Timeform: U.K. Shortlist

UK Racing Tips Experts Timeform is a sports data and content provider, specialising in horse racing and greyhound racing. Timeform’s skilled team of analysts are globally-renowned for accuracy, credibility and judgement.

Go where the value is on UK Racing and head to the Betfair Exchange.

Betfair Insider Racing Preview

The Betfair Insider is the resident Exchange expert and the go-to for your weekly racing tips. He provides commentary, opinion and educates on all things Thoroughbred racing. Check out the Betfair Hub and the Betfair Exchange for the latest odds.

Racing Watch: Lay Selections

Racing Watch is an online hub that serves as a one-stop shop for all things Australian thoroughbred racing. Racing Watch is headed by respected form analyst John Walter; and a Resource Centre soon to be packed with quality articles and information that allow punters to increase their betting performance over the long term.

Exclusively to the Betfair Hub, they’ll be providing their best Lay selections for Friday’s and Saturday’s across the country. Follow their selections on the Betfair Exchange.

The Race Club: Best Back & Lay

The Race Club are providers of high quality racing information. Every Tuesday & Thursday this spring they will be offering up two of their very best BACK & LAY selections. Check out the Betfair Hub and the Betfair Exchange for the latest odds.

Pro Lays: Spring 2018

Lay Betting is Unique to the Betfair Exchange. Every week on The Hub, professional punters from across the country will be nominating their LAY of the week and sharing it.

This time around we are splitting it into 2 x tournaments.

Spring Season One: 8 weeks – Wednesday 5th September – Wednesday 24th October

1st – Tony Lorch
2nd – Trevor Lawson
3rd – Shane Baker

Spring Season Two: 8 weeks – Wednesday 31st October – Wednesday 19th December

Check out the Betfair Exchange for the latest odds.

TRB 2018 Spring Carnival: Horse Racing Tips

The Rating Bureau is Australia’s leading supplier of horse racing data, software and analysis. TRB’s WFA Performance Ratings are an industry leading assessment of horse quality and horse tips.

TRB have also provided a series of article on how to be a smarter punter, called their BetSmart Education series. Here you’ll find articles on everything from essentials to consider when doing the form, to ratings and form your own system.

Check out more education articles on racing on the Betfair Hub.


Who are TRB?

Dan O Sullivan, the man behind The Ratings Bureau, represents a group of betting and racing gurus. They lead the way in Racing Australia with their advanced data and ratings products.

Check out the Hub weekly for their race assessments right throughout the Spring Carnival.

Bookies Bag: Spring 2018

Every week on The Hub, On Course Bookmakers from across the country will be nominating their LAY of the week.

This time around we are splitting it into 2 x tournaments.

Spring Season One: 8 weeks – Friday 7th September – Friday 26th October

Spring Season Two: 8 weeks – Friday 2nd Nov –  Friday 21st December

Check out the Betfair Exchange for the latest odds.

The Mailbag: Internationals Preview

A heap of international talent has arrived in Australia for the 2018 Spring Carnival. Racing experts from  The Mailbag are here help you keep track of their form and what they’re prepping for over the coming weeks.

Check out the Betfair Hub and the Betfair Exchange for the latest odds.

UK Shortlist: Ebor Festival 2018

22nd August – 25th August 2018

UK Racing experts, Timeform, preview each and every race of the 2018 Ebor Festival from York.

UK Shortlist: Goodwood Festival 2018

31st July – 4th August 2018

UK Racing experts, Timeform, preview each and every race at the 2018 Goodwood Festival.


