- BEVERLEY: Hilary Needler Takes Centre Stage……..
- HAYDOCK: Pinnacle, Achilles & John Of Gaunt Stakes…..
- NEWMARKET: Two LIVE Handicaps From HQ………
- TRAINERS-QUOTES: Ornate Dashes To 33/1 Success……..
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As we race into June now that means we are not far away from the five-day Royal Ascot Meeting (18TH- 22ND) – Be sure to check out the blog section on the site as we’ll have all five days covered with key trends and free tips.
So, with plenty of big meeting on the horizon this Saturday’s action isn’t the strongest – but what the day lacks in quality it certainly makes up for in quantity.
The ITV cameras are at three venues to take in NINE races!
They are at Haydock to show four, with the Pinnacle, Achilles and John Of Gaunt Stakes the features – did you know 12 of the last 16 Pinnacle Stakes winners were aged 4 years-old?
They are also up at Beverley to take in the Hilary Needler Trophy for the 2 year-olds – all of the last 9 winners were drawn in stall 9 or lower!
While at Newmarket, we’ve two competitive handicaps to enjoy.
So, as always, we’ll be hoping to find plenty more winners for you and as always, we’ve got it all covered with free tips and all key trends for the LIVE races. Enjoy!
Have a Great Weekend
This Week At Trainers-Quotes………Is Griffiths The New Sprint King?
He’s done it again – Okay, the Dave Griffiths yard also had Duke Of Firenze in last Saturday’s Epsom Dash and having won over the previous two weekend’s his 10 year-old sprinter was the better fancied of the two.
However, he also had the well-handicapped ORNATE in the race and after breaking like a bullet his other runner in the race never saw another rival!! He went in at a tasty 33/1 too and actually led home a TQ 1-2 with Scott Dixon’s Dark Shot (2nd 14/1) landing silver.
That led to many happy member emails coming in…………………just like this one from Big G, who won over 3k!!!
“Wow…….had a forecast last weekend with Duke Of Firenze and Dark Shot……same again with Ornate and Dark Shot this week in the Epsom Dash!!! Also a win net!! £3k win….thanks.”
Oh, and while we’re on Scott Dixon – congratulations to him and his family after his wife, Rebecca, gave birth to their first baby – Charlie Dixon. Well done from us all here at TQ.
Here’s just a sample of some top quotes recently……………….
“Not Never – Has schooled well over fences. On his hurdles form (course winner too) he should have a strong chance here and hopefully will be a good starting point for him. Look to have De Plotting Shed to beat but feel we’ve got a decent chance of doing so.”
1st 4/7 Gary Moore
“Thebannerkingrebel – Was a very good bumper horse and has transferred that ability to hurdles when winning on debut. He carries a penalty today against a useful rival – Story Of Friends – but I think our chap could be very useful…….hopefully!”
1st 2/7 Jamie Snowden
“Brogans Bay – Bits of form on the all weather, wide draw (11) here no help. Has ability but needs to become more consistent though no complete surprise if she gets involved at a big price. “
2nd 50/1 Simon Dow
“Talkingpicturestv - In good order and we feel the slight drop back in trip will help here. Third most recently at Huntingdon but also 3lbs lower for that run. Fine on the ground too so feel we come here with a small each-way chance with Too Much To Ask looking the one we’ve all got to beat.”
1st 6/1 Henry Oliver
“Dark Shot – Just a neck behind Duke Of Firenze last weekend and we’ve a slight pull in the weights so every chance again here. Fifth in the race last year too and 2lbs lower – will need a bit of luck in-running in a race like this but we are in great form and after running a blinder here in April (2nd to Just That Lord) we know he still loves this place. Decent each-way chance.”
2nd 14/1 Scott Dixon
“Ornate – Won well at HQ back in April – been running in better races since and not disgraced either. Still well-handicapped off 99 as rated as higher as 110 a few seasons ago. Conditions are fine and feel we’ve got a live each-way chance with this fella too.”
1st 33/1 Dave Griffiths
“Corazon Espinado – Course and distance winner last season who has nOt been at his best so far but looked to be coming back last start. Well drawn, better handicapped and with conditions to suit he should be thereabouts if he is back to his best.”
1st 7/1 Simon Dow
“Maid For Life – Is talented but quirky. We have aimed at this race for a while and she is spot on. Form of her previous race couldn’t have worked out better so looking for a solid run.”
