Advised Thursday Morning 9th July

Racecourse: York
Time: 14:40
Date: 09/07/2020
Horse: Dubai Love
Current Odds: 4/1 Boylesports, Betvictor & Bet365, all BOG
Advised Stake & Bet Type: 1.0 Point Win
Selection Reasoning

Dubai Love can take advantage of race fitness against the highest rated filly in the field Pocket Square. Ricetta has to improve plenty to reach the level shown by Dubai Love when third placed in the Sandringham Stakes at Royal Ascot. Dubai Love gave lumps of weight to the first and second that day running a cracker under Frankie Dettori. Frankie is riding for John Gosden today so it is Oisin Murphy who comes in for an excellent spare ride. Dubai Love handled the soft ground at Ascot well over the stiff mile having jumped quickly from the stalls. She galloped through the line well giving the impression she should stay this easy 1m2f trip at York. There is heavy showers forecast this morning but any softening of the ground will not bother Dubai Love.

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Racecourse: York
Time: 17:20
Date: 09/07/2020
Horse: Firmament
Current Odds: 9/2 generally, look for bookies paying 5 places & BOG
Advised Stake & Bet Type: 1.0 Point Each Way
Selection Reasoning

Game Player is a big danger if straight enough on his first run in 342 days but it is course specialist Firmament who is the selection. He has raced eight times at York, winning twice and finishing no worse than fourth on all the other runs. A mark of 95 is fine as he won under James Doyle over 7 furlongs last summer when rated just 2lbs lower. Firmament is well drawn in stall 4 and is taken to rediscover his best form following a rare poor run at Royal Ascot. He is not ground dependent which is another positive.

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Racecourse: Newmarket
Time: 12:45
Date: 09/07/2020
Horse: Woven
Current Odds: 7/1 Bet365 else 13/2 Paddy Power, Betfair SB, Unibet & Betvcitor, BOG
Advised Stake & Bet Type: 0.5 Point Each Way
Selection Reasoning

A decent handicap with Nahaarr aiming to recoup some of the losses when failing to get home at Ascot in the consolation race for the Wokingham Stakes. He had a hard race at Ascot and is pretty short so is passed over. Highland Dress and Pass The Vino are obvious contenders but I have stamina concerns about the latter if the rain turns the ground good to soft. There is lots of pace in this race and that could prove the oracle for Woven well drawn in stall 2. He has good course form like when he stayed on for third place behind Dazzling Dan over course and distance last August. That was a slowly run race which didn’t suit Woven. He has a tidy weight of 8-12 with Callum Shepard back in the plate.

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Racecourse: Newmarket
Time: 16:10
Date: 09/07/2020
Horse: Old Persian
Current Odds: 5/1 generally, use BOG bookies
Advised Stake & Bet Type: 1.0 Point Win
Selection Reasoning

Old Persian runs in first time pieces and is top rated at 118. He goes well at Newmarket with three wins albeit on the Rowley mile and a few seasons ago. Less we forget this horse won a Sheema Classic (Group 1) on Dubai World Cup night in March 2019. He is a talented horse as he showed again when easily landing a Group 1 at Woodbine on turf over this trip. A recent run at Saint Cloud will have set him up nicely for this race with William Buick booked to ride.

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**Next Selections due Date & Time:

Friday Morning 10th July ~09:00

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