Saturday 30 September 2017

Saturday's Best Bets: Our Reason to bet Bold

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Tippin' Jimmy tells us his top Saturday selections, as he hopes to extend his brilliant record this week.

2:10 Market Rasen - Eragon De Chanay (7/2)
This horse is a very nice French recruit for Gary Moore, who comes here having enjoyed a comfortable win in his only start. The form of that race is quite strong, and he looks like a horse that potentially could be very good. I am banking on him being the real deal today,

2:30 Chester - Ayutthaya (Evs)
Kevin Ryan Ayutthaya comes to Chester with some very solid maiden form, and deserves to get his head in front today. He has been second on two occasions, including in a good novice event at York. That first, third and fourth have all won since that run, and he should be able to follow in their footsteps at Chester today.

4:10 Newmarket - Bye Bye Baby (6/4)
Ryan Moore will be quietly confident of a Newmarket win aboard Bye Bye Baby for boss Aidan O'Brien. She sets a high standard in this maiden contest having finished a very close second at Leopardstown. She lost out to a very good newcomer in Lightening Quick, and the worry is she may find one today, but her form is strong and she looks hard to oppose in this.

4:25 Haydock - Bold Reason (2/1)
John Gosden has been enjoying a good season, and will certainly want to be in winning form before Enable's Arc bid tomorrow. He is represented in the maiden contest by Bold Reason, who finished fourth on his sole start at Sandown. That was a very strong race, and like most juveniles he will improve a lot for that run. He is nicely bred and if he handles the ground should run a big race.

5:25 Chester - Mouille Point (10/1)
Mouille Point is a horse that should be up to winning off a mark of 77, and today's test looks ideal for her. She finished off her race nicely to finish third at Chepstow last time out, and is unchanged for that run. Today's slightly longer trip should benefit her, and she seems to go well on all ground. Hopefully she can sit nicely just off the pace and deliver a winning challenge late on. She has a serious chance at a seriously big price. Persistence is a danger.

Friday 29 September 2017

Friday's Best Bets: Colibri can conquer

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Tippin' Jimmy has picked out some selections for Friday's racing, he will have his exclusive tips for Arc weekend on the site.

4:30 Haydock – Royal Associate (4/1)
Godolphin’s Royal Associate could score for the third time in his career, as he drops back to handicap level in Lancashire. He won his first two starts in good style, before finishing a disappointing seventh in listed company last time out. He will appreciate the ground, and he should perform much better than last time out.

5:05 Haydock – Colibri (13/2)
Hugo Palmer rated this horse so highly last season, and sadly he hasn’t produced much in his three-year-old campaign this season. He’s a horse that appreciates wet ground, so conditions at Haydock should suit, whilst another drop in the weights is always an advantage. He will need to improve but he is a horse with a fair bit of abilty, and he could strike here with optimum conditions.

5:20 Newmarket – Addeybb (4/1)
Ryan Moore has teamed up with William Haggas as he attempts to win the Silver Cambridgeshire with this smart handicapper Addeybb. He has won two starts from four, and was last seen running a strong third place finish at Goodwood last time out. He remains on this mark of 93, and with the master in the saddle he should be going close to adding a third victory to his name. Roger Varian's horse is a danger.

6:15 Newcastle – Dubai Elegance (8/1)
Another horse who could get back to winning ways this afternoon is Godolphin’s Dubai Elegance in the North East. He won really well at maiden level over six, but he hasn’t produced too much in three handicap starts since. Last time out he wasn’t defeated too far at Kempton, and should be able to go well after another drop in the weights.

7:30 Dundalk – Duplication (12/1)

Joseph O’Brien’s Duplication is one of those horses I think has a bright future. He is bred well, and went for a big price in the sales ring. He won quite well at this venue last time out to register a second career success. He will relish the extra furlong, and this sprinter is a huge price to go well in this competitive contest.

Thursday 28 September 2017

Thursday's Best Bets: UAE to be King at Newmarket

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Tippin’ Jimmy has been in fine form this week, and picks out his four selections from Thursday’s racecard.

2:25 Clonmel – Arvico Bleu (4/7)
One horse who could turn into a very smart one this season is Arvico Bleu for Henry De Bromhead. He’s bumped into some nice horses in consistent performances, with Next Destination, Cilaos Emery and the progressive Monkshood all beating him. He makes his first start over hurdles, and could be up to striking on his seasonal bow.

4:20 Newmarket – UAE King (5/2)
UAE King is a horse I have been following for a short while now, and could progress into a very smart stayer for Roger Varian. He’s won three races this season, including over this trip, and looked a class act when winning. He was last seen finishing a good third in a listed event at Goodwood, losing out to good horses in Call To Mind and Count Octave. He is a horse with pattern class, and could strike today.

4:30 Perth – Ballyandy (8/11)
Champion bumper winner Ballyandy begins his chasing campaign at Perth today, and looks to take on a competitive rival in Fagan. He is a classy horse winning at Cheltenham, and finishing fourth in last year’s Supreme at the Festival. As with these novices he must transfer his ability to fences, and reports from home indicate he has been jumping well. I can’t wait to see this top horse back in action.

4:55 Newmarket – Amlad (9/2)
I like to keep an eye on Ed Dunlop’s horses as they seem to run well at the minute. He saddles Amlad who is a course and distance winner, on a very appealing mark here. He won here back in June rather comfortably, but hasn’t done too much since. He finished a good second last time out, beaten by a good horse in Humble Hero. He wasn’t defeated by too much, and after only a raise of 1lb he should go very well.

Wednesday 27 September 2017

Wednesday's Best Bets: Arctic can strike Gold at Perth

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With two winners yesterday, Tippin’ Jimmy talks us through his selections from Wednesday’s racing.

2:00 Redcar – Elements Quest (11/1)
This nicely bred filly has found maiden level a tad too hot, and should now have a good chance to score in this nursery contest. She has been disappointing when only defeating one rival at Hamilton last time out, but she is very well bred and reports from home indicate she has improved in her two months off the track. She certainly has a win in her off a mark of 56, for an inform Karl Burke.

2:10 Goodwood – Setting Sail (8/13)
Out of French Oaks winner West Wind, Godolphin will have high hopes Setting Sail live up to the high standard set in her pedigree. The two-year-old ran well on debut, finishing just under a length off a more experienced rival in Morning Wonder who looks a top prospect in his own right. Setting Sail should improve an awful lot for the run, and has the quality to win a maiden event here.