Day Five: Goodwood 04/08/18

Qatar Stewards’ Sprint Handicap (2) 6f – 10.50pm

Top Rated & Flags

Betting Forecast

$12 Militia, $13 Golden Steps, $13 Maakaasib, $15 Boy In The Bar, $15 Classic Seniority, $15 George Dryden, $17 Oeil de Tigre, $17 Shepherd’s Purse, $19 Chagatai, $19 Related, $21 My Amigo, $23 Count Otto, $23 Outrage, $26 Zac Brown, $29 Lightning Charlie, $29 Tommy G, $34 Aleef, $34 Dark Shot, $41 Holiday Magic, $41 Parnassian, $51 B Fifty Two, $67 Barracuda Boy, $67 Dahik

Analyst’s Verdict

This looks wide-open and a chance is taken on My Amigo, who showed plenty of dash when fourth over 7f at Ascot last weekend and dropping back to this trip should be very much in his favour. Like the selection, Classic Seniority has slipped to a handy mark and is feared on the back of his solid effort at Hamilton. Others to consider include George Dryden, Boy In The Bar and Shepherd’s Purse.

Qatar Summer Handicap (2) 1¾m – 11.25pm

Top Rated & Flags

Betting Forecast

$6 Walton Street, $7.5 Melting Dew, $9 Pacify, $10 Platitude, $13 Soldier In Action, $15 Hochfeld, $15 Watersmeet, $17 Nabunga, $17 Sir Chauvelin, $17 Sofia’s Rock, $19 Time To Study, $23 On To Victory, $29 My Reward, $67 Arch Villain

Analyst’s Verdict

With just 7 runs under his belt, Walton Street may well have more to offer and he shaped as though well worth another crack at this trip when third at Royal Ascot last time. Charlie Appleby’s charge gets the nod ahead of the progressive Melting Dew, who will be a big threat if coping with this step up in trip. Sofia’s Rock is the pick of the Mark Johnston-trained quintet and Pacify is feared, too.

Unibet Golden Mile Handicap (2) 1m – 12.00am

Timeform Rating of previous winners: 126 131 132 128 132 (Avg 130)

Top Rated & Flags

Betting Forecast

$2.5 Dee Ex Bee, $3.5 Cross Counter, $4 Sun Maiden, $12 Bombyx

Analyst’s Verdict

Dee Ex Bee has as yet been unable to replicate his Derby second but this represents a big drop in class having contested at the highest level on his last 3 outings and he can take full advantage. Sun Maiden wasn’t far behind Thursday’s Nassau winner Wild Illusion in the Ribblesdale at Royal Ascot so is feared most.

Unibet Stewards’ Cup (Heritage Handicap) (2) 6f – 12.40am

Top Rated & Flags

Betting Forecast

$9.5 Foxtrot Lady, $10 Spring Loaded, $13 Tis Marvellous, $15 George Bowen, $17 Gunmetal, $19 Growl, $21 Silent Echo, $23 Gifted Master, $23 Glenamoy Lad, $23 Haddaf, $29 Aeolus, $29 Lancelot du Lac, $29 Pettochside, $34 Justanotherbottle, $34 Open Wide, $34 Solar Flair, $34 Swift Approval, $41 Atletico, $41 Eirene, $41 Marie of Lyon, $41 Merhoob, $41 Muscika, $41 Tupi, $51 Poyle Vinnie, $51 Watchable, $67 Barrington, $67 Reputation, $101 Quench Dolly

Analyst’s Verdict

Not for the first time this season George Bowen turned what looked a competitive handicap into a one-horse affair when striking at Hamilton recently. On that evidence, he’s not far off the standard one would expect of a pattern-class sprinter and ought to go mightly close here under a penalty. Progressive 3-y-o Foxtrot Lady, recent Ascot winner Spring Loaded and Glenamoy Lad are live dangers.

Qatar EBF Stallions Maiden Stakes (2) 7f – 1.15am

Timeform Rating of previous winners: 102 107 101 97 113 (Avg 104)

Top Rated & Flags

Betting Forecast

$4 Duke of Hazzard, $5 Cloak And Dagger, $8 Fox Power, $8 Sky Defender, $10 Glory, $15 West End Charmer, $17 Lightning Attack, $23 Korcho, $34 Gold Bere, $41 Slade King, $51 Illywhacker

Analyst’s Verdict

Those with experience don’t set the bar all that high, and Fox Power, an expensive yearling, may well be able to make his debut a winning one. Sky Defender is another interesting newcomer, while Cloak And Dagger has more improvement in him, and may be the best of those with previous experience.

