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A poor day yesterday with both singles and double losing. Four selections this Saturday, which is three less than last weekends bloodbath. Hopefully, we can all have a few winners. Enjoy your weekend.

York 2:40

It appears like GOLDEN APOLLO is running himself into a bit of form, with a couple of good efforts in the last two runs.

He has ran in this race a few times before, going close on a few occasions:

  • 2020 – 2nd,  losing to Muscika (races in this race today), off a mark of 91.
  • 2019 – 4th, off a mark of 90.
  • 2018 – 2nd, losing by a neck, off a mark of 94.

Today, he races in this off a mark of 88, which is the lowest he's been when racing in this specific race, which means he must have a cracking chance. This is obviously a very competitive handicap, and there are plenty you could back in this race, so playing this as an each way bet is probably the most sensible.

Last time out at Pontefract, I think he ran a huge race to nearly win and beat the well handicapped, Corinthia Knight. That day at Pontefract, it was best suited to switch to the near side on the home straight, as that was where the best ground was. Golden Apollo decided to go against the grain and race on the far rail. The fact he was beaten by 0.5 lengths shows it was a huge effort, especially when you consider the fact that Corinthia Knight was on a very good handicap mark, and went close over C&D the time before, and was a winner in waiting.

He seems to handle any type of ground. He's won on soft, and ran well again on soft last time, but he also handles a quicker surface, which he'll get tomorrow. He won the Ayr Silver Cup on good ground, and went close last year in this race on Good To Firm ground.

Advised: Each Way

York 4:25

Ghadbbaan appears to have a really nice chance in this race, due to his low weight, but I am siding with last years winner, MONSIEUR LAMBRAYS.

It's been a hard journey for Monsieur Lambrays since he landed this race 12 months ago. He's had to race is better company ever since, as his rating went up to 92 as a result of that win, which has made like difficult for him. However, in the two most recent starts it appears that he might be firing on all cylinders again. His seasonal reappearance was eye-catching to say the least, despite the fact he finished last out the four. He seemed a little fresh, made life difficult for Jack Mitchell, with his dodgy head carriage, but he looked like he was going to have a big chance, until tiring in the last furlong. That was over 14f, which was clearly used as a pipe opener for another race in mind. That race they had in mind was the Northumberland Vase Handicap, the consolation race of the Northumberland Plate. He finished 13th in that race, but that doesn't tell the whole story. He was making headway in the final few furlongs, but he met trouble in running and was badly hampered, and that was the end of his race. I think he would've been much higher up the field if that didn't happen. He was dropped 2lbs for that run, which is very handy, as it will make his life a little easier in this race today.

He won this race last year, and it's not a surprise to see him back here after a couple of good efforts, and it's probably been the plan since the Newcastle race. He is 2lb heavier than his win in this last year, which could be an issue as conceding the weight to the couple of runners at the bottom of the weights could be difficult. However, he is probably the classiest horse in the race, which seems mad to say in a Class 4, but he is capable on carrying this weight and winning. The ground should be perfect for him, and the drop back into a Class 4 should hopefully help.

Ascot 2:25

MARSABIT is a horse I've been referring to a lot in recent weeks, in terms of form, and I think he has a nice chance in this race, despite stepping up in grade.

A mark of 84 still looks workable, after winning by 1.75 lengths last time at Leicester, winning under hands and heels for Oisin Murphy. This race will obviously be much harder as he is taking on much better horses, such as Mystery Smiles who is rated 102, and every other horse in the race is rated at least 90, except for the selection who gets in at the bottom of the weights at 8st 3lbs off 84. The form of the latest run hasn't had any runners run from it yet, but the time before has worked out very well. The 2nd, 5th, 6th and 8th have all won since.

I do think that he is well worth his spot in a race like this, as he's done nothing wrong since the start of this season. He's been very progressive, and has gone up 15lbs since his seasonal reappearance in April, and it's hard to say where his ceiling is yet. The fact he won under hands and heels last time is a good indicator that there is plenty more to come, whether if it's in a race of this nature, or an easier race, we'll have to wait and see.

