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Brighton has an excellent betting card today, and in the 13:50, jockey Silvestre De Sousa partners with trainer Mick Channon and is profitable to back for this trainer £10 to a £1 level stake. De Sousa has a 22% strike rate when riding two-year-olds at Brighton and today makes his first visit of the season on Betweenthesticks 2.68/5.
In the 15:30 at Thirsk, trainer Roger Varian is just one for seven with two-year-olds at this venue, but he has a 20% strike rate with handicap debutants, and his Mission Storm 5.59/2 should be kept a close eye on.
In the 15:40 at Musselburgh, trainer Grant Tuer saddles last-time-out winner Abduction 3.55/2. Tuer has a 25% strike rate with last-time-out winners.
The quick-fire 10 minute double pays 17.016/1
Trainer Charlie Appleby has a couple of interesting debutants at Newmarket today. City Of Kings 5.04/1 is the most expensive purchase in the lineup today in the 18:35, and he joins stablemate Local Dynasty 2.47/5 for a trainer bidding to land this for the third time in six years. The first mentioned is narrowly prefered.
In the 19:10 at Newmarket, trainer John Gosden sends Law Of The Sea 5.59/2 for his first handicap assignment and has a 23% strike rate with handicap debutants.
Horses for courses
This section highlights the best bets from horses that have won twice or more at today's tracks.
14:00 Thirsk - Mr Orange - Has won here twice (40%)
16:25 Brighton - King Crimson - Has won here five times (36%)
16:40 Musselburgh - Smart Lass - Has won here five times (71%)
Weighted to go well
"Weighted to go well" highlights horses running that are more than 10lbs below their last winning handicap mark.
13:20 Brighton - Minhaaj - Has won off 80 runs off 58
16:25 Brighton - Shamshon - Has won off 71 runs off 56
17:07 Haydock - Mustarrid - Has won off 82 runs off 69
Today's furthest traveller is trainer James Tate who has made the 350-mile journey to Musselburgh today with his sole runner on the card New Definition 2.01/1 at 14:10, who drops in grade.
Tate has a 50% strike rate at this venue (5-10) and has booked Paul Mulrennan, and the pair have an excellent 29% strike rate.
Carter's Saturday NAP is a 5/1 chance at Haydock!
It's Shergar Cup day at Ascot, and there's ITV action from Haydock, Newmarket and the Curragh. Daryl Carter has three tips for this week's televised action with a 7/1 NAP from Haydock.
Read Carter's column here.
Race of the day
Brighton's 14:20 Brighton Bullet is our feature race of the day today, and a strong fancy at a short enough price would be favourite Pink Crystal 2.47/5, who represents trainer William Haggas, our stat of the day.
Pink Crystal arrives on the back of an excellent victory at Thirsk and has an upwardly mobile profile for a trainer and jockey combination rarely seen here at Brighton. Her Thirsk victory was her first outing on turf after five starts on the AW, and her two-year-old form when behind very useful stablemate Tiber Flow rated 107 suggests she has plenty more in the locker off of this rating of 81 in this grade of handicap.
She faces mainly exposed rivals today, and it's no coincidence that William Haggas has chosen this stiff track for her next assignment.
Recon Mission bounced back to form at Sandown 15 days ago and remains fairly treated on old form. He hasn't scored over six furlongs since 2019, though, and this stiff track may see him set it up for the closers.
Impeach has a similar profile to the favourite after just three starts on turf, having spent most of his career on the AW surface, and he took a good step forward at Sandown, producing career-best figures. He could easily have more to offer at this stiffer track, with the uphill finish likely to see him to good effect. He lacks the class edge of the favourite as well as some of the potential.
Big race verdict
A strong fancy would be Pink Crystal, who has much better days and stiffer tasks ahead, and this looks like an excellent spot to continue her rapid improvement facing mainly exposed rivals.
Timeform with three treats at Tipperary
Timeform's Adam Houghton highlights a Nap, Next Best and Each-Way selection at Tipperary on Friday...
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Sir Tony McCoy was correct when saying there's room for a £50,000 race any day of the week. Highly competitive racing and an excellent wide-open betting card saw the Racing League hit all the right notes on the opening night.
While the racing is better than your average Thursday evening in August, the team aspect is hard to warm to, but it helps to have faces like Kevin Blake, Leonna Mayor, and Matt Chapman to cheer or jeer.
The passion from these three, in particular, is infectious, and the will to want to win against each other makes the competition rather exciting, and I am now very interested to see which team wins.
It helped that we landed a 20/1 winner with the Racing League tips yesterday!
The viewing is a huge upgrade on last season when I couldn't care less about which team heads the leaderboard. That's a great credit to the three mentioned above who have injected an element of competition outside the actual race itself.
Seeing more of Chapman, Blake and Mayor on the Sky Sports cameras is a must for the weeks ahead.
I found the coverage on Sky Sports Racing hard to watch between races. Were hosts Josh Apaithi and Alex Hammond unprepared, with some half-hearted comments about the runners, or was this dumbing down of the sport for a different audience?
I am, of course, biased, but I am sure that many agree when I say the after-race interviews by Mayor are second to none, especially when the ever entertaining Sean Leavy gets handed the mic.
Leavy is one of the most underestimated jockeys riding in Britain, and his racing brain is right up there with the likes of Ryan Moore and William Buick. He gets the best out of mediocre horses, and a jockey that needs more chances at the top level.
Overall a very positive start for the Racing League - at least from this critic.
Until Monday, be lucky.
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