Ocean Wind to blow them away . There will not be a service for Saturday July 8th .

There will not be a service for Saturday the 8th of July as I will be celebrating a very close and dear friend’s 50th Birthday Bash at Haydock Park Races . Memberships extended by one day . John .

Today’s Multi

3 £1 doubles & £1 ew treble

Manigordo 2.40 @ 7/2

Ocean Wind 3.05 @ 5/1

Saga 4.15 @ 15/8

Selected Sandown – probably good ground on this stiff and galloping track

3.05 On official ratings the classy Yabir has a clear 10 pound buffer , but a few reasons for opposing him today . He’s only won 1 of his last 6 races and has been a beaten fav in most of them . He had a pop at The ascot Gold Cup last time , over half a mile further than today , and as he was held up all the way , the race was inconclusive in terms of him as a stayer as his furthest winning trip remains half a mile shorter than today . Ocean Wind has made giant strides . A useful bumper horse , he took  the conversion to the flat in his stride and in 6 runs comes out with 3 wins and 3 places . He is very much proven at the trip as his peak form is a close 2nd to Wonder Stayer Stradivarius at Ascot . He’s been off the track for 2 years but first time back is the best time to catch long time absentees .

1/2pt win Ocean Wind @ 5/1

4.15 Saga had ALL of these well behind at Royal Ascot when he was a very solid 5th of 16 , and no reason why this prominent racer won’t confirm the form .

3/4pt  win Saga @ 15/8

4,50 Miss Cynthia comes here on the back of a narrow defeat at this trip at Yarmouth and stays on the same mark . There was a long way back to anything else which is often a sign of good form .

1/4pt win Miss Cynthia @ 7/2

5.25 This amateur riders’ race has a very winnable look to it with the two form horses in Roman Dynasty and Marsh Benham now racing on stiff marks . Brilliant Blue has run two very solid races of late on turf at this trip and mark making him a nice ew play .

1/4pt  ew Brilliant Blue @ 8/1

Sandown placepot

1,2

2,6

3

1,5

4

11,13

16 bets

Selected Donny – good to firm on this flat and galloping track

2.20 PREMIUM RACE

2.55 Wide, Wide open

3.30 Looks a match but on the quick ground and this speed track , King Of The Plains can edge out Sweet William .

1/4pt win King Of The Plains @ 5/2

4.05 With Ready Freddie Go and Hiya Maite now on stiff marks , and the majority of the rest not cutting the mustard , worth the trying the much improved Miss Brazen after two good runs on quick turf at this trip and around this mark.

1/4pt win Miss Brazen @ 11/2

4.40 As Temporize and Mukha Magic will go out strongly , which will  probably scupper their chances , and with Qoya better on soft ground , this looks a match but as Isle Of Sark is proven off around this mark and ground and likely to stay , is preferred over recent Kempton winner Grand Providence , who has a bit to prove switching from polytrack and up in trip .

1/4pt win Isle Of Sark @ 10/3

Donny placepot

2,10

2,6

3

3,8

1

4,6

16 bets

Selected Newton Abbot – good to firm on this flat and sharp track

2.40 Two starts back,. Manigordo made all in a 3 runner race , the other two being today’s rivals and with the lead up for grabs and better off at the weights with the other two, who has both won since , nice play to replicate that win .

1/2pt win Manigordo @ 7/2

3.50 Chances can be given to  most but the strong front running For Pleasure has dropped to a good mark and could take some catching .

1/4pt win For Pleasure @ 7/2

4.25 & 5.00

Two uncompetitive handicaps with two very solid favs in each .

1/4pt double Bashful Boy @ 5/4  Investment Manager @ 11/8

Newton Abbot placepot

3

1,3

1,3

1

3

1,2,3,4

16 bets

Selected Beverley – good to firm on this stiff and galloping track

5.10 Great opportunity for recent 2nd Ziggy’s Queen who brings the best form to the contest and well drawn for a prominent racer and likely to get the better of the other market fancy in Game Breaker , who drops in trip.

3/4pt win Ziggy’s Queen @ 4/5

5.50 PREMIUM RACE

6.25 Alexander James has been holding his own in handicaps off marks around 80 and drops into a seller for the first time . Should collect .

1/2pt win Alexander James @ 5/4

7.00 My Honey B comes here on the back of a gritty win at Hamilton on quick ground and this well drawn prominent racer has bright hopes of the double off just a 2 pound higher mark . The in form Star Start goes up in grade and is badly drawn .

1/4pt win My Honey B @ 9/2

8.10 & 8.45

Two uncompetitive handicaps with very solid favs who should collect

1/4pt win double . Northbound @ 6/4  Boom Boom Pow @ 13/8

Beverley placepot

9

6,8

1

5,9

4,5,6,7

1

16 bets

Selected Haydock – good ground on this flat and galloping track

6.05 In an uncompetitive looking event the finish could well be fought out by recent C&D winner Lady Of Arabia who had the consistent Arkenstaar a few lengths behind , but on revised terms, very hard to split .

1/4pt rev fc Lady Of Arabia – Arkenstaar

7.50 Some very much in form sorts here but Baileysgutfeeling found it tough last time in a handicap on quick ground while the front running Paws For thought finally got one right at his beloved Chester and can be taken on around this circuit . The hat-trick seeking Metabolt would do well to go in again with a penalty and a drop in trip so I’m with the down in the ratings and grade Royal Pleasure .

1/4pt win Royal Pleasure @ 13/2

9.00 After looking next to hopeless, Danzart has seriously got his act together landing a hat-trick and following up with a good 2nd , but as he’s a further 3 pounds higher the nod goes to recent good Ayr 3rd in Go Sing , just beaten a length and kept on going well .

1/4pt win Go Sing @ 4/1

No Haydock placepot

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