Selections, May 2019

Free daily horse racing selections for May 2019

Clerk of the Course

May 31st, 2019

Epsom 15:10 - Marmelo

Globetrotter who should have enough to win today. Drawn a decent stall and has the winning form to take out today’s race. A huge price for such a consistent performer.

Wolverhampton 16:10 - Kodiac Lass

A poor performance last time out on good to firm turf, but back on the favoured All Weather today. Racing against inferior opposition today and a good apprentice taking 3 pounds off will also help

Chelmsford 19:10 - Secret Art

Has won much better races than this one and comes into this race against inferior opposition compared to last time out.

Doncaster 20:30 - Mystiquestar

A fine effort last time out and has decent enough speed for today’s race. Competing against inferior horses today and should have the class to win today.

May 30th, 2019

Yarmouth 15:50 - Peave Prevails

Withdrawn a couple of days ago, but looks to be ready now for 2019’s first run. Back on turf, after disappointing AW runs at the end of 2018. Has was on Good to Firm last year. Also at a distance to suit today.

May 29th, 2019

No selections

May 28th, 2019

Leicester 14:10 - Beryl the Petal

Should be suited by today’s going, coming into the race after a great effort last time out, with an apprentice taking three pounds off.

Southwell 20:40 - Basildon

After a poor run on turf last time out returns to the All Weather today where a much better performance can be expected. An apprentice takes three pounds off and this should be an easier race than last time on the All Weather.

May 27th, 2019

Windsor 16:50 - Mannaal

Everything right about this one today. Coming into the race with excellent form and a very positive jockey booking for this race. Racing against inferior competition and should have enough for today. Anything above even money is value.

May 26th, 2019

Curragh 16:25 - East

Actually dropping in class for this race, compared to previous outings at Longchamp, Churchill and Saint-Cloud. Good to Firm going is a bit of an unknown, but has won on Good previously. Value price available for such a live chance.

May 25th, 2019

Goodwood 13:55 - Fabricate

Coming into the race in good form and also with the ability to win races of better class than this. One of the better horses in this field, should be good enough today.

Chester 14:30 - Princess Power

She’s drawn a great stall today and has won on Good to Firm, same as today’s going. Against slightly inferior competition compared to last time out.

Curragh 15:35 - Magna Grecia

A good value price is available for the English 2000 Guineas winner here. Whether or not there was a going or pace bias at Newmarket three weeks ago, it was still a commanding performance. Should be able to do the same today and Too Darn Hot has too many question marks.

May 24th, 2019

Haydock 15:20 - Golden Force

Won last time out at the same distance and on the same going as today. An improving horse who should be able to continue to do so today.

Goodwood 15:30 - Private Secretary

An obvious choice. Up in distance by one furlong, but has won on going same as today. Is an improving horse who will hopefully keep doing so today.

Goodwood 16:40 - October Storm

Has been competing against slightly inferior horses compared to today’s field. Has been constantly improving in 2019’s runs to date and hopefully can do so again today.

Pontefract 19:00 - Just Wait

Everything is right about Just Wait today. Has drawn a decent stall, put in a great run last time out, has won on today’s going (Good to Firm) in 2019, is competing against slightly inferior horses today compared to previous runs and is not badly weighted, with an apprentice taking 5 pounds off.

Curragh 19:05 - Bold Approach

First time out in 2019 and will have hopefully improved over the winter. Should already be good enough to win here, and do so with some in hand if there has been winter improvement.

May 23rd, 2019

Lingfield 13:40 - Seaborn

Against slightly inferior opposition since last time, the big attraction about this horse is that he feels relatively unexposed. Switched back to the flat, after a wind operation and more than 500 days off the track, he won first time out earlier this year.

Lingfield 14:15 - Oasis Fantasy

This horse does seem to dodge being the winner. In 2018 he started nine times, for one win and six places. Perhaps that can be called consistent. Today he races against slightly inferior horses and an apprentice takes 5 pounds off.

Goodwood 16:20 - Muchly

This horse steps up in distance from 8 to 10 furlongs today, and Dettori climbs off to ride the stablemate instead. However, she has been improving and represents the better value Gosden runner in this race.

Lingfield 17:10 - Maid of Spirit

This filly has drawn a great stall. She is the least exposed in the field, did win first time out this year at this distance and on this going.

Goodwood 17:30 - Real Estate

An apprentice takes 3 pounds off and was also the jockey for this horse’s last time out win. Could be still improving and is a positive selection on form, winning form and class

Sandown 19:35 - Danceteria

Back on the going and at the distance where he is mos effective. Also put in the best last time out performance in the race. An improver who should have enough for today.

