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We’re on a highway to Kelso

The ITV cameras head to a picturesque Kelso for four races this afternoon. We are looking at the first of their live races. The going is heavy and some light rain is expected during the later races. Temperatures are a mild 11 to 12 degrees Celsius.



Next week sees the start of the Aintree Festival meeting. More news after we look at the 1.50.


1.50 2m7½f Sue And Harvey Smith Chase (A Novices’ Limited Handicap) (Class 3) (5yo+ 0-135)

 A very tight four runner handicap in which the morning layers marginally make Teddy Tee the favourite.

ACDC has Liam Quinlan, the amateur jockey on board who rode him to victory three starts ago at this course. Fairly handicapped with suitable conditions, although the 8 y.o. has never been a straightforward ride.

Teddy Tee continues to run well, but is vulnerable at the finish.

Hills Of Dubai and Just Georgie tie in closely, but Hills Of Dubai isn’t proven at this trip.

I have Just Georgie as my marginal favourite in a race sponsored by his trainer.

Just Georgie  5/2

Teddy Tee      3/1

Hills Of Dubai  3/1

ACDC             7/2




Aintree Special

Last weekend we had two bets only, both winners.

Our biggest bet of the week was on Saturday. Our bet soundly beat the odds-on favourite.
On Sunday we again defied popular opinion with a 9/4 winner who drew well clear of the 2/5 favourite.
This rounded off a profitable week and another profitable month.

The bad weather has meant there has been just the one meeting so far this week. Yesterday at Fontwell we had one bet which provided us with a very rewarding 13/2 winner. Plus I analysed three other races for members own betting purposes, this supplied three further winners.

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Harri up

Final day of the 2017 flat season plus the jumps campaign continues to develop with interesting cards from Aintree, Wincanton and Kelso.

We are going to look at three races from Wincanton. The going is Soft.

1.15 2m4f Banz Carewear For Kids Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Chase (Class 4) (4yo+ 0-120)

Most of these are exposed, the exception being the joint top weght Achille.

Hasn’t been seen on the track since finishing a close up fifth in a competitive race at Ascot.

That was his only start since moving to his present stable from France.

Potentially well handicapped, with conditions to suit.

Venetia Williams’ runners are going well.

Difficult to price, but I’ve provisionally put the 7yo grey in at 3/1. Currently a best priced 5/1.

Wincanton racecourse

1.50 2m5½f Z Hotels Mares’ Handicap Hurdle (Class 2) (4yo+)

Wide open race in which The Organist is worth close inspection.

Much better than latest run suggests, as she was badly hampered approaching the last hurdle and was eased.

The Organist

3.35 3m1f Badger Ales Trophy Handicap Chase (Listed Race) (Class 1) (4yo+ 0-155)

Henllan Harri is expected to go well.

The softer ground will suit and the jockeys claim is a big positive. Odds of 10/1+ look fair.

Henllan Harri


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