On The Gallops - In Search of the Best Bets

A longer post for today's three-year-old racing action. Let's hope we can find a few winner. 

6:10 Bath - A Maiden Stakes over 1m 3f 44y on good going. Eleven entrants for this three-year-old +. William Haggas' horses are in good form and Rasmiya must go well here. This bay filly is a daughter of sensational sire Galileo and costs 230,000G when purchased by here present owners Al Shaqab Racing at the yearling sales. This March foal was joint-favourite on her debut performance at Chelmsford City where she started slowly and always too inexperienced to get to grips with Pursuitofthestarswho was ridden out. It can often be difficult for a debutante to win at the first time of asking on a turning course and this turf meeting on the better ground should be what the trainer ordered. The betting suggests this is a four-horse race at best and the second favourite West Drive has raced five times for Roger Varian and best placed second when less than one length behind Good Trip at Nottingham. He has had plenty of opportunities to win and although this chestnut son of Sea The Stars, who cost 100,000G when purchased at the yearling sales, is likely to hit the frame I am sure connections will be disappointed if Rasmiya does triumph here. 

Take a look at William Hill horse racing betting odds for the best prices available. 

5:20 Salisbury - EBF Stallions Maiden Stakes over 1m 1f 198y on good to soft going. Thirteen runners declared but it already looks like one horse has been scratched. The betting suggests this is a three-horse race with a few big-gun trainers holding the aces and the rest are simply making up the numbers.William Haggas has one of the major fancies with the consistent if not frustrating Wave Reviews. This son of Fastnet Rock has been a beaten favourite on his last three starts with te biggest odds being 2-1. This 85,000G yearling purchase was beaten a short head on his second start at Newmarket and although achieving an official rating of 81was beaten six lengths by Sir Michael Stoute's Shraaoh at Newcastle (AW) when eased in the closing stages. After being runner-up many punters will be looking elsewhere and Roger Varian's Gibbs Hall could be the fly in the ointment. This grey son of Mastercraftsman has been placed in his two starts to date and second last time at Newcastle behind Huge Future trained by Saeed bin Suroor, in comfortable fashion. I would be tempted to side with Gibbs Hall to take this at the favourite's expense. The odds of 2-1 don't really give the impression of value so I would be looking to put this horse in an each-way double and banking on the place and fingers crossed for the win. Pure Innocence is one of three fillies to make the line-up trained by Raph Beckett and this daughter of Montjeu cost 105,000G as the yearling sales and races in the familiar silks of Clipper Logistics.  I would keep note of this horse when racing on her second start. 

6:20 Windsor On the Gallops (20th June) CLIC SARGENT MAIDEN STAKES (CLASS 5) (3yo+)

A Three-year-old plus maiden stakes over 1m 67y on soft going. Andrew Balding has a horse of interest here. Shongololo is a son of Manduro who cost 30,000E at the yearling sales. This gelding was quite fancied on debut at Chepstow but beaten a long long way. The betting is important here and if this horse is price 9/1 SP I would expect marked improvement with fair each-wat claims. It may be wise to watch the betting as if particularly weak I would take a watching brief.  

7:05 Ayr On The Gallops (17th June) HEVERLEE MAIDEN STAKES (CLASS 5) (3yo+)

I've been rather quiet on here. Just so busy with things there is rarely enough time but I really need to do better. Just a quick note regarding a few three-year-olds of interest.

Apres Midi is trained by Karl Burke. A daughter of the great Galileo out of a talented mare she was not sold for a 190,000G. In fact, the mare has been bred with Frankel and the two-year-old was recently sold for 800,000E. This bay filly ran well on debut and this step up in distance will help. She has decent claims and particularly interesting if prices allow an each-way bet. Certainly one to stick in an each-way double, treble or multibet if you have others you fancy. 

8:00 Sandown On the Gallops (19th May) BETVICTOR BREEDERS BACKING RACING EBF MAIDEN STAKES (CLASS 5) (3-4yo)

An EBF Maiden Stakes over 1m 2f 7y on good to firm going. A massive field of seventeen three and four-year-olds. I'm not going to beat about the bush and have narrowed this race down to one horse. I'm sure you must enjoy my approach! As usual, I can't tell my reasoning because that would be against the rules. So which horse has registered on the Ritcher scale? Regicide catches the eye for James Fanshawe. I must admit I rate this trainer and this three-year-old gelding, a son of Achipengo should have sold win and place claims. Racing in the familiar silks of Chris Van Hoorn Racing, this bay cost 65,000G at the yearling sales. He was relatively fancied on debut when priced 8/1 and finished runner-up giving the impression there is much more to come. In some respects, this race is a step up in class as his racecourse bow was at auction class. I would rather bet each-way on this horse than straight win. However, the betting at this time is 3/1. We either hope he drifts in the betting or just go for the win. On this rare occasion, I would suggest that if you cannot gain an each-way price I'd be tempted to go for a win bet [fingers crossed]. If this gelding happened to drift markedly and beyond 13/2 & less SP I would take a watching brief. I think this is unlikely to happen but I do like to keep you informed as it doesn't pay to take anything for granted. 