1st 8/1 Charlei Fellowes
“Gossiping – Just got up to win latest. Has gone up 4lb and is running in a stronger race. But remains in good form and hopefully he has strong place chances.”
1st 10/1 Gary Moore
“New Expo – Is a horse we bought off Godolphin and we are still learning about him. He didn’t handle soft ground last time so the quicker surface here will suit. Lower grade too and his full brother won three races when stepped up in distance so we are just hopeful of a better run today.”
3rd 100/1 Julia Feilden
“Miss Green Dream – Has needed the step up in trip – she was unlucky last time when she got trapped in on the rails – back on the turf on quick ground will suit. She is in good form at home and Sean takes off a handy 7lbs. She has an each-way chance at a good price.”
2nd 11/1 Julia Feilden
“Three Colours Red – Second runner in the race – not without a chance either. Only second run for us after running a fair fourth on his first outing at Worcester. One pound lower and jockey able to claim 7lbs this time. Consistent sort over hurdles too – 18 runs and 13 top three finishes. Love the good ground too so decent each-way chance.”
1st 10/1 Tim Vaughan
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BEVERLEY – 2 year-olds Line-up For Hilary Needler Stakes……….
Beverley Horse Racing Trends (ITV/RUK)
1.25 Dadie Oughtred Memorial Handicap Cl3 (3yo+ 0-95) 7 1/2f ITV
No previous runnings
The Richard Hannon yard have a 42% record with their runners at the track
TQ VERDICT: No previous trends to go on, but with the Richard Hannon yard having a cracking 42% record with their runners here at Beverley then their QAYSAR (e/w) is the call. This 4 year-old needs to bounce back from some average recent runs but should find this ease in grade more to his liking. He wasn’t beaten far behind Cape Byron in a better contest last time and is also dropped 2lbs for that. Trip and ground look fine and Pat Dobbs, who the Hannon yard use a lot, comes up for the ride. CD winners – Elerfaan, Poet’s Dawn and Rousayan look likely to go well too, while the Mark Johnston and Richard Fahey camps are in good form at the moment so their Love Dreams and Zap can’t be ruled out either.
2.00 Hilary Needler Trophy Fillies’ Conditions Stakes (Plus 10 Race) Cl2 (2yo) 5f ITV
12/14 – Had raced in the last 5 weeks
11/14 – Had won over 5f before
11/14 – Had won just once before
11/14 – Irish bred
10/14 – Had raced in the last 2 weeks
10/14 – Had raced between 1-2 times before
8/14 – Won last time out
7/14 – Placed favourites
5/14 – Returned a double-figure price in the betting
3/14 – Trained by Kevin Ryan
3/14 – Raced at York last out
3/14 – Winning favourites
2/14 – Trained by Tim Easterby
2/14 – Ridden by Jamie Spencer
1/14 – Winners from stall 1
The average winning SP in the last 10 years is 13/1
The last 9 winners drawn 9 or lower
7 or the last 9 winners were foaled in Feb or March
7 of last 10 winners have been drawn in stalls 6-9 (inc)
TQ VERDICT: The draw has been key in recent runnings of this race. With the last 7 winners coming from stalls 6-9 (inc) then EXECLUSIVE (6), YARROW GATE (7) and LIBERTY BEACH (8) look to have a slight edge. All three are similar prices in what looks an open race, but being the only proven CD winner in the field the Archie Watson-trained EXECUSIVE (e/w) just edges it. She won here last month in good fashion and that track experience will be a big plus. She’s got some decent entries after this too so is clearly well regarded and also ticks most of the other main stats listed above. Rose Of Kildare is the most experienced in the field with four runs – winning her last two – and is another to note from the Mark Johnston yard, while it’s interesting the Richard Fahey yard pitch their unraced Moon Of Love in at this level at the first time of asking – that suggests she might be useful too. Fahey also has Three Coins, who won on debut.
