He can Strut his stuff in the 5.30

Today’s Multi

3 £1 doubles & £1 ew treble

Mr Strutter 5.30 @ 4/1

Amour Propre 6.20 @ 7/1

Girl in the Picture 7.35 @ 11/4

Selected Perth – good to firm on this flat and sharp track

2.10 Barnie Stimpson can only be watched after a step backwards last time but all of Lak Shore Drive , Get Phar and Emirst De Catana all come here on the back of big runs , but all penalised but the tip has been dealt with less harshly and the race make up should suit this late player .

1/4pt win Get Phar @ 9/4

2.45 This looks beyond the hard to win with Big Difference , but the other three all have bits of form giving them strong chances , but they all bring more negatives then positives to the table today . At this trip and ground , the Gordon Elliott pair could well fight this out , and at the odds , have to be with the longshot in the field, who after an impressive start to his chase career, suffered two none completions and has been off the track for a year !

1/4pt  win Everybreathyoutake @ 9/2

3.20 The consistent Lady Babs went down all guns blazing last time and is up an unkind 3 pounds, but still preferred as many of her rivals are not running well and the back to form Malengen is now on a very stiff mark .

1/4pt  win Lady Babs @ 3/1

Selected Goodwood – good to firm on this undulating , sharp and tricky track

1.50 The fav is the 4 timer chasing Secret state , but the 7 pound hit will test and when successful at Royal Ascot had all of Teumassias Fox, Surrey Mist , Inverness and Mandobi all behind and except for the latter was not beaten far by the St Leger entry . Surry Mist was ridden patiently in that race it being his first try at the trip, but certainly saw the trip out very well , and stays on the same mark today . A strong pace is certain and he’s well drawn to stalk the pace and see it out with the best of the rest .

1/4pt  ew  Surrey Mist @ 10/1


3.00 Rocket Rodney is firmly established as one of the top juvenile sprinters around after his grand 2nd of 24 at Royal Ascot and then landed short odds with the minimum of fuss at Sandown  . He comes off the pace and as this C&D is up against mostly front runners , looks a very good play for high rollers .

3/4pt win Rocket Rodney @ evens

3.35 Can anything stop Baaeed going 9 from 9 , very probably not. Proven over C&D and fast ground , but is 1/6 !

No Bet


4.45 Understandable that The platinum Queen is 4/5 after an impressive win at York last time when making all and is also proven over C&D , She did have the luxury of an uncontested lead that day but does shape as if she doesn’t have to lead to win .Odds too skinny .

No Bet


Goodwood placepot







12 bets

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

2.00 Hoy was particularly impressive first time at this trip at Carlisle and previously ran well at Thirsk , so this speed track shouldn’t faze him and looks good enough to carry the penalty .

1/2p win Hoy @ 9/4

3.10 Many of these are doubtful stayers and as the capable Chief Of staff has his own ideas about the game at times, the reliable late playing Magical Mile , despite being 4 pounds higher for a smart win at Windsor on quick ground , looks a nice ew play .

1/4pt  ew Magical Mile @ 8/1

3.45 The lightly raced youngster Encourageable was desperately unlucky over C&d last time and off the same mark , and with an ideal strong pace to come off , looks another for high rollers .

3/4pt  win Encourageable @ evens

5.30 Not a deep finale and on quick ground, the late playing , in  form and reliable Mr Strutter can defy a stiff enough mark .

1/2pt win Mr strutter @ 4/1

Redcar placepot







16 bets

Galway good ground on this undulating and stiff track

Looks very much a Bookies’ Benefit Night with practically all of the races so hard to work out . I have one piece of advice , but it’s for Members only .

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

5.50 A very easy apprentice handicap to sidestep with a stack of ifs , buts and maybes .

No Bet

6.20 The lightly raced Armour Propre showed chinks of early pace on her debut for her strong stable at Salisbury , only giving best late on over 6 furlongs. She then gave the talented Washington Heights a fright at Carlisle at this trip on quick ground , running to a level 5 pounds in excess to today’s mark and can be excused a lesser showing in the big field and very valuable Newbury Super Sprint , as she was one of many front runners . Nicely drawn for a front runner and as she is proven on quick ground , a stiff track and on a workable mark, could be away and gone at lovely odds .

1/2pt win Armour Propre @ 7/1

7.25 With both Hortzadar and City Runner currently in the doldrums and Mercurious Power a stiff 5 pounds higher for a good win over C&D , this looks a good opportunity for the capable aldhaja , who found the trip too far last time , but as Callum Hutchinson claims 5 on Mercurious Power , it looks too close to call.

No Bet

8.30 Tricky stuff but the nod goes to First officer who chased home a couple of smart types last time , giving the impression the longer trip would suit .

1/4pt win First Impression @ 5/1

Sandown placepot







24 bets

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

7.35 This looks very much a match but as Clipsham Gold has a penalty for a recent fast ground course win , but goes up in trip, the consistent and down graded Girl inThe picture is preferred .

1/4pt win Girl inThe picture @ 11/4

8.40 Hilary’s Boy landed a weak event last time and returns to handicapping on a stiff enough mark while My Ambition has a bit to prove with a 4 pound hit and a drop in trip, but this won’t take much winning . Winnetka can be relied upon to run her race and is proven here , the trip and fast ground and her mark is slowly reducing . Blackheath is rarely far away but remains so hard to win with .

1/4pt win Winnetka @ 15/2

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