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It was good to see the sole selection of the day win at Newcastle on AW Championship day. My Oberon was the class horse in the race, but didn't win it in the manner which I was hoping for, eventually winning by a nose.

Newbury 1:50

Carrying a penalty isn't ideal on seasonal reappearance for ILARAAB, but if William Haggas sees this as the best starting point for his season, then I don't think it will be an issue for him. I think this horse is the most progressive in this race, other than potentially Stowell, who is very lightly raced, but there's more substance to the form of Ilaraab.

He is a horse who has ran well before from an absence. He beat Raymond Tusk on his seasonal reappearance last year, winning by 3L in the style of a very good horse. His season didn't exactly progress from that point on, he was poor in the Ebor, before running some decent races at this track including a 3rd to Solid Stone and then beating Max Vega and others including Siskany who has since won a Listed race at Meydan.

I don't think this is a strong renewal, with Thunderous being the highest rated off a mark of 110. I think that mark is flattering, and he doesn't deserve to be that high. Ilaraab is the second highest off a mark of 108, but looks the most solid. Raymond Tusk has won on the flat 20 days ago, so arrives in good form, but the fact he was convincingly put it him spot by the selection suggests the same will happen again. Red Verdon is a 9yo now, so it would be disappointing if he was winning this. Max Vega will more than likely run his race, but chances are he'll come up short as he hasn't really progressed since his two wins as a 2yo. Stowell could come into his own this season, but he's been off for quite a while and his trainer's have said he's entitled to come on for the run.

Musselburgh 2:04

A horse who could get the running of this race and will be at the bottom of the weights is GOBI SUNSET. He is a horse who hasn't got the same amount of class as the others towards the top of the market, but this is a handicap, so the fact he gets a huge pull at the weights with the majority in this race makes him a fascinating runner in my opinion.

He has been running some cracking races over the winter on the AW, which has seen his record read 2,3,2 with his handicap mark going up by 1lb in the process. He has been a model of consistency, with him constantly running better races than his mark would suggest. He has recorded two runs of an RPR of 91 from the three runs on the AW. The runner-up finish behind Amber Island has been franked as that horse has since finished 2nd in her next run, before winning on turf yesterday, winning by 2.75L.

With fitness not being an issue, and turf not posing an issue, I think he could run a nice race from a prominent position and make use of his light weight he will be carrying under the promising 7lb claimer Jonny Peate.

Cork 3:25

One of my favourite trainers in Ireland is Paddy Twomey. What a talented and shrewd trainer he is. He doesn't have the largest stable, but what he does with the limited amount of horses is quite incredible. His SR of 27% over the last five years backs up what I have just said, and his runners at Cork are always worth a second look, as it's a track where he is notoriously good at.

Paddy won this race last year with Moll, so he knows the calibre of horse which is required to win this. It's interesting that he pitches in a stable debutante, RUMBLES OF THUNDER into this race. She is a filly who handles cut in the ground, so the soft going will be right up her street. She has some decent form when trained in France, running some okay races in Class 1 company. I'm hoping Paddy would've been able to squeak out a further bit of improvement, which he is so good at when obtaining horses from other yards, as if he has managed that, this is a very winnable race. Each Way player at the very least.

Haydock 4:29

A horse who I was a fan of over the start of the jumps season was AN TAILLIUR. I tipped him up on a couple of occasions, once at Exeter where he won, and once at kempton where he finished runner-up, which now looks a really big run. I mentioned when I last tipped him up that he is an owner's dream. He wins and does what is needed of him, so the handicapper can never really get the grips of him, as he wins by small margins. Off a mark of 129 I'd say there will be a fair amount of improvement to come from him, and the time away from the track shouldn't be a problem. He is a horse who clearly appreciated good ground, hence why he hasn't been seen since the back end of last year, and this has more than likely been a long term plan since he has been put away over the winter. Going back to his recent 2nd finish, at the time I thought it wasn't great form finishing second to Marie's Rock, but that isn't the case as that horse has since won a Class 1 Mares' race at Warwick, and then went on to win the Mares' Hurdle Grade 1 race at Cheltenham, and is now rated 147, which is 16lbs higher than when she beat An Tailliur.