3.15 Truckingby Brian Yeardley Two Year Old Trophy Conditions Stakes (Plus 10 Race) (Colts & Geldings Cl2 (2yo) 5f ITV
10/10 – Returned 8/1 or shorter in the betting
10/10 – Feb, March or April bred
10/10 – Drawn in 6 or lower
8/10 – Raced in the last 4 weeks
8/10 – Finished 1st or 2nd last time out
8/10 – Won over 5f before
8/10 – Won at least once before
7/10 – Favourites placed
7/10 – Had raced twice or more
6/10 – Irish bred
6/10 – Won last time out
5/10 – Winning favourites
4/10 – Drawn in stall 1
3/10 – Trained by Mick Channon
The Richard Hannon yard have a 43% record with their 2 year-olds at the track
The average winning SP in the last 10 runnings is 10/3
TQ VERDICT: Some promising sorts on show here but with a 43% record with their juveniles at the course the Richard Hannon runner – OH PURPLE REIGN – gets the call. He won on debut up at Nottingham and certainly wasn’t disgraced when running a useful Godolphin horse close at Epsom last Friday. He’s dropped to 5f here but has shown plenty of pace, while the stiff finish looks ideal. With 8 of the last 10 winners having finished in the top two last time out then that is a negative for Summer Sands, who was third on debut. Rodnee Tee is the only CD winner in the field so that must count for something, while Dream Shot was a good winner on his debut too to suggest he can go well. The danger though can come from the Johnston runner – XCELENTE. Yes, he flopped last time out at Ponty as an odds-on favourite but won well before that and it might just have been a case of the track not suiting last time. They’ve given him 5-6 weeks to get over that and he can’t be dismissed just yet based on how easily he won on debut.
HAYDOCK – Pinnacle, Achilles & John Of Gaunt Stakes…..
Haydock Horse Racing Trends (ITV/RacingTV)
1.45 Betway Middle Distance Handicap Cl3 (3yo) 1m4f ITV4
One previous running
Trainer Sir Michael Stoute has a 38% record with his 3 year-olds at the track
Trainer John Gosden has a 27% record with his 3 year-olds at the track
Jockey Frankie Dettori has a 31% record riding 3 year-olds at the track
TQ VERDICT: A tight little race with just the 6 runners. The Simcock runner Prejudice will be popular are his good fourth at Newbury, while the consistent Mind The Crack and Paradise Boy are others that can go well. Frankie and John Gosden team-up here too with Gantier – a 3 year-old that’s yet to finish out of the top three from 8 runs. Both wins have been on the AW though so he’s still looking for a first turf success from two runs – that’s a slight concern. So, the call is ALHAAZM. The Stoute camp boasts a decent 38% record with their 3 year-olds at the track and Jim Crowley heads here to ride. He’s closely-matched with both Prejudice (4th) and Gantier (3rd) after finishing ahead of them last time out when second at Newbury. With that only being his second career run then he can be expected to be fitter for it so it taken to uphold that form.
2.25 Betway Pinnacle Stakes (Group 3) Cl1 (4yo+) 1m3f ITV4
16/16 – Had won over at least 1m2f before
14/16 – Returned 9/1 or shorter in the betting
13/16 – Finished in the top 3 last time out
13/16 – Rated 92 or higher
12/16 – Placed favourites
12/16 – Had won over 1m4f before
12/16 – Aged 4 years-old
11/16 – Came from the top 3 in the betting
9/16 – Drawn in stall 5 or lower
6/16 – Had run at Haydock before
5/16 – Winning favourites
4/16 – Won last time out
2/16 – Trained by Roger Varian
2/16 – Trained by John Gosden
2/16 – Ridden by Frankie Dettori
The average winning SP in the last 10 years is 11/2
TQ VERDICT: John Gosden and Frankie have done well in this race in recent years so their Highgarden enters the mix. He returns off a 253 day break but should easily be fit enough to run well. The consistent Klassique should be going well too – he’s finished in the top two from his last five runs. Mrs Slippy and Pilaster warrant respect too, but the clear pick here is the rare Willie Mullins runner at the track – TRUE SELF. This 6 year-old is rated 112 (top-rated) but actually gets 3bs from Highgarden, which will make life hard for the Gosdon runner. True Self was an easy Listed winner at Gowran Park last time out over 1m6f but is a versatile sort that’s won from trips ranging from 1m2f to 1m6f in recent months. He acts on any ground and jockey, Colin Keane, who gets on well with the horse also makes the trip over.
