Neil Morrice shares all of his best bets and tips for Thursday’s racing coming your way from Newmarket, Nottingham, Newcastle, Hamilton Park and Leicester.
Race 4 No1 SEA TSARINA (Nap)
Trainer: William Haggas – Jockey: Tom Marquand
This should prove straightforward for SEA TSARINA granted the lasting impression given out on her winning introduction at Yarmouth. The well related daughter of Sea The Stars can defy a 7lb penalty and take the spoils on the way to better things.
Race 6 No7 TARTAN CHIEF (Each Way)
Trainer: Paul Cole – Jockey: Mohammed Tabdi
TARTAN CHIEF failed to menace on his reintroduction at Sandown, when proving easy to back. He needed the race to blow away any cobwebs, and with blinkers added today can raise his game to take away a cheque.
Race 7 No3 STORM CHASER (Nap)
Trainer: Mick Channon – Jockey: Rose Dawes
Hurricane Run mare STORM CHASER doesn’t do anything in a hurry, but if building on her earning effort at Wetherby can belatedly open her account. The former French-based five-year-old has stamina in abundance and can benefit from the addition of her competent apprentice pilot.
Race 2 No7 REVISION (Nap)
Trainer: Kevin Ryan – Jockey: Kevin Stott
REVISION set down a marker for his foes to aim at when second to Changing Colours on his Haydock introduction. He took a walk in the market but came home strongly, suggesting he should now be cherry ripe to go one better for a stable whose juveniles are running into form.
Race 7 No1 TICKETS
Trainer: Ivan Furtado – Jockey: PJ McDonald
With few miles on his racing clock, TICKETS is the one that has scope for the most progression in a competitive nightcap. The Aclaim gelding had to dig deep into his reserves to land the odds in a Kempton novice after two earning previous visits to that course. If proving as suited to Tapeta as he is to the Polytrack he can prove a tough nut to crack.
Race 2 No6 SPARKLING RED (Nap)
Trainer: Michael Dods – Jockey: Connor Beasley
Bungleinthejungle filly SPARKLING RED has strong claims and can take out this novice en route to loftier heights. She might have been beaten when a heavily bet favourite at Redcar, but her earlier run against Maria Branwell at Thirsk makes her look very attractive, granted the way her conqueror performed at Royal Ascot last week.
Race 4 No1 MONSIEUR CO (Each Way)
Trainer: Keith Dalgleish – Jockey: Billy Garritty
MONSIEUR CO’s forays onto the Flat have been few and far between, but the versatile none-year-old has been in good form over fences and in a maiden dominated by two Newmarket-based three-year-olds he can vie for minor pickings at a massive double figure price.
Race 1 No5 SOLUTRE
Trainer: Hugo Palmer – Jockey: Ross Coakley
Naval Power might be all the rage for Godolphin, but a penalty for his defeat of Alzahir at Yarmouth can make life difficult against SOLUTRE.
The latter went down in a blanket finish and was beaten just half a length into third by One World on debut at Haydock. The Havana Gold colt has learned plenty from that sterling effort, while his rival’s form was devalued when Alzahir flopped in the Chesham.
Race 5 No4 DEVON ENVOY
Trainer: Rod Millman – Jockey: Ross Coakley
DEVON ENVOY represents a stable whose horses are amongst the winners. The Peace Envoy gelding has shown much improved form to take out races at Salisbury and Nottingham with plenty up his sleeve, and is in the mood to complete a fine hat-trick.
Race 7 No5 LAGUNA VENETA (Nap)
Trainer: Eve Johnson Houghton – Jockey: William Buick
New Bay filly LAGUNA VENETA showed improved form to trouble the judge at Windsor which was only her second start of turf. Buick looks a significant booking for her, and she can prove a bet worth waiting for.
Place Accumulater Perm (Races 1-7)
5 x 5, 6 x 7, 1 x 4, 1 x 4 x 5, 1, 10 x 5, 7