2:30 Redcar – Dream Of Delphi (3/1)
William Haggas has an exceptional record at tracks like Redcar, and this improving Dream Of Delphi should be up to striking in Yorkshire. He won really well at Lingfield last month, before finishing a clear second on Chelmsford’s all-weather surface. Sunbreak, the horse that beat him, has won again since so the form is rather strong. He faces a 8lb rise from the handicapper, but I expect a strong performance.

3:25 Perth – Brutal (6/4)
Brutal is a horse I have been following for a while, and a horse I believe has real genuine qualities. Gordon Elliott’s juvenile hurdler won so well on his hurdles debut, and I fancied him to follow up at Killarney last time out. He flopped massively that day, and will need to improve a lot from that sixth place effort. I expect him to go very well, should he run to his true level.

4:00 Perth – Arctic Gold (5/4)
Arctic Gold could now be very well treated by the handicapper as he returns to chasing for Nigel Twiston-Davies. The six-year-old has run well at the track, and returns from a four-month break from the racecourse. If he can adapt to fences he should have a serious chance, and strike on his third chasing effort.

Tuesday 26 September 2017

Tuesday's Best Bets: We are Longing to build on our 100% record this week

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Tippin’ Jimmy had a perfect day yesterday, backing no less than four winners from four tips. After his 94-1 win, he hopes to repeat his success with his verdict on Tuesday’s action.

2:35 Lingfield - Demurrer (8/1)
I am not always a fan of backing debutants but I have heard some very good feedback about this horse, and connections are expecting him to shape into a nice horse. Michael Bell has a good record at this venue, and Demurrer comes from a strong American family. She may need the run, but hopefully she could land this not so strong maiden affair.

5:00 Tipperary – Longing (4/5)
Costing his Coolmore owners a huge price, Longing is a horse that really should be up to winning at maiden level for Aidan O’Brien. He made a very encouraging debut when third at Leopardstown, where he wasn’t beaten too far and similar to many at his yard will improve a lot from the run. Expectations will be very high!

5:15 Lingfield – Exquisite Ruby (11/2)
One horse that is just a winner in waiting is Charlie Hills’ Exquisite Ruby. She ran very good races in maiden company earlier in the season, and has gradually been improving since competing in handicaps. She posted her best effort yet to finish second at Chepstow, where the winner has won again since. Unchanged by the handicapper, today may be the day she finally scores.

7:10 Chelmsford – Send Up (15/8)

Sir Mark Prescott is a master with middle distancers and staying types, and Send Up is the type of horse who will only improve off her current mark of 63. She put three tricky maiden events well behind her before striking on her handicap debut at Brighton. She won that very easily, and Luke Morris didn’t have to work too hard. This 5lb rise is fair and there looks plenty more to come!

Monday 25 September 2017

Monday's Best Bets: Graffiti can Master at Kempton

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With two winners in the bag yesterday, Tippin’ Jimmy talks us through his tips on Monday.

2:25 Kempton – Graffiti Master (8/15)
On paper this is a horse who could certainly be in the classics next year, having been out of Group Two winning Independence. John Gosden’s two-year-old finished a very good fourth at Sandown on debut not losing by too much in that run. Like most, he should come on a lot for the effort and I expect him to be breaking his maiden within time.

3:40 Leicester – Soie D’Leau (13/8)
I fancied this horse in the Haydock mud last time out, but he finished a promising second and should go well today. That race was a tad more competitive and he has only been raised 1lb by the handicapper for his one length defeat. He’s on a nice low mark at the minute, and should be able to get back to winning ways.

3:55 Roscommon – Landofhopeandglory (2/1)
Landofhopeandglory has always been a very good horse, both on the flat and over jumps and he should be up to winning this Grade Three event this afternoon. He’s already a winner over fences in his novice season, with that success coming at Kilbeggan on his penultimate start, and he ran very well last time before falling two from home. If he manages to make it around, he should have a big chance.

5:00 Roscommon – Burren Life (6/1)
Returning to racing for the first time since February is Burren Life for Gordon Elliott. He enjoyed good form over bumpers last season, finishing second on three occasions. His running style suggests he is one that will improve when switched to hurdling, and I am hopeful he can register his first victory after a seven month break. He may be a horse to follow this season.

Sunday 24 September 2017

Sunday's Best Bets: Pin can check into the winners' enclosure

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Firstly apologies for not putting yesterday's tips on social media, I hope a few winners today can come in and all will be forgiven! Make sure to follow us on Twitter at TippinJimmy, and please share our content and even tell us how we can improve our service for you!

3:40 Uttoxeter - Midnight Cowboy (7/2)
As some of you may know, most of my newspaper work is covering Sunday races and I spoke to most trainers with runners in this race. Alan King isn't usually one to give too much away, but he clearly has a lot of time for Midnight Cowboy. This nice six-year-old has won three from four, including a rather comfortable win at Stratford last time out. He has been raised 6lb by the handicapper, but there should be plenty more to come!

4:00 Naas - Quiet Reflection (9/4)
There is only one question that solves this race for me, which Quiet Reflection turns up. A good run would probably see this field off, but after a long absence and a slightly disappointing season it's hard to know how Karl Burke's filly will get on. Her Group One winning form makes her the class act in this field, I would love to see her run to that level again.

5:30 Naas - Pincheck (7/2)
Costing a huge sum to owners, Pincheck is now a horse beginning to her expensive price tag for Jessica Harrington. She has won two races in her seven race career, including a strong victory at this venue on her penultimate start. She bumped into a top Dermot Weld prospect last time out, and the worry is of a repeat of that result with Espoir D'Soleil, but on this current mark she is certainly up to winning a few races.

Saturday 23 September 2017

Saturday's Best Bets: Sam can strike Gold today

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Tippin’ Jimmy gives us his three best bets for Saturday!

1:15 Newbury – Sam Gold (9/2)
Roger Varian’s Sam Gold has apparently been working at home like a superstar, and in this competitive maiden contest he may progress into a top two-year-old. He finished seventh at Sandown on debut, but that effort was encouraging and he will improve for the effort. He’s bred well and has a bright future ahead.

2:50 Newbury – Lansky (15/2)
I have tipped quite a few of Jeremy Noseda’s juvenile runners this season, and this is one I think is really good. He made such a great debut when winning well at Windsor, before finishing third in the Acomb at York. That was only his second start and he will improve from that run. The step down to six may benefit him too.

