Hello Racing fans and welcome back! I have five selections for you to get stuck into for Wednesday’s racing. Just to mention before we get started – there is now a weekly recap show, where I will review all of my selections from the previous week. Head over to my YouTube channel to check that out!
We had EIGHT winners in 4 days last week, and I expect this form to continue this week too! There are 5 selections for Wednesday’s racing and I advise backing these in a win Lucky 31. Thank you for all of your support so far, and don’t forget to check out my socials @gingerjoeracing on Instagram, Twitter, YouTube & Facebook for daily updates!
J: Laura Pearson / T: Nigel Tinkler
CMON CMON was runner up here in April and then backed it up 6 weeks later where he managed to get his head in front over C&D. He is a nice 4y-o who relished the Good to Firm ground on both occasions and was seen in a completely different light. I’m not sure why connections decided to revert back to the all weather last time out as he clearly relishes a firm surface but in all fairness to him he ran a decent race to finish 4th and just 2 ½ lengths behind the winner Hunters Step. CMON CMON was actually in a good position that day and had every chance 2 furlongs out but stayed on a never nearer fourth.
That was a solid effort and he clearly remains in good form however, I think we will see the very best version of CMON CMON now that he switches back to the good to firm ground and I expect a big run at 9/2. Laura Pearson was on board when he won over C&D last month and the 5lb she takes off is priceless and can only enhance his chances again. The 5lb Laura takes off puts CMON CMON near the bottom of the weights and I think he will be really hard to beat in these conditions on horse terms.
HI HO SILVER looks the likely favourite, but I think we are going to see the very best version of CMON CMON, and that will make it a really tough task for opposition. Well weighted, suited by the track and primed for another big run on the switch back to this surface.
J: David Egan / T: Richard Hughes
Now ROSA MYSTICA runs in a small field nursery event and surely the 7/2 on offer has to be too big. She was really game to win last time at Goodwood and travelled nicely throughout. Made some headway with a furlong to go and held on really well and was quite strong through the line. I think she’s gone slightly overlooked in this event because she was a seller, but the form is quite strong and she was hardy to get the job done and I like that especially on the switch back to the softer surface.
She is the only one in the field to have experience already on the soft ground and this could play a big part in this race especially as these are only two year olds still learning about the game and softer ground is a new task for the rest of them. ROSA MYSTICA has finished 4th of 10 on good to soft and on her penultimate start she finished a close up 5th of 8 on the soft ground and that form is far from disgraced. As you know she won last time out and I think she’s now better than she was when she last tried soft ground so I feel she has an edge on the other runners in this one and is the clear value in the race to me. I think the soft ground experience edge will help her get the job done.
J: Mark Crehan / T: George Boughey
CASHEW is a horse I really like. I generally don’t like backing horses that have a penalty to contest with however! I was really impressed with his win at Haydock over the weekend and am taking a chance that he is good enough to win again this time even with this penalty. I didn’t back him at the weekend as he lined up against Magic Warrior and I was torn as to which one to pick on the day and thought it would be a race best left alone. I was very impressed with his attitude last time, raced in the centre of the track and was very professional in the way he got the job done, Battled really well and looked like he really enjoyed his racing.
He has Mark Crehan on board who takes off a valuable 3lb but still doesn’t excuse the penalty he has. I’m just taking a bit of a chance that CASHEW will be going onto bigger and better things after this race and that the step up to 7 furlongs should help him handle the extra weight he has on his back. I think I saw a little bit of start quality in him and although he is up against some really good opposition today George Boughey has been excellent with his 2y-o’s this season and I think that there is still more to come from him. He could just be a tad better than these and holds value at 3/1.
J: Paul Hanagan / T: Charles Hills
SARROOD is my next best selection for Wednesdays racing and to be honest is a much shorter price than the horses I usually like to tip up but I think he is banker material here. I think he should be odds on however he is 6/4 and 13/8 in places and I think for the sake of our Lucky 31 multiples he has to go in. He has only ran three times but was very good last time at Redcar on Good ground where he finished a close up second and was staying on really well. He looked like he was crying out for a step up in trip and gets an extra 2 furlongs here as he tries 1 ½ miles for the first time.
He has the clear highest rating out of these and with extra improvement likely I find it hard to see any of these being able to stop him. Shaped like he would relish this trip and conditions won’t be an issue either. Only 3 other horses to line up and it doesn’t take a genius to find a 6/4 winner but 6/4 is a good price to have in our multiples and I think he simply just goes and wins this. Small contest but were after winners and he is banker material for me.
J: Trevor Whelan / T: Roger Charlton
HER WAY has been hugely progressive on his last 3 runs. The first of these three came here over C&D where he finished second getting headed on the line by a good sort but the pair were clear of the rest. Since then he stepped up on both occasions to become a runaway winner at Chepstow and then came back here to win over C&D last time pulling away from the remainder of the field. Another one of my tips has a penalty and is a little skinny in the market. However, he is a very typical progressive sort from the Roger Charlton stable and I think he is really good value for the 2/1 that’s on offer.
Likely to be really popular in the betting and I’d probably take as low as 13/8 on him getting the job done and fits in well to our Lucky 31 selections. I think the progress is going to resume here in what looks his hardest task to date but still nothing in this race poses a great threat on paper and I think HER WAY is going to take some catching here. Potentially still really good value for the penalty and is clearly a 3y-o on the up. Had Plansina back in fourth that day and no reason why the placings should be reversed. Hard to beat if coming back in the same vein.