2:20 Lingfield (17th May) RYAN VEHICLES MAIDEN STAKES (Div I) (CLASS 5) (3yo+)

Interesting. You wait for a horse to run at two and then you finally see it appear for debut at three. Well, it's not that surprising as I always wait because I'm a patient devil. 

Let's have a look at Tuesday's horses of interest. [Just the one after searching high and low].

Egyptian. This is the horse my introduction relates. I know this colt one of the better juveniles in Jeremy Noseda's stable last year and I would imagine he is a talent. A $170,000 yearling purchase, must have fair each-way claims. I'm always slightly worried about a debutante on a turning course but interesting three-year-old who no doubt will be winning this year. 

Had a look at the other three-year-old races and nothing of great interest. To be fair, Egyptian isn't my normal type of bet for this page. I can't say what is my normal approach as it's a secret. 

2:50 Redcar Racing Tips (16th May) FOLLOW @RACING_UK ON TWITTER MAIDEN FILLIES´ STAKES (Div I) (CLASS 5) (3yo+)

I've been a little quiet of late because there have been no three-year-old races of interest. However, we may have a decent prospect going here. Charles Hills knows his horses and Sonnet should have very good claims in this 7f on good to firm going. This bay filly is a daughter of Kyllachy and purchased for 100,000E at the yearling sales. She was fancied to go well on debut at Wolverhampton and, although running well, could never quite reach the leaders, but ran a very respectable debut. That first start should have this March foal spot on for a big run. If drifting in the betting [tissue price 5/2] would make a very good bet if each-way is available. The strength of this horse is the place but respectable win claims. At around 3/1 the winning side of the bet is probably the price to chance so I would either have  a place bet on the exchanges or if drifting to 4/1+ go for an each-way bet and hope she gets her head in front. 

8:30 Ripon (6th May) On the Gallops SIS ON-DEMAND RACING GAMES MAIDEN STAKES (CLASS 5) (3yo)

A Maiden race over 6f on good going. Eight three-year-olds, most unfancied in the betting. If the market is anything to go by this is a three-horse race. General Alexander seems to be making hard work of winning and looks the type to regress at some point with one hard race too many.  Line Sport is an unraced colt from Richard Fahey's stable in the silks of Jabber Abdullah.Karl Burke is a fantastic trainer and Thankyou Stars is the selection here but about even money doesn't set the greatest value although I think she will win. This daughter of Exceed And Excel ran well on debut and if drifting a touch in the market would be a good bet.    

Thankyou Stars NR

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Tuesday's Racing Tips

A select few tips today and we will try to find a few decent sorts. 

2:00 Nottingham - 

Karl Burke is a great trainer and his horses are often primed for a big run second start. High Draw was nibbled at in the betting on debut and that is a positive sign. This three-year-old has respectable win and place claims. 

7:25 Lingfield - 

Not as a strong opinion on this horse although a very well-bred three-year-old. I'm sure connections have been rather frustrated by Verne Castle. In some ways, he hasn't been beaten far but better was expected. The betting on those first two starts detailed a winner in waiting. This doesn't look the strongest race and at about 8/1 may have each-way claims. This gelding was meant to run before but withdrawn due to soft going. I have detailed a couple of these type for Balding before and they haven't achieved what I hoped which tempers my enthusiasm. However, I do think he is ready to run and trying his best. 

Monday's Racing Tips

Not a great deal of time but I will detail a few horses of interest. 

2:20 Ayr - 

Sabrina Brazzo has place claims at double-figure odds. Dods can pop up with a half decent debut winner and this daughter of showcasing could have win and place claims.

3:00 Chelmsford - 

Decent prize money for this maiden and a few interesting three-year-olds. I like Tigerwolf in many ways but from a statistical point of view War Story has a very good win and place claims for Luca Cumani. If available at an each-way price looks a fair type.

7:20 Wolverhampton -

I'd keep an eye on the betting here. Hidden Gem is worth a chance if priced 13/2 and less sp. If outside this betting guide I would take a watching brief. 