12:00 Brighton - Race: 1
Distance: 5f 60y
Type: Flat
Class: 6
Track: Turf
No
Silks
Runner
Odds
4
Fard
268-972

2
Mr Pc
0-27133

1
Big Time Maybe
323946

3
Gatwick Kitten
00548-9

5
Hot Hot Hot
6-65323

7
Swell Song
84338-6

8
Hope Springs
39-6770

6
Perfect Symphony
549420

10
Hurricane Alert
970909

11
Ness Ta Rah
05/0-000

9
Pusey Street
8007-0

12:10 Nottingham - Race: 1
Distance: 6f 18y
Type: Flat
Class: 5
Track: Turf
No
Silks
Runner
Odds
4
Fard
268-972

2
Mr Pc
0-27133

1
Big Time Maybe
323946

3
Gatwick Kitten
00548-9

5
Hot Hot Hot
6-65323

7
Swell Song
84338-6

8
Hope Springs
39-6770

6
Perfect Symphony
549420

10
Hurricane Alert
970909

11
Ness Ta Rah
05/0-000

9
Pusey Street
8007-0

12:20 Wolverhampton - Race: 1
Distance: 5f 21y
Type: Flat
Class: 6
Track: AllWeather
No
Silks
Runner
Odds
2
Bang On The Bell
431322

6
Golden Gal
20-1312

5
Brazen Akoya
2112-62

1
My Joker
456-733

10
Miss Belladonna
0870-34

4
Cabeza De Llave
460-

3
Lord Gorgeous
97-9398

7
Next Second
9453-07

11
Arriannie
088-7

9
Torshi
0985-7

8
Miss Shirley
80-9527

37 Comments
  1. elvis parsley 1 month ago

    Just the 9 meetings today after yesterday’s dross 😂

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    • Sore point 1 month ago

      Elvis A lot better today terrible racing for a bank holiday yesterday I know you have mentioned this yourself before .

      Although today as always will still be tough sort out the winners.

      Good luck

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    • elvis parsley 1 month ago

      Aye sore point, 3 meetings, all 3 all weather in early SPRING.

      All weather finals day isn’t worth the title.
      How can my Oberon be called an all weather champion ???

      It should be for horses that almost solely ply their trade on all weather, like the freight rover cup or whatever it’s called now in football for league one and two clubs, giving the lower rated trainers a chance of some decent exposure.

      What you have now are horses like my Oberon who will likely not race on all weather again this season having taken a nice prize from the all weather pot yesterday. Another example of the small yards being pushed to one side.

      Trouble is the B.H.A will sell their mother to make a few quid and that’s the problem, sponsors probably wouldn’t sponsor a class 3.4.5,6 finals day but I reckon it wouldn’t affect the crowd figures as most are there for the day out as it’s bank holiday .
      Today it’s Saturday, a day when bookies generally claw back any losses due to the stick a pin in and hope for the best type races.
      Noticeable that rizzell has only one pick from the saturated schedule today.

      3 meetings yesterday should have been, one all weather for the finals day, one flat turf, one jumps to cater for all types.

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    • Sore point 1 month ago

      spot on ELVIS .It was only the bookies that named them all weather courses not the tracks themselves so to lure in the guys that have to have a bet whatever. Believe Chelmsford was also owned and opened by a well known bookie originally as these courses kept his satchels full .No form to follow taking turns winning no hope for the ordinary man betting.

      and yeah difficult Saturday but least decent to watch picked a few for interest but thats it .

      good luck

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    • elvis parsley 1 month ago

      👍🏇

    • double carpet 1 month ago

      It’s not that long since we traditionally had NO racing on Good Friday.
      It was a day used by stables to open up their stables to the general public so they could see their stars in the flesh. 2014 was the first year racing took place and personally I think it’s a disgrace but like everything else that’s been introduced lately (4 days at Cheltenham for example) will be here to stay unfortunately.