4:20 Newmarket – Noble Star (6/1)
James Fanshawe and Tom Queally team up with Noble Star, a prospect who should win races this season. His maiden win was very impressive to cap off last season, and he made an encouraging seasonal return when third at Kempton. He should improve a lot from that run, and unchanged by the handicapper he could register a second win.

Friday 22 September 2017

Friday's Best Bets: Brilliant Besh is the best

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Tippin’ Jimmy runs us through Friday’s racing, with four leading fancies from the racecard.

1:50 Newbury – Beshaayir (10/11)
William Haggas has booked Ryan Moore to ride his well-regarded filly Beshaayir at Newbury today. Her pedigree is very strong, having been out of listed winning Bahia Breeze. She returns to the track after losing narrowly to an experienced rival last time out, and should go one better today.

4:35 Newbury– Lamya (5/2)
Lamya is a horse that Richard Hannon thinks the world of, and could even make it into a stakes horse this season. She ran out a very encouraging winner at Windsor last time out, defeating a quality field in good fashion. This race looks rather competitive too, but she should be able to register a second success.

5:15 Newton Abbot – Darling Maltaix (5/2)
Paul Nicholls’ French import Darling Maltamix oozed class when winning on his only start almost two years ago, and despite the break could go well again. The long absence is a huge concern, as is the form of rival Point Of Principle, but he won so well in that win and has so much potential. He is a horse to watch this season.

7:15 Newcastle – Sosian (7/2)
A horse that deserves to win at Newcastle tonight is Sosian for Richard Fahey. She’s finished second on two occasions, including a narrow defeat to Tulip Fever at York back in June. That form looks exceptionally strong here, and despite only finishing fourth at Pontefract last time out I expect her to run well.

Thursday 21 September 2017

Thursday's Best Bets: Launch on Ludorum

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Tippin' Jimmy enjoyed a very profitable day yesterday with two winners, including a 4-1 'cert'. He has more tips for Thursday's racing.

2:00 Yarmouth - Gabr (1/2)
I backed Gabr last time out, and he finished second in arguably one of the best maidens of the year at York. The form of the Convivial always works out strong, and he wasn't defeated too far by the clearly talented Mark Johnston debutant Dream Today. This race isn't anywhere near as competitive, and he should go one better today.

3:00 Yarmouth - Forever In Love (2/1)
A frustrating horse to follow this season is Forever In Love for Sir Michael Stoute and Ryan Moore. She's enjoyed some strong form when a narrow loser at Wolverhampton, before finding one too good at Haydock last time out. To break her maiden this requires a little more, but the ground should be fine and she carries a handy low weight.

3:25 Pontefract - Ludorum (3/1) NAP
This is an absolutely huge horse, and one that could have a huge future too! Richard Fahey's three-year-old broke his maiden on the third time of asking at Ripon, beating an odds-on shot in pretty good style. He's the kind who will improve loads from that first win, and connections must be rubbing their hands with delight after he was gifted an opening mark of 74. He should be up to winning this very well.

4:00 Pontefract - Tirania (7/2)
William Haggas thinks quite highly of his filly Tirania, and believes she could even get some black type later this season. If she is good enough for that, then she needs to be winning a handicap of this class and raising a mark of 88. She's won two races, including a good win at Musselburgh last time out. The drop in trip should be fine for her, and hopefully she can act on the ground too. The favourite Clon Coulis is a huge danger.

Wednesday 20 September 2017

Wednesday's Best Bets: Preaching to Heaven

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Tippin' Jimmy has some strong fancies from Wednesday's runners.

1:30 Sandown - African Friend (7/2)
A horse I have followed all season is African Friend for Henry Candy, and I am hopeful that today he can come back to his best. I was hugely impressed with his maiden win, before he posted a strong third place finish at Thirsk last month. When last seen at Ascot he was very disappointing, but the 2lb drop in the handicap, drier conditions and drop in trip are all in his favour today. This race is much weaker, he should run really well!

4:05 Fairyhouse - Focus On Heaven (5/2) NAP
This is a horse I think could be really really good, and is certainly got some quality. She was very well supported on her debut, which indicates she's well fancied at home and was narrowly defeated at Naas. That maiden form looks rather strong, Oaks third Alluringly was only fifth that day. If she can come back from her long break in good shape she should be up to winning this. The ground is ideal! I think she is my NAP of the week!

4:35 Beverley - Angel's Whisper (7/4)
Jeremy Noseda has had a fine season with his two-year-old's and Angel's Whisper is just another maiden winner in waiting. She enjoyed a very good debut, finishing second to a quality horse in Lamya. Her two-and-a-quarter length defeat sets a high standard. This race isn't a walkover but she should go well.

4:55 Yarmouth - Zabeel Prince (Evs)
There are quite a few horses I keep an eye out and funnily enough three of them are all running today. Zabeel Prince is certainly one of those at the top of my list. He stepped up from an encouraging maiden second to win so well at Nottingham last time out. He bolted clear of the favourite in very good style, and should be able to follow up in this handicap.

5:25 Yarmouth - Jumira Bridge (5/1)
A second for Roger Varian I do like a lot is Jumira Bridge, who still has a fair bit of improvement. He won two races in April both in good style, and has continued to creep up the handicap. He was a bit disappointing last time out and certainly needs to bounce back today!

Tuesday 19 September 2017

Tuesday's Best Bets: Redgrave can steer you to glory

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After a superb day yesterday with a 14-1 winner and a 75% strike rate, Tippin’ Jimmy gives his red hot tips for Tuesday’s racing.

3:15 Chepstow – Redgrave (3/1) NAP
A horse that I really think could be up to winning off a mark of 80 is Charlie Hills’ Redgrave. He ran a good race when second at this track, behind a good prospect in Rigoletto and has been dropped 2lb. He’s run well on most ground, and if he can improve a little he should be up to winning this weaker contest.

4:20 Chepstow – Sable Island (4/1)
Sir Michael Stoute is a top trainer in getting gradual improvement out of horses, and a prime example is Sable Island. He’s taken a while to progress but after a promising Salisbury third, he broke his maiden in a classy Chester victory. He won very easily that day and has only been raised 2lb for that effort. I expect a big run to come.