Ascot 3:00

A horse who has looked better than a handicapper at certain points of his career is MATTHEW FLINDERS, and last time was one of those occasions where he looked better than a mere handicapper, when he finished 2nd in a Listed Race at Chester. His performance for that race was given a rating of 107 by the Racing Post, and the BHA agree, and will be putting him up to a mark of 108 as of next Tuesday, which means he is in theory 10lbs well in and is seen to be a group horse in a handicap.

His run last time out was a cracking effort, but it didn't seem like people weren't expecting it. He went off at 11/2 for his very first Class 1 race, where he was many lbs inferior to his rivals, but was racing off level weights. He finished 2.5 lengths behind Safe Voyage, who in previous years has been a Group 2 and fringe Group 1 horse. To be second to a horse like Safe Voyage is a good run, but he finished in front of Oh This Is Us, who has been in tremendous form this year, winning a Listed and Group 3 race, and is a horse who likes Chester. Khaadem was backed in fourth, and is rated 107, but that horse is a bit of an enigma, and will turn up when he wants to.

The fact that his new rating hasn't kicked in, makes him a very attractive selection, as he should be 10lbs heavier. He's drawn in stall 20, which is a big benefit in the big field handicaps on the straight track at Ascot, and is drawn next to the favourite, who should hopefully bring him into the race, if need be.

7f seems to be what Matthew Flinders has been wanting all along, as that was his first attempt at the trip, and that was arguably a career best. I think this more conventional track, with a stiff finish will bring out more improvement.

Advised: Each Way

12:00 Newton Abbot - Race: 1
Distance: 2m 2f 110y
Type: Hurdle
Class: 5
Track: Turf
No
Silks
Runner
Odds
8
Masterdream
8694-7

7
Gibraltarian
9-89315

3
Magical Thomas
8-26474

1
Dora's Field
47/7652-

5
New Zealander
5-55684

10
Bullion
9/69395-

11
Lightning Blue
486-75

2
Arty Campbell
4330-87

6
Ingenuity
80-9D66

12
Big Business
6-9505

14
Bullsempire
0P-P085

4
Snow Leopard
56-59P

9
Watchman
476-8F0

13
Control Me
F37/9PP-

12:10 Hamilton - Race: 1
Distance: 5f 7y
Type: Flat
Class: 4
Track: Turf
No
Silks
Runner
Odds
8
Masterdream
8694-7

7
Gibraltarian
9-89315

3
Magical Thomas
8-26474

1
Dora's Field
47/7652-

5
New Zealander
5-55684

10
Bullion
9/69395-

11
Lightning Blue
486-75

2
Arty Campbell
4330-87

6
Ingenuity
80-9D66

12
Big Business
6-9505

14
Bullsempire
0P-P085

4
Snow Leopard
56-59P

9
Watchman
476-8F0

13
Control Me
F37/9PP-

12:20 Roscommon - Race: 1
Distance: 1m 7f 89y
Type: Hurdle
Class:
Track: Turf
No
Silks
Runner
Odds
1
Aghinagh
8

2
Andys Flame
14

19
Banada Bridge
P6

3
Boola Boola
59-04

4
Boom Boom Boom
/638-33

5
Calcite
-

6
Custers Mistake
-F84

7
Darkest Hour
/-57

8
Figurehead
/-83943

21
Gregory's Gift
-0

9
Heronord
06525

10
High Five Milan
09

11
King Lenox
/-38

12
Run Like Fada

20
Saved By The River
0970

18
Some Dove

13
Stumptown
2-

14
The Goffer
3-

15
The Waltzer

16
Trebizond
47-22

17
Walnut Beach
-

47 Comments
  1. elvis parsley 2 months ago

    ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
    ❤️❤️LOVE❤️❤️
    ❤️❤️ 7-4 ❤️❤️
    ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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    • Deb2000 2 months ago

      All depends on how much rain they get Elvis 🙂

    • Deb2000 2 months ago

      Love 9/4 now with WH

  2. McCririckss Ear Piece 2 months ago

    Rubbish from me today.

    Tomorrow:

    3.35 Adayer

    5.20 Mr Wagyu

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    • butterbean 2 months ago

      Nice Pick!

