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Eyecatchers Notebook

The Racecourse Notebook section of the Newmarket Bulletin contains expert analysis by our team of highly experienced race-readers. Compiled by our extensive team both on and off the track, they detail any noteworthy performances with a view to future engagements. They are particularly valuable as Eyecatcher entries are made by our experts on the day of the race, they are without bias or outside influence and consequently provide a completely independent view of the horse in question both for its connections and, indeed, punters considering their betting plans. All Eyecatcher entries are held in a database and are available for inspection on demand using our easy to navigate system. Similarly, 'dark horses' are added to the database, as and when such data becomes available. Moreover, when any Eyecatcher horse is declared to run, the Newmarket Bulletin 'flags' it up immediately on the racecard with full comments. Look out for the 'N' symbol in the Eye Column. The accompanying number indicates our editor's assessment of the value of the note from 1-5, with 5 being top class.

An excellent example of our notebook horses is Angel Gabrial who clearly delivered what was expected following his noteworthy performance in the Chester Cup, where he was considered an unlucky loser (see comments below). He, subsequently, produced an excellent performance to win the Northumberland Plate, turning the form around with Suegioo who had beaten him at Chester. In addition, while Angel Gabrial was the only eye-catcher in the field at Newcastle, he was also the top ranked horse and, consequently, the Judge's Verdict, making him the clear bet in the race.


Result : Angel Gabrial WON 4/1

Our second notebook example, New Story, was noted as an eye catcher on his debut. He’d run very well on his only subsequent racecourse appearance when perhaps given a little too much to do and beaten by some useful performers. Worth another try on only his 3rd race course appearance, he justified the inclusion into the Newmarket Bulletin notebooks with an emphatic victory.


Result : New Story WON 5/2

Alternatively, if you click on the notebook icon as a member you’ll be provided with a list of all notebook horses for that specific day's racing and for the flat where the declarations are 48 hours the next days notebooks will also be available.




Notebook & Dark Horse: Recent Winners (view more)
Race Course: Ascot Race: 1320 Fred Cowley MBE Memorial Summer Mile Stakes (Group 2)
Date: 14-07-2018 Time: 1320 Distance: 7f 213 yds
Comment:
 Notebook
19-06-2018, Ascot, , n Anne Stakes (Group 1) (British Champions Series) (Str) Flat, Turf, Good to firm.
Beat The Bank finished sixth to Accidental Agent, but was beaten by only two lengths on ground that would have been unsuitable for him. Although this was a slightly below par renewal, we have little doubt that on slower ground, he would almost certainly have won this judged on the way he progressed through the field and stayed strongly at the finish without being able to get on terms. He is thoroughly progressive and he is one to be with over this trip when there is more cut in the ground.
WINNER: Beat The Bank FINAL ODDS: 11/4F

Race Course: Chester Race: 1440 Signature Living Fillies' Handicap
Date: 14-07-2018 Time: 1440 Distance: 6f 17 yds
Comment:
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20-04-2018, Bath, 5f 10 yds, sbury Manor Stud / British EBF Lansdown Stakes (Fillies' Listed) Flat, Turf, Good.
TBC
WINNER: Rock On Baileys FINAL ODDS: 9/2

Race Course: Newmarket Race: 1340 bet365 Bunbury Cup Handicap
Date: 14-07-2018 Time: 1340 Distance: 7f
Comment:
 Notebook
20-06-2018, Ascot, , l Hunt Cup (Heritage Handicap) (Str) Flat, Turf, Good to firm.
unplaced here, to Settle For Bay but after travelling supremely well in the far side group, he failed to see out the trip. He needs 7f and is obviously in very good shape at present. One to keep an eye on when dropping back in trip.
WINNER: Burnt Sugar (IRE) FINAL ODDS: 7/1

Race Course: Newmarket Race: 1425 Duchess Of Cambridge Stakes (Sponsored By bet365) (Fillies' Group 2)
Date: 13-07-2018 Time: 1425 Distance: 6f
Comment:
 Notebook
22-06-2018, Ascot, 6f , ny Stakes (Fillies' Group 3) Flat, Turf, Good to firm.
5th here, to Main Edition but although winning over this trip at Yamrouth first time out was always though to need 7f to be seen at her best. She is a half sister to a decent 7f winner and in staying on well here, without the necessary pace to trouble the principals, she gave notice that, when stepped up in trip, she will be seen at her best. Only raced on quick ground so far and handles it well but will probabaly handle good an maybe a tad slower equally well.
WINNER: Pretty Pollyanna FINAL ODDS: 20/1