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  2. recoba 1 month ago

    Golden Gates -R8…Mulhima. 5/1

    • recoba 1 month ago

      Wrong pick at Golden Gates

      Nightcap
      Charles Town-R3… Shackle It. 4/1.

      R/fc 4-5

  3. Gateacre Pete 1 month ago

    McGregors Charge 4.34 Newton Abbot looks over priced @ 66s for top 4 finish bet365 or 30s for top 6 ew extra
    GL today

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  4. jwpepper 1 month ago

    H 1552 Bavington Bob 11/4
    H 1629 An Taillur 2/1
    Ne 1755 Carp Kid 7/1
    First two in a double 10/1 Three in a treble 89/1
    sky doing tenner money back in the 1332 Musselburgh if second or third,paddyp doing free bet if second,third or fourth.betflair free bet if your horse fails to place same race

  5. Rizzel Tips 1 month ago

    A further 3 more horses have been posted for today, so four selections in total.

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  6. double carpet 1 month ago

    Just a couple of bets for me at day 1 of the Irish national meeting at ew prices

    4.15 Eric Bloodaxe 16/1 ew 5 places
    Makes h’cap debut off a mark of 133 and jockey takes a further 5lbs off.
    Would probably prefer softer conditions but if he can find some of his early season form should have every chance.

    4.50 Spades are Trumps 18/1 ew 5 places
    Won this race last year from 2lbs higher. Hasn’t done a thing since but we all know can be a plot in them colours.
    Would like to see a few quid coming nearer race time for security but at the price I’ll give him a go.

    BOL

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    • elvis parsley 1 month ago

      Hearts are trump’s 👍

      1
    • elvis parsley 1 month ago

      I’m on Bloodaxe too DC.
      10-1 bet365 ew extra 6 places.
      Like you say claimer helps and looks the class given a bit of luck in running 🇮🇪

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    • double carpet 1 month ago

      Yes elvis, wrong suit !!

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  7. azzthewigan 1 month ago

    morfee 1.37

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  8. azzthewigan 1 month ago

    zafar 1.09 well done all winners yesterday

  9. Sore point 1 month ago

    Some decent racing today but a lot wide open betting wise picked these but keeping it sensible..

    Carlisle 2.54 WHEELBAHRI 6/4
    Carlisle 4.39 RITSON 4/1

    Haydock 2.44 ISOLATE 11/4

    Newton Abbot 2.14 PRIORY WOOD 10/1 each way
    Newton Abbot 3.59 LADY RESET 5/2
    Newton Abbot 4.34 BALLETICON 5/1

    Apologies if any prices have changed picked these earlier this morning

    Good Luck Everyone

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    • Sore point 1 month ago

      nothing for mine today seconditus 4 seconds and a third

      looked a tough day all round for the thread well done if you picked any winners

      Good luck everyone

  10. ew thief 1 month ago

    Qipao 132m 12-1☘️☘️For now till a sort me head out 🤣🍺🍺

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  11. elvis parsley 1 month ago

    Shoal bay 1-00 Newton abbot
    8-1 ew extra 3.
    If he actually finishes this race could be a player, win his last completed start at Ludlow.

    Presenting Yeats 1-37 Newton abbot.
    7-2 win
    11-8 top 2 finish (main bet)

    Consistent sort, Won races in this class last summer, one over c/d. Gets a stone off this field.
    Trainer Milton Harris been in form too.
    Drawback maybe is he hasn’t run for 4 months

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    • elvis parsley 1 month ago

      Shoal bay pays bit of place money for 3rd, a country mile behind the front 2 though.
      Murphy got his hands full with this temperamental sort….

  12. theplug 1 month ago

    3-40 Fairyhouse Rightplacerighttime 2/1 nap thought he would have been a bigger price.
    5-25 Walk in the Brise 5/2
    2-30 Vaucelet 5/4
    4-50 Heia 22/1 ew

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  13. recoba 1 month ago

    It if a favourite Trixie for Newbury and a single.

