Newcastle Selection & Group 1 Weekend Review

Morning all,

Saturday saw the start of eight days high class racing. After Haydock and Longchamp at the weekend. This week the big race caravan heads to Doncaster for the four-day St Leger Festival which gets underway on Wednesday. Then on Saturday & Sunday we have Irish Champions Weekend at Leopardstown and the Curragh.

The recent dry spell meant July Cup winner Starman was sent off a strong favourite for Haydock’s Betfair Sprint Cup. Sadly, for favourite backers the line came a stride too early and he had to settle for a short head second behind Emaraaty Ana.

I highlighted in Wednesday's race preview that ‘horror’ 4-year-old stat of 4-year-old which Starman had to defy if he was to win. Well, it extended to 0 winners from 54 runners with the defeat of Starman and Art Power in this year’s race.

Island Brave early priced advised 16/1 and Top Secret 5/1 ensured a profitable Saturday for myself and my Victor Value subscribers. On the eve of the St Leger Festival and Irish Champions Weekend its good to be going into both in winning form.

Inside today’s main piece you can read my thoughts on the weekend’s two Group 1 contests. Plus, I have a selection from Newcastle.

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Saturday Selections

Good morning all,

Not the most exciting of Saturdays, perhaps trainers are keeping some good ones back for Doncaster next week? 

The Sprint Cup at Haydock and London Mile Final at Kempton look puntable contests, but I’m struggling to find a lot else, and that includes at Stratford which is my port of call later on. Here’s my thoughts on what might be winning today. 

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In Praise Of…

Good morning all,

Whilst on our visit down to the South West this week, we took in a visit to Newton Abbot as part of it. Have a read of my review of the place and our evening out on the main piece. Plus a selection from Pontefract tonight, where I'll be working later on.

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Salisbury Fancies

Good morning all,

The nights are drawing in, the leaves are changing colour and about to fall and the kids are heading back to school. It can mean only one thing were heading into autumn.

Who knows what’s going to happen on the virus front? What we do know though is that we’re about enter one of the most interesting parts of the flat season. Over the next six weeks or so there are going to be plenty of top 2-year-old races. Great races to enjoy but which also offer tantalising hints about next seasons classics.  

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