Qatar Handicap (2) 7f – 1.50am

Top Rated & Flags

Betting Forecast

$4 Restive Spirit, $6 Nicklaus, $7.5 Vale of Kent, $9 Zap, $12 On The Warpath, $13 Chai Chai, $13 Lake Volta, $23 Tangled, $29 Queen’s Sargent, $34 Bombastic, $34 Rum Runner

Analyst’s Verdict

William Haggas holds a strong hand with Restive Spirit and Nicklaus, both progressive sorts who may still be ahead of their marks. Zap arrives on the back of a couple of excellent efforts and is another to consider.

Qatar Apprentice Handicap (3) 1m1f11y – 2.25am

Top Rated & Flags

Betting Forecast

$5 Delph Crescent, $9 Waarif, $10 Kassar, $10 The Night Porter, $12 Aquarium, $13 Poetic Force, $17 King’s Pavilion, $17 Motown Mick, $17 Noble Peace, $19 Mister Music, $26 Manson, $29 Stormingin, $34 Boots And Spurs, $51 The Warrior, $67 Keswick

Analyst’s Verdict

The Night Porter shaped as if on a fair mark with the way he travelled in a hot Newmarket handicap last month and can get back on the up with a third win in 4 starts. Poetic Force looks set for another big run. The hat-trick seeking Delph Crescent can’t be ignored, either.

Day Four: Goodwood 03/08/18

Bombay Sapphire Glorious Stakes (Group 3) (1) 1m3f218y – 10.50pm

Top Rated & Flags

Betting Forecast

$3.25 Mirage Dancer, $4 Red Verdon, $4.5 Second Step, $8.5 Eminent,
$23 Blakeney Point, $26 Scotland, $26 Top Tug

Analyst’s Verdict

Mirage Dancer looks a typical older horse of Sir Michael Stoute’s who will continue to get better and better and he can notch a first pattern success at the scene of his listed win in the spring. Red Verdon will be a major threat if reproducing his latest Royal Ascot second, while Second Step was runner-up last time and should make another bold bid.

Bonhams Thoroughbred Stakes (Group 3) (1) 1m – 11.25pm

Top Rated & Flags

Betting Forecast

$3.25 Threading, $4.5 Regal Reality, $5.5 Ostilio, $8 Threeandfourpence,
$11 Glorious Journey, $12 Curiosity, $26 Chief Ironside

Analyst’s Verdict

Threading failed to fire in the Falmouth but that’s the third time she’s disappointed at Newmarket and she’s the one to beat if bouncing back to her best at the scene of her debut win a year ago.
Britannia-winner Ostilio is respected now stepping up to pattern level, while there’s surely more to come from Regal Reality after only 2 outings.

Unibet Golden Mile Handicap (2) 1m – 12.00am

Top Rated & Flags

Betting Forecast

$7.5 Seniority, $9 Escobar, $15 Cape Byron, $15 Fire Brigade, $15 Master The World, $15 South Seas, $17 Firmament, $17 Mythical Madness, $19 Original Choice, $21 Hors de Combat, $26 Repercussion, $26 Shady McCoy, $26 Third Time Lucky, $29 Borderforce, $29 Masham Star, $29 Zhui Feng, $34 Isomer, $34 Zwayyan, $51 Hayadh, $101 C Note, $498 Poet’s Society, $499 Manson

Analyst’s Verdict

Seniority was undone by racing away from the main action when eighth at Royal Ascot last time and still looks fairly weighted. He could be the answer to an open-looking renewal of this contest. Cape Byron has a tricky draw but is still feared most, whilst Fire Brigade, Escobar and Firmament are also much respected.