Race Course: Newmarket Race: 1350 Bahrain Trophy Stakes (Group 3)
Date: 12-07-2018 Time: 1350 Distance: 1 m 5f
Comment:
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22-06-2018, Ascot, 3f 211 yds, Edward VII Stakes (Group 2) Flat, Turf, Good to firm.
Wells Farhh Go ran creditably by finishing sixth to Old Persian. However, in line with the expectations from his pedigree, he found this surface to quick. He was noted staying on well up the final climb and giving a clear indication he would have been suited to a sterner test at the trip. Good ground or slower is his ideal and is one to keep tabs on when getting such conditions.
WINNER: Wells Farhh Go (IRE) FINAL ODDS: 7/1

Race Course: Newmarket Race: 1425 Arqana July Stakes (Group 2)
Date: 12-07-2018 Time: 1425 Distance: 6f
Comment:
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19-06-2018, Ascot, 6f , ntry Stakes (Group 2) Flat, Turf, Good to firm.
Advertise did very well to finish second to Calyx here staying on strongly from a disadvantaged draw, on the extreme opposite side of the track to the clear winner. The winner may be exceptional but Martyn Meade's charge looks sure to win again and his hold-up style of racing points to a step up in trip. He is progressing well and he can win a similar event over a stiff six furlongs or further in the near future.
WINNER: Advertise FINAL ODDS: 11/10F

Race Course: Pontefract Race: 1530 King Richard III Handicap
Date: 10-07-2018 Time: 1530 Distance: 6f
Comment:
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18-04-2018, Newmarket, 6f , herbys General Stud Book Handicap Flat, Turf, Good to soft.
Ower Fly ran well to finish second. He made most, but he was caught inside the last furlong. Thereafter he kept on well and he has enough pace for this trip. He is one to be with on good ground over this trip, although a fast seven would suit as well.
WINNER: Ower Fly FINAL ODDS: 10/1

Race Course: Uttoxeter Race: 2000 Betfred 'Follow Us On Twitter' Maiden Hurdle
Date: 10-07-2018 Time: 2000 Distance: 2 m 6f 45 yds
Comment:
 Dark Horse
Looked a little awkward on his debut over hurdles at Chepstow but is going nicely again now and there seems no reason judged on recent work why he wont be able to put that effort well behind him. Capable of much better and expected to show that in the near future.
WINNER: Motueka (IRE) FINAL ODDS: 2/1

Race Course: Ayr Race: 1710 Last Minute Luxury Hot Tub Breaks Amateur Riders' Handicap
Date: 08-07-2018 Time: 1710 Distance: 5f
Comment:
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30-03-2018, Newcastle, 5f , ay Sprint Handicap Flat, AllWeather, Standard.
4th here but was hampered when making a move justover a furlong from home. He lost a little momentum and gave every impression he would have been involved in the finish, if not winning. He has good from on stiffish tracks such as this and appears siuted by m,ost types of sruface, last winning on soft. Looks sure to win a decent prize on a stiff track and will be most interesting back here.
WINNER: Lexington Place FINAL ODDS: 5/4F

Race Course: Bath Race: 2110 M J Church Fillies' Handicap
Date: 04-07-2018 Time: 2110 Distance: 1 m 2f 37 yds
Comment:
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03-03-2018, Lingfield, 6f 1 yds, ay Maiden Stakes Flat, Polytrack, Standard.
TBC
WINNER: Geetanjali (IRE) FINAL ODDS: EvensF

Race Course: The Curragh (IRE) Race: 1640 Juddmonte Pretty Polly Stakes (Fillies' Group 1)
Date: 01-07-2018 Time: 1640 Distance: 1 m 2f
Comment:
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20-06-2018, Ascot, , Of Cambridge Stakes (Fillies' Group 2) (Str) Flat, Turf, Good to firm.
4th here. to Aljazzi but gave a clear indication that this trip is too sharp for her, even on a stiff track like this. held up at the back, she was outpaced when the winner struck for home and although she stayed on well, the closest she could get was fourth, staying on reall well. This is her ground, not surprising being a daughter of a Nashwan mare but equally, she needs the step up in trip and when getting it may well be able to win something similar. Useful.
WINNER: Urban Fox FINAL ODDS: 9/1

