The build up to the Sprint Cup at Haydock this Saturday live on ITV Racing and the St. Leger. and Irish Champions’ Weekend subsequently is well and truly on.
Whilst we await the high-class action that’s forthcoming, we have tips for all the Horse Racing today, as well as a Trainer Treble for Tuesday’s action from Catterick, Goodwood and Kempton.
Rebecca Menzies’ Durham based yard have been amongst the winners of late, with three of their last five runners on the level landing the spoils. That, coupled with the yard’s strike rate at Catterick, six of their fifteen runners over the past year winning, makes Arriba Arriba a very attractive bet.
The juvenile colt has progressed with each of his first three starts in novice company, only finding a 2/7F too good last time out at Pontefract to whom he was giving weight. Under Graham Lee who’s had six wins in the past fortnight, he can go one better today.
The Gosden yard generally operates at around a 30% strike-rate, and the past fortnight has proven that true once again with twelve of their 40 runners winning. At Goodwood, John Gosden’s runners operate at 34%, with nine winners coming there this season.
His Call Me Katie, a daughter of Kodiac, looks sure to go close this afternoon. She’s raced just once, finishing a close third to a stablemate who has Group One entries at the end of the season. That is the strongest piece of form on offer in in this Novice contest, and with natural progression, she should be capable of getting off the mark.
Roger Varian is third in the standings’ at Kempton in 2019, with eleven winners from 36 runners. He sends just one there tonight in the form of Mawakib, who scored cosily at the track in June. A progressive colt, he finished third in a deeper race at Chester from this mark in June.
Back on the All-Weather, on which he’s scored twice, and eased in grade, he’s sure to go close tonight, particularly with recent efforts suggesting that a step up to the mile trip would unlock even more improvement. Under David Egan, who has ridden thirteen winners here over the past year, a big run has to be anticipated.
The treble can be backed at 61/1, best priced at time of writing.