King George Qatar Stakes (Group 2) (1) – 12.35am

Top Rated & Flags

Betting Forecast

$2.25 Battaash, $9.5 Kachy, $10 Havana Grey, $12 Sioux Nation,
$13 Mr Lupton, $19 Heartache, $19 Muthmir, $23 Take Cover, $26 Stone of Destiny,
$29 Main Desire, $67 Duke of Firenze

Analyst’s Verdict

It’s very hard to look past last year’s winner Battaash, despite him having to carry a Group 1 penalty. He lost little in defeat at Royal Ascot last time, and this more speed-orientated track will play to his strengths. Sioux Nation shaped as though the drop back to this trip would suit last time and is feared most, whilst Havana Grey is also much respected.

Unibet Nursery Handicap (2) 6f – 1.10am

Top Rated & Flags

Betting Forecast

$3.5 Leading Spirit, $9.5 The Great Heir, $10 Don Armado, $12 Barend Boy,
$12 Leoube, $17 Port of Leith, $21 Alfie Solomons, $21 Dixieland, $23 I Am A Dreamer,
$23 Tin Hat, $26 Ballistic, $26 Big Ace, $26 Jungle Inthebungle, $26 Swiss Pride

Analyst’s Verdict

Leading Spirit is fully 10 lb well-in compared to his future mark under a penalty for last week’s Newbury success and is hard to oppose. Don Armado came clear in good style at Nottingham a couple of weeks ago and likely has more to offer, while the handicapper hasn’t missed The Great Heir after his York success but there’s a good chance Kevin Ryan’s charge has more to offer.

L’Ormarins Queens Plate Oak Tree Stakes (Group 3) (1) 7f – 2.40am

Top Rated & Flags

Betting Forecast

$5 Pretty Baby, $7.5 Sequilla, $11 One Master, $11 Poetic Charm,
$17 Di Fede, $17 Indian Blessing, $17 Most Gifted, $21 Dance Diva, $23 Promising, $26 Lida,
$29 Betty F, $29 Dan’s Dream, $34 Binti Al Nar, $34 Carolinae, $34 Dancing Star, $34 Pepita,
$51 Shepherd Market

Analyst’s Verdict

Pretty Baby looked a pattern race winner waiting to happen when a valiant second at York last time
and it’s likely she has more to bring to the table yet. She is fancied to land the spoils. Sequilla and Poetic Charm also make plenty of appeal.

Maltsmiths Handicap (3) 1m3f44y – 3.15am

Top Rated & Flags

Betting Forecast

$7 Hibernicus, $7 Howman, $7.5 Sergio Leone, $8.5 Baritone, $11 Epaulement,
$15 Groveman, $17 Occupy, $19 Celestial Force, $21 Candidate, $23 Desert Path,
$26 Dr Richard Kimble, $26 Juneau, $26 Winged Spur, $29 King’s Proctor

Analyst’s Verdict

Baritone bumped into a couple of very progressive sorts when third on his Ascot handicap bow 3 weeks ago and there should be more to come, particularly over this slightly longer trip. Howman
is another who is heading very much in the right direction and rates an obvious threat, while Hibernicus has looked a useful prospect when landing both starts. Sergio Leone completes the shortlist.

Day Three: Goodwood 02/08/18

Matchbook Best Value Exchange Handicap (2) 1m1f197y – 10.50pm

Top Rated & Flags

Betting Forecast

$6.5 Al Jellaby, $6.5 Communique, $7.5 Rock Eagle, $10 New Show,
$11 Sing Out Loud, $15 Bathsheba Bay, $15 Completion, $17 Ventura Knight, $17 Zaman,
$19 Maverick Officer, $21 Crownthorpe, $21 Global Giant

Analyst’s Verdict

Al Jellaby has improved with each start to date and likely has a bigger performance in him yet, particularly now granted a stiffer test of stamina. He gets the nod in the opener. There are plenty
of dangers, however, with Communique, New Show and Rock Eagle particularly respected.