4:45 Yarmouth – Blazed (3/1)
Blazed makes his handicap debut for Roger Charlton this afternoon, and on the form of his penultimate run he should be right there. He ran strongly against some improvers, and the form of his Salisbury second has worked out strongly. Last time out he was only fifth at Doncaster, where the ground may have been too quick for him. Today’s soft ground, and handy mark should give him a bold chance.

5:10 Galway – Kozy (14/1) ew
Kozy is a horse that should be winning before too long. John Oxx is a master when it comes to middle distance horses and he should bring out improvement in this three-year-old. He was a credible second at Tramore, before finishing eighth in a handicap. He didn’t have the best luck in running there, and has been given a 2lb drop. In this open contest, he should have a strong each-way chance. 

Monday 18 September 2017

Monday's Best Bets: Dial can put some money in your Pocket

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Tippin’ Jimmy picks out his best four bets from Monday’s racecard.

3:00 Worcester – Wait For Me (8/11)
Wait For Me brings a very strong reputation to Worcester and hopes to bring a good level of hurdling form to his chasing debut. He was a good winner at Sandown back in April, before enjoying an encouraging seasonal bow at Newton Abbot when second. A former Champion Bumper third he is a seriously quality horse and if he takes to fences could be tough to beat.

3:45 Brighton – Marie Of Lyon (3/1)
I know Richard Fahey thinks quite highly of this filly, who hasn’t quite shown her best form this season. Her only victory came when an encouraging debut winner, before finishing third in listed company and fifth in Group Three company. Her form this year has been disappointing but she is on an attractive mark. The drop in trip may benefit, and the quick ground may help too.

5:05 Worcester – Counter Shy (15/2)
Counter Shy could be a very nice horse in the making for Jonjo O’Neill and JP McManus. He wasn’t beaten by a lot when third on debut at Market Rasen. The form of that race has worked out strongly, and he makes his return after a break. He makes his first start over hurdles this afternoon, and it’s hard to judge how he will manage over obstacles. I do think he is one to follow, and if he lives up to his potential could a nice horse.

5:30 Galway – Pocket Dial (5/2)

Jessica Harrington’s Pocket Dial should make it third time lucky in the final race at Galway today. The four-year-old fell on her debut, before finishing a short third at Ballinrobe last time out. She should improve from that run, and this field doesn’t look as competitive today. She is from a very good family, and break her maiden this afternoon.

Sunday 17 September 2017

Sunday's Best Bets: Maul can Roll his way to a fourth win

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After three winners from just five tips yesterday, Tippin’ Jimmy has his verdict for Sunday’s racing.

2:30 Ffos Las – Christopher Wood
I have been impressed by Ralph Beckett’s two-year-old so far this season, and he should return to winning ways this afternoon. He won nicely on his debut at Sandown beating a few decent horses that day, before finishing fourth at Ascot last time out. He carried a penalty that day, and faced some top horses including listed-placed Tigre De Terre and recent Doncaster winner Laugh A Minute. He looks a class above these.

3:15 Bath – Patchwork
Richard Hughes has opted to keep this horse in class four races, and despite carrying top weight he should be able to handle it. I’m not always a fan of backing a horse with a heavy weight in a sprint, but I do think this horse has improvement to come. He finished a very promising second at Newmarket last time out, clearly bumping into a top handicapper in Related. He should be up to winning on this mark.

4:00 Ffos Las – Rolling Maul
After three wins from three on the flat, Peter Bowen’s top hurdler is well adjusted to running on the flat and should extend his winning record to four today. He has won tidily in all his wins, and bigger races are firmly on his agenda. He’s here to improve his rating and he should do so by winning this weak handicap contest.

5:00 Ffos Las – Inconceivable

I have followed this horse for what feels like an age now, and hopefully today will be his day. He’s consistent enough, but always seems to find one too good. This race looks similar to previous starts, and I believe he hasn’t hit his peak yet. He’s got a big win in him, that could be today.

Saturday 16 September 2017

Saturday's Best Bets: Winners are Under Control on St Leger day

Tippin' Jimmy has five strong fancies from Saturday's racing.

2:40 Chester - Duretto (7/4)
Andrew Balding has told me he thinks this horse is classy, and if so he should be winning this. He was a Group Three winner in his final start of last season, and made a promising reappearance over this track back in May. Across The Stars is a danger!

2:55 Musselburgh - Dysons Girl (13/2)
I know this horse has a pretty strong little following, and her syndicate are expecting her to win pretty soon. I think today could be the day. She has been running strongly, but just not seeing off her races and there should be one in her. The cheekpieces will help and I expect a bold effort from her!

4:40 Musselburgh - Under Control (15/8)

William Haggas' three-year-old looked like a real classy act when winning two competitive races last year, and that ability should be enough today. He finished third in a good handicap on his reappearance and should improve a lot for the run. This isn't as competitive and he can record a third career win.

5:10 Listowel - Rathvinden (4/6)
Rathvinden is a novice with a very bright future for Willie Mullins. A former Supreme third, he came back from a years absence to win two races both in impressive style. He didn't run his best race last time out, but should be much better for me.

5:55 Doncaster - Game Starter (21/20)
I haven't touched Doncaster today as the card looks very tricky, but I do like this horse a lot. He really impressed me when winning at Newmarket last time out, and looks better than a handicapper.

Lucky 15 (Rathvinden/Under Control/ Dysons Girl/ Duretto)

Friday 15 September 2017

Friday's Best Bets: Mullins ace set to serve up a win

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Tippin' Jimmy extended his form with a 14-1 winner yesterday, can he claim more glory with four tips today.

2:15 Chester - Spud (4/9)
Although not the best of prices I fully expect Spud to make a winning debut this afternoon. Tom Dascombe's well-bred juvenile finished a close second at this track on debut, losing out narrowly to a good horse in Mutakatif. He can go one better today.

3:10 Sandown - Sharja Bridge (13/8)
A gradually improving three-year-old for Roger Varian is Sharja Bridge, who should be up to winning this competitive handicap. He was an impressive maiden winner last time out, and looked like a potential group horse in the making in his four length victory at Nottingham. The likes of Almoreb, Sir Roderic and Angel Down set a high standard but he should be too good.

5:30 Salisbury - Twilight Spirit (11/2)
Falling down the handicap is Twilight Spirit for Tony Carroll, and I think this horse is more than capable of winning a few races before the end of the season. She finished a decent fourth last time out, and should benefit from this short drop in trip and today's soft ground. She certainly has a win in her!

