Some interesting racing at York today but only the Clipper Logistics Handicap makes appeal to me as a betting race, for all that it's typically wide-open and competitive. El Vip is an unexposed sort with the scope to do even better and I think it's worth forgiving the horse's Royal Hunt Cup performance on account of both his draw and track position being far from ideal given how it panned out. He didn't run terribly

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August 24, 2017
James Boyle
Three bets to kick things off today. Rasheeq is a horse I've been watching for a while and he's on a very good mark, particularly with a good-value 3lb claimer on board. Racing downhill at Goodwood mightn't have suited last time out and better is expected now. Right Touch is a huge price to win the Great St. Wilfred and he, too, has become attractively handicapped. His 6f form is generally rock-solid and Franny Norton

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August 19, 2017
James Boyle
I'm as useful as an ashtray on a motorbike at present but the show goes on. Two bets for today and both are big-priced runners in the massive field sprint handicaps. Stellarta has to prove herself on softer ground but is nearly always underrated in the betting and that looks to be the case again. Her last run is easily forgiven on account of the draw and this track will suit better than Ascot does anyway. A big run

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August 05, 2017
James Boyle
Just the one bet for today. We backed Blair House in the Royal Hunt Cup and he ran a storming race, finishing second behind the front-running Zhui Feng and I fully expect that form to be turned around this time. Rapid ground probably wasn't ideal for Charlie Appleby's 4-year-old and whilst it's hard to say whether the soft conditions he'll encounter today are going to be his optimum, he's a Pivotal who stays further

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August 04, 2017
James Boyle
Three bets today, albeit in two races. October Storm gets the nod in the marathon handicap and could go well. He seems capable of staying all day and despite being a tad below-par on the All-Weather a month ago, it wasn't run to bring out the best in him. This might be and he won and placed third on his two outings at this course in May, which bodes well. In the following 1m 4f handicap, two Godolphin horses appeal. Secret

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August 02, 2017
James Boyle
A fascinating week of racing is en route. Khairaat will be the first of three selections for the opening day and I retain the hope that he's going to take another step forward sometime soon. He was subject to a heavy punt in the Wolferton at Royal Ascot but raced keenly and faded out of the equation in the straight, a run that is best ignored. Some horses don't take to the track for a variety of reasons and I refuse

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August 01, 2017
James Boyle
Two bets for today. Rasheeq takes to the stage at York and I'm interested to see how he'll perform over 6f having mainly campaigned at the minimum trip since joining Tim Easterby. On the face of it, his form is questionable with his two most recent spins being below-par but plenty went wrong last time and Pontefract is a specialist track anyway, so I'm happy to forgiven and forget. Running up a straight again is in

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July 29, 2017
James Boyle
I was hoping Moonraker would take a step forward on his promising recent Newcastle spin but he is the sort who needs a properly run race in which cover is on offer and things simply didn't pan out for him here. Even ignoring that, he didn't show too many hints but it's a race I can't take seriously and the horses drawn in the three highest stalls finished in the first three positions. East Street Revue got marooned

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July 15, 2017
James Boyle

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