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    • McCririckss Ear Piece 2 months ago

      Ty butterbean

  3. Sore point 2 months ago

    Salisbury 6.05 SPREADSHEET 6/1 each way

    Good luck everyone

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  4. dazzman1979 2 months ago

    2:40 York – music society- 11/1 e/w

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    • dazzman1979 2 months ago

      Nearly ! Oh well 😿

  5. maverick 2 months ago

    Will Alan Thomson be posting any tips today? That man knows his stuff he’s missed on here

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    • McCririckss Ear Piece 2 months ago

      He posts on Mcbookie blog now

  6. ew thief 2 months ago

    Morning all well done winners yesterday
    Van djik 1.00n 12-1
    Delmona 1.50a 7-1
    Thegreatestshowman 2.05y 16-1
    Golden Apollo 2.40y 15-2
    Cliffs of Capri 3.00a 16-1
    Trouble shooter 3.55n 8-1
    Ew singles & ew lucky63 ☘️☘️Gl all

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  7. dazzman1979 2 months ago

    5:30 Salisbury- lion hunter 15/2 e/w

  8. spursman 2 months ago

    Small L15

    York 2.40 Gulliver
    Ascot 3.00 Matthew Flinders
    Ascot 3.35 Lone Eagle
    York 5.35 Beloved

    🙂

  9. u2me413 2 months ago

    Hey Johnb your horse adayer running today that you tipped for the st leger… what you reckon today

  10. recoba 2 months ago

    Terrible Yankee yesterday! 👎🇬🇧🐎
    3/4 in the USA but with the 3rd horse just missing out in a bunched finish. £68 return but as Technical Analysis drifted to 10/1 and still won! 👍🇺🇸🐎

    Onwards to today and hopefully better with this Yankee and 2x singles…

    Mr Mcann…1.15. 4/1.
    Desert Dreamer..1.50(*** looks the best form to me and money back if 2nd or 3rd with Skybet)
    Moohafeeth(*** love this horse and Crowley stays aboard who speaks very highly saying theres still more to come)
    Love..3.35. 2/1(

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    • recoba 2 months ago

      Quick grip of Liamarty Dreams there ounce it drifted to 13/8. Seemed strange with yard in such good form and his experience .

    • recoba 2 months ago

      Cash back but still W pi$$er,how the f@#k does a class 4 maiden go beat Desert Dreamer there?? 🙄

  11. butterbean 2 months ago

    A busy saturday as always and my tracker bursting with horses. Hopefully pick the right ones out!

    3.15 Mohaafeth 10/11 Nap Has been seriosuly impressive and reckon more to come.

    5.35 Pagan 11/8 NB

    3.00 Motakayyel 9/2 Also do have matthew flinders and aldaary noted down at 6/1 and 17/2 may play them ew.

    2.25 LAtest generation 7/2

    7.05 Nine Tales 6/4

    7.35 Aramis Grey 9/4

    EW shouts

    2.40 Musicka 11/1

    2.05 Ginger Jam 9/1

    3.00 Tomfre 28/1

    Best of luck to all today!

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    • recoba 2 months ago

      Really like Motakaayel mate but tough race so I’ve left him out but a wee win there and see how Desert Dreamer goes I might have a bet at a good price

      GL today one and all!

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    • butterbean 2 months ago

      Wasnt to be looked to be travelling well! And of course venturous 33/1 and danyah from my tracker win. Always the way!

  12. elvis parsley 2 months ago

    .❤️❤️.
    ❤️ love now 2-1 ❤️
    .❤️❤️.

  13. recoba 2 months ago

    That’s Limarty Dreams 13/8 and Soul Seeker backed as singles and yer my Yankee is into plums?

    Onwards

    Lot of Love for Lovr Elvis are you very confident mate? I like him and the rains staying away.

    • elvis parsley 2 months ago

      Until it loses got to be confident, if it wins today it wins the arc too

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  14. elvis parsley 2 months ago

    Armoury 3-15 York 2-1
    Love 3-35 Ascot 2-1 🏇 NAP
    Soaring sky 4-00 gowran park 5-2
    Ghadbbaan 4-25 York 3-1

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  15. postman 2 months ago

    Rare Saturday punt from me but I am looking to top up my holiday money.