Qatar Lillie Langtry Stakes (Group 2) (1) 1¾m – 11.25pm

Top Rated & Flags

Betting Forecast

$5 God Given, $5.5 Pilaster, $8.5 Precious Ramotswe, $11 Isabel de Urbina,
$11 Star Rock, $12 Maid To Remember, $15 Flattering, $21 Dance The Dream, $23 Maid Up,
$26 Lubinka, $26 White Chocolate, $29 Lady of Shalott, $67 Jet Streaming

Analyst’s Verdict

Precious Ramotswe improved tackling this sort of trip at York on her penultimate start, digging deep
under pressure. She was far from disgraced in the Lancashire Oaks subsequently and with the return to further an obvious plus, all looks set fair for another big run. Pilaster has made great strides in just 3 runs to date and she is feared most ahead of the most admirable God Given.

Qatar Richmond Stakes (Group 2) (1) 6f – 12.00pm

Top Rated & Flags

Betting Forecast

$5.5 Konchek, $5.5 Land Force, $6 Marie’s Diamond, $7 Sabre,
$7.5 Charming Kid, $9 Neverland Rock, $15 Shine So Bright, $19 Sporting Chance,
$67 Cool Reflection

Analyst’s Verdict

Neverland Rock is progressing with each run, and with this shorter trip likely to be in his favour (no
extra late on over 7f at Newmarket last time), he receives the vote. Land Force is highly respected for the Ballydoyle team, while Sabre is the pick of Richard Fahey’s two runners.

Qatar Nassau Stakes (Group 1) (1) 1m1f197y – 12.35pm

Top Rated & Flags

Betting Forecast

$3.25 Urban Fox, $4 Rhododendron, $5 Veracious, $6.5 Wild Illusion,
$10 Billesdon Brook, $67 Wilamina

Analyst’s Verdict

Siding with a classy 3-y-ois usually the way to go in this Group 1 and Guineas-winner Billesdon Brook appeals at a tempting price. She has a cracking record at Goodwood, and a repeat of the form of her Guineas win should see her bang there,while the step up in trip could unlock some
improvement. Fellow 3-y-os Veracious and Wild Illusion both have plenty to like about them.

Telegraph Nursery Handicap (2) 7f – 1.10pm

Top Rated & Flags

Betting Forecast

$8.5 More Than This, $10 Barristan The Bold, $10 James Watt,
$15 Cupboard Love, $15 Greenback Boogie, $15 Revich, $15 Shaybani, $15 Water Diviner,
$19 Artistic Rifles, $19 Forseti, $21 Reddiac, $23 Indian Viceroy, $23 Two Blondes,
$26 Hieronymus, $26 No More Regrets, $29 Nayslayer, $51 Chonburi, $51 Mohogany, $67 St Ouen

Analyst’s Verdict

Barristan The Bold has shaped promisingly all 3 starts to date, arguably unlucky not to have got his head in front but boasting some strong form nevertheless. His opening mark rates a workable one and he is fancied to come out on top with further progress expected. At likely longer odds, Greenback Boogie also makes some appeal, as does More Than This and Water Diviner.

Markel Insurance British EBF Maiden Fillies’ Stakes (2) 7f – 1.45pm

Top Rated & Flags

Betting Forecast

$5 Furious, $6.5 Mehdaayih, $8.5 Lady Cosette, $9 Deira Surprise,
$10 Accordance, $13 Incharge, $15 Stellar Comet, $19 Black Medick, $26 Red Archangel,
$26 Wingreen, $29 Rux Power, $29 Summer Skies, $101 Sweet Jemima

Analyst’s Verdict

This can go to a newcomer, with Furious making plenty of appeal on paper and earning the vote
before market clues. Mehdaayih and Incharge are a couple of other likely types on debut, while Accordance is likely to build on a promising start at Doncaster for the meeting’s leading trainer.

Tatler Handicap (3) 5f – 2.20pm

Top Rated & Flags

Betting Forecast

$7 Lord Riddiford, $7.5 Cowboy Soldier, $9 Kick On Kick On, $10 Jack Taylor,
$11 Marnie James, $13 Embour, $15 Dragon Moon, $15 Helvetian, $17 Count Otto,
$17 Porchy Party, $19 Iconic Knight, $21 Green Power, $23 Dahik

Analyst’s Verdict

Lord Riddiford is an uncomplicated horse who has really found his feet and could be up to completing the hat-trick. Marnie James created a big impression at Haydock two starts back
and that shouldn’t be forgotten in a flash, while Cowboy Solider is open to further improvement and makes up the shortlist.