5:50 Listowel - Koroleva (6/5) NAP
Willie Mullins is a master when it comes to getting the best out of his mares, and he could be set to give Koroleva a winning start here. The six-year-old made a very promising debut when losing by only a neck at Killarney. She should go one better today.

Thursday 14 September 2017

Thursday's Best Bets: Lifeboat to sail to victory

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After a cracking 10-1 winner yesterday, an in-form Tippin' Jimmy runs us through Thursday's racing.

1:30 Epsom - Lifeboat (13/8)
I am pretty keen on this horses chances and I expect him to make a winning start to the day at Epsom. He improved from a solid debut effort to finish second at Salisbury last time out, beaten by a decent horse by under a length. He is a maiden winner in waiting, the reports are good at home, and he should be up to striking here.

3:00 Doncaster - Melodic Motion (5/1)
I was very taken by this three-year-old's run at Glorious Goodwood, where she wasn't beaten by much and I thought handled herself very well at Group level. She was only defeated narrowly, and should be much more suited to today's track and ground. She still has plenty more to come, and a bright future ahead. I believe she is up to winning this.

3:35 Doncaster - Laugh A Minute (14/1)
This is a nice horse for Roger Varian who should be up to winning a race soon enough. The two-year-old is a three race maiden but ran pretty well in a competitive maiden at York last time out. The drop to six may suit him, and I believe there should be plenty more to come from him. I am expecting him to strike soon.

4:35 Doncaster - What A Home (10/11)
William Haggas and Paul Hanagan should win the final race at Doncaster with this improving filly What A Home. She's stepped up from two third place efforts to win pretty well at Chester when last seen in July. She won in good style, and that was impressive considering she had a lot of trouble in running. The handicapper has given her a nice handicap mark and there's plenty more to come.

Wednesday 13 September 2017

Wednesday's Best Bets: Newcross can hit the target at Listowel

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After an excellent 7-1 and 6-4 NAP winner, Tippin' Jimmy hopes to build on his impressive record.

3:35 Listowel - Newcross (13/8)
Making his handicap debut for top Irish trainer Dermot Weld is Newcross. He looked like a decent prospect as a juvenile when second at Galway, before running a strong race on his seasonal return at Roscommon. He may have bumped into a good horse that day, and he will improve from the outing. This race doesn't look as strong, so he should be up to striking on the fourth time of asking.

4:10 Carlisle - Ann Without An E (13/8)
This is a horse I was a tad fearful of when I backed and tipped Exhort to win at Thirsk a fortnight ago. She is a nice filly, but was very under par when last in Yorkshire that day. Previously she had finished third at Goodwood, and ran well in a listed event. This is a much better race for her and the small step back in trip is a help, as is the wet conditions in Cumbria.

4:30 Uttoxeter - Borderlinedecision (10/1)
Falling down the handicap onto a very useful mark of 98 is Borderlinedecision for Jonjo O'Neill. The five-year-old hasn't gone any closer than fifth when last seen at Newton Abbot, but ran with plenty of promise that day and would've gone a lot closer if he had jumped better. The handicapper may have let him sneak in, and he should relish the conditions today.

Tuesday 12 September 2017

Tuesday's Best Bets: Hero set to save a Humble day

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Tippin' Jimmy has four big fancies for Tuesday's racecard, including a duo for William Haggas. 

4:40 Listowel - Law Girl (3/1)
Willie Mullins's very nice filly Law Girl was an impressive winner on her penultimate start, and if she brings that form to the race will be hard to beat. She will relish the conditions in Kerry this afternoon, and should be better than her most recent Galway third suggests. Her opening handicap mark is very low, and I am expecting a bold performance.

6:45 Newcastle - Humble Hero (13/8)
I have been keeping a firm eye on this horse all season, and I fully expect him to strike in this handicap. It took him three starts to finally strike in maiden company, and he did so in excellent style at Doncaster. He was a tad disappointing on his handicap debut when fourth at Haydock, and should progress even further from that run. A drop in grade and trip is a boost, he could have a big future ahead.

7:15 Newcastle - Sileel (7/1)
This very nicely bred three-year-old sets a high standard of form in this field, and could finally strike in her sixth career start. She has finished second in three of her maidens, losing out to some pretty good horses. She has dropped another 1lb for her narrow defeat at Chelmsford last time out, where a Godolphin newcomer only just got past her. She sets a strong standard.

7:45 Newcastle - Daddys Poppit (7/1)
A second William Haggas selection on the card, and Daddys Poppit may be a horse to be on in the maiden. He only defeated one rival when ninth on debut at Newmarket, but is bred excellently and is clearly better than that run suggests. The all-weather may benefit him, and he will most certainly come on for his first run.

Trixie - Law Girl/Humble Hero/Sileel

Monday 11 September 2017

Monday's Best Bets: Poet to Power home in Ireland

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Tippin' Jimmy has a trio of fancies from Monday's card.

4:30 Listowel - Poet Power NAP (13/8)
As ever Ruby Walsh and Willie Mullins are a formidable duo, and they should be smiling after Poet Power runs at Listowel. He was a very impressive bumper winner at Galway on debut, and that form is boosted by the second winning since. On his first attempt over hurdles he finished a decent third. Expect a much better run in this.

4:45 Newton Abbot - Hongkong Adventure (5/2)
There should be plenty more to come from this very nice four-year-old for Olly Murphy. He has been a tad disappointing in three starts this season, finishing fifth on each occasion. He travelled very well when last seen at Southwell but just didn't get home. This track will be much better for him, and as will the conditions. A 10lb claimer is pretty handy too.

5:05 Perth - Boris Grishenko (Evs)
An improving Gordon Elliott prospect in Boris Grishenko should be able to strike in Perth's finale. He improved from his debut fifth to finish second at Down Patrick last time out, losing out to a decent Dermot Weld newcomer. He should improve even more for that, and could strike in this good contest. Buy Mistake is the main danger, but carries a penalty.

Sunday 10 September 2017

Sunday's Best Bets: Be Brave on a super Sunday's racing

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After an incredible day of winners yesterday, Tippin' Jimmy talks us through Sunday's racing.

2:35 Curragh - Sea Of Grace (5/2)
Aidan O'Brien's two leading hopes were both beaten yesterday, and you don't know who will go and run their race today. I am hoping Seventh Heaven doesn't, giving a winning chance for Sea Of Grace for William Haggas. He won a listed in convincing style last time, and I think there is more to come from her especially over this trip.

