Thursday, 18 June 2015

Horse Racing from Newmarket and Goodwood

Previews by Harvey Mayson for

Star Fire can defy penalty for Roger Charlton


The final race of the day at Newmarket on Friday is the five-furlong Triconnex Handicap with eleven runners set to go to post. Star Fire Trainer Roger Charlton will be in confident mood after Time Test justified heavy support at Royal Ascot on Thursday. He saddles Star Fire who bids to defy a 6lbs penalty with Edward Greatrex in the saddle. Star Fire is a filly by Dark Angel out… Read More »


Star Storm to get off the mark at Newmarket


The 8.10 at Newmarket on Friday is a maiden race for three-year-olds over ten furlongs. Star Storm The choice on form here looks to be the James Fanshawe-trained Star Storm, a colt by Epsom Derby winner Sea The Stars out of a Storm Cat mare. He made his debut at Nottingham in soft ground in May where he was slowly away before making some late headway into sixth place. He… Read More »


Super Kid set to shine for Godolphin


The 8.05 at Newmarket is a seven-furlong handicap with a field of sixteen runners. Buckstay The weights are headed by Buckstay, a five-year-old by Lawman out of a mare by Golden Gear. Peter Chapple-Hyam’s gelding has only won two of his nineteen races, both on the all-weather at Kempton. He has been running consistently in big mile handicaps over the past year, notably when fourth in the Cambridgeshire and runner-up… Read More »


Dutch Law the pick in Newmarket handicap


The 7.35 at Newmarket on Friday is a one-mile handicap for three-year-olds with a very competitive field of 16 set to go to post. Dutch Law Hughie Morrison went close to a winner at Royal Ascot with Fun Mac in the Ascot Stakes and could gain consolation here with Dutch Law. He is a gelding by Dutch Art out of Lawyers Choice by Namid and remains a maiden after four… Read More »


Elronaq to continue fine run for Charles Hills


Trainer Charles Hills celebrated a Royal Ascot winner with Dutch Connection in the Jersey Stakes on Wednesday. His colt just beat his father’s Fadhayyil in a driving finish under a fine ride from Jim Crowley. Elronaq The stable were under a cloud earlier in the season but things have been picking up of late and he looks booked for another winner with Elronaq at Newmarket on Friday. He is a… Read More »


Open The Red can strike at Newmarket


There is a good quality evening card at Newmarket on Friday with the action due to get under way at 6.00 and the going officially described as good to firm. Open The Red The Tamdown Handicap at 6.30 is a competitive race for three-year-olds over a mile and a quarter with eight runners set to face the starter. Open The Red is trained in Sussex by Amanda Perrett and made… Read More »


Penny Dreadful to blaze the trail at Goodwood


The closing race at Goodwood on Friday evening is the Idris Elba Handicap for three-year-olds over six furlongs. Penny Dreadful Goodwood is one of the fastest six furlong courses in the UK and suits front runners. That should provide Penny Dreadful with an ideal opportunity to follow up her recent seven-length win at Catterick over this distance. The filly is by Piccolo out of Trina’s Pet by Efisio so is… Read More »


Chesil Beach set to return to winning ways


The 7.50 at Goodwood on Friday is a mile and three-quarter handicap for four-year-olds and upwards. Chesil Beach Andrew Balding placed Chesil Beach skilfully last season to win four consecutive handicaps in the colours of Kingsclere Stud. The daughter of Phoenix Reach scored at Brighton in August over a mile and a half before following up at Chester under a penalty. She returned to the Roodeye to complete her hat-trick… Read More »


Bella Nouf to lose maiden tag at Goodwood


The 7.20 at Goodwood on Friday evening is a maiden fillies’ race over nine furlongs with 12 runners set to go to post. Bella Nouf The probable favourite is the William Haggas-trained Bella Nouf, a daughter of Dansili out of Majestic Sakeena by King’s Best. She showed plenty of promise on her racecourse debut in October when finishing a close sixth to Irish Rookie at Newmarket. Although the winner has… Read More »


Chain Of Daisies the value bet in Goodwood opener


The focus of the horse racing world has been on Royal Ascot this week and the festival continues right through to Saturday. There is also some good quality evening racing on Friday at Goodwood and Newmarket. Banditry Goodwood stages a six-race card starting with the TFN Apprentice Handicap at 6.15. The top weight here is Banditry, trained by Michael Bell and ridden by Michael Kenneally. Bell admitted to some restless… Read More »


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