this horse to be backed in quite nicely as this is the trainer's first runner at the track since March 2021, and he has only ever had two runners at the track (same horse) which has seen him get one win from the two attempts.

Art Decco is undoubtedly a horse who can win off his mark of 103 (100 as Harry Kimber takes off 3lbs) as he hosed in off a mark of 100 (93 with 7lb claimer), and he has been placed on four other occasions, with a 2nd to Quick Draw looking like strong form now with him improving 24lbs since the pair met in 2022. The heavy ground he has faced the last two times probably isn't for his liking, with good to soft likely to be his best type of ground and if the snow does land then it might change the going to good to soft, which gives this horse a fighting chance.

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Robert Walford is based in Dorset and he's not a trainer who likes to venture too far north with his horses unless they go there with a live chance, not only shown by his 1/2 record at Doncaster but also his 3/7 record at Aintree. What also is an interesting take on Art Decco is the first time cheekpieces which have been applied, which could be another pointer to a big run on the horizon.

Huntingdon 2:50 – Handstands 3/1 (1pt, Bet365/WilliamHill)

Given the way Ben Pauling has settled into his new yard over the last 12 months, his horse Handstands has to be the play in this.

Jango Baie is the one to beat on all known form with him winning the Tolworth Grade 1 on Boxing Day, but he has to shoulder a 5lb penalty as a result of that and I'm not so sure that the form is as strong as it might appear to be. The fifth has since been beaten by 12L in a Class 2, and I do think he might've struggled to have beaten Farren Glory if he didn't fall and that horse has since been smashed by a proper Grade 1 novice, Ballymore in Ireland and he was out of site at Leopardstown whereas he was cantering at Aintree, so is the form really that strong? for me, I think you've got to take him on and the one who looks like the main player is Handstands.

Ben Pauling will know where this horse ranks with his novices, and he should be able to know if his horse has a chance of beating the Henderson horse as Pauling had a close runner-up to Janho Baie with Tellherthename and I think he knows that Handstands could be better than that horse so is more than happy to take him on today. Harry Cobden takes over from Ben Jones, and that is a very positive jockey booking.

This horse has done nothing wrong from his first two starts over-rules and looks like a really smart horse, and with him getting 5lb off the Henderson horse I think he could upset the apple cart massively.

Horse Racing Tips
Art Decco
Doncaster - 3:50 pm

10/1 @ William Hill

Handstands
Huntingdon - 2:50 pm

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17 Comments
  1. elvis parsley 2 weeks ago

    kloe de laprelle 2-22 Pau 🇫🇷.
    2-1 top 2 places bet365

    • elvis parsley 2 weeks ago

      Top 3 places not 2 …..

  2. recoba 2 weeks ago

    🇺🇸
    Turfway- Race 7..Lil Temptation 7/2 ***+
    Side bet Combo forecast 12 -8-10 *+

    These last 2 favourites at Charles Town at near 2.5/1 Coral – should WIN!

    Charles Town Race 7..Murradib 8/11
    Race 8…Theta 4/6

    Gluck

    • recoba 2 weeks ago

      🇺🇸
      Well behind at Charles Town as always so IF you could squeeze the favourite in Race 6 called BOSS E BOGGS (6/5) for near 7/1 at Coral it’s worth $3.50.
      That’s about Tree Fiddy GBP 😉

    • recoba 2 weeks ago

      Should be *Turfway – Race 9 ….NOT 7?
      Good 45 minutes away at best and looking like I’ll catch it on ATR replay 🥱 🛌

    • recoba 2 weeks ago

      Always one horse doing the dressage as it’s coming out the stalls to let the side down but 2 o 3 will need to do!?

      Onwards

  3. double carpet 2 weeks ago

    Lough Nigara 5/2 (bog) 4.15 thurles

    Form of his last run working out well with the runner up being beaten only a head by my selection on Monday.
    Last run was also his first try at the trip and pulled hard for the first half of the race. If he settles and can build on that run he surely must go close today

    BOL

    • double carpet 2 weeks ago

      Abandoned
      Not surprised hasn’t stopped all morning

      3
  4. azzthewigan 2 weeks ago

    royal Albert 10.20 ew turfontain

  5. azzthewigan 2 weeks ago

    konelle colonges 10.47 ew France

  6. azzthewigan 2 weeks ago

    flintara 1.05 ew well done all winners yesterday

    3
  7. azzthewigan 2 weeks ago

    ginger Johny 12.55 ew

  8. azzthewigan 2 weeks ago

    ginger Johny 12.55 ew

  9. azzthewigan 2 weeks ago

    lilla cross 3.35 ew well done all winners yesterday

  10. azzthewigan 2 weeks ago

    cross beau 4.00

  11. recoba 2 weeks ago

    🇺🇸
    Trbles (x10)
    4 Fold (x5)
    Acca x1 just in case at 192/1

    Gulfstream -Race 1…Mystic Sunrise EVS Skybet boost **** (Single)
    Race 2..Sgt Pepper 10/11
    Race 3…Andie One 9/4
    Mahoning Valley -Race 1…Fuego Callente 9/4
    Race 2…Participants 9/2 **+ (Single)
    Side bet – Combo forecast No: = 1 -2 -7 *+

    GL all and good shout Rizzle with upsetting that apple cart 👌

    2
    • recoba 2 weeks ago

      Take the treble and 2x singles every-time all the time 👌
      🇺🇸
      I’ll be back with bets for tonight when I’ve time BUT I’d point you towards Barry Faulkner of ATR’s Tips blog and Getyourtipsout Nap/Nb and Notebook tips for 4 Folds,5 Folds and so on with possibly taking the tighter races with top 2 or 3 in finishes the markets to place in the Top 2 etc with Coral or Paddy Power

      Done the research and they look good 👍

      Up to yourselves if you bother to play!? 🤷‍♂️
      Gulfstream Nap from GYTO looks a tough race to Nap a pick in but?

      ONE you won’t find…

      Fairgrounds-Race 8…Sonofaship 4/1 Coral ***
      Combo forecast No: = 3 -5 -7 and 5 at a push

      GL all

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