    Jumbly ..2.25 5/2
    Perfect Powe ..13/8(single boost to 7/4)
    Salymann…3.35…11/4

    GL

    • recoba 1 month ago

      Big night stateside tonight. Dig into it later.
      Just this in my notes.
      Keeneland -R9..Strava. 18/1. Ew.
      looked up against it but on further inspection and top 4 he’s a chance. Was 25/1 so worth a few bucks

    • recoba 1 month ago

      Shoot me now!!

      Said yesterday other day I’d be all over Appleby and Godolphin horses this season as they have looked good already coming from a break and I go 2.25…Jumbly? 🤷🏽‍♂️

  14. azzthewigan 1 month ago

    indy system 4.00 ew well done all winners today

  15. recoba 1 month ago

    Just Perfect Power today in UK for me

    Well done the winners today!

    🇺🇸🐎
    Big night of quality racing stateside tonight! Feet up and watch the racing in between football for me and hopefully few winners. Not great last night with seconditis.

    Whittled 7 down to 5 and wee Ew on Strava stated above.

    Canadian and few singles (*)

    Gulfstream-R1…Warn. 13/8(* beaten a few of these in his last 2 starts finishing runner up to good horses but nothing of that class here so has found a good opportunity here surely?)
    R3…Lemonade Lady. 7/4(been closed on late last 2x I’ve backed it so cut in distance looks an obvious one and he gets one more chance from me)
    R7…Your Killin Me. 9/4 (* least exposed and has best speed figure,reproduction of last run would do)
    Keeneland -R10. Shanistra 6/4 (Paddy Power boost but 6/5 generally and looks best horse for more progression which he may need if stablemate Regal Glory puts in best run. The jockey Flavian Prats strike rates superb at the moment.
    Santa Anita-R10…Hong Kong Harry 13/8.(** been on my tracker since debut win and finally seems to be coming good)

    GL all if you bother with bets tonight.

    • recoba 1 month ago

      Good frickin start!

      Dick jockey needs asked a few questions there?

  16. recoba 1 month ago

    USA A-Ok..Rest of the nights gravy!! 😁

    75p Trixie with Bet365 next 3 races shown there and a single,little study and the 3 could’ve moonwalked home!? 🤷‍♂️

    Tampa-R3…CPower 15/8
    Keeneland -R2…Double Clutch 4/1(* £14.90 back)
    Gulfstream-R2…Karatbars. 5/2.

    Retuned £69.19.

    Feet up an think I’ll crack a wee beer? 🤔

    Quiet like before the Scottish Cup semi final tomorrow. ;) 🍀

  17. theplug 1 month ago

    Cork tomorrow 1-45
    Highland Penny 16/1 ew

    Cant see Love Envoi wining tomorrow i backed it at Cheltenham at 14/1 the night before the race , but she needed plenty of rain, which she got on the Wednesday . i fancy a W Mullins winner in this race Grangee 5/1 .Love envoi beat her at Cheltenham but Grangee didn’t get a clear run coming to the last and had to switch right and ran on at the finish . i think the extra distance will suit.

  18. recoba 1 month ago

    🇺🇸🐎. Coming thick n fast in Stateside live!! To fast to post but couple for a bit later.

    Aquaduct -R7..Eminencey. 9/4

    Santa Anita-R5…Barbaras. 2/1.

    • recoba 1 month ago

      Could squeeze in Santa Anita -R1 Just about Enough fir a Trixie.
      There’s still 10/12 mins or more till the off.
      He’s 11/4.

    • recoba 1 month ago

      Nicely done that Jockey at Santa Anita.

      R2..Mckaren Vale 6/4. This should be a penalty kick for this horse ratings wise v these others? Was as big as 11/4.

    • recoba 1 month ago

      To close to the off that apologies.

    • recoba 1 month ago

      Love Campanelle she’s always been fast but just broke states course record there at Keenenland for 5 1/2 furlong…hosed it! 👏

  19. recoba 1 month ago

    Gulfstream-R10…Firenspice. 2/1.

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