3.00 Betway Achilles Stakes (Listed Race) Cl1 (3yo) 5f ITV4
10/10 – Returned 14/1 or shorter
9/10 – Aged 5 or older
9/10 – Had raced in the last 10 weeks
9/10 – Won between 6-8 times before
9/10 – Didn’t win last time out
9/10 – Had won over 5f before
8/10 – Drawn between stalls 2-7 (inc)
7/10 – Had run at the course before
7/10 – Winning distance 1 length or less
7/10 – Had finished in the top 5 last time out
5/10 – Unplaced favourites
5/10 – Winning favourites
2/10 – Trained by William Haggas
The average winning SP in the last 9 runnings is 13/2
TQ VERDICT: Of those at bigger prices – Treasure Me and course winner Maid In India – might be worth a second look. However, this should really revolve around the top four in the market. Danzeno was a very easy winner last weekend and will have a lot of supporters. He’s up into a Listed race this time though so will need more and probably won’t get away with the slow start he had that day too. Tarboosh – is a very speedy sort that has been running in better races than this so will like the ease in grade – he’s the second top-rated in the field. The top-rated though is Stake Acclaim, who won on his return run last time at Newbury. He’s won in most ground and should be going close. But the call here is INTENSE ROMANCE (e/w). This CD winner blew away the cobwebs last time out at Naas in a similar race and will be much better for it. Any rain won’t be an issue but has also won on a good surface. She’s the only CD winner in the field and ended last season with two wins in this grade. The experienced Gerald Mosse has been booked to ride.
3.35 Betway John Of Gaunt Stakes (Group 3) Cl1 7f ITV4
15/16 – Rated 107 or higher
15/16 – Had raced within the last 4 weeks
14/16 – Drawn in stall 6 or lower
13/16 – Came from the top three in the betting
13/16 – Returned 9/1 or shorter in the betting
13/16 – Had won over 7f before
11/16 – Aged 4 or 5 years-old
11/16 – Placed in the top 3 last time out
11/16 – Drawn in stall 3 or lower
10/16 – Had won at least 4 times before
9/16 – Favourites placed
5/16 – Had run at the track before
4/16 – Winning favourites (1 joint)
3/16 – Ridden by Ryan Moore
2/16 – Trained by Sir Michael Stoute
2/16 - Aged 9 years-old
The average winning SP in the last 10 years is 7/1
TQ VERDICT: SIR DANCEALOT is the second top-rated in this Listed race so going to be popular. The ease in grade for him will help as he’s been running in better races than this – his last five runs have been at Group One level. He’s been running with credit too, while the last time three times he’s dropped out of that grade (G2) he won each time! CD winner – Breton Rock – is still going strong and certainly has the pat form to go well, but at 9 years-old he’s not getting any younger. Mankib and Safe Voyage both ran crackers last time too (1st and 2nd in the same race) and on that form the pair look to have big chances too. Mitchum Swagger, Suedois and Tip Top Win, who is the top-rated, are others to note. The last-named was runner-up in the 2000 Guineas last season so on that run would be the one to beat. However, he’s not really progressed since and was well beaten by the selection at Goodwood last July. So, I’ll take the consistent SUEDOIS (e/w) to go best of the slightly bigger-priced runners. His recent runs over this 7f read 3-3-2-4-4 and should be a lot fitter for two return runs this season.
NEWMARKET – Two LIVE Handicaps From HQ………
Newmarket Horse Racing Trends (ITV/RacingTV)
2.10 – Bentley Cambridge Handicap Cl2 (3yo 0-105) 7f ITV4
Two previous runnings
Trainer Mick Channon won the race last year
Last two winners drawn in double-figures
Trainer Andrew Balding has a 29% record with his 3 year-olds at the track
Trainer Brian Meehan has a 25% record with his 3 year-olds at the track
TQ VERDICT: A very open contest here but with the Mick Channon yard having trained the last two winners their AFTER JOHN (e/w) looks worth chancing. He was a good winner at Pontefract last time out and despite this being his first run in a handicap and more needed he did it well enough to suggest there is more to come. He’ll love the quick ground and even though that last win came over 6f he’s run with credit over this 7f trip to suggest it’s worth another crack. Of the rest, the Brian Meehan and Andrew Balding yards have good records with their 3 year-olds at the track so their ATHMAD and FLASHCARD are certainly others to have on your radar. The Queen also has a runner – Regular – who won well last time out, while the Haggas-trained Awe is also sure to be popular on the form we’ve seen so far.
