Brighton and Hove Albion’s poker playing chairman, Tony Bloom, can gain a valuable success at his local track on the eve of the new football season. His horse Titus Gent runs in the 6f handicap at 3-30. The rider was late removing the blindfold at Newmarket last time and the forecast good to soft going will suit having won both starts with soft in the going description. The price is likely to contract and he is currently available at odds of 8/1.
What is perhaps the best maiden race of the year is run at 6-55 at Newmarket tonight. Many of the leading stables are represented by some expensive purchases with fancy entries. Wrotham Heath is a well regarded Royal Lodge and Dewhurst entry for Sir Henry Cecil. Kinglet is the pick of a trio of Godolphin runners judged on jockey bookings. The horse I like most is a newcomer from Brian Meehan’s yard, Most Improved, while the stats say most of Meehan’s runners improve from their first run to second, the very best horses are usually capable of winning first time out. There has been good market support this morning for him and Sir Henry’s runner and the market is likely to prove further informative regarding the chances of the others. One thing is for sure the race will surely be one to look back on in future months and into next season.
Brighton Selections: Stonecrabstomorrow 2-30, Basle 3-00, Titus Gent 3-30, Valeo Si Vales 4-00, Salvationist 4-30, Ishikawa 5-00 and Professor John 5-30
Lingfield Selections: Wayward Glance 2-10, Jodawes 2-40, Maher 3-10, Miserie Mei 3-40, Quite a Thing 4-10, Diamond Run 4-40 and Doctor Hilary 5-10
Worcester Selections: American Art 2-20, Peachey Moment 2-50, Vico 3-20, Postmaster 3-50, Rowdy Rampage 4-50, My Girl Millie 5-20 and Vehement 5-55
Newmarket Selections: Fresa 5-50, Speedi Mouse 6-20, Most Improved 6-55, Proud Chieftain 7-30, Al Kazeem 8-00 and Long Awaited 8-30
Haydock Selections: Glen Moss 6-35, The Blue Banana 7-10, Camberley Two 7-40 and Lordofthehouse 8-40