I said on Monday it was likely to be a quiet few days and so it has been, I have not placed a single bet since the weekend; the couple of entries I was keeping an eye on not running earlier in the week. I am awakening from my punting slumber for Friday though. They race on the July Course at Newmarket on Friday and I am very much involved.
Best bets for the horse racing at Newmarket
Godolphin debutant at HQ alert! Colourful Dream makes debut for Charlie Appleby in the opener at 1.10 the 7f MansionBet Proud To Support British Racing Fillies' Novice Stakes. Any regular visitor to the site will know my theory on newcomers for Godolphin at HQ, they usually have to be backed. The fly in the ointment here is the fact the yard also run Silk Romance, who I tipped on debut when second a fortnight ago at Kempton. She was out the back early and somewhat all over the show round the bend in that race and was far from knocked about by Buick before the penny dropped and she really caught the eye running on well inside final furlong to take second. You have to think she would have learnt a bit there and she hasn’t got a bend to go round in this! I think she can get off the mark at the second time of asking and have the Evens - if you fancy a speculative punt do the Godolphin pair for the forecast.
At 2.20 we have the 7f Mansionbet Watch And Bet British Ebf Novice Stakes and there is another making debut for Appleby, and it is his only runner. Tangled Words is the colt in question and he is nicely bred. He is by Dubawi, little introduction required with him being the most successful British based stallion in history, out of the decent winning mare out in France for Godolphin, when racing under the guidance of Andre Fabre, Linda Radlett. She in turn is by Manduro a multiple G.1 winner and top-rated thoroughbred in the world in his day! Chuck in Dubawi’s sire the top-class Dubai Millennium and you have all the quality genes in the mix you could want. Pretty big things must be expected for this one and I am on at 11-4 for him to get off to a winning start. Magnier, Tabor and Smith from Ballydoyle have one running, trained by the Gosdens unusually, in the shape of Army General. A son of War Front out of Shell House he is a full-brother to Ferriti (now racing in the States) and United Front (sold to C L Bacon) both handicap winners but neither have proved to be Pattern class, and a half-brother to Hudson Ridge (no wins in 4 starts across the pond). He has to be feared for these connections but his siblings haven’t proved up too much and ‘the lads’ have sold the three of them! Razzle Dazzle was second to the Godolphin owned Hafit the other day and should be thereabouts. Have your notebook close by as this looks a race that is sure to throw up future winners.