2:00 Musselburgh On The Gallops (24th April) TOTEPLACEPOT MAIDEN STAKES (CLASS 5) (3yo+)

A Maiden Stakes over 1m 2y on good to firm going. Just the six runners. I had my eye on Sayedaati Saadati last year. This bay colt had a reputation as being one of Kevin Ryan's better two-year-olds but he disappointed on his only start last year and no doubt put away to come back with a three-year-old campaign and show what he is made of. A couple of these look fair opponents but I would be hopeful this son of Montjeu will go well today. He still holds a Derby entry and was considered for a trio of high-class Group races last year. 

5:20 Bath On The Gallops (15th April) RACS GROUP SPECIALISTS MAIDEN STAKES (CLASS 5) (3yo+)

With softening ground across the country it's not good news for most punters. Non runners, mud, mud not so glorious mud. I've ripped up the form book and searching for a horse wearing welling boots, poncho and born under the star sign Pisces. Where's the equine mystic come bon viveur Russel Grant when you need him? If this doesn't work I'm turning to tarot cards next week. 

Yesterday's two selections ran well enough although I thought Alan Swinbank's charge would prevail and a little unlucky to have his rather wayward ''friend'' intimidating him. Dods' horse ran ok, to a point, in fourth a huge odds. Not that does punters any good unless you love to bet four places on the exchanges. 

I have another three-year-old running at Bath, who may or may not be a good bet. Verne Castle was fancied to go well both starts last year and although far from disgraced didn't hit the frame (well, three places if you are fastidious). 

*Verne Castle is a gelding by Sahkee's Secret out of a talented mare, similarly owned and trained by Mr Balding (Ian, father, rather than Andrew, son). 

Lochangel was a gifted sprinter; an out-and-out Group 1 contender, who tasted victory at the highest level when winning the Nunthorpe Stakes Group 1 at York. 

Connections will be disappointed if Verne Castle can't find the winning thread this season and after an absence of almost 200 days, he should have each-way claims at odds of 13/2. 

NR - Verne Castle 

5:30 Ripon On The Gallops (14th April) SIS MAIDEN STAKES (CLASS 5) (3yo)

A Maiden Stakes over 1 mile on heavy going. Quite an interesting horse going here for Alan Swinbank racing in the familiar silks of Mrs J Porter. Steccando was fancied to go well on her debut at Redcar just over two weeks ago, making good progress at the finish after experience cost this son of Lawman. This bay gelding cost 35,000eur at the yearling sales and looks the type to improve a good deal for this second start. Considering he handled the heavy ground that day, this test may be in his favour and to the detriment of many. At odds of 10/1 he could well hit the frame. Michael Dods' filly is another three-year-old who may go well at huge odds of 20/1. This stable have claims with many a debutante and Agatas Legacy has place claims. 

5:50 Chelmsford Racing Tips (7th April) TOTEWIN BEAT SP 2015 NATIONAL MAIDEN STAKES (CLASS 5) (3yo+)

The last couple of days haven't been ideal with a moody favourite flopping and an outsider which ran ok to a point but hardly hit the bulls eye. Best get back to the best stuff and I'm very hopeful we have found a decent three-year-old in this  1 mile maiden stakes. Murad Khan is trained by Hugo Palmer who does well with his string and this son of Raven's Pass was all the rage on debut when starting at 2/1. That was a fair performance in third beaten less than two lengths. This bay colt cost 110,000EUR at the yearling sales and races in the silks of V I Araci who is a regular patron to the stables. At 4/1 this horse looks a sound each way bet. Also, with only three horses fancied n the market there looks to be a lot of deadwood in this field. Appreciate shares of this post and On The Gallops website. It encourages me to give you the best of my information.  

2:20 Nottingham Racing Tips (6th April) BET TOTEPLACEPOT RACES 1 TO 6 MAIDEN STAKES (CLASS 5) (3yo)

A Maiden Stake over 1m 75y on heavy ground. After yesterday's dismal performance of Andrew Balding's three-year-old at Pontefract I dare hardly mention his name. However, I am pretty sure the horse simply didn't perform and looked in a crappy mood when going down to post. 

We are really pushing the limits here with a speculative bet, so please take this as something of a hit and hope. The Graduate is a grey colt and son of Mastercraftsman out of an unraced mare and was held in some regard at two and although relatively fancied on both start showed limited ability. The betting indicated to me this February foal was expected to go well. I was going to put those efforts down to soft ground but considering these will need a brolly and wellington boots we will have to hope there was another reason. It is interesting to consider this horse was an expensive foal at 165,000EUR and 100,000GNS yearling when purchased by the trainer. May have a claim at mega prices.