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Neil Morrice: Best Bets & Tips – Saturday 22 May 2021

Neil Morrice brings you all of his best bets and tips for Saturday’s racing coming your way from Goodwood, Newmarket, Haydock Park, York and Lingfield Park.

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Neil Morrice brings you all of his best bets and tips for Saturday’s racing coming your way from Goodwood, Newmarket, Haydock Park, York and Lingfield Park.

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Trainer: Paul Cole – Jockey: Franny Norton

If there’s a joker amongst the pack for this Listed race then MAJESTIC DAWN is the one. In a splintered season, he was afforded just two races in the early autumn of last year but rounded off with a spectacular triumph in the Cambridgeshire. That more than earns him the right to aim higher, and Norton is an interesting booking for him.

Race 4 No1 ALDAARY (Nap)
Trainer: William Haggas – Jockey: Jim Crowley

The way ALDAARY demolished his foes on reappearance at Ascot strongly suggests he’s not going to be running in handicaps for much longer. He was given a 12lb jolt by the assessor, but if he is in the Group horse class he might not be troubled to follow up.

Trainer: Alan King – Jockey: Tom Queally

ON TO VICTORY is a quirky individual but his talent can’t be questioned. He enjoyed a bountiful season in novice and handicap hurdles and could prove troublesome to well-regarded foes like Hukum and Morando as he tackles Listed company for the first time.


Race 3 No5 LAW OF ONE (Nap)
Trainer: Sir Michael Stoute – Jockey: Pat Dobbs

LAW OF ONE has done everything right this year and is strongly fancied to complete a hat-trick in the Class2 handicap. Not only did he bolt up on seasonal comeback at Doncaster, but his subsequent work has been of a very high order, making him worthy of support here on the way to Ascot’s King George V Handicap.

Trainer: Marcus Tregoning – Jockey: Dougie Costello

Easy to back on debut at Lingfield, ALMOSHAHAR was too green to do himself justice but nevertheless shaped with considerable promise. The gelded son of Invincible Spirit has gone forward since that pleasing run and will be hard to beat.

Trainer: George Boughey – Jockey: Rossa Ryan

Although losing his unbeaten record at Nottingham last time, LOSTWITHIEL almost no caste in the defeat as the winner went on to finish third in the Chester Cup. The Camelot gelding remains a good prospect for long-distance handicaps and can bounce back.


Trainer: Roger Varian – Jockey: Jack Mitchell

Teodolina brings solid form to the table but might have to play second fiddle to hat-trick seeker RAADOBARG. The son of 2,000 Guineas hero Night Of Thunder dotted up in novices at Leicester and Thirsk, and has given the handicapper difficulties assessing him for this first handicap outing.

Race 5 Casumo Bet10Get10 Sandy Lane Stakes (Group 2)

Trainer: Roger Varian – Jockey: David Egan

This is crunch time for the unbeaten Dragon Symbol, while it will be interesting to see what Method has to offer on his return to the track. The fillies Isabella Giles and Light Refrain could also have a say but the value play is SAINT LAWRENCE. He hasn’t enjoyed the rub of the green for a while, but seconds to Mithras at Newbury and behind Rohan in a Group 3 at Ascot indicate he’s ready to take home another cheque.


Trainer: Michael Dods – Jockey: Callum Rodriguez

PENDLETON travelled beautifully coming off a long lay-off at Ascot, only to lose out in a head bob to Fresh. As long as he doesn’t fall victim to the ‘bounce’ factor he can conjure up another big earning run.

Race 6 No5 BLU BOY (Nap)
Trainer: Ed Bethell – Jockey: PJ McDonald

Bethell has made a cracking start to his training career and can top up his recent triumphs by sending out BLU BOY to complete a fine hat-trick. The selection’s latest Beverley triumph has been heavily endorsed, giving him the look of a horse that is improving faster than the handicapper can catch up with him.


Trainer: Pat Phelan – Jockey: John Egan

The value in this could lie with REECELTIC who scored a shade cosily over course and distance the other day. He enjoys a healthy weight concession from his rivals and could have more to offer.

Race 3 No2 DANZART (Nap)
Trainer: Mick Channon – Jockey: Charles Bishop

This could well be a case of third time lucky for DANSART, who enjoys getting his feet into the ground and ran into one when second to Silent Flame at Salisbury.

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