Sandown 20:10 Walkinthesand

Jumping from a decent stall, ran second last time out in a race against similar quality opposition as today. An improver available at a value price.

May 22nd, 2019

Ayr 17:40 - Mywayistheonlyway

Back on going which should suit, after a solid performance last time out and against generally inferior horses today, Mywayistheonlyway should have the speed to take out today’s race. Also his second run back after a wind operation.

Kempton 17:55 - Padura Brave

Has won over course and distance on today’s going (Standard to Slow), as well as against tougher opposition than today. Bringing positive form from 2018 into the race, after a pipe opener earlier in 2019, a value price is available for this one.

May 21st, 2019

Brighton 14:35 - Dudley’s Boy

Has drawn a great stall for today. First time out in 2019, but races against inferior animals today. Strong last time out effort and a good apprentice takes 3 pounds off.

Brighton 15:35 - Prairie Sky

Placed twice on the AW in 2019 and will enjoy being back on Good to Firm going, on which he has won before. Racing against inferior horses compared to last time out.

Nottingham 16:20 - Cuban Sun

Has shown solid form in 2019 over 10 furlongs and will hopefully continue to improve. Solid run last time out and should have the class to win here.

Brighton 16:45 - Barritus

Back on turf after running on the AW, which should suit and racing against inferior horses today, carrying less weight. An apprentice takes 7 pounds off. Relatively unexposed with only three lifetime runs and will hopefully keep improving today.

Nottingham 17:25 - Lively Lydia

Has drawn a nicely positive stall here and is racing against inferior horses compared to last time out. First time out in 2019, but if she has improved over winter should be able to go close today. Has won a better race on the AW in 2018.

May 20th, 2019

Carlisle 16:45 - Plumette

Looking for three wins in a row, Plumette lines up against slightly weaker competition today. A similar effort today, compared last time out, should be enough to win this, unless something else improves unexpectedly.

May 19th, 2019

Naas 14:40 - Surrounding

A very competitive race, but Surrounding represents a value selection. The main danger is obviously Chessman, but Surrounding is on ground she’ll love and is against inferior horses compared to last time out.

Ripon 17:30 - Millions Memories

This horse has won against better competition than this, but is coming back from winter break and has also drawn an unfancied stall. Nonetheless, if retaining last season’s level, or improving over the winter, should have enough in hand to win today.

May 18th, 2019

Newmarket 14:40 - Jash

The clear and obvious selection for this race. Still probably improving and well clear of the others. A small drop in weight for this race also helps. A short price, but still a shade of value for a horse so far ahead of the others.

Thirsk 15:20 - Saisons D’Or

Back on going he’ll love, backed by already decent previous recent efforts, he should be going close today. A decent value price for one with a positive form profile.

Navan 15:35 - Aloysius Lilius

A competitive event, but this horse is back on surface conditions he’ll relish. Dropping in weight, with an apprentice taking 3 more off and continuing to improve over his last three starts, he should have a very good chance today.

Newbury 15:40 - Beat the Bank

Having drawn a decent stall and on going he can perform on points to a big chance for Beat the Bank. His class looks slightly superior to many in this race and his last time out performance backs this assessment.

Doncaster 18:35 - Dirty Rascal

Has performed well at this class level in the past and stands a good chance of doing so again. Previous performances are decent enough and an apprentice takes off 7 today. A combination of class and weight drop sees him well in today.

May 17th, 2019

York 13:50 - Good Vibes

A big field, two year old, early season, Listed race is always going to be tricky. However, Good Vibes has shown enough so far to indicate he could be a very nice prospect. Has won a race against similarly rated horses as today and is possibly the least up in class for this.

Newmarket 15:10 - Rotherwick

An improving horse who has already show winning on Good to Firm ground is not problem. First time out in 2019, has a good apprentice taking 3 pounds off and is anyway carrying less weight than previous winning form.

Newmarket 16:45 - Enigmatic

Has already shown that Good to Firm ground is no problem and an apprentice takes another 5 pounds off his back. All horses in this race are somewhat up in class compared to their usual level, but this one the least so. If replicated his Last Time Out effort, should be hard to beat.

May 16th 2019

Salisbury 14:10 - Quintada

First time out in 2019, but has placed in a race of approximately this quality in 2018. Has also won on Good to Firm going, so today should not be a problem. Up in trip from 8 furlongs to 10.5 furlongs. Carries slightly less weight than on previous outings.

York 14:25 - Nyaleti

A solid second last time out against horses of a very similar ability. Up in distance today from 9 to 10.5 furlongs. Still competing at a slightly lower level than has won at previously. Happy to take on Lah Ti Dah, who is first time out today, with a horse already having had a solid run at this level in 2019.

