Cleeve members selections – Sunday 25th August

Hi there,

A very, very frustrating day with no luck in running at Goodwood and 2 of our York selections just out of the place money... plus a very strange ride from the front by Frankie Dettori on Ben Vrackie. Dramatic Queen also broke down in the same race and we hope she's OK. I'll be doing a 'warts and all' review of the week on Tuesday, but before then let's hope that we can get back in the winner's circle tomorrow.

Good luck,
The team at Cleeve

2.50 Yarmouth 1m2f (1m2f23y) Best Odds Guaranteed At MansionBet App Handicap (Class 2) (3yo+ 0-100)

Selections:

No Bet

Race Analysis:

Cleeve Top 3 Rated:
1) Certain Lad – 78
2) Oasis Prince – 76
3) Gifts Of Gold – 75

Race analysis:
With only four points separating our top four rated, this is a race, which is just too close to call. No Bet.

3.00 Goodwood 1m2f (1m1f197y) Ladbrokes Handicap (Class 2) (3yo 0-100)

Selections:

No bet

Race Analysis:

Cleeve Top 3 Rated:
1) Le Don De Vie – 56
1) Great Example – 56
3) Country – 54

Race analysis:
A poor turnout for a good prize with only six runners going to post and I could not easily separate the top two rated. No Bet.

4.10 Goodwood 7f Weatherbys Racing Bank Supreme Stakes (Group 3) (Class 1) (3yo+)

Selections:

Limato 3 points to win at 11/4 general

Race Analysis:

Cleeve Top 3 Rated:
1) Limato – 98
2) Suedois – 83
3) Anna Nerium – 83

Race analysis:
Part of me would love to see Suedois win this as he always gives his absolute best and has placed or won 29/44 races. Due to his consistency of not being outside the top four in his last nine races, which have all been at Listed or Group 2 and 3 level he remains hard to win with. Suedois last won in October 2017 when winning a Group 1 at Keeneland in the USA.

Anna Nerium has a course and distance win to her name courtesy of winning this race last year and she has been running reasonably well this season. Her liking for the course is a plus and it will be no surprise to see her go close here. Anna Nerium does have a few pounds to find with our selection but may still have some improvement to come at the age of four.

Limato is well clear on our ratings and is also clear on official ratings. He is now seven but has only run 29 times, so has relatively few miles on the clock. Limato will be suited by the drying ground and will be very hard to beat if it dries out to good to firm. He seems at his best over 7 furlongs on quickish ground in Listed or Group 3 contests, although he has won at Group 2 level.