Harry’s The Boy
Long time no see.
Sorry about the lack of tips lately, we all need holidays but now we are back. Hope that you all had a great summer. I nearly drowned in the Wenatchee River in the Cascades of the USA. Good, say some of you, I hear but never mind I’m here to annoy you with some bum tips!!
Saturday brings the big sprint at Haydock, a real cracker with two of our old favourites in Brando (won in France recently at 9/1) and The Tin Man. The problem here is that they come up against a rapidly improving 3-y-o in Harry Angel who has the beating of these in the Newmarket July Cup although The Tin Man didn’t really turn up that day and Brando (3rd) was back from a long lay off. That was the best sprint field this season with all the usual suspects and we feel that Harry can only get better especially as he has impressive form at Haydock earlier in the season; get on at 9/4.
O’Brien has some good chances in Ireland this weekend with Churchill, Caravaggio, Winter, Order of St George and Gustav Klimt. We are also interested in the return of his smart horses Seventh Heaven and Rhododendron who have been under a cloud of late.
Anyway, good luck and see you all next week for the St Leger meeting!
Just to remind you, our Roll Up is back in action ……….see the page, please.
ps We did draw your attention to the potential of that fabulous filly ENABLE, after its run at Chester in May. Hope that you followed her in all her Group One wins!!
So, we must admit that last week’s July Cup run of The Tin Man was a bit of a surprise! He wasn’t beaten by much, as it was a sprint, but he was beaten by horses he had recently thumped. The surprise was that he was not in the frame.
Caravaggio surrendered his unbeaten record in the race and it was no surprise, we fancied him as a lay. Brando, who we thought would run and tipped at Royal Ascot, ran a cracker in third at 28/1, after a fair lay off. He must not be missed on the run up to the end of the flat. In fact, it would come as no surprise to see him lump top weight and murder them all again in the Ayr Gold Cup!
Enable, another favourite of ours, romped the Irish Oaks but we were put off by the price and track. The filly is becoming a fair horse with three consecutive Oaks on her CV and we recall her Cheshire Oaks win which, on the day, reminded us slightly of Shergar’s win at Chester; let us see how she progresses.
We have looked at this weekend’s racing but Haydock and Newbury are not tipsters meat so we look forward to Goodwood and will be back next week with our selections unless before, we have a Roll Up selection.
The Tin Man
Last week’s Eclipse result was no surprise as we felt that Cliffs Of Moyer was a poor priced favourite, although we do admit that it was rather unlucky in running. One of our tentative suggestions Barney Roy nearly pulled it off when beaten a nose when finishing late, that’s racing!
We have had a good hard look at Newmarket’s famous July course meeting and lots of Royal Ascot winners and close losers litter the cards.
Looking at Frontiersman on Thursday we have been put off by Stoute’s improving Poet’s Word so, after much analysis, we have decided that we will go for an old favourite of ours on Saturday in the July Cup, this being The Tin Man.
Caravaggio is hot favourite and unbeaten but he is meeting seasoned, older sprinters and we feel that “Tinny” named after that great jockey of yesteryear, the immortal Fred Archer, is great value at 6/1 EACH WAY. The horse has the beating of most of these apart from the unpreviously raced against 3-y-o favourite. We would much rather take the 6/1 each way and more or less be guaranteed a slight profit than the odds on of Caravaggio to win!
On the Roll Up front we were tempted with Enable in the Irish Oaks but have seen too many hotpots beaten at the Curragh so we will probably wait for Ribchester or Order of St George at the big Goodwood meeting soon.If anything suitable comes up before, for leg 2, we will give you ample notice.
So, please, watch this space.