Matt’s Flat horses to follow: 3 runners to outbox their rivals this autumn

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September is here but there are still a couple of months of the flat season to go. There are certain types who excel late in the season so we have found three to follow who could have a profitable autumn.

Two of the three are straight into action and while this might not be the ultimate target for either of the pair, it gives an ideal opportunity to watch them and put them in the tracker with the future in mind. Watch out for these names in our free horse racing tips for the rest of the flat campaign.

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Ostilio – Paul Midgley

A Group 2 winner as a three-year-old and a Listed scorer last year, he has gradually been finding his form for this yard. Fourth in the Beverley Bullet, he caught the eye there, looking set up for one of the big Ayr Gold/Silver Cup races perhaps.

His last four wins have come two in September and two in October, with four of his top five RPR’s in those months as well. This is his time of year and having been rated 115 in his pomp, his current rating of 93 looks exploitable.

Takarengo – Thomas Mullins

Dual-purpose gelding has two wins on the flat, both coming in the month of September. His biggest performance came when third to Great White Shark in the Cesarewitch last October, trapped wide for a long way. That race looks on the radar once again in 2021.

He has not been seen since the Punchestown Festival over hurdles in April and tends to need his first couple of runs back after a break but with his main target in October, all roads lead there.

A return to action comes on Thursday (2nd September) which looks more of a watch and see given that he tends to need the run but watch him closely for the rest of the autumn.

Daawy – Roger Fell

At the lower end of the scale, he has tended to do his best work late in the season. From mid-September until the end of the turf season in early November, he has four wins and three places from nine career starts. He races tomorrow (2nd September) which could set him up for an excellent autumn campaign.

He only has five wins in his life so the majority are at this time of year, with five of his top seven RPR’s in the same time frame. 2021 has seen him rather inconsistent but he has slipped to a mark lower than any of his handicap wins as a result which has to put him on the radar.

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