Early Service – 17th August



8:05 Newmarket – Mutarakez @ 1pt e/w @ 20/1 Corals 1/5th odds 4 places

8:15 Catterick – Life For Rent – 1.5pt win @ 5/1 Bet365



8:05 Newmarket – Mutarakez – 1pt e/w @ 20/1 Coral 1/5th odds 4 places

A horse who needs a strong pace to been seen at its best and plenty of cover, which to be honest it hasn’t got much of this year. Should be no worries on that count though in this 14 runner handicap at Newmarket. Slight worry that the horse may be better these days carrying weight in a lower class but it isn’t that often it gets favourable conditions either so is worth chancing. Well handicapped on its best form and only 1lb higher than its last win which was probably when it last got the right conditions. Had a big field at Thirsk but drawn 17 of 17 around that course was certainly not ideal and didn’t look a trier at all. Unlucky in a small field last time when short of room and losing its position, leaving it with far too much to do. At least we know the horse is running in form though and positives can be taken from it. Certainly not without a chance here at a price.

8:15 Catterick – Life For Rent – 1.5pt win @ 5/1 Bet365

A horse who has a bit of pace about it so can be seen to best effect drawn from stall 1 in this sprint. Got collared late on last time and gets to race off the same mark as opposed to the one it is due to go up to. Also gets the help of Rachel Richardson taking a further 3lb off its back. The blinkers that were tried for its last run remain and though the opposition also features some pacey sorts i am hopeful that this horse can hold on at the finish.