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John Burke

John Burke is a long term tipster at the Consistent Profits service, a contributor to On Course Profits and of course a regular contributor here at the Daily Punt.

Looking to the future

Good morning all,

Not long now until September, in fact it’s just over a week away.  The autumn is that point in the season when my attention turns to the upcoming big juvenile races.  We have already had the first of the juvenile Group 1 races. However, those that potentially highlight next season’s Guineas horses have still to be run.

Plenty to get through in today’s article as I'm looking at this year's 2-year-old colts. Plus, I continue to look ahead to the weekend races by focusing on Saturday's Beverley Bullet. There's also a selection from this evening's meeting at Tipperary.

The juvenile scene

Top of the 2,000 Guineas ante post market is Point Lonsdale (7/1) who maintained his unbeaten record when winning Saturday’s Futurity at the Curragh. He’s been brought along slowly by trainer Aidan O’Brien but there should be more to come from the colt who will now head for the Group 1 National Stakes. Given the likes of Churchill & Gleneagles won the Futurity before going on to success in the 2,000 Guineas. You can already see why Point Lonsdale looks the main Ballydoyle for next year’s first colt’s classic.

The horse that Point Lonsdale beat to win the Chesham Stakes at Royal Ascot Reach For The Moon also enhanced his growing reputation with taking success in the Solaria Stakes at Sandown on Saturday. The son of Sea The Stars is another who will have his classic credentials tested in the couple of months in races like the Dewhurst & Futurity.

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Wednesday Selections

Good morning all,

I had to take our lass to a hospital appointment on Tuesday. So, I began writing Wednesday’s article in the café at Harrogate District Hospital. I must say the public WIFI is better than the one I have at home.  Going to a hospital is one of the few occasions these days that you are aware that the Covid19 pandemic isn’t totally over and of course could return at any time.

Inside today’s main piece I start to look ahead to the weekend action. Plus, I have put two of today’s races at Catterick and Kempton under the microscope.

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