Matchbook Betting Podcast Handicap (2) 2½m134y- 10.50pm

Top Rated & Flags

Betting Forecast

$5.5 Lil Rockerfeller, $6.5 Coeur de Lion, $8 Kloud Gate, $9 Piedita, $10 Northwest Frontier, $12 Denmead, $12 Imphal, $17 Altaayil, $17 Cool Sky, $34 Arthur Mc Bride, $34 Dominating, $51 Great Sound, $201 The Secrets Out, $301 General Allenby

Analyst’s Verdict

Lil Rockerfeller is better known as a very smart staying hurdler, and though this is his first Flat run for over 3 years, the extreme test this will provide is his best chance of exploiting what appears to be a very handy mark. Coeur de Lion is unlucky not to have won on the level this year and he is the chief threat, though Ryan Moore could be the man to get the best out of Kloud Gate.

Move Over To Matchbook Handicap (2) 1m3f218y – 11.25pm

Top Rated & Flags

Betting Forecast

$6 Making Miracles, $6.5 Corgi, $8 Drill, $8.5 Polish, $9 Desert Wind, $9 Infrastructure, $17 Baileys Excelerate, $19 Bartholomeu Dias, $19 Miss Latin, $21 Lynwood Gold, $23 Soto Sizzler, $29 Proschema

Analyst’s Verdict

This looks a strong race with the narrow vote in favour of Infrastructure. Martyn Meade’s charge progressed as expected in line with the longer trip when scoring at Salisbury and its highly likely there is more to come on that evidence. Desert Wind, Miss Latin and Polish head up an exhaustive shortlist.

Markel Insurance Molecomb Stakes (Group 3) (1) – 12.00am

Top Rated & Flags

Betting Forecast

$3.75 Soldier’s Call, $5.5 Rumble Inthejungle, $8.5 Queen of Bermuda,
$9 Well Done Fox, $10 Street Parade, $11 Vintage Brut, $17 Life of Riley, $19 Fantasy, $26 Barbill,
$51 Deia Glory, $151 Starchant

Analyst’s Verdict

Rumble Inthejungle built on his debut promise when fourth in
the Norfolk Stakes at Royal Ascot, and with the prospect of more to come (has plenty about him physically), he can come out on top for a yard that continues to impress with its 2-y-os. Windsor Castle victor Soldier’s Call is highly respected, while Well Done Fox’s confidence will be high following a listed victory at Sandown.

Qatar Sussex Stakes (Group 1) (1) 12.35am

Top Rated & Flags

Betting Forecast

$3 Without Parole, $3.75 Expert Eye, $8.5 Beat The Bank, $8.5 Gustav Klimt,
$11 Lightning Spear, $17 Lord Glitters, $41 Orbaan, $81 So Beloved

Analyst’s Verdict

The 3-yos look the stronger on form, and it’s Without Parole who’s taken to come out on top. He
extended his unbeaten record to 4 in the St James’s Palace at Royal Ascot, more superior to his rivals than the winning margin suggests, and is fancied to record a second Group 1 win in succession. Expert Eye rates a big threat, especially if getting a strong pace to aim at.

Victoria Racing Club Maiden Fillies’ Stakes (2) – 1.10am

Top Rated & Flags

Betting Forecast

$6.5 Welcoming, $7.5 Yourtimeisnow, $8.5 Desert Lantern, $11 Alhakmah, $15 Parliament House, $15 Sabai Sabai, $17 Glass Slippers, $17 Munaajaat, $17 Quarry Beach, $21 Aim Power, $23 Lovin, $34 Disco Doris, $34 Isabella Red, $34 Time For Bed, $41 Mrs Worthington, $67 Dancing Warrior, $101 Feel Glorious

Analyst’s Verdict

Plenty to consider but there was lots to like about Yourtimeisnow’s debut run at Newmarket
and she’s narrowly preferred. Desert Lantern came well clear of the rest when runner-up at Ripon and is next best ahead of Quarry Beach, who very much caught the eye on debut at Kempton.