    3:00 Ascot – Star of Arion *each way punt* ☘️ 11/2
    3:05 Newmarket – Modern Games ***NAP*** ☘️ 9/4
    3:15 York – Armory **NB** ☘️ 2/1

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    • butterbean 2 months ago

      Nice nAp!

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    • postman 2 months ago

      Star of Arion beaten a short head but gets the each way money at least 👍

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  16. recoba 2 months ago

    ‘How I met yer Maw’

    One of my favourites and still improving with every race..

    Saratoga-R9…Robin Sparkles 11/8 Skybet(*****)

    Back later with a Yankee or possibly a Heinz!! Sick of leaving horses out that win so possibly bit of balls and go for them all.

  17. dazzman1979 2 months ago

    3:00 ascot – raising sand 28/1 e/w

    • dazzman1979 2 months ago

      1/4 odds 5 places bet 365

    • dazzman1979 2 months ago

      Or 7 places William hill 1/5 odds

  18. derekj1978 2 months ago

    The headline act for racing here must have one of the worst strike rates in the business . Jeezo .

    • elvis parsley 2 months ago

      No need Derek ❌

      7
  19. dazzman1979 2 months ago

    Jim Crowley threw that one away . What a supprise 😂

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  20. dazzman1979 2 months ago

    Gonna take a punt on broome 16/1 e/w why the hell not nothing will supprise me on a Saturday 🤪

    • McCririckss Ear Piece 2 months ago

      A shame they didn’t mention that one was going to be a pace setter.

  21. u2me413 2 months ago

    Big shout out to JohnB for his write up on ADAYAR a few weeks back which persuaded me to back it in the derby and King George today, was great when you posted winners regularly on here including Clemmie, Churchil, Golden horn, Taghrooda and many more all at big prices antepost. Would be great to see you back regularly posting horses for punters on here. Cheers m8.

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    • recoba 2 months ago

      Where do you find him mate?
      I should have listened to myself but I left it out and took Love in my Yankee which was done by then.

      What about Alan T too is he still tipping??

      Cheers

    • Deb2000 2 months ago

      Recoba johnb didnt tip Adayar for the derby or the King George so youv not missed anything he tipped him for the St Ledger where he wont run.

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    • recoba 2 months ago

      Cheers Deb2000

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  22. recoba 2 months ago

    🐎 – 💩 again with British Yankee thank France for a couple of cheeky early singles.

    Well done the winners today so far 👏🏽👍

    Onwards to the USA for a Yankee and 2x singles as usual and as usual the 2 I’ve left out will probably moonwalk over the line but ones at 2.30am and it was tough but here’s the 4.

    Gulfstream- R7…Fiery Princess 9/4
    Saratoga – R8…Rastafaria. 9/4(**** Iras Ortiz Jnr in board for Chad Brown and both have a great win rate)
    R10…Robin Sparkles. 11/8(***** AS ABOVE 👆)
    Del Mar -R8…Smooth Like Straight 6/4

    Others…
    Del Mar…R9Jazz Hands. 2/1
    Saratoga -R9…Flash Magic. 4/1

    GL yol! 🇺🇸🐎

    • recoba 2 months ago

      Good start! 🇺🇸🐎

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    • dazzman1979 2 months ago

      Well done mate nice tipping 👍 thanks for your input

      1
    • recoba 2 months ago

      No worries Dazzman here’s hoping for the rest but this stinks of last night.

      No complaining here but with that start!

      Rastafaria looks a good horse. 👍🇺🇸🐎

    • dazzman1979 2 months ago

      I was on the treble sadly . Thought we had it how well robin sparkles broke away I was counting the money ha should know better it ain’t over till it’s over the market had it right . Good effort though hope the others bring some money in for you 👍

  23. u2me413 2 months ago

    He just mentioned about that horse on the day of the Derby. He said it would win the st leger tho. He had a other horse on the day in the Derby but I covered both.

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