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Preview - 30 June 2008

3.45 Pontefract EBF Chris Deuters Memorial Handicap Class 3 6F Good to firm

Horses to consider

Misphire (5/1) – Maybe a fillies who is best with a little juice in the ground, but has proven in the past to be more then capable at running big races on quick ground over sprint trips. This course plays to her strengths and she looks weighted well to go close in this average looking same sex handicap today. She is likely to be held up in rear here so her wide draw shouldn’t be a disadvantage as she will be dropped in, providing she doesn’t get to out paced she should be on the premises for a jockey and trainer combo that seems to pay to follow this season.

Woodnock (8/1) – Another filly that likes to be produced late from her hold up position should go close today if getting the breaks in running, she has a touch of class about her the way she comes from last to first and given the form she has produce on the all weather suggest that she is a cut above these in this race as the race seems to lack real strength and depth today. She should be switched off at the back and if Mango Music cuts the pace out well in this handicap she could well pounce hard and late on a course that has a fair share of come from behind winners.

Anosti (12/1) – looked a nice prospect last season fro Kevin Ryan and ran a cracker in the big sales race at Newmarket for the same connections, she may have been a early progresses as a 2yo and there is some doubts in her training on in what we have seen so far this season. Given a stiff ask in the Nell Gwyn on first run this season, the yard she comes from is in much better form now then at the start of the season where I noted they were taking time to come to hand. Likely to take a prominent role in this sprint handicap from her ideal draw of 3 and the jockey is one I like from the front end. The headgear is on to maybe just spark this horse back into form as she has dropped down the handicap to a mark I cant sees her struggling to much off, if having progressed from 2 to 3yo.

Advised BetAnosti 1pt win @ 12/1 (BF’s16’s) & Woodnock 1pt win @ 8/1 (BF’8’s)

8.10 Windsor Totesport casino handicap Class 4 10F Good to firm

Horses to consider

Scamperdale (12/1) – has been a model of consistency on the all weather over the last 6 months and has his first run on turf since august last year and is 7lbs lower then the mark he ran of last time. The ground is ideal for this horse tonight as it is likely to be very fast and on breeding and his past performance on quick ground he should have a good chance even though he has a welter burden of weight to carry. With plenty of front-runners in this race likely to make it an end-to-end gallop, this could well help this horse to come through in the home straight and land the race. Drawn in 2 isn’t the most ideal draw for this horse, but the will be dropped in and if not going to wide under Tom Quelly shouldn’t be discounted to readily in what looks a very poor handicap.

Risque Heights (16/1) – in what is a open handicap Risque Heights is another that looks overpriced in my view as the strong pace over this trip can only help this horse to come well under the conditions tonight. Suited to 10 furlongs with more to come I feel, he is priced up on his defeat over a mile last time and that has led to this being the value pick in this race tonight. Yet to win on turf but has shown a liking for this kind of surface he is certainly likely to run a big race in this tonight at double figure odds. The yard is double handed and in cracking form at present, this is the first string.

Proper (11/1) – Formally with Mick Channon and now plying his trade for Charlie Mann that is a better known jump trainer then a flat track trainer and this horse makes the switch back to this code tonight in hope of picking up some prize money as he has the talent to beat these. Stays this trip well and proven to be willing to battle on he will help cut out the pace and will maybe be best placed on the heels of the leaders to get first run. Hard to know just how much ability is retained as Mick Channon rarely gets it wrong, but then again who would have thought Katchit would be a champion hurdler?

Advised bets – Risqué Heights 1pt win @ 16/1(BF23’s) & Scamperdale 1pt win @ 12/1(BF13’s)

Best of luck all

Well Chief