EBF Breeders’ Series Fillies’ Handicap (2) – 1.45am

Top Rated & Flags

Betting Forecast

$5.5 Four White Socks, $6.5 Savaanah, $7 Magnolia Springs, $8 Caravela, $9 Twenty Times, $11 Billesdon Bess, $12 Juneau, $13 Fabulous Red, $15 Musical Art, $26 Glenys The Menace

Analyst’s Verdict

A good winner of a listed C&D contest on her penultimate start, Magnolia Springs is probably best not judged too harshly on her latest Newcastle effort, the falsely-run nature of the race not playing to her strengths. She is fancied to get back on the up, with Four White Socks and Savaanah, seeking the 4-timer, others to consider.

Goodwood Racehorse Owners Group Handicap (3) – 2.55am

Top Rated & Flags

Betting Forecast

$6.5 Aljady, $9.5 Sir Titan, $11 Flavius Titus, $13 Vale of Kent, $15 Medahim,
$17 Masham Star, $17 Medieval, $19 Manton Grange, $19 Repton, $21 Handytalk,
$23 Poet’s Society, $29 Poets Dream, $29 Saluti, $29 Whitefountainfairy, $34 Desert Doctor,
$34 Gossiping, $34 Mazyoun, $41 Scofflaw, $41 Truth Or Dare

Analyst’s Verdict

Manton Grange wasn’t seen again in 2017 after a decisive victory at Kempton in August, but shaped well on his Doncaster reappearance and is low mileage for a 5-y-o. He gets the vote in an open-looking finale. Aljady is yet to taste defeat and threatens to be even better over this trip. He looks a major danger, whilst Vale of Kent, Medieval and Sir Titan are also of interest.


Matchbook Betting Exchange Handicap (2) 1m1f197y – 10.05pm

Top Rated & Flags

Betting Forecast

$7 Afaak, $10 Appeared, $10 Rainbow Rebel, $11 Dark Red, $12 Alfarris, $12 Silver Line, $13 Plutonian, $17 Pivoine, $17 Thomas Cranmer, $17 Tuff Rock, $23 Original Choice, $26 Medrano,$ 26 Not So Sleepy, $26 Society Red, $41 Brittanic

Analyst’s Verdict

Afaak was really strong at the finish when runner-up in the Royal Hunt Cup last month, and on that evidence, this trip will unlock more, so the case for him is a compelling one from a reasonable draw. Dark Red has previous in this race and he arrives on the back of a career best, with Medrano interesting at longer odds.

Qatar Vintage Stakes (Group 2) (1) 7f – 11.25pm

Timeform Rating of previous winners: 125 124 115 126 125 (Avg 123)

Top Rated & Flags

Betting Forecast

$6 Confiding, $8 Dark Vision, $9 Dunkerron, $10 Drogon, $11 Van Beethoven, $13 Blonde Warrior, $13 Cosmic Law, $13 Federal Law, $15 Junius Brutus, $19 Burj, $23 Getchagetchagetcha, $26 Mordred

Analyst’s Verdict

Dark Vision already looks a bargain purchase after his impressive wins at Yarmouth and York, and it’s worth noting that Mark Johnston traditionally aims his best 2-y-os at this race. The form of Confiding’s debut win at Newbury couldn’t have worked out any better and his yard has a good line with a few of these through July Stakes winner Advertise. Any rain would make Cosmic Law a big player.

bet365 Superlative Stakes (Group 2) (1) 7f – 12.00am

Timeform Rating of previous winners: 129 129 129 132 124 (Avg 129)