Race Course: Newcastle Race: 1745 Stobart Energy Classified Stakes
Date: 29-06-2018 Time: 1745 Distance: 1 m 4f 98 yds
Comment:
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19-04-2018, Newmarket, , 65 Wood Ditton Maiden Stakes (Plus 10) Flat, Turf, Good.
Although she finished unplaced this Frankel half brother to Oaks winner Sariska showed plenty of pace before folding inside the last furlong. Undoubtedly will need further and may well benefit from a little cut in the ground. Ten furlongs is likely to be her minimum before she tackles a further step up in trip
WINNER: Surya FINAL ODDS: 11/8F

Race Course: Newcastle Race: 1505 London Southend Airport Novice Stakes (Plus 10)
Date: 28-06-2018 Time: 1505 Distance: 6f
Comment:
 Dark Horse
WINNER: Daafr (IRE) FINAL ODDS: 2/1

Race Course: Chelmsford City Race: 1720 Betsi Fillies' Handicap
Date: 21-06-2018 Time: 1720 Distance: 6f
Comment:
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20-04-2018, Bath, 5f 10 yds, sbury Manor Stud / British EBF Lansdown Stakes (Fillies' Listed) Flat, Turf, Good.
TBC
WINNER: Rock On Baileys FINAL ODDS: 11/4

Race Course: Chelmsford City Race: 1840 totepool Cashback Club At totesport.com Handicap
Date: 20-06-2018 Time: 1840 Distance: 1 m 2f
Comment:
 Dark Horse
WINNER: Melting Dew FINAL ODDS: 3/1

Race Course: Newbury Race: 1455 Johnnie Lewis Memorial British EBF Stakes (Registered As The Abingdon Stakes) (Fillies' Listed)
Date: 14-06-2018 Time: 1455 Distance: 1 m 2f
Comment:
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18-04-2018, Newmarket, , 65 British EBF Maiden Fillies' Stakes (Plus 10) (Div 2) Flat, Turf, Good to soft.
This Sea The Stars filly has plenty of pattern performers close up in her pedigree and she was well found in the market being backed from 13/8 to 5/4 just before the off. She ran really well in defeat. She finished well clear of the third and she had quickened nicely to take up the running before being collared by a more experienced filly. She looks sure to improve when stepped up in trip. Good ground suits although she probably would not want extremes. She will need at least ten furlongs to be seen at her best.
WINNER: Sea of Class (IRE) FINAL ODDS: 30/100F

Race Course: Nottingham Race: 1410 Carling Customer Maiden Stakes (Div 1)
Date: 14-06-2018 Time: 1410 Distance: 1 m 0f 75 yds
Comment:
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19-04-2018, Newmarket, , 65 Wood Ditton Maiden Stakes (Plus 10) Flat, Turf, Good.
7th here but gave plenty of encouragement for the future. He was outpaced and a tad green early on but was oted making strong late headway wothout being knocked about. Half brother to7f winner, War Department but likely to stay at least a stiff mile and probably 9f.
WINNER: Zain City (IRE) FINAL ODDS: 10/11F

Race Course: Chelmsford City Race: 1720 Transparent Recruitment Solutions Ltd 'Confined' Novice Stakes
Date: 13-06-2018 Time: 1720 Distance: 1 m 2f
Comment:
 Dark Horse
WINNER: Drill FINAL ODDS: 2/1J

Race Course: Southwell Race: 2010 myracing.com For Royal Ascot Tips Handicap Hurdle
Date: 12-06-2018 Time: 2010 Distance: 2 m 7f 209 yds
Comment:
 Dark Horse
Five year old two mile maiden hurdle winner Brave Eagle is emphatically one to note. He is a fine physical specimen and he has been working in exemplary fashion on the home slopes. He is well up to making a further mark in novice company.
WINNER: Brave Eagle (IRE) FINAL ODDS: 4/1F

Race Course: Windsor Race: 1815 Thorn Plant Hire EBF Stallions Novice Stakes (Plus 10)
Date: 04-06-2018 Time: 1815 Distance: 5f 21 yds
Comment:
 Notebook
11-05-2018, Ascot, 5f , ish Stallion Studs EBF Maiden Fillies' Stakes (Plus 10) Flat, Turf, Good.
In finishing 2nd, she showed a nice change of gear to get involved after travelling well in behind. she was rather isolated on the wing away from where the race developed. However, she showed more than enough to win a maiden and she looks sure to go on to something better, in due course. She should handle most types of ground.
WINNER: Queen Of Bermuda (IRE) FINAL ODDS: 11/10F