William Haggas is often a man to note when he sends his horses on a long journey from his Newmarket base. Runners in his native Yorkshire have a smart record but his recent runners at Ayr have been exceptional. In the last five years, Haggas has sent nine runners to the Scottish track, returning with six winners for a level stakes profit of +£11.74.
He sends just one runner on the 718-mile round trip there on Monday which immediately catches the eye. A busy start to the week also sees racing at Wolverhampton, Windsor, Ripon and Ballinrobe with all five cards covered by our free horse racing tips.
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Things didn’t really go to plan at Glorious Goodwood for Kolisi. Having looked so impressive when winning at Salisbury on the run prior it looked a disappointing run on first viewing. The step up to a mile and a half on a quirky track and very deep conditions may not have been to his liking, however. Given it was just the fourth start of his career, he deserves another chance.
That aforementioned Salisbury contest was over this trip of ten furlongs on good to soft ground, the same conditions as at Ayr. The runner-up has won impressively since and the third wasn’t beaten far on his handicap debut from a mark of 80.
Kolisi was more than three lengths in front of that horse which suggested that his opening mark of 87 at Glorious Goodwood was more than fair given how easily he had despatched that field. His RPR’s were improving in big chunks prior to Goodwood so it would be no surprise to see him firmly back on track.
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