Alan's good form continues as both yesterday's selections made the winners' enclosure, today he has two more from Brighton and Newbury...
"There is more to come and the handicapper may not have caught up with him yet."
Jack Taylor can go in again at Brighton
Five runners line up for this five furlong sprint of which three were winners last time out, Arzaak is one of them after scoring on the All-Weather last time out. He gets a 3lb rise in the weights but Lewis Edmunds negates that today. However, he has only won once on the turf from 12 attempts and because of that I think there are better options. Brighton is a quirky track so it is always good to side with a runner who has previous form here and Tawaafoq for Mick Quinn won over course and distance last time out and also gets a 3lb hike. That though was his first win on turf at the 11th attempt, he could have more to come under identical conditions today but it's the third last time out winner that I think will take all the beating.
Another with Brighton form is Richard Hughes' charge Jack Taylor, who also won here last time producing a career best with the first time blinkers on, the headgear obviously helped and it is on again today. He is dropping from six to five furlongs today but I don't see that as a negative and although he may have received the biggest rise (5lbs), I still think there is more to come and the handicapper may not have caught up with him yet.
Lolita Pulido has come from a race that could be worth following
There isn't much form to go on in this juvenile seven furlong novice race but nevertheless it is an intriguing race. The betting market is normally the best guide in these races and the current favourite is the John Gosden newcomer, Spanish Aria who has some powerful connections and the yard is certainly more than capable of getting them ready first time up. But, I am far more interested in seeing how the Eve Johnson Houghton runner, Lolita Pulido goes.
She ran a cracker on debut, making a mockery of her 25/1 starting price where she finished fourth in a race where the form is working out very well. The second horse that day (Chaleur), has since come out and won and the winner (La Pelosa) ran second in the Albany stakes at Royal Ascot last week. That is a decent form line to follow and easily the best form on offer out of the runners with previous race experience. Unless one of the newcomers is exceptional, and normally the market would indicate that, then she could be hard to beat and frank that first race's form even more.
2018 Overall (prior to this week): +16.82 pts
This week so far...
Staked: 4 pts
Returned: 13 pts
2017 P&L +53.30pts
2016 P&L +15.23pts