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French racing is frustrating at the best of times, especially when you expect the ground to be soft, but come the time of racing on the betting page the ground is ‘good'. It's 2023, yet there are that many conflicting reports of the ground, and that definitely didn't help the chances of Siam Paragon who wanted soft ground. I don't think he ran to the level of his previous two runs either, he had beaten many of the horses he was up against today and they all finished well ahead of him.

Queen Aminatu gave up far too much ground, like usual at Chelmsford, giving her no chance as the winner was the leader of the race, and the difference between them was far too big to bridge. Hi Royal got a terrible start and didn't get the opportunity to front run, similar to Siam Paragon, who was also bumped out of the gates. Frustrating day and not the return I wanted.

Ripon 7:55 – Merry Minister 4/1 (1pt Bet365)

An opening mark of 80 for Merry Minister doesn't make this an easy winner for Tom Marquand and Ed Walker, especially in a race which has some decent handicappers, but I do believe that he is better than that opening mark, and should be very competitive in this.

He has only raced three times in his short career to date, all coming since the back end of April. He has shown ability on all three starts, with the 5th/10 on the second run at Leicester showing his proven staying ability over a mile, with him running on strongly after breaking slowly out of the gates against some decent-level horses for the future from big stables. He backed that promise up when landing a novice race over 7f. I think his class shone through that for that race as that trip doesn't look to be what he wants, he didn't travel well through that race, looking to be lacking the speed, but the stamina in his pedigree from Churchill and the Dam's side came through in the end as he won going away.

The step up in 10f looks sure to suit, and the ground which SHOULD have some type of soft in the description looks to be fine for him too, with him handling those conditions nicely last time out, as well as Churchill producing some nice soft ground horses.

Ayr 4:05 – Geremia 6/1 (1pt Bet365)

Backing a horse who has Paul Mulrennan on board doesn't normally fill me with confidence, but credit where credit is due as when he won on this horse three races ago, he gave him a blinder.

Geremia will be held up in last place in this race like a lot of Paul Mulrennan rides these days (I think he's going for the Northern Jamie Spencer title), so he'll need a fair bit of luck in running, but if they go hard on the front end, or if another horse keeps La Pulga honest on the pace, Geremia should be able to travel nicely into the race and pick up the pieces. I thought the way he travelled into the race at Hamilton was very eye-catching, you could tell if he found the gaps he would be a huge player, even though he was miles off the pace, but when Paul got him closer you knew it was his race to lose. He has gone up a few pounds for that win, and that has seen him run two more decent races since one over 2m which probably stretches his stamina and then he never really managed to land a blow at Pontefract from the back of the field last time around.

However, he is a decent price in the market due to the two recent runs, but if you focus on the win and the run before his win at Newmarket, you've got to say he's got to be in with a very good chance of walking away with a second win of the year. The form of the Newmarket race has worked out nicely, with the winner running well at Royal Ascot, and the runner-up winning on his next run and then running well in the Northumberland Plate.

Ayr is expecting a few millimetres of rain, so the ground should turn soft, which is another thing in the favour of Geremia, who is proven on slow ground and should enjoy it better than most in this race.

Horse Racing Tips
Merry Minister
Ripon - 7:55 pm

4/1 @ Bet365

Ayr - 4:05 pm

6/1 @ Bet365

  1. elvis parsley 11 months ago

    Charging thunder 4-05 Ayr.

    8-1 bet365 ew extra 3 places 1/4 odds.

    6-4 top 3 finish SKYBET … NAP. .. Single

    Won this last year and followed up shortly after at Newmarket off today’s mark before jetting off to meydan for some sun, returned here at royal Ascot last month when down the field in a class 2, back down to class 3 today.
    5 of his 6 wins have been in June/july 🏇

    • elvis parsley 11 months ago

      Flying moon 3-30 Ayr
      9-1 bet365 ew extra 5 places
      11-10 top 5 finish SKYBET…single…

      Similar to charging thunder above in that he won this race last year and today is 6 pound lower.
      Won here 4 times in June/July in the last 2 years

  2. postman 11 months ago

    Good Morning.

    First and foremost big shout out to DC. 👏👏👏
    Just read the weekend post and Congratulations to you Sir.

    In fact thats it from me, nothing I post today will beat that.

  3. ew thief 11 months ago

    Oriental Lilly 5.15a 14-1 got to be today to well handicapped ☘️☘️gl all

  4. dazzman1979 11 months ago

    6:15 ripon bellarchi 7/2

    • dazzman1979 11 months ago

      Chepstow 7:00 the cola kid 2/1

      Chepstow 7:35 the Daley express 7/1

  5. azzthewigan 11 months ago

    tigar orchid 2.05

  6. azzthewigan 11 months ago

    catena 2.20 ew well done all winners yesterday

  7. azzthewigan 11 months ago

    Shabana 2.33 ew Chantilly

  8. azzthewigan 11 months ago

    Zimmerman 4.05 ew well done all winners today

  9. elvis parsley 11 months ago

    Flying moon 4th
    Charging thunder 3rd.
    Profit on 4 bets in these 2.
    Better than a kick in the scrote.

    Well done rizzell with geremia 👍

  10. ew thief 11 months ago

    😩😩becoming frustrating 😩

    • dazzman1979 11 months ago

      It’s a mugs game nobody ever wins in the end but Dam it’s fun 😂

  11. azzthewigan 11 months ago

    rush for 6.05 ew

  12. azzthewigan 11 months ago

    rush for 6.05 ew

  13. azzthewigan 11 months ago

    bloody spell checker its rushford

  14. azzthewigan 11 months ago

    nezville 6.15 ew

  15. D man 11 months ago

    nezville 6.15 ew

  16. D man 11 months ago

    I didnt post nezville

  17. D man 11 months ago

    I posted pressure on 6.30

  18. recoba 11 months ago


    Yankee with some stank..

    Finger Lakes -R6…Dansuer De’ Oro
    R7…Gotta Connect 9/4
    R8…Ten Cent Town 11/10
    Thistledown -R8…Hip Hop Hooray 5/4

    GL yoll 🫡 👨‍⚖️

    Paddy Power

  19. dazzman1979 11 months ago

    Bet spurrs man his kicking himself tonight if he hasn’t backed Hollie 😂 that will be it now for a little while I’m sure 😂

  20. dazzman1979 11 months ago

    8:30 ripon – blue Antares 15/2 don’t let the drift scare you away ! 💰

    • dazzman1979 11 months ago

      Granny Norton ! 🤪

  21. dazzman1979 11 months ago

    Last at ripon – fortuitous star 4/1 straight win !

    • dazzman1979 11 months ago

      Bollox 😂

  22. elvis parsley 11 months ago

    Lucky last 9-00 ripper.
    Spurn point 25-1 bet365 ew extra 4 places.

    This is a class 6 which means this is like the loose women racing over 400 metres against the wind, with their legs tied together.
    Good thing is they are inconsistently inconsistent.

    Spurn boy was shit as usual finishing 8th of 13 but had a shit start and finished well just behind 3 of these who are well fancied in this shitfest.
    .got a 7 pound claimer on, who it is I don’t know, could be one of those loose women ?

    • dazzman1979 11 months ago

      Some Hollie Doyle fans will be taking the wheel barrow to the bookies 2 Moro I had gladly ever after but then gave it all back within a hour 😂⚰️

    • elvis parsley 11 months ago

      Last of 8 🤣🤣🤣🤣
      Ran like John Prescott carrying giant haystacks

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