Cleeve member selections – Saturday 10th October

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Hi there,

A very busy day of racing tomorrow. Bookies see the Dewhurst as a match between the front two but Jim Bolger's Sanus Per Aquam is a big price and will definitely improve for his Middle Park win, but it's a watching brief for us as there are only two places. We are avoiding the jumps until the form has had some chance to settle in so it's York and Newmarket as our main focus.
We'll be back again tomorrow with look at Munster National on Sunday and the Irish Cesarewitch at Curragh so keep an eye on your inboxes.

Good luck!

The Cleeve team

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York 14:15 - 1m 2f 88y class 2 Download The Coral App Handicap (3yo plus)

Selections:

Chancery – 1 point win @ 12/1 with Tote and Ladbrokes

Race Analysis:

Chancery has his ideal ground and trip here so should be very competitive and is a value price especially with help of 3lb claimer Jack Garritty. He won earlier in the season at Ripon over similar trip and ground by 5 lengths. Trainer David O’Meara is the top trainer at this track and although stable Jockey Tudhope rides Awake My Soul there looks to be little between this pair, and claim and price swings our vote in favour of Chancery.

York 15:25 - 6f class 2 Coral Sprint Trophy (Handicap) (3yo plus)

Selections:

Golden Steps 1 point ew @ 12/1 with Bet365 & Highland Acclaim 1 point ew @ 12/1 wirh Skybet and Hills

Race Analysis:

Although only 9th Golden Steps put in an eye-catching run in the Ayr Gold Cup behind Don’t Touch where he travelled strongly but was blocked at least three times before finishing strongly to be only beaten 3 lengths. Will appreciate more cut in ground than he got at Ayr and is well drawn here in 15 with most of pace high numbers

He had previously won well in the Consolation Stewards Cup at Goodwood and that level of form is good enough to go close here even off a 7lb higher mark.

Highland Acclaim has a good course record and bids to go one better than he did in this 12 months ago from a mark 3 lb lower in the weights. He needs the breaks but has his ideal trip and ground as he did when a fast finishing second behind Caspian Prince at the Ebor meet. Stable 1st jockey Danny Tudhope is on board and there is no doubting that Highland Acclaim looks very well handicapped here. He is also drawn well in 16 with the best of the ground middle to high.

Newmarket 15:50 - 2m 2f class 2 Betfred Cesarewitch (Heritage Handicap) (3yo plus)

Selections:

Heartbreak City 1 point ew @ 10/1 with Hills and High Secret 1 point ew @ 25/1 with Bet365

Race Analysis:

Heartbreak City won very cosily at York’s Ebor Meeting over 16.5f and this lightly raced 5 year old who has had only 7 runs on the flat winning twice and most impressively last time out could easily develop into a cup horse next season.

The good ground at Newmarket and the flat galloping track look ideal as he plainly did not handle the contours of Galway during summer according to trainer Tony Martin. The draw has been kind as low numbers seem to have an advantage so stall 9 looks perfect. Fran Berry rides and has shown us before he is top class in these staying races

High Secret’s 2nd to Seamour at Ascot looks a standout piece of form and his shrewd trainer would have been keen to protect his handicap mark since then. A creditable two and a half length fourth in Haydock’s Old Borough Cup on his most recent start over an inadequate 1m 6f should have put High Secret spot-on for this big test, and off a mark of 94 he looks well handicapped.

Sir Mark Prescott has saddled plenty of fancied horses over the years in the Cesarewitch without any success but has a great chance here to finally take this two mile two furlong stamina-test.