Top Rated & Flags

Betting Forecast

$5 Tip Two Win, $6.5 Sir Dancealot, $7.5 Suedois, $8.5 Emmaus, $11 D’bai, $17 Dutch Connection, $17 So Beloved, $19 Breton Rock, $19 Karar, $19 Spirit of Valor, $26 Here Comes When, $29 Donjuan Triumphant

Analyst’s Verdict

A really competitive renewal with little separating a number on form. Last year’s third Suedois gets the nod on the back of a fine effort in the Summer Mile at Ascot recently but Tip Two Win will be a massive threat if recapturing anything like his 2000 Guineas form, while Sir Dancealot arrives at the very top of his game. Emmaus is another fascinating contender but he is unproven on fast ground.

Qatar Goodwood Cup (Group 1) (1) 2m – 12.35am

Timeform Rating of previous winners: 128 127 120 125 130 (Avg 126)

Top Rated & Flags

Betting Forecast

$1.73 Stradivarius, $6 Torcedor, $10 Idaho, $15 Call To Mind, $21 Dal Harraild, $23 Desert Skyline, $34 St Michel

Analyst’s Verdict

A very good chance this will develop into a straight fight between Gold Cup 1-3 Stradivarius and Torcedor. The former hasn’t looked back since taking this race 12 months ago and can set himself up for a possible tilt at the £1 million stayers’ bonus at York next month by stretching his unbeaten record this year to three.

Nginious! Swiss Gin EBF Maiden Stakes (2) 6f – 1.10am

Timeform Rating of previous winners: 105 95 94 107 96 (Avg 99)

Top Rated & Flags

Betting Forecast

$3 Al Mureib, $5.5 Dirty Rascal, $9 Watan, $11 Gainsborough Hat, $15 Napanook, $17 Reeves, $19 Serengeti Song, $21 Enough Already, $23 Get The Rhythm, $26 Rhydwyn, $51 Sussex Solo, $81 Conspiritor

Analyst’s Verdict

Al Mureib shaped well in what was likely a good race on his Newmarket debut and will take a bit of stopping if progressing as expected. Richard Hannon’s Dirty Rascal has achieved fairly useful form on both starts and looks sure to figure again, while market support for his Ryan Moore-ridden stablemate Watan would also bring him into the reckoning. Gainsborough Hat is another interesting newcomer.

Chelsea Barracks Handicap (2) 5f – 1.45am

Top Rated & Flags

Betting Forecast

$9.5 El Astronaute, $10 Poyle Vinnie, $11 Copper Knight, $11 Outrage, $12 Baron Bolt, $13 A Momentofmadness, $13 Boom The Groom, $15 Dark Shot, $15 Duke of Firenze, $15 Pettochside, $17 Paddy Power, $19 Line of Reason, $23 Just Glamorous, $29 Under The Covers, $151 Just An Idea

Analyst’s Verdict

Poyle Vinnie certainly wouldn’t be winning out of turn if getting his head in front here, and may well do just that given that he’s been knocking on the door of late and is 9 lb lower compared to when fourth in this race last year. Outrage put in good late work when third at Sandown and he has to be feared, while 2017 winner El Astronaute should again be on the premises, along with Copper Knight.

Matchbook Time To Move Over Fillies’ Handicap (3) 1m – 2.15am

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Betting Forecast

$5.5 Move Swiftly, $10 Labrega, $11 Elysium Dream, $11 Escape The City, $12 Odyssa, $13 Dance On The Day, $13 Lady In Question, $15 Kalagia, $17 Hateya, $19 Sayem, $19 Zoraya, $26 Rebel Assault, $29 Cavatina, $41 Elizabeth Bennet, $41 She Believes

Analyst’s Verdict

The one with the most striking potential by some way is Move Swiftly, who has looked highly promising in winning 2 of her 3 starts on the AW. An entry in a Group 3 at the Curragh later in the season suggests that connections have high hopes for her, which heightens the sense that she’s got in lightly for this handicap debut. Odyssa is next best ahead of Labrega, Elysium Dream and Hateya.


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