Cleeve Eyecatcher alert – Thursday 29th August


Hi there,

We have one of our eyecatchers running on Thursday at  Carlislemaking his handicap debut in a nursery. He looks fairly well-treated at the weights and we think he is a pretty generous price too...

The stable isn't what I would call hot which is a bit of a negative as is his draw on the wing, but at a double-figure price we think he still offers some value.

Good luck,
The team at Cleeve


3.40 Carlisle, NXT Recruitment Nursery Handicap (Class 5) (0-75 2YO) 6F 195Y


Ralphy Boy Two, 1 point each way at 16/1 Betfair and Paddy Power

Race Analysis:

Ralphy Boy Two steps into handicap company for the first time here. He also steps up in distance in this race, which is 25 yards short of seven furlongs.

The distance of this race and predicted good ground are expected to suit Ralphy Boy Two. His allotted weight of nine stone and one pound does not appear onerous for his start in handicaps.

The race is fairly competitive for a class five at Carlisle. There is a Dascombe challenger in the race and previous winner Mischief Star runs for the O’Meara stable. Nursery handicaps are usually a bit tricky due to there being unexposed horses running in them.

However at his current price Ralphy Boy Two looks a solid each way proposition here.