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15:40 Newbury

A handicap sprint here sees the 6 runners go and you could argue all 6 are not without a good chance.

The outsider here Armour Propre showed promise in a couple of early starts but has gone backwards. If she reproduced some of her early form would have a small each way chance. They have taken the hood of Espirtio for now and is another who has shown some promise finish 2nd in 2 of her 5 starts on good to firm ground. Edgar Linton would need a career best to win here.

Miss Attitude is due to go up in the near future in the weights but looks well in here. Given the weight she is carrying despite winning only 8 days ago you hope that race hasn't come too soon for her if you're a favourite backer. Also, the win came out of the blue given her form the previous 3 races.

Felix Natalis is a course winner round here and that was 6 furlongs back to 5 furlongs today and she has only raced once at that distance and wasn't really in contention that time. Jockey Pierre Louis Jamin takes a handy 3 pounds off which will help.

I think for the price and what she has shown ability wise in her race history Absolutleyflawless although is near top of the weights does have a good chance in this. Won her 2 races really impressively particularly at Chester. The last 2 races she has been in she has had some excuses particularly missing the break which doesn't help at all in the 5-furlong races. So, she does come with a betting risk. However, she has the talent as her early promise showed and i think those early form lines show promise. This is a step down in class to what she has been racing in recently so she may appreciate that as well.


15:55 Nottingham

Qabilah is one of the less experienced runners in this race. Although there is room for improvement and comes in here bottom weight this is a step up in class (she has been running in class 5 events) I think her opposition will have to much for here.

Persist ran with credit in a handicap race at Royal Ascot finishing 7th has been seen again since finishing 2nd at Carlisle though the winner of that race has come out twice again and been fairly beaten so that 2nd doesn't look great in that aspect.

Shaara won pretty comfortably at Haydock last time out and goes into handicapping for the first. That convincing win has left her top weight here and this is probably slightly better opposition than previously facing. The 7-pound swing in favour of Terra Mitica is the main reason behind Terra Mitica being my selection today. In real good form been running consistently. The time at Salisbury last time out suggest there is more to come and if she runs anything similar to here like at Salisbury, she will more than likely win this. Ryan Moore is back on board having won on her a previous time in her career. Is always a positive booking and is only one of his 2 rides he has today.


written by Luke Tucker


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