no selections from today to report on but the ratings for the aptly named Yarmouth's Number 1 Bookmaker Handicap (who would have made a few quid as the top 3 in the betting were not in the frame) were pretty much spot on with the top three rated filling the first 3 spots. We hope this helped you in any selections you may have had yourselves.
We have looked at the two qualifying races for tomorrow and were very keen on Wadilsafa but as long-term members will know we don't play at very short prices which is a shame as I do think he has an extremely good chance of winning.
The team at Cleeve
3.15 Sandown 1m Smarkets Fortune Stakes (Listed Race) (Class 1) (3yo+)
Cleeve Top 3 Rated:
1) Wadilsafa – 82
2) Red Starlight – 79
3) Zhui Feng – 78
Zhui Feng has a penalty for his win in a four runner Listed race at Windsor earlier in the summer and that could make all the difference here. I think Zhui Feng will try and dominate from the front and if he does not get a soft lead I think he will be collared in the final stages.
Red Starlight was impressive when winning a Class 3 last time and won the race comfortably. He now goes up eight pounds in a tougher race and I think that will make his task tough. It will take a career-best performance for Red Starlight to win here and I don’t think he will have that much improvement to come.
I do think Wadilsafa will win this but his forecast odds on price at the time of writing is too short and I would be looking for 2/1 or better to be giving him as a selection.
He has gone up ten pounds for winning a Class 2 at York two months ago and normally that would put me off. Wadilsafa is one of those rare horses, which has the ability to quicken and pull clear of his rivals in a few strides. I think that ability will eventually see this son of Frankel win at a much higher level than this.
3.35 Yarmouth 1m2f (1m2f23y) EBF Stallions John Musker Fillies' Stakes (Listed Race) (Class 1) (3yo+)
Cleeve Top 3 Rated:
1) Winter Lightning – 85
2) Chain Of Daisies – 81
3) Dancing Brave Bear – 78
This race had me going around in circles and change my mind between the top two so best not to have a bet under those circumstances.