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It hasn't been clicking for me, and I completely got it wrong yesterday as the Irish Raider drifted in the market to around 11/2 and won with plenty in hand. I didn't expect that kind of performance off top weight from a 400+ day absence, so fair play to connections on getting him spot-on for that race. 

Perth 4:10

A bit of a late developer it seems, but RACKS CROSS goes over fences for the first time in her rules career at the age of eight. There have clearly been hiccups along the way for her as she started her professional career quite late into his life, where jumps horses are normally going at 4-5 years of age. However, jumping a fence is clearly something she was born to do, and she will be better over the larger obstacles than the hurdles which she has seemed to struggle with over the last year or so.

Racks Cross is bred to jump fences and she proved that when winning over the flags in a PTP in Ireland by 8L, which was at the fourth time of asking. She has put in some decent runs before that with two placed efforts the time before, so it's a code she is clearly a lot more comfortable over.

Today is the first time she'll be tried over 3m since her PTP days, which looks a natural positive for her chase debut. An opening mark of 79 looks reasonable in a race which is open for an improver to go and win. Brian Hughes is a noticeable booking for the newly formed Harriet Graham & Gary Rutherford training partnership. We all know how good Brian is, so it's of notice that they have booked him for Racks Cross' first run over fences, almost suggesting a big run is expected.

Tipperary 6:10

On the face of it, Saint Roi is the one they all have to beat with him being the form horse in the race. He has finished behind Honeysuckle for most of last season, including a fourth in the Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham. He's clearly a talented horse, who isn't quite a Grade 1 horse, so will find this a big drop in grade and should be tough to beat. However, I think the 7yo lightly raced Mare that Willie Mullins has entered looks a very big danger to Saint Roi.

SHEWEARSITWELL shouldn't be inconvenienced by the drop in trip, as she has a high cruising speed over the longer distances, and has a decent turn of foot. Paul Townend takes the ride, which doesn't say much as Mark Walsh would always be riding the J P McManus horse, but what is interesting is the fact that Willie puts her in this race, in a race where he has done extremely well in the past. He has Saint Roi in this as well, but it speaks volumes that he is willing to put the Mare in this when she is wrong at the weights with her stablemate. He must clearly think she is going to run a big race in this and be tough to beat.

Going back to the form of Saint Roi, I think it isn't bulletproof. Honeysuckle is clearly a very good Mare, one of the best in recent years, but there have been signs that she is on the decline even though she is winning her races and winning them well. So the fact Saint Roi is 8-10L behind doesn't exactly fill me with confidence that if he turns up in this, he'll win. I think at the odds he is worth taking on.

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46 Comments
  1. dazzman1979 1 month ago

    7:45 Epsom downs – wodeton 3/1

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    • dazzman1979 1 month ago

      Lovely jubbly !!! New this one would win soon as I saw it last night ! Was waiting for this horses next race !

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  2. jwpepper 1 month ago

    H 1300 Van Gerwen 14/1 E/W 4 Places
    H 1530 Gweedore 17/2 E/W 4 Places
    Y 1620 Hi Ho Silver 12/1 5 Places
    N 2008 Love Dreams 8/1 E/W Pricesely 9/1 E/W 4 Places with sky

  3. RFC-JazzaJN 1 month ago

    Getaway Goldie – 3.45 Perth – 6/4
    Self Praise – 6.36 Epsom – 10/11
    Gaoth Chuil – 8.20 Tipperary – 2/1

    3 x 1pt doubles & 2pt treble.

    Odds on bet365 @ time of comment.

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  4. ew thief 1 month ago

    Morning all well done winners yesterday
    Dawson lane 1.00h 12-1
    Can can girl 1.30h 12-1
    Sharp combo 2.00h 15-2
    Haymaker 3.00h 5-1
    Lost in time 3.30h 9-2
    Sir min 3.50y 15-2
    Silver kitten 4.20y 28-1
    Ew singles $ ew super hienz ☘️☘️Gl all

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    • Luke M 1 month ago

      Great to have you posting again EW Thief.

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    • ew thief 1 month ago

      Cheers mate ☘️☘️Gl👍

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  5. bracknell jack 1 month ago

    Mr Fayez. 4.50 Yarmouth. Josephine Gordons only ride at the meeting

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    • dazzman1979 1 month ago

      And her only loser as well 😂

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    • dazzman1979 1 month ago

      I bet the horse don’t care it’s her only ride 😂

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    • recoba 1 month ago

      Horse might be all Ayr United Dazzman?
      In its box whinnying away,kicking out waiting on her?

  6. dazzman1979 1 month ago

    It’s just as important to remember the good losers as it is the good winners 😂 horses not tippers 😂

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  7. spursman 1 month ago

    Small L15

    Hay 2.00 Sharp Combo
    Yar 2.20 Big Little Lie
    Hay 3.00 Beluga Gold
    Hay 3.30 Gweedore

    🙂

  8. dazzman1979 1 month ago

    Lunchtime quickie – 1:30 haydock- lucky draw 7/1 💰💰 go nuts !

