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Thursday 15 July 2010

Its Friday already !

Avertor has a choice of two engagements on Friday and it will be interesting to see which one he takes up as the last 2 times he's been entered he hasnt run. He is certainly low enough on official ratings on 80 to show improvement and Roger Charltons horses are continuing to run well. Being by Oasis Dream you would think he was likely to avoid any cut in the ground, however the stable say he is completely the opposite and they are positively looking for it. He is believed to have improved since his last run and he could be ew value judging by the betting forecasts in the Racing Press.

Hawkeyethenoo has to win at Hamilton to have any hope of getting into the Stewards Cup but it doesnt look an easy task with several top performers lining up against him for their own bit of glory. Bonnie Charlie was a new addition to the Haggas yard this season and he has been in two Group 3's so far, so this drop in grade over a stiff 6f could bring out the best in him. Silvestre De Sousa is an interesting jockey booking for Captain Ramius who put in an eyecatching effort last time out. De Sousa does very well on sprinters and Captain Ramius is dropping down the weights. In the same race that Captain Ramius ran in Baby Strange won from Johnny Mudball who has since won at Newcastle and been raised 9lb and that was Baby Strange's first run on turf for a year so there may be more room for improvement. Oldjoesaid has also dropped to a feasible handicap mark and is capable of producing the goods at the business end, so there are a few in there to make Hawkeyethenoo work for his corn.

Dancing Red Devil ran well at Chester last weekend and may have finished 2nd but for being interfered with turning into the straight and the time of the race worked out well in comparison with the Pattern race the next day in which Blue Jack won and Borderlescott was 3rd.

Over at Newmarket it should be a penalty kick for Elnawin the fav but he's too short a price to get involved.