Yesterday’s results:

  • Woodlands Charm – 1st
  • Magellan – 3rd (placed at 25/1)
  • Stone Circle – 1st
  • Ancestral Lands – 2nd, Al Karrar – 1st, Tenjin – nowhere

Oh that was interesting. A result in all races, we’ll have some more of that please.

Now then, 1:45 at Beverley and place money potentially on Brazen Akoya, not a bad horse but one that has gone 0-3 on turf with some decent all-weather form in the bag. This one benefited from a lower mark last year and got into stride pretty quickly. This year? Less good, but a recent 3rd at Chelmo implies that he’s running quite well and any improvement – with an easing in the weights of 1lb – would be handy. 12/1 at the moment and we’ll looking to double our money at the very least on places.

A Tuesday evening handicap chase for you, eh? 8:00 at Newton Abbot and even at 11/8, Kauto the King makes eminent sense. Joe Tizzard’s won four of his last five races here at Newton Abbot and off this mark, on this ground, Kauto the King is the most obvious choice of the lot. 

6:35 at Newbury, and I do like the chances of debutant Cloudbreaker who is 10/1 in the market right now. Out of my favourite horse Sea The Stars, this one holds 2+ in jockey / trainer / stallion ratings and over 7 furlongs, his siblings have done the business winning 25% of their races. There are others with some form, so it’s going to be a tough ask. Liftoff is too short for a horse with 40+ on debut, and while yes, breeding will out and he should improve, 7/4 is not good enough. 

Boom The Groom is getting on a bit, but aren’t we all. He runs in the 1:30 at Brighton with every chance of adding to his rather impressive record at this seaside track. He recently ran here and showed some good form over the distance, and if he can carry that form into today, he’s got a small field to beat. You can put a line through a few of them, potentially – especially Cappananty Con who barely ever wins on grass (although watch him bolt up now eh).

Zulu Girl’s last three visits to Brighton have resulted in wins, so in the 2:30, why not try her out for a fourth consecutive win? I mean, she’s top-rated, regressive because she went to Bath and doesn’t tend to fare so well there anyway, she’s most suited and likely going to give you decent value at a price of around 6/1 in the markets at time of writing. This is a tough old race in which you’ve got lots of regressive types or horses that have red marks next to their name for different reasons. When i see that, I often look down at the bottom to see whether there’s a case for the lower-rated horses whose marks have been eased, and the bottom-rated horse Granary Queen may well be a nice place bet for you. She’s been running at a mile in 2022, but focused mostly on 7 furlong races last year with some success. She’s not been awful either, improving to 60+ last time out. 10/1 at the moment, maybe longer.