Hollywoodbets Sports Blog: Neil Morrice: International Racing - Saturday 27 June 2020

Neil Morrice: International Racing - Saturday 27 June 2020

Neil Morrice Best Bets & Tips

Neil Morrice brings us all of his best bets and tips for Saturday's racing coming your way from Newmarket, Newcastle, Redcar, and Lingfield Park.


Race 3 No3 LIMATO
Trainer: Henry Candy - Jockey: Adam Kirby

The veteran LIMATO can show a clean of heels to these Group 3 rivals and endorse his connections’ decision to carry on racing with him at the age of eight. He gamely landed this contest 12 months ago and showed when second to Group 1 winner Mustashry in the Challenge Stakes that he’s no back number.

Trainer: Saeed Bin Suroor - Jockey: Frankie Dettori

PURE BEAUTY looked the part when scoring on her debut here. She’s going to prove hard to beat with Dettori in the irons, moving up in distance from seven furlongs to a mile. The daughter of Shamardal was quite easy to back but in beating Lawahed two lengths showed that she’s decent and one to follow.

Race 8 No2 WALKONBY (Nap)
Trainer: Mick Channon - Jockey: Ryan Moore

It’s rare for Moore to team up with Channon and the connection is worth backing to take out this fillies’ handicap with WALKONBY, who accounted for King George V Handicap runner-up Kipps on her reappearance at Haydock. Although raised 6lb she is going to enjoy the longer trip today. She’s been in great form since that success, and remains a filly to follow.

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Trainer: Sir Michael Stoute - Jockey: Dane O’Neill

Although having it to do on the book with top weight Brando, MUBAAKER is the sort of upwardly mobile sprinter that needs following to run up a sequence for Stoute and owner Sheikh Hamdan. The four-year-old produced a smart turn of foot to score doing handstands on his seasonal return over course and distance, and the decision to skip a race on grass the other day can be proved correct as he steps into a Group 3.

Race 6 No1 ALOE VERA
Trainer: Ralph Beckett - Jockey: Harry Bentley

The home-bred ALOE VERA already has black type in her locker after taking out a Listed race at Goodwood 13 months ago. It meant she remained unbeaten, but niggling problems construed that she wasn’t seen again that season. She’s had plenty of time to recover, however, and with the ground getting quicker all the time on turf her trainer has sensibly opted to switch her to the all-weather. If close to her best she can make it three from three in this Group 3.

Race 7 No16 AUSTRALIS (Nap)
Trainer: Roger Varian - Jockey: David Egan

Varian does well with slow maturing stayers and AUSTRALIS is a case in point. Since opening his account on Polytrack last September he’s gained in confidence and could hardly have been more impressive when easing home on his return on this surface at Wolverhampton. As you might expect of a son of Australia he’s looked better the further he’s travelled, and this move to two miles is just what he wants.

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Trainer: Archie Watson - Jockey: Kieren Shoemark

Several of Watson’s horses are looking to need their first run, as seems the case with IDENTIFIED when he disappointed on debut here earlier in the month. The Showcasing colt went off 8-15 but blew it at the start. His jockey had to accept the situation but with the benefit of that outing he can now show what he’s made of.

Race 2 No1 WINE FLIGHT (Nap)
Trainer: Mick Channon - Jockey: George Bass

The assessor took a view about WINE FLIGHT’s Leicester success and so the ploy to go for a novice with a penalty looks a wise one. The Gregorian filly finds herself in a weak contest and should have little difficulty following-up. Her stablemate Vitare didn’t let the form down earlier in the week, while Bass’s 7lb claimer more than eliminates the effect of the penalty.

Trainer: Andrew Balding - Jockey: Oisin Murphy

Nobody likes getting raised in the ratings after a defeat, and that’s what happened when BERKSHIRE PHILLY was beaten a neck on her comeback over course and distance. However that 3lb extra is not insurmountable, and with the champion jockey on her back she has a great chance of opening her account.

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Trainer: Tim Easterby - Jockey: Duran Fentiman

First-time cheek pieces can help NORTONTHORPE BOY put one on the board for a stable that had a winner at Royal Ascot and is running into a bit of form. He’s shown the ability to handle the all-weather and grass and can better his good effort to chase home Isle Of Lismore here a fortnight ago.

Trainer: David O’Meara - Jockey: Shane Gray

IMPERIAL GLORIANA can outpoint her foes in this novice stakes and provide a welcome winner for owner Sir Robert Ogden. The daughter of Kingman peppered the board with near-misses last year but with a mark of 80 appears a class apart to give her an immediate confidence boost and also prove she’s trained on.

Race 6 No5 HESLEWOOD (Each Way)
Trainer: James Bethell - Jockey: Gianluca Santa

HESSLEWOOD deserves to get his head in front after getting touched-off at Beverley. He’s not quite lived up to the promise of a debut success at York two years ago, but his trainer does well with this type of handicapper. He’s slightly back on the distance ladder, which should also assist his cause.

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