SATURDAY MAY 11TH.
This is the best day’s racing in a long time. Unreal. I hope to make it pay.
Haydock 1 40.
A pulsating 3 mile handicap hurdle. Darley Sun and Jetson will go close but I am going for the mistake prone top weight FOX APPEAL. He is one tough cookie and even when he ploughs through his obstacles he finds the strength to maintain his challenge and over a prolonged period. His stable had a disaster last year and he comes here fresh. 1 pt win at 16/1 with Bet 365 and Boylesports.
Haydock 3 30.
The Swinton Hurdle. Another wide open affair but a race that has been kind to us in the past. DEEPSAND has been called more names than most but he is getting the hang of winning and has a lovely racing weight . His jumping will have to pass muster but if it does he will run big. 1 pt win 12/1 with Paddy Power.
Haydock 4 05.
I am going to take on the older horses whenever I can this year , even this early, so EMELL who gets upwards of 12 pounds from his elders is my choice. He is a big 7/1 with Tote Sport and Betfred so 1 pt at that.
Haydock 4 40.
I was knocked for six when my ante post voucher on ATTAGLANCE for Cheltenham went astray when he was a non runner there but compensation awaits now. He is 7/1 with the mighty Ladbrokes and Betfred [ God help us] so 1 pt with them.
Thirsk 7 15.
VILLA ROYALE is and will be all the rage for this , now with O’Meara a serious punt is in the offing. 1 pt win at current 8/1 with PP.
Ascot 2 05.
HARVARD N’ YALE is well berthed in gate 5 and is totally unexposed over this trip. He has his quirks , carries head high, wears a noseband and is tongue tied but he has serious ability and fresh is the time to catch him. 2 points win and nap at 5/1 with PP and several others. Noble Alan for the forecast at 14/1.
Ascot 2 40.
MAIN SEQUENCE will have too much toe for the big brown bull , Thomas Chippendale, so for all you ”shortie ” punters out there, this one is for you. 2 pts win at a horrible 6/5 with PP.
Ascot 3 50.
The Victoria Cup. HAAF A SIXPENCE is very well priced at 12/1 with Corals. This horse is totally unexposed on turf and could be way better than his mark. Exciting. 1 pt win at 12/1 with Corals.
Lingfield 3 25,
SHEIKZAYEDROAD is 15/8 with Boylesports and will win. 2 pts win and nap at that generous price.
Lingfield 4 35.
GALICIAN got struck into at the start at Yarmouth the other day so I will give her a chance to atone. Huge value at the 7/1 that Bet Victor and Bet 365 are offering. 1 pt win with them.
Nottingham 3 20.
STOCK HILL FAIR is no mug and can cause an upset against some dodgy opponents. 1 pt win at 11/1 with BetVictor.
Warwick 7 35.
BATHWICK STREET loves to hear his feet rattle and simply bolted in the other day. This very likeable chesnut trained by David Evans can scoot round these tight turns and do us a favour. 2 pts win at 100/30 with Paddy Power.