Saturdays Selections from #Newbury #Ayr

The latest selections

NB: Exoplanet 1pt win only 15/2 (110 Newbury) – Respected newcomer for last year’s winning connections. Holds a Derby entry and has to be taken far more seriously than the odds on offer here. February foal so should be coming along just nicely and yard should have him just right for this. Roger Varian is in decent form of late and has a fair record with his newcomers too.

NAP: Stay Alert 1pt win only 8/1 (140 Newbury) – Lightly raced 3 year old who has acquitted herself very well in some very good looking company this year. Was only beaten by the now G1 winner Nashwa over the slightly shorter trip of 10f and followed that up with a Listed win over the same CD shortly after in a race where the runner up won next time out too. Was not disgraced thrown in at the deep end last time out at Haydock and is worth another try here on better ground.

Mitbaahy 1pt win only 13/2 (215 Newbury) – Very progressive this term up until his latest run at Goodwood. Was slowly away that day and struggled to get back on terms so is easily forgiven that run. Previously had took big strides forward when winning a Listed event in good style at Sandown and only being narrowly denied stepped up again in a G3 at the same track. Looked unlucky not to win that day and is given another chance for the in form Roger Varian.

OUTSIDER: Stay Well 0.5pt EW 16/1 (325 Newbury) – Started the season well with back to back seconds at Kempton and Redcar but disappointed when stepped up in trip at Royal Ascot. Looked on the wrong side of the draw that day and was pushed along early doors on ground that wasn’t ideal at a track he clearly doesn’t get along with. On his two previous visits to Ascot he finished last of 14 and 9th of 10 so you could say the latest 9th of 18 was a step up. Goes well fresh and has been given 3 months off so a very interesting contender off the same mark that saw him give the Goodwood Chesterfield Cup winner a good run.

IWAC: Enforced 1pt win only 7/1 (435 Newbury) – Dual winner over 8f earlier in the season and has run creditably upped in trip on his last two outings. Will need to find a little more but this is a slight drop back in class today and he has been eased in the weights a couple of pounds too. Steps up again in trip today which is worth a try having stayed on well in his last two runs and improvement could not be ruled out.

OUTSIDER: Rainbow Fire 0.5pt EW 25/1 6 places B365 (510 Newbury) – Bit of a wildcard but looked promising in a couple of AW runs for John Gosden last term having been off the track for over 500 days before being sold for just 35,000 Gns and moving to Marco Botti. Doesn’t look overly well treated from his current mark but if ready to roll following 6 months in new hands could have plenty to offer back down in trip running on turf for the first time since his sole career win at Newmarket back in 2020. Slight drop in grade from last run but has plenty of questions to answer hence the 25/1 price.


0.25pt Trixie NAP/NB/IWAC – 1pt

0.5pt EW 5 Fold on above 5 selections – 1pt

Free Bet

Cassy O £5 win only @12/1 (445 Ayr) Bet365 Free bet on any race at Ayr – Now 8lb lower than his latest win back in June. Has not been in the same form since however and will need to find a spark from somewhere. Ran here Thursday over the mile but was badly hampered and can be forgiven that run. Turned out quickly, and was 4th at this September meeting last year from 13lb higher so plenty of encouragement for a shrewd yard.


Running total – +£50.00

Bets with no stake returned – 15

Bets Placed – 32

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