3:05 Curragh - Caravaggio (6/4)
Watching Harry Angel yesterday was very impressive, and to think back to Royal Ascot that makes Caravaggio out to be a superstar. I think he still is! He has had two disappointing runs and needs to bounce back following his under-par run in France. He is the best horse here by a long way, but the distance may not be ideal as will the ground. What makes me fancy him is that he is a brilliant horse, I believe in him!

3:20 Listowel - Brave Poppy (11/10) NAP
I think one horse who deserves to get his head in front is Brave Poppy. He was a bumper winner a while back and was last seen running creditably over hurdles when second as Roscommon. He didn't jump too well that day, and potentially deserved to go closer. The winner of that race has franked the form very well, so he has a leading claim here.

3:55 Chantilly - Ribchester (5/4)
This price is so much of a steal I feel like Dick Turpin backing it! Ribchester to me is a class act, and a top horse over a mile. He won the Lockinge and Queen Anne like an absolute superstar, and ran really well when second at Goodwood. That wasn't good conditions and he was a tad unlucky in running, I would be confident of a win here.

4:45 York - Equilateral (6/4)
I really like this horse and I believe I tipped him to win on debut and he delivered. His maiden wasn't the strongest but he cruised to a very impressive win. He steps into novice company and will carry a fair penalty for that success, I think he's got the class to win this and I would think he is one of my strongest fancy of the day.

Trixie - Equilateral/Brave Poppy/Ribchester

Super Double - Equilateral/Brave Poppy (5/1)

Saturday 9 September 2017

Saturday's Best Bets: Mud lover Tasleet to Sprint to glory

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Tippin' Jimmy casts his view over Saturday's big meeting at Haydock, searching for a fourth consecutive NAP success. 


1:20 - Time Chaser (Evs)
I spoke to Roger Charlton regarding this horse only yesterday, and he couldn't say a bad thing about her and is expecting a good run. She is a full-sister to a good horse in Time Test, and is unbeaten in three starts at handicap level. She is unbeaten and it's hard to know whether this latest step up will be too much, but she has a lot of potential and may be better than this level.

1:50 - Dee Ex Bee (4/1), Dubhe (5/1)
I have really struggled with this race, but my verdict has to go to Dee Ex Bee for Mark Johnston. He was a really good maiden winner at Glorious Goodwood, and looked like a high-class colt in the making. A favourite at York, he could only finish sixth on the Knavesmire and that was rather disappointing. Today we will find out which run is his true self.

Dubhe is another who has looked like a very smart horse this year. Out of a Irish Oaks winning dam, he broke his maiden on soft ground very well, and could make into a very useful pattern horse. He takes a significant step up to listed level, but has a lot of potential.

2:25 - Tasleet (9/2) NAP
With talk of Harry Angel and Brando hot this week, William Haggas' progressive Tasleet has been a forgotten horse in the race. He is a soft ground specialist, and gets ideal conditions this afternoon. He's won at Group Two level in the Duke Of York, and that was in convincing style, and gone close at Royal Ascot. He's a top level winner in waiting, and today he gets his optimum ground and may go very well.

3:00 -  Soie D' Leau (13/2) , Orvar (18/1) ew
Last year's winner Soie D' Leau may be able to return to winning ways after a decent season of sprinting this campaign. He's ran some good races when placed at Doncaster and Ascot, and is 3lb lower than when winning this last year. Whether he is as good is a question mark, but he likes the track, has a good weight and could get back to his best.

Orvar is a sprinter who showed a lot of promise last year, but hasn't built on that this season for Robert Cowell. He was a listed winner in Turkey as a two-year-old, but hasn't won in four starts in handicaps. For his Bath third, he drops another 1lb and could be up to the task on this mark.

3:35 - Morando (11/2)
It's going to be a muddy track, which Roger Varian will be smiling about as he runs Morando in the Group Three event on the racecard. He hasn't raced on this sort of ground, but should enjoy the conditions. His form isn't bad having won at listed level, before finishing a promising fourth in Ireland a fortnight ago. Today's test looks spot on for him.

4:10 - Sepal (9/2) , Jaameh (7/1) ew
Bidding for a fourth straight victory is Sepal for Iain Jardine, who has been mightily impressive in her wins. She has rocketed up the handicap, enjoying a trio of comfortable victories and faces a much stiffer test this afternoon. She will relish conditions, and has a low weight along with a 7lb claimer.

Mark Johnston's Jaameh is beginning to drop down the handicap after midfield efforts throughout the summer. He was an encouraging winner at Newmarket and Chester. He acts well on soft, and could be up to running a very big race.

4:45 - Great Sound (9/2) , Time To Study (7/1) ew
John Gosden has an army of very exciting horses, and three of them battle it out today! I think Great Sound is the best of them, and the one I expect to go forward the most. He's won two from three, including a good victory at Newbury last time out. There is certainly more to come.

The same applies to Mark Johnston's Time To Study, who I believe could be a very nice stayer in the making. He was last seen finishing third in the Queen's Vase at Royal Ascot, and that worked out to be a very strongly run Group Two. This is much less tougher.

Best of the rest

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Hugo Palmer's exciting colt Fajjaj could make a winning debut at Ascot today

1:35 Ascot - Fajjaj (4/1)
I have heard that this may be a very good horse in the making, and Hugo Palmer has found a good maiden for this horse to make his debut in. He's liked by his trainer, and appears to be showing all the right signs at home. I think he may be a winning debutant.

7:00 Wolverhampton - Expecting (11/2)
I do think this is a horse who will be winning in short time, and I fully 'expect' that to be today. He has posted some nice efforts, and the switch to the all-weather will do him favours. There's more to come and he can win off this mark of 76.

7:30 Wolverhampton - Central City (5/1)
Central City has been a frustrating horse to follow, but he is another who has got a win in him and that day could be today. He has a fair handicap mark, likes the all-weather and this doesn't look the toughest of races for him.

Lucky 15 - (Tasleet/Fajjaj/Morando/Time Chaser)

Friday 8 September 2017

Friday's Best Bets: Journey can give us a Glorious hat-trick of NAPs

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1:10 Saint Cloud - Glorious Journey (9/5) NAP
I believe this horse may be an exceptional one for Charlie Appleby, and he faces a good field in France this afternoon. He beat some fair opposition on debut, including Group-placed Take Me With You, and should be up to winning here.