2.45 – Bernard Sunley Memorial Handicap Cl2 (4yo+ 0-105) 1m6f ITV4
Two previous runnings
Trainer Ed Dunlop won this race in 2018
Amazing Red won this race 12 months ago
Trainer Mark Johnston won this race in 2017
Trainer Mark Johnston has a 28% record with his 4+ year-olds at the track
Trainer Saeed Bin Suroor has a 25% record with his 4+ year-olds at the track
Trainer Ian Williams has a 24% record with his 4+ year-olds at the track
Trainer Andrew Balding is just 1 from 30 with his 4+ year-olds at the track
TQ VERDICT: The Ed Dunlop-trained AMAZING RED (e/w) won this race 12 months ago so it’s interesting that connections have targeted this same race with him. He’s 9lbs higher this time but has progressed well since and has returned to the track this season with some solid efforts. James Doyle is a positive jockey booking too, while his last three runs over this this 1m6f trip read well 1-2-3. Saeed Bin Suroor has a good strike-rate with his 4+ year-olds at the track so his Red Galileo is another to note, but it’s interesting that trainer Ian Williams is firing three horses at the race – Restorer, Speedo Boy and The Grand Visir. With a 24% record with this age group then all three can’t be ruled out and the betting suggests they are very closely-matched too. However, of the trio RESTORER (e/w) just edges it. He was a good fourth last time out and should be a lot fitter for that and connections have booked a useful 5lb claimer to help on the weight front. Lissitzky, Melting Dew, Spirit Ridge and What A Welcome are others to consider, but might not be much value in what looks an open race.
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|01-Jun-19||Ali Stronge||Sir Canford||Sir Canford has his first run in a handicap and at the same time tries a step up in trip. He's in the right grade and I think he'll run a big race.||Won the race at 7/2|
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|01-Jun-19||William Knight||Soto Sizzler||We were very confident before Soto Sizzler ran in the Great Met here five weeks ago and were pleasantly surprised that he went up only 5lb for the easy win. I was worried that the ground might be too firm for him but Oisin told me yesterday that it was riding properly "good" and they put three mils on last night so it should be all right. He's at the foot of the handicap so must have a great chance again.||Won the race at 9/2|
|01-Jun-19||Micky Hammond||It's All About Me||It’s All About Me is a course and distance winner on quicker ground than today’s. We think his 4lb rise for the last win was fair and a useful 7lb claimer takes the ride. He will be thereabouts again today.||Won the race at 9/2|
|01-Jun-19||Charlie Longsdon||Western Miller||I was disappointed with his last race at Haydock to be honest but we're going back to Stratford where he has gone well before. On his last run at the venue you'd have to give him a small chance to get in the first two.||Won the race at 15/2|
|01-Jun-19||Ali Stronge||Sir Canford||Sir Canford has his first run in a handicap and at the same time tries a step up in trip. He's in the right grade and I think he'll run a big race.||Won the race at 12/1|
|31-May-19||Hughie Morrison||Enhanced||We're struggling with Enhanced. He did show a glimmer of encouragement at Leicester last time when upped to 10 furlongs and the hope is that he'll benefit from the extra distance and going into a handicap.||Was placed 3rd at 6/1|
|31-May-19||Shaun Keightley||Trouble Shooter||Trouble Shooter is drawn 13 of 13, which is normally the kiss of death at Chelmsford. In his case that is a repetition of an earlier run round here when he was fourth of 13 again from the worst draw. That was his best effort yet, so he may not be a hopeless case and we're optimistic he might run into a place.||Was placed 3rd at 5/1|
|31-May-19||Brian Meehan||Artistic Language||Artistic Language is being tried in a visor today. Possibly of more concern is the very soft ground which he has never encountered before. If he copes with it he could go close.||Was placed 2nd at 6/1|
|31-May-19||Micky Hammond||Only Orsenfoolsies||Only Orsenfoolsies relishes the conditions but has to put behind him a poor display on quicker ground at Ripon last time. He is sure to stay the trip in the mud and could well be the one chasing home Cornerstone Lad.||Won the race at 33/1|
|30-May-19||Andrew Balding||Fox Leicester||Fox Leicester has been a litte bit unlucky. He was poorly drawn the last time he ran at Sandown and then the race came too soon for him last time. He should be very competitive here.||Won the race at 5/6|
|30-May-19||Administrators NB||NB - Fox Leicester||Fox Leicester has the best form in this handicap, coming down in grade after being as his trainer relates, "a little unlucky". Additionally you can bet Silvestre will be keen to win a race that carries his name in its title!||Won the race at 5/6|
|30-May-19||Andrew Balding||Fox Premier||Fox Premier won well first time out this year. He is reasonably well handicapped so should have every chance in this company.||Won the race at 9/4|
|30-May-19||Andrew Balding||Admirals Bay||Admiral's Bay ran a satisfactory race from a bad draw last time. I think he'll be in the mix today. He's reasonably well treated and the extra two furlongs will help him as will the nice galloping track. He should go well.||Won the race at 3/1|
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