There are three jumps meetings and two flat meetings to keep punters focused today.
Huntingdon, Hereford, and Punchestown are where jumps fans will get their kicks. Flat fans will focus on Leicester’s informative card, which sees four two-year-old races kick off the meeting and a hot Class 2 feature race while Newcastle is your all-weather action.
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17:30 Newcastle – Golden Hind 5/2 OUT 7/2
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In the opening contest at Leicester 13:00 British EBF Novice Stakes, the well-bred and half brother to 2,000 Guineas hero Galileo Gold, Akhu Najla 2.757/4, will attempt to buck the family trend and score on debut. None of his relatives won on debut.
Charlie Appleby and William Buick will look to keep up their excellent 22% strike rate with first time out two-year-olds today in the 13:30 British EBF Novice Stakes at Leicester with Parlando 2.757/4.
Although the trainer has a great strike rate backing them blind in the last 12 months would have seen a loss of £14 to a £1 level stake.
Richard Hannon will look to enhance his one for one 100% record in the 14:05 British Stallion Studs EBF Fillies’ Conditions Stakes at Leicester with Symphony Perfect 3.55/2.
At Leicester, three-year-olds have won eight of the last nine of the 15:15 Bet At racingtv.com Selling Stakes, and two four-year-olds head the market – perhaps a punting angle?
Stars come out to play at Punchestown
Grade 1 Royal Bond winner and Supreme Novice Hurdle runner-up Ballyadam 1.910/11 is set to return to action today and will make his chase debut in the 13:15 Watch Racing Free Online At Ladbrokes Beginners Chase. Cape Gentleman 3.259/4 will surely give him a tough test!
On an informative looking card Eric Bloodaxe a once-promising bumper winner who took some big scalps back in 2019, including Ferny Hollow, will make his hurdle debut in the 15:30 Play Ladbrokes 5-A Side On Football Maiden Hurdle.
At Huntingdon in the 15:40 Racing TV Handicap Hurdle, five-year-olds have scored in five of the last seven. There is just one entered today. Tonyx 6.511/2.
At Newcastle, seven horses are dropping from Class 2 races into Class 5 races – 17:30 Pallas Dancer, 19:00 El Maga, 19:00 Kendred Fire, 19:30 Old News, 19:30 Serenading (two wins from three runs here), 20:30 Jordan Electrics, 20:30 Lady Celia.
Horses for courses
This section highlights horses that have won twice or more at today’s tracks and could be in with a chance today.
15:50 Leicester – Able Kane – Has won here twice (50%)
16:15 Huntingdon – Lord Sparky – Has won here four times (57%)
17:00 Newcastle – Echo – Has won here twice (33%)
17:30 Newcastle – Greengage – Has won here three times (33%)
19:30 Newcastle – Jewel Maker – Has won here twice (29%)
19:30 Newcastle – Serenading – Has won here twice (67%)
19:30 Newcastle – Kentuckyconnection – Has won here four times (24%)
Weighted to go well
“Weighted to go well” highlights horses running that are more than 10lbs below their last winning handicap mark.
This section highlights a trainer, owner or jockey who is in excellent current form and their runners or rides for the day.
Trainer Marcus Tregoning may be about to hit a rich vien of form. He has had two winners from his last five runners (40%) and will look to continue that with his sole runner today at Newcastle in the 20:00 Originator 4.57/2.
Today’s furthest traveller is trainer Marcus Tregoning. He has travelled 330 miles to Newcastle with Originator 4.57/2 in the 20:00. This is the yards only runner on the card and they have had two winners from seven runners at this venue (29%) and he is also the trainer highlighted in the Form Watch.
Race of the day
We head out to Leicester today for their competitive Class 2 race over 7f at 15:50, and with a field of ten, punters won’t be short of options in this heat.
The ground remains soft, which could be an issue for a few of these who have been on the go for a long time this season. Three-year-olds have a good record in the race scoring in three of the last four runnings, and there are only two entered today – Wobwobwob and Motawaajed.
Tomfre heads the morning markets, and rightly so, given the strength in depth to his form, particularly on soft ground, and he sets the standard for many to surpass.
He, along with Able Kane, are the only horses to have scored here at Leicester.
Tomfre won off just 1lb lower at Doncaster last season and he could be about to run into form, just as he did this time last year, so there are plenty of positives to his chances.
He has looked held on marks just 2lbs higher though, so it may be the case he lacks the scope to improve out of handicap company and to be winning off of handicap marks as high as his 102, he either needs plenty in hand or others to falter.
Sunset Breeze blotted his copybook last time when dropped back to six furlongs on fast ground at Newmarket, and the return to a softer surface will surely see him get back on track.
He has held his form well in some big handicaps this term, perhaps doing too much too soon, and it would be no surprise to see him put in a bigger performance today.
He has a little to find on the bare form, but it also makes his handicap mark look a workable one. He needs to take a step forward to figure but shouldn’t be passed over lightly and is one to consider at big odds.
I struggled to get away from Miltown Star, who, for me, has plenty in his favour today.
He had shaped as though a drop back in trip would suit him on multiple occasions this season and his latest effort at Ascot was a step back in the right direction – travelling strongly before his effort petered out.
He has fallen a long way in the handicap, with his last run over this seven furlongs trip coming off a handicap mark of 100.
He returns to soft ground for the first time since being narrowly touched off at Goodwood on the back of a break and a gelding operation when rated 100 last season.
He only has 1/2 a length to find with today’s favourite Tomfre from their meeting (albeit two years ago) at Newmarket, and he is now 12 pounds better off so the 8/1 looks more than fair.
He must go close, and any money for him would boost confidence.
Timeform have a cracking bet at Newcastle
The Timeform team have offered up their NAP, NB and each-way shout at Newcastle today.
Read Timeform tips here.
What a weekend we have coming up where Ascot and Champions day officially closes out the flat season.
It’s been an excellent, top-class flat season this year on a personal note, one of the most profitable over the years.
It makes it all the more difficult to switch your thinking over to the National Hunt season, and if you’re like me, you will probably see your bets dramatically reduced towards the end of the month and into November.
As a full-time punter, these next two months can make you or break you in regards to the remainder of the season, so be careful and make sure to do your research.
Until tomorrow, be lucky.