3:15 Ascot - Cape Byron (15/8)
Cape Byron was a horse I was very impressed with last season, and I thought he would make into a useful three-year-old this season. He built on a promising debut second to beat some good opposition at Newmarket but hasn't seen the racecourse since that win back in October. The break is clearly a worry for him, but he has got plenty of scope and may make into a very good horse this season.

5:00 Ascot - Afaak (7/2)
I have so much time for this horse, and he has won me a fair bit this season. He is beautifully bred and is gradually becoming a nice colt in the making for Charlie Hills. He ran pretty well when fourth in a competitive Newmarket handicap and that form sets a high standard here.

5:30 Ascot - African Friend (10/3)
A very strong progressing horse for Henry Candy is African Friend, who makes only his fourth career start. He won well after a lengthy break, and finished a solid third last time out at Thirsk. The handicapper hasn't moved him for that run, and he will win off this mark before too long. The extra furlong should help, I expect a big run.

Thursday 7 September 2017

Thursday's Best Bets: Bradfield set to be Magic at Chelmsford

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Tippin' Jimmy enjoyed three wins from four yesterday, and gives us his best bets for Thursday.

2:00 Haydock - Fibonacci (10/11)
Hugo Palmer told me a long time ago how fond he was of this horse, and how it could be one of his dark horses of the season. If correct, he certainly should be up to winning at maiden level. He was narrowly beaten by a good horse in The Grand Visir on his penultimate start, but was rather poor when fifth last time out. He should win this one comfortably.

3:20 Salisbury - Final Set (7/2)
Ryan Moore and Sir Michael Stoute team up with a decent looking juvenile in Final Set. The daughter of Dark Angel enjoyed a decent debut, when fifth at Kempton and did look quite green in the race. She started poorly, and that blew her chances too. A much better run will be expected.

5:55 Clonmel - Hardback (3/1)
This is a horse that could be very good, but has only started twice and there are still questions to be asked. On his pointing debut, he looked all set to win against some good sorts but lost his rider at the last. Whilst at Sligo he won very well after almost two years off the track, he should improve a lot and could be an exceptional horse in the making.

7:10 Chelmsford - Bradfield Magic (2/1)
My strongest fancy on the day has to be Bradfield Magic for Charlie Hills. This is a consistent filly, who I think has a race in here before too long. She has run creditably in her last two efforts and only been raised 2lb for that effort. She will be winning a race soon, I expect that to be today.

Wednesday 6 September 2017

Wednesday's Best Bets: Ragstone on the Road to glory

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Tippin Jimmy runs us through the card, with his best four selections of the day.

2:10 Chepstow - Mushahadaat (5/2)
I read and heard some very strong things about this nice Brian Meehan colt just before he went to Glorious Goodwood and I hope he can make amends. On only his third start he was sent off favourite in Sussex but, like many, didn't deal with the wet conditions at all. He should be more effective at Chepstow, and if he can build on his initial promise should run a fine race.

4:20 Lingfield - Ragstone Road (6/4)
Another nice young improving prospect who should be up to winning a maiden is Ragstone Road for Richard Hughes. He made a very good impression when second on his debut, losing out by a short distance to a good horse in Rogue. That form looks exceptionally strong, and in this contest he should be able to improve from the run.

6:05 Gowran Park - Sorelle Delle Rose (3/1)
I have been watching this horse rather closely, and sadly not got too much back. She is a very nice progressing horse for Dermot Weld, and I think she is certainly better than her handicap mark suggests. She should like the conditions today, and I think there's much more to come.

6:55 Kempton - Ortiz (Evs)
Henry Candy has a very nice two-year-old in the form of Ortiz, and after a decent debut effort could be up to winning a maiden. He finished fifth on his only visit to the racecourse at Windsor just over a month ago. He was beaten by a fair margin, but there should be a lot of improvement in him in this much less quality race.

Tuesday 5 September 2017

Tuesday's Best Bets: Sovereignty set to rule the State at Hamilton

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Tippin' Jimmy has three strong fancies from Tuesday's racing.

2:25 Hamilton - Fleetfoot Jack (2/1)
A handicapper that is most certainly on the up is Fleetfoot Jack for David O'Meara who returns to Hamilton, where he won impressively last week. On what was a maiden success, the three-year-old powered clear of the field by just over three lenghts. He faces a fair 6lb rise, but should still be able to go well.

4:00 Hexham - Minella Rebellion (4/1)
I hope that Nicky Henderson has worked some of his training magic to this potential talent over the summer. A nicely bred horse, and a pretty expensive purchase, the five-year-old has still never won a race but has shown promise in efforts. He was last seen finishing a below-par fifth at Kempton, and after four months off the track a better run is expected.

5:55 Hamilton - State Sovereignty (11/8) NAP
One horse who looked absolutely outstanding last time out was State Sovereignty. Michael Scudamore's five-year-old destroyed a maiden field by just under twenty lengths last time out, and that distance could've been much further. She has been given an opening mark of 77 for that, and that gives her a strong chance to go out and win well again. She will be very hard to stop.

£5 trixie (£20 in total) returns £350.

Monday 4 September 2017

Monday's Best Bets: Day to Break maiden at Brighton

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After a profitable weekend, Tippin' Jimmy has some very strong fancies on Monday's racecard. Some short prices, but a lovely accumulator.

1:50 Windsor – Take Me With You (3/10)
Jeremy Noseda absolutely adores this filly, and she will be hard to beat if she can reproduce her last run. The nicely-bred juvenile finished a very strong third in the Albany Stakes at Royal Ascot last time out, and that form is far better than anything else in the race. Dropped back to maiden level, she should prove very hard to beat. A short price, but a strong addition to an accumulator.

2:00 Brighton – Daybreak (4/6)
Daybreak is another of the day’s favourites I am siding with. Hughie Morrison’s two-year-old finished fourth on debut, before running very strongly at Newmarket last time out. She was beaten narrowly in a maiden event by a decent horse in Gavota, who has gone on to win again by no less than six lengths. That form boosts her exceptionally, and she is more than capable of winning here.

2:10 Ripon – Mokaatil (4/6)
A third short price favourite of the day, but I really cannot get enough of them today. Mokaatil has a very strong chance of breaking his maiden today, he finished fourth at Royal Ascot and that run firmly sets the standard in Yorkshire. He was a little disappointing last time out when second, but he can firmly make amends today.

