Hello racing fans – welcome back to a new day of selections for Friday’s racing! We had a really good day Wednesday, with 8/1 and 3/1 winners. I have some really nice selections that can continue our fine winning form.
I advise backing the selections below as a lucky 31 to ensure you get all of the combinations. I will also review Thursday’s selections in the next show. Thank you for all of your support so far, and don’t forget to check out my socials @gingerjoeracing on Instagram, Twitter, YouTube & Facebook!
INSTINCTIVE MOVE comes here with quite a big reputation. He lined up in the Norfolk at Royal Ascot a few weeks back, but did not run due to playing up in the stalls and was withdrawn from the race. He was really well fancied that day due to going off as the third favourite in the betting and was being heavily backed but didn’t take his chance.
He is clearly liked at home and Clive Cox put him up as one of his if not the best 2y-o he has in the yard this year so he is sure to have some ability. He won on his sole start on a racetrack quite impressively having been slowly away and green for the most part but showed a great turn of foot to win comfortably in the end. Now the form of the placed horses doesnt look great since however the fourth placed has franked the form.
He is unbeaten and clearly on the up. I nearly put him up as my next best selection but I am just a slight bit concerned that he may need to mature a little bit to get the best out of him, clearly has an attitude but lots of class as well. Kaboo is likely to head the market but I feel INSTINCTIVE MOVE could just have a touch of class about him. Expect a big run regardless of the greenness he may show.
MID WINSTER is a useful type who has been running well this season without getting his head in front. He has been quite highly tried and comes here in great form following his third place finish behind the well regarded Keep Busy last time out at Ayr. The winner won going away but ours was only a length and a half behind the winner and that sets a useful standard. MID WINSTER is also due to go up 4lbs following this so he could be well in for this event if we expect any sort of improvement.
This is a great chance for him to get his head in front before taking on the penalty so if he’s going to win this term, this could be his best opportunity. He has another stand out piece of form from this season when he finished fourth to Copper Knight at his favoured York track and that also puts him in good stead in this contest. I think he’s ready to run a big race and gets into my lucky 15 selection for Friday.
RHEBUS ROAD is a lightly raced 3y-o out of the Beckett yard who comes here with a massive chance. Firstly he has been getting better with each run and appreciated the step up in distance each time. He finished a 7 length third last time but the front pair have franked the form since and RHEBUS ROAD stayed on really well looking like he’d get better again for the step up to a mile and a half for the first time. Settles really well and handles the ground which is a big plus and likely to be the best of these.
He gets a decent amount of weight from the two at the top of the weights and also claims a very valuable 5lbs from Laura Pearson taking the ride. She has been in fantastic form herself and even though the two weights above RHEBUS ROAD have decent form between them, they have struggled to get their heads in front. They are starting to look slightly exposed, whereas our selection definitely still has more to offer and has time on his side as well. A cracking bet for the multiples!
YANKEE STADIUM has done really well for the George Scott team – since joining from the Aiden O’Brien ballydoyle team – but hasn’t quite managed to get his head in front yet. He has been running really well in defeat, and should thrive on this good to firm ground. He was slightly disappointing last time out however that was down to the real soft ground and trainer George Scott has made it clear that this type needs good ground or better.
Evidently, on his other performances, the quicker the ground the better for this one and with the ground likely to be good to firm Friday I am expecting a big run and I’m sure connections are too. He has improved for better ground and should be suited by the strong pace that’s likely here. A good Jockey booking in James Doyle is likely to get the best out of him and I Think he will put up a much improved performance this time round and I think he is going to take a lot of stopping now conditions fall his way.
You will have to wait until the last race of the evening for my NAP selection which is WILLING TO PLEASE, who runs in the 8.40 Haydock. He won two weeks ago on his debut for new stable Phillip Kirby and I think there is reason to believe he can do so again here and is clearly overpriced at 9’s.
He only won a seller last time but did it well and this wasn’t his first decent run of the season but it was a win that broke his maiden duck. He had run 3 times prior to this for David Barron and he put up two decent runner up efforts over 7 furlongs but found the mile next time a little too far. The drop back to 7 furlongs clearly helped and Kirby has a knack of getting these sorts on a bit of a role when they finally break there maiden tags and I think he is better than the value suggests. He is back up in class but clearly in fine form, he beat mythical madness last time and if you put him in this field he would have a good chance and be at the head of the market. WILLING TO PLEASE beat him quite comprehensively last time so clearly overpriced.
This is a decent event but there aren’t many reliable sorts in this field so I think this is the angle to go with. For a horse that ran in a seller last time he seems to continue on a line of progression and I think he will have a big big say here. Just going slightly unnoticed due to the weak contests he’s taken part in but you can only beat what’s in front of you. Only a 4y-o and could still have more to offer at this early stage in his career.