Matt Mitter, CEO of Value Rater Racing Club - the free destination for news, tips, big race previews and reviews - gives his expert insights into the two Value Rater Racing Club Sprints & Stayers Series Qualifiers on Wednesday 26 June.
Excitement is building as the start of the popular Value Rater Racing Club Sprints & Stayers Series ‘ starts on Wednesday evening featuring two races where connections of all the runners will have their eye on the £17,500 final prize that is up for grabs for both finals run on Sunday September 15th 2019.
Points will be awarded in each qualifier as follows: Winner-10 points, 2nd-8 points, 3rd-6 points, 4th-4 points, 5th-2 points, 6th-1 point. The horse obtaining the highest number of points will be afforded the greatest protection from elimination.
Both qualifiers on Wednesday have attracted good field sizes in what looks fiercely competitive races.
610 5f (5f10y) Best Free Tips At valuerater.co.uk Handicap (Bath Summer Sprint Series Qualifier) (Class 5) (4yo+ 0-70)
Mistic Meg would have difficulties predicting the winner of this 17 runner race with a number of horses all looking to hold strong chances.
STORM MELODY was the subject to a huge gamble when winning at Bath 19 day’s ago under champion Jockey Silvestre De Sousa. The Champ retains the ride and will be popular but does face a 9lb hike in the weights and now up in Class will likely be over bet.
LOOK SURSPRISED ran in the Silk Series at Bath 11 day’s ago when finishing a good third under the very promising lady rider Sophie Ralston. That race was a class 4 so now down in class and very well drawn in stall one must go well.
My selection is going to be GHEPARDO who has been runner up the last twice, one of those runs was at Bath and certain lines of form from those races make me feel the horse might be on a very winnable mark
640 1m5f (1m5f11y) Value Rater Racing Club Handicap (Bath Summer Stayers' Series Qualifier) (Class 5) (3yo+ 0-75)
Dare I say it but this heat looks slightly easier than the first with SINGING THE BLUES returning to Bath which was the venue of his last win. Since his win the horse has finished second twice in better company but due to his own consistency is now 6lb higher and will need to improve to win off this big weight.
SUFI has tested my patience with all his seconds and just doesn’t seem to win but you have to say his second at Newbury two starts back reads practically well in the context of this race and might be a good safe each way bet.
My selection is ENHANCED from the Hughie Morrison yard who finished third last time up at Doncaster. The pace of the race was very slow and appeared to get very outpaced before staying on in quite taken fashion. The horse has been slowly going up in distance and certainly fills your eye like a horse who has more ability than his current handicap mark and now running over 1m 5f he looks a real contender and I would be disappointed if not at least in the frame.
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