2:40 Ripon – Qaaraat (5/1)
Qaaraat is an expensive horse to follow, but it may all pay off today. He is a fairly good price, after some disappointing efforts recently for Ed Dunlop. He’s a consistent type, finishing third in his last four runs, and went very close at Wolverhampton on his penultimate start. Last time out he didn’t like the ground, and today’s should suit him much better. A handy 3lb drop should help, and he can take this handicap contest.

3:30 Brighton – Alwaysandforever (1/4)
A maiden winner in waiting is Alwaysandforever for Luca Cumani. The three-year-old has only visited the racecourse once, but ran very well when a half-a-length second to Coronet at Leicester. She has since gone on to be one of Europe’s leading three-year-old fillies and a Group Two winner. The form is very strong, he should’ve matured since September’s run and Ryan Moore returns in the saddle.

Our big fourfold - (Alwaysandforever/Daybreak/Mokaatil/Take Me With You) 9/2

Sunday 3 September 2017

Sunday's Best Bets: Gallery can paint a picture for the Queen

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After a three winning tips yesterday, an in-form Tippin' Jimmy hopes to build on yesterday's 7-1 winner.

2:45 Worcester - Solatentif
Expected to make a winning start over fences is Solatentif for Colin Tizzard. He was a very good hurdler, rated as high as 134. He finished second to a good horse in Work In Progress, and a step down to two miles will suit him, as will the quick ground. Tizzard is confident of a big run too.

3:00 Brighton - Queens Gallery
An outsider with a big chance of defeating favourite Myboyhenry us Queens Gallery. Richard Hannon's two-year-old is out of a Group Three winning dam, and looks to be a nice prospect. He finished fourth on debut at Windsor, and should improve from that effort. The quick ground, and quick track may suit and he should be in with a chance.

4:00 Brighton - Inconceivable
I am waiting and waiting for this horse to strike, and hopefully today will be the day. He ran a great race at Newbury, but was picked up far too late to do any damage. Whilst last time out he was very disappointing, I would be confident of a better show returning on quicker ground.

Saturday 2 September 2017

Saturday's Best Bets: Forever set for a Glorious Sandown outing

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Tippin’ Jimmy runs us through the big Saturday races after securing two winners yesterday.

1:40 Chester – Mutakatif (2/1)
I think this is my strongest fancy on the card, and in the opening race at Chester my money is firmly on Mutakatif. Charlie Hills’ two-year-old is a well-bred maiden and has placed in all three starts at this level. He defeated Barraquero, an eventual Group Two winner, in a maiden event at Newbury and wasn’t too far off Expert Eye too. That form stacks up very strongly, he should win this. Ateem is a big danger.

2:25 Sandown – Romanised (13/2) , Arbalet (16/1) ew
Romanised brings proper Group One form into this race, and I think he is a classy colt that is a little underrated. He ran okay at Ascot, and pretty well at the Curragh. He didn’t run his true race, and there is plenty more to come from him.

If you follow this blog, you will know I like Arbalet an awful lot and I think he can compete well at this level. After two promising efforts in maiden company, he blasted away to win at Redcar last time out and looked a very good horse in the making. This is much tougher, but I think he is a quality horse in the making.

3:00 Sandown – Intimation (7/2)
Sir Michael Stoute and Ryan Moore team up with this advancing filly Intimation, who was desperately unlucky not to win at the Curragh last Sunday. She got little room, but as the gap appeared flew home and was just a little too late to win. She has the quality to make amends here, the only worry is how fit she is following that run.

3:55 Chester – Mayyasah (6/4)
I was very impressed with this fillies debut at Newbury, where she beat a top horse in Mushahadaat in very convincing style. She looked like a very good horse in the making on what was only her first run, she was stepped up in both class and distance and didn’t run her race when sixth. She is clearly much better than that last run suggests, she should be winning now dropped to conditions level.

4:30 Chester – Boundsy (3/1)
Horses that do well at Chester, do very well at Chester and Boundsy is a prime example of that. He goes to this race having never featured outside the top two and should go well yet again for Richard Fahey. He has been in excellent form this season, and despite a 4lb rise for his Newcastle second he should go well.

4:45 Sandown – Najashee (3/1)
One horse I am firmly looking forward to seeing at Sandown is Najashee. Owen Burrows’ three-year-old looks like a quality horse in the making, and is much better than his handicap mark suggests. On his penultimate start he started poorly, but finished best to be narrowly defeated when third. He made amends at Haydock last time out, winning relatively comfortably. If he lives up to promise he should strike here.

5:20 Sandown – Glorious Forever (7/1)
I think quite a fair bit of this horse, and he just hasn’t lived up to last season’s promise. He has been running well in handicaps, and off this mark but I feel there is a bit more too him than what what we have seen on the racecourse. His last Haydock run showed promise, and he can go one better from that second place effort.

Trixie - (Mutakatif, Mayyasah, Najashee)

Lucky 15 (Mutakatif, Mayyasah, Najashee, Glorious Forever)

Friday 1 September 2017

Friday's Best Bets: A winning day for Bathsheba Bay

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Tippin' Jimmy gives us his best selections on Friday.

1:40 Sandown - Zalshah (11/2)
This a horse with a win in him, and after seven attempts today could be that day. He ran well in a race at Lingfield on soft ground earlier this month, but didn't run his race when a favourite at Chelmsford last time out. He may be up to continuing his improvement here.

2:20 Thirsk - Exhort (6/5)
I tipped this horse to win last time, and he delivered very well. I really like Exhort, and I think he is up to winning again in novice company at Thirsk this afternoon. His victory was very strong, and connections could've gone and put him in group level. He's one with a future and he should be up to this. Ann Without An E is clearly a danger.

3:20 Sandown - Bathsheba Bay (7/4)
I know Richard Hannon has a lot of time for this horse, and frankly I would surprised if he was beaten today. He finished second at Sandown by the smallest of margins, before finding only De Ex Bee too good at Goodwood on less than ideal ground. He should win this fairly easily, if he brings his best form to the table.

4:25 Sandown - Twilight Spirit (17/2)
One nicely bred maiden, who looks to be on a competitive mark in this handicap is Twilight Spirit for Tony Carroll. He has adapted quite nicely to handicaps, and ran well off this mark on his penultimate start. He still needs to improve a bit, but this looks a good race for him and he should be able to go well.