One day I shall find the time to see where I’m going wrong on the Diary front. I hadn’t realised the Cesarewitch was part of the Future Champions fixture, which used to be Champions Day which moved to Ascot. Never mind – I also get confused by the Autumn Stakes which used to be at Ascot and was then moved to become a supporting race for the Cesarewitch and then Future Champions and is now all melded together. It was run once at Salisbury too I think. Then we have the start of the NH season at Chepstow – which I assumed started at Cheltenham in two weeks time. I had also forgotten – or perhaps ignored would be a better word – that there was TV racing today. So today’s selections are:…
1:50 NEWMARKET Newmarket Academy Godolphin Beacon Project Cornwallis Stakes (G3) Cl1 (2yo) 5f
2:10 CHEPSTOW Professor Caroline Tisdall Supports Heroic Jumpers Veterans’ Hcap Chase Cl2 (10yo+ 0-150) 2m7½f
I like the look of SOME CHAOS here, who I remember noting when he pulled up in The Scottish National last year. He’s had a wind op over the summer and should give a good account of himself.
SOME CHAOS Win
2:25 NEWMARKET Godolphin Lifetime Care Oh So Sharp Stakes (G3) (Fillies) Cl1 (2yo) 7f
GIFTED GOLD is taking a major step up here from her maiden win
at Newcastle but that is beginning to look like a decent race with Mellow Yellow winning since. The favourite is rated 100 and the second favourite is 95 so it is obviously a big call – but she impressed at Newcastle and at 7s she is a decent e/w shout.
GIFTED GOLD ew/
2:45 CHEPSTOW Unibet Persian War Novices’ Hurdle (G2) (GBB Race) Cl1 (4yo+) 2m3½f
There are no surprise long-shots here. I could make a case for any of the top 3 in the betting and I suggest Dutching the top two.
LUTTRELL LAD – PASO DOBLE Dutch Win
3:00 NEWMARKET Godolphin Stud & Stable Staff Awards Challenge Stakes (G2) Cl1 (3yo+) 7f
This is a bit risky although the market looks to be supporting my thinking. 4/5 over 7f and he got to 3l of Palace Pier in the Jaques de la Marois..
3:15 YORK Download The Casumo App Today Hcap Cl2 (4yo+ 0-100) 1m
OUZO won this last year on soft ground, and on the same mark. He likes the course and her likes the ground. What’s not to like?
3:35 NEWMARKET bet365 Fillies’ Mile (G1) Cl1 (2yo) 1m
INSPIRAL – no question. Capital P… excellent prospect… but the ground, dear boy, the ground. In which case consider WILD BEAUTY…
WILD BEAUTY e/w – 1pt RFC wiuth INSPIRAL
3:50 YORK Casumo Dare To Be Different Hcap Cl2 (3yo 0-105) 1m6f
A brace of long-shots here with soft-ground form and who are both within three pounds of their last winning weight.
ANNANDALE e/w – ECLIPSE DE LUNAR e/w
4:10 NEWMARKET bet365 Old Rowley Cup Hcap Cl2 (3yo) 1m4f
Archie Watson runs SOUTHERN VOYAGE here who won a shade too cosily for my eye and looks to be improving. ANJAZATI looks a decent prospect
ANJAZATI Win – SOUTHERN VOYAGE e/w