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  9. azzthewigan 1 month ago

    storm chaser 1.30

  10. azzthewigan 1 month ago

    Mr moonstorm 2.00 ew well done all winners yesterday

  11. elvis parsley 1 month ago

    Pisorno 4-49 longchamp 🇫🇷
    16-1 ew 4 places CORAL’S
    10-1 bet365EW extra 6 places

    • elvis parsley 1 month ago

      6th for small place return which didn’t even return stake for both bets 😂

  12. elvis parsley 1 month ago

    Marianafoot 6-34 longchamp 11-8 bet365 🇫🇷 NAP….

    Coming to hand after a slow start to the season.
    Won this last year 🏇

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    • recoba 1 month ago

      Like this horse Elvis it’s in my notes and at 7 he still the class in the race and very good effort last time.

      GL

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  13. dazzman1979 1 month ago

    Race 2 Tampa bay downs – asters d’oro 4/1

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  14. recoba 1 month ago

    🇺🇸
    Belmont-R1…Cowichan 11/10 Skybet
    Wesley Ward horse that ran a good speed figure on debut finishing 2nd to horse that was tried in a G2 next time,although we’ll beaten but should be good enough for this)
    R8….Easter. 2/1. Flavian Prat on board a good ex French trained horse)

    GL all rest of the day.

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    • recoba 1 month ago

      Belmont -R3…Thataint Tooshbaby. 11/4(*)
      Running very late at Delaware so R6 Coop Tres Harder can be backed but was 9/4 and best price 11/10 Skybet now.

      Could do double if you fancy or 11/4 the first horse ain’t bad?

  15. dazzman1979 1 month ago

    Race 2 deleware park – citi creek nap/nb 4/1 💰💰💰

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  16. azzthewigan 1 month ago

    dinmine 6.20 vandansk 6.28 well done all winners today

  17. azzthewigan 1 month ago

    crazy luck 7.03💪

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    • dazzman1979 1 month ago

      Nice work azz ! I will pay attention to your flexing bi cep in future ! 😂

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    • azzthewigan 1 month ago

      cheers dazzman1979

  18. dazzman1979 1 month ago

    8:40 Newbury- island bandit 8/1

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  19. dazzman1979 1 month ago

    Gulfstream treble

    Race 5 – sonicus 9/2

    Race 6 – Bali baby 3/1

    Race 7 – Smiling teufles 11/4

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    • dazzman1979 1 month ago

      You will only kick yourself if you don’t follow 😂

    • dazzman1979 1 month ago

      Sonicus does the business very comfortably !! Just need the other 2 now 🤑

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    • recoba 1 month ago

      Was on it mate but I’m against you in R7 with Jeopardy James buy it was between they 2 for me .

      Took Sonicus,Cowichan,Jeopardy James and Easter in my Yankee .
      Good start for a change!

      GL to you…kinda ;)

    • dazzman1979 1 month ago

      Well my treble is dead now so hopefully yours comes in hopefully my 9/2 gives it a nice boost !!! It’s a nightmare of a game but we still love the torment .

    • dazzman1979 1 month ago

      Looks like one of us may end up with 2 out of 3 on this one !

    • dazzman1979 1 month ago

      Looks I ended up with 2 out of 3 smiling teufles goes off at 4/1 hopefully a couple got on at that price ! Think jeopardy James is still running recob 😂

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    • recoba 1 month ago

      You on about Dazzman? Lol
      Jeopardy James was 2nd yours just caught it in the line?
      Took the forecast for back up as I said it was between top 2 . Paid 15/1. 75p on it 😝

      Good effort but 👍

  20. dazzman1979 1 month ago

    8:08 Newbury- millions memories 12/1 e/w

  21. dazzman1979 1 month ago

    My main bet wodeton comes in posted last night at 3/1 💰💰😂

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    • recoba 1 month ago

      Cowichan pi$$?

      🇺🇸 Favourite treble. Nothing to go nuts about just £6 in my account that I’ve fired on.

      Delaware- R7…Zen Master.
      Belmont-R7…Price Discipline
      Woodbine- R1…Captavating Art(Woodbine where favourites go to die!)

      Treble pays 2.7/1. Skybet

      GL

  22. dazzman1979 1 month ago

    Race 8 deleware- rayo negro 11/2

  23. dazzman1979 1 month ago

    Race 4 woodbine- Klim to glory 5/1

    • recoba 1 month ago

      Captivating Art was s steal at 10/11 Paddy Power pity Zen master was a donkey!

      Belmont – R9… Easter 15/8 Bet365(** posted reasoning above. Got Balthus on my tracker too for this race and although this is a big jump in grade I’ll take a wee R/fc too . 15/1 and 20/1

    • recoba 1 month ago

      Well that’s a lovely forecast that save my £10 staked n more on the single Easter and more at 20/1 but why oh why did there need be 2 horses on my tracker from same race or I’d just backed Balthus at 9/2!

      Onwards….

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  24. recoba 1 month ago

    Belmont -R 10….Geomtrigue 33/1 Ew Bet365 3 places or 22/1 4 places Paddy Power.

    • recoba 1 month ago

      Woodbine-R8….Fun Cool. 4/1. Bet365

      An that’s all she wrote!”

      Well done the winners today 👍

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