Monday 22 August 2016

Monday's Racing Tips

Not a huge amount of time to go into detail so I will try to keep this succinct.

2:45 Carlisle - Stakes races are not really my betting medium. This will be  a pointer rather than a ''fill your boots'' bombshell. Surprisingly poor prize money for a race with a few fair juveniles. Mere Brow wasn't fancied on debut when a big drifter in the market but showed ample promise to finish fourth over an insufficient distance. This bay daughter of Clodovil is owned by David Armstrong. Interesting to note she was purchased for only £3,000 by Peter Fahey, which gives the impression she was originally heading for Richard Fahey. Mere Brow has been entered for a couple of stakes race which is a confident sign from Ann Duffield. This February foal was withdrawn a couple of weeks back when becoming unsettled in the stalls. This step up in distance will help although it is worth noting she was meant to race at 7f last time out. With the favourite Parnassian shouldering a penalty she should go well and have each-way claims. 

5:35 Thirsk - Karl Burke is a class trainer and Connacht Girl is an interesting bay filly who is no doubt held in some regard for Spigot Lodge to make her debut at Sandown. This daughter of Dark Angel was purchased for 58,000E at the breeze-up sales. She was slow away on debut but made progress to contend the lead before tiring in the closing stages to finish third some eight lengths clear of the fourth. Maureen Gittins' filly isn't one of the top juveniles in the stable but holds respectable each-way claims. At present, she is priced 7/2, and if drifting a touch in the betting is a fair wager. 

7:20 Kempton - A tough race with Blushing Rose, Raven's Lady, Manama, Snow Squaw & Millie's Kiss heading to Sunbury with thoughts of winning. Philip McBride is a top trainer and I particularly like his two-year-olds on their second start. This bay filly, a daughter of Aussie Rules, ran well on debut at Yarmouth, in a pretty hot race, and this step up in distance should be to her advantage. Comes here with fair win and place claims. There will be no hiding place in this maiden.