May 15th, 2019

Bath 18:25 - Enchanted Linda

Form and class should go a long way to winning this race for Enchanted Linda. She’s competing against horses of inferior quality, compared to previous runs and has drawn a plum stall. Genuine Firm ground is an unknown, but has won on Good.

May 14th, 2019

Chepstow 16:30 - Lady Reset

This horse won first time out in 2019 over eight furlongs. Today is upped in trip to ten furlongs, which will hopefully suit. Is carrying more weight for the first time out win, but also competes against slightly inferior competition.

Killarney 19:50 - Venezia

Won last time out over thirteen furlongs and is upped in trip today to seventeen furlongs. However, should be fitter today and competes against inferior animals.

Killarney 20:20 - Flat to the Max

This horse put in a cracking effort when third last time out in a much superior race to this one. Good to Firm ground will be a bit of an unknown.

May 13th, 2019

Wolverhampton 16:30 - Dark Miracle

A very poor effort last time out. However, this was on soft turf which may not have been to his liking. Backing up just three days later for today’s run seems to suggest the LTO effort was an anomaly. Previously good and improving form on the All Weather.

Roscommon 17:30 - Georgeville

An obvious but solid favourite for this race. Well clear on ratings everywhere. Has shown good speed in previous efforts and is against slightly inferior horses today. Up to 10 furlongs from 8.5, which presents perhaps the biggest unknown.

Musselburgh 17:45 - Tawseef

Comes back to flat racing after a series of runs in hurdles. It is likely the hurdles races were against a better quality of horse than today’s lineup. Down in weight a little and with an apprentice taking a further 7 pounds off, has a real chance today.

May 12th, 2019

Leopardstown 14:15 - Zihba

Not only a Course and Distance winner, but also winner of this race last year. Thirty nine days ago posted a very respectable second, this course and distance, also on Good to Yielding going. This renewal is possibly a slightly weaker than last year, but the extra weight Zihba carries makes up for it.

Leopardstown 16:00 - Dramatise

Unexposed filly of only three previous starts. However, this looks like the weakest race she’s competed in to date. Two furlongs up in distance today, which may suit. Happy to take on an unimpressive favourite, Bercasa, with a decent priced Joseph O’Brien runner.

May 11th, 2019

Lingfield 14:30 - Ranch Hand

This horse has had two runs for two wins this year on the Fibresand at Southwell. Today’s soft turf conditions should suit. No doubt a big step up in class today, but last win was by 12 lengths. Needs to keep improving, but at a big price worth a punt today.

Nottingham 16:05 - Regular Income

This distance today should be very much to his liking. Appears to handle the going and has won on soft before. Down a little in class compared to what he’s been running against in the past. An apprentice takes off 7 pounds, which should help in the conditions.

Thirsk 18:15 - Murqaab

This has been a bit of an unlucky horse during his two year old career and has put in a few decent performances. Today’s race should be substantially easier than those he was running in last year.

Thirsk 19:45 - Apterix

Very nice performance to win last time out. If that can be repeated again today, there’s no reason why another win can’t be notched. A talented apprentice takes 3 pounds off.

Thirsk 20:15 - Mythical Spirit

Coming off a long break, but is hopefully fit and ready for today. Has a great stall to jump from and should track the pace. If running up to previous form from last year, should be able to win again today. Probably the horse with the best class in the race.

May 10th, 2019

Wolverhampton 17:40 - Miss Enigma

Speed and last time out performance close to the best in the race. Won last time out over the same course and distance. Against slightly inferior horses here, compared to last time. Decent past form running against horses of this quality.

Nottingham 18:50 - Patchoulis

Decent third last time out over the same course and distance. Last time out was also on Good To Soft going. The horse has won on Good to Soft in 2018.

Wolverhampton 20:10 - Filles De Fleur

Has posted good speed figures previously and last time out performance was very good. Has won consistently against horses of slightly better quality in the past. A 3yo race, but every horse in the field already had a run this year, so hopefully less surprises from improving types.

May 9th, 2019

Chester 15:35 - Morando

Happy to take on Kew Gardens with a horse that put in a great performance last time out over increased distance. Even though this is an older horse, bringing latent stamina into play could be the key to unlocking further improvement.

Likes to run on the pace and with a decent draw I expect De Sousa to lead or be close up, saving ground on the fence.

Chelmsford 20:00 - Kodiac Harbour

This horse has generally solid form, solid winning form, put in a good last time out effort and has good speed. Competing against a slightly weaker field here than previously.

All selections are proofed at OLBG.