Yesterday finished in profit when Eternal Destiny was placed at Yarmouth, Gamesome was placed at Beverley and Arnold was successful at the same track. Also at Yarmouth, Mount Wellington blew any chance he had when completely missing the break.
2.00 – Nottingham – Socialites Red. 0.75 pts e/w. Available at 16/1. (Betvictor, Bet365)
Socialites Red may not be able to handle some of the progressive types in this race but, at a big price, it looks worth chancing that he can make the frame at least. He has raced here seven times and they have included four of his five best career performances. He was a winner from today’s mark over C/D as recently as May so he is weighted to run well. That came on soft ground and, although he has only reproduced that effort once in five starts since, three of them came under quicker conditions and his only real disappointment came when he was hampered at Chester. He will appreciate the recent rain and the yard have a very profitable 14% strike rate here in recent seasons.
2.25 – Newbury – Keeper’s Choice. 3 pts win. Available at 7/2. (Ladbrokes, SportingBet)
Keeper’s Choice was progressive in Maidens last season but she found life in two back-end handicaps a bit tougher. Reappearing after a 227 day break at Chepstow in May she was a close second and followed that up with a victory over this C/D the following month. she was below that form in a much better race at Newmarket last time out but she wasn’t disgraced after trying to come from too far off the pace. She can get back on his upward curve dropped back down in grade, although she probably wouldn’t want the ground to ease much further. The yard have a very profitable 22% strike rate at this track in recent seasons and the booking of Oisin Murphy, who won on the Filly last season, is a sign of intent.
5.10 – Newbury – Abel Tasman. 2 pts win. Available at 6/1.
5.55 – Newmarket:
Zeyzoun. 1.5 pts win. Available at 9/1.
Russian Realm. 1 pt e/w. Available at 14/1. (Boylesports – 1/5 odds first 4)
7.00 – Newmarket – Luna Bear. 1 pt e/w. Available at 14/1.
7.30 – Newmarket – Matewan. 1.5 pts win. Available at 9/1.
8.05 – Newmarket – Mayzoun. 0.75 pts e/w. Available at 16/1.