Weekly Handicap Blog – 8th June 2021

2021-06-08T16:57:31+01:00June 8th, 2021|

It’s a little way away but the Stewards Cup is surely the plan!

After finishing 2nd last week, Ejtilaab went one better at Epsom when just getting up over 6f. He’s been raised 5lb for that but would still be of interest over 6 1/2 – 7f races!

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Weekly Handicap Blog – 1st June 2021

2021-06-01T13:42:42+01:00June 1st, 2021|

He was last of 6 but could bounce back next time!

2 more 2nd’s over the weekend with both Ejtilaab and Bielsa finishing 2nd at Chester & Haydock respectively. I thought Bielsa had got there but was one stride too late and beaten in the photo whilst Ejtilaab has simply bumped into a rapidly improving horse.

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Weekly Handicap Blog – 25th May 2021

2021-05-25T11:33:57+01:00May 25th, 2021|

Royal Hunt Cup next!

After another great run from one of our horses highlighted here (Sunday Sovereign 2nd @ 20/1), hopefully we can continue this good run! This week I think I’ve found one that I really like for the Royal Hunt Cup as well as a horse who I think will run much better next time out when I think he will be fitter!

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Weekly Handicap Blog – 18th May 2021

2021-05-18T15:22:00+01:00May 18th, 2021|

The Wokingham is surely the target this year again!

This week I think I have found the one for the Wokingham at Royal Ascot whilst there were 2 in 1 race at York that caught my eye. So far from these posts, I have had 3 run in subsequent handicaps and they have finished

1st @ 14/1
2nd @ 40/1
4th @ 10/1 (and I think wins next time!)

Bielsa (Kevin Ryan) dropped 1lb to 95

Bielsa ran a great race last week when finishing 5th at York over 6f when arguably doing too much too early. With 2 furlongs to run he hit the front and […]

Weekly Handicap Blog – 11th May 2021

2021-05-11T17:37:46+01:00May 11th, 2021|

It may be the summer but there is still some great NH racing!

This week I think I’ve found one that would go close in a Summer Plate at Market Rasen as well as a horse who I think can bounce back when returning to handicap company!

Royal Village dropped 1lb to 130

Royal Village dropped 1lb for his 3rd placed effort at his beloved Market Rasen. I don’t think this was a bad effort over a trip that is slightly too far for him and  it was no surprise to see him just fade late on. He was beaten by 2 horses who came into the race […]

National Hunt Blog – RatingTheRaces Analysis

2021-05-08T15:05:46+01:00May 8th, 2021|

National Hunt Horses and their targets

With the weekly blog, we will also be highlighting National Hunt horses (this will calm down in the summer) and here are a few that I’ve spotted so far.

If The Cap Fits – Ladbrokes Trophy

If The Cap Fits looks to me perfect for the Ladbrokes Trophy at Newbury in November. He had been running some nice races over fences including when 2nd to Yala Enki at Taunton when getting outstayed and 3rd to Shan Blue at Kempton (track was too sharp). He returned to hurdles after his 2nd to Yala Enki and was well beaten at Cheltenham and Aintree and […]

Weekly Handicap Blog – 4th May 2021

2021-05-04T11:41:34+01:00May 4th, 2021|

That’s the whole season planned for him!

This weeks includes 1 horse who has been raised 1lb on collateral form but I think he’s still much better than his new 99 mark!

Voix Du Reve dropped 1lb to 144

Voix Du Reve has actually dropped 4lb to 144 over fences but I think connections should stick to hurdles next season and he’s now dropped to 145 over hurdles which is the same mark as when 2nd by a neck at Musselburgh in the Hogmaneigh Hurdle. He clearly acts at some tracks and disappoints at others and at this stage of his career, mixing it up going to tracks […]

Weekly Handicap Blog – 28th April 2021

2021-05-01T01:29:34+01:00May 1st, 2021|

Weekly Handicap Blog – Fences will be the making of him!

This week features 2 or 3 that plenty of you wont be agreeing with but I am confident that next season and over fences and he will bounce back.

Cap Du Nord dropped 1lb to 139

This felt very much like an end of season handicap change from the handicapper rather than dropping him because he had disappointed. His form over fences this year has been very good, 412355 with his only poor running coming in a handicap hurdle. He finished 5th in his final run of the season in the Bet365 Gold Cup where the right […]

Flat Racing Blog – RatingTheRaces Analysis

2021-05-08T14:40:41+01:00April 20th, 2021|

Flat Racing Horses and their targets

The weekly blog will be highlighting horses that I think are nicely handicapped but I don’t always know their targets. Any strong pieces of analysis will go in this blog whilst any that catch my eye throughout the season will also go in here (don’t have to drop in handicap). I am confident that if some of these run in their suggested targets they can go very close. Will be interesting to see how much most of these go up in the handicap anyway (lots from last season went on to win other feature races as well). Let us know what you think […]

Weekly Handicap Blog – 20th April 2021

2021-04-20T11:51:11+01:00April 20th, 2021|

Weekly Handicap Blog – Royal Ascot contender?

I aim to write a blog each Tuesday highlighting horses that I feel have been dropped in the handicap down to a mark where I think they can be very competitive. This week, I think there is a horse who is being laid out for a return to Royal Ascot!

Nelson River dropped 4lb to 126

Surely next season Tony Carroll will be stepping this horse up in trip again as he has won on the AW over 2m! His only effort over further came in the Coral Cup where he was held up out the back and never really got […]