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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: 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:
 Notebook
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:
 Notebook
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

Race Course: Fontwell Race: 1635 Airlynx Handicap Hurdle
Date: 27-05-2018 Time: 1635 Distance: 2 m 1f 162 yds
Comment:
 Dark Horse
Hardly has the form figures to get you excited but we're reliably informed that, if this fellow can steer clear of injury, he is a very well handicapped individual who looks sure to make his way through the ranks. Where he will end up is anyones guess but, starting from a very workable mark of only 100, he will be winning soon. He is likely to be best served by good to soft or slower.
WINNER: Royal Hall (FR) FINAL ODDS: 9/2

Race Course: Newbury Race: 1350 Shalaa Carnarvon Stakes (Listed)
Date: 19-05-2018 Time: 1350 Distance: 6f
Comment:
 Dark Horse
WINNER: Never Back Down (IRE) FINAL ODDS: 25/1

Race Course: Thirsk Race: 1410 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Maiden Fillies' Stakes (Plus 10) (Div 1)
Date: 19-05-2018 Time: 1410 Distance: 5f
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: 4/6F

Race Course: Plumpton Race: 1625 Mayfield Sussex Hop Gin Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle
Date: 13-05-2018 Time: 1625 Distance: 2 m 4f 114 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: 9/4J

Race Course: Salisbury Race: 1400 Betfred Mobile Fillies' Conditions Stakes (Plus 10)
Date: 29-04-2018 Time: 1400 Distance: 5f
Comment:
 Notebook
18-04-2018, Newmarket, 5f , 65 EBF Maiden Fillies' Stakes (Plus 10) Flat, Turf, Good to soft.
3rd to Strings of Life and took the eye with a whirlwind finish. He almost certainly needs 6f already but may well get away with a stiffer track or slower ground and when getting either, looks sure to open his account for a yard currently in excellent form
WINNER: Cotubanama FINAL ODDS: 5/1

Race Course: Perth Race: 1530 MKM Building Supplies Balnakeilly Chase (Novices' Limited Handicap)
Date: 26-04-2018 Time: 1530 Distance: 2 m 4f 20 yds
Comment:
 Dark Horse
Ballyarthur looked in fine fettle when winning his midweek gallop ahead of a crack at the Albert Bartlett sponsored Hurdle at the weekend.
WINNER: Ballyarthur (IRE) FINAL ODDS: 5/2

Race Course: Punchestown (IRE) Race: 1650 Friends First Cross Country Chase For The La Touche Cup
Date: 26-04-2018 Time: 1650 Distance: 4 m 1f 100 yds
Comment:
 Dark Horse
The stable have provided a masterclass in the cross country division and this fellow, only seven years old has his whole career ahead of him in this sphere. He was fourth at the Festival last year but is reported to have strengthened up and improved significantly over the Summer. His owner has a wealth of riches in this division so it is uncertain where he will be campaigned but is one to follow in cross country event either side of the Irish Sea and the Festival is a distinct possibility. Goes on most types of ground.
WINNER: Auvergnat (FR) FINAL ODDS: 11/4

Race Course: Newton Abbot Race: 1430 totepool Cashback Club At totesport.com Handicap Chase
Date: 23-04-2018 Time: 1430 Distance: 2 m 4f 216 yds
Comment:
 Notebook
WINNER: Some Buckle (IRE) FINAL ODDS: 5/1

Race Course: Newmarket Race: 1535 bet365 Craven Stakes (Group 3)
Date: 19-04-2018 Time: 1535 Distance: 1 m
Comment:
 Dark Horse
Unraced New Approach colt Masar has been given a 2018 Derby entry. He is , unsurprisingly, a well bred sort. He is from the extended family of Sea The Stars and Galileo and his early work has been highly encouraging and he has shown that he is at home on an easy surface. The stable has won with all five two year olds it has run so far and Masar can add to the tally.
WINNER: Masar (IRE) FINAL ODDS: 7/2

Race Course: Aintree Race: 1450 Betway Bowl Chase (Grade 1)
Date: 12-04-2018 Time: 1450 Distance: 3 m 0f 210 yds
Comment:
 Dark Horse
Might Bite is absolutely superb shape ahead of his chosen engagement at the Cheltenham Festival.
WINNER: Might Bite (IRE) FINAL ODDS: 4/5F

Race Course: Aintree Race: 1525 Betway Aintree Hurdle (Grade 1)
Date: 12-04-2018 Time: 1525 Distance: 2 m 4f
Comment:
 Notebook
WINNER: L'Ami Serge (IRE) FINAL ODDS: 5/1

Race Course: Wolverhampton Race: 2015 FCL Global Forwarding Novice Stakes
Date: 10-04-2018 Time: 2015 Distance: 1 m 4f 51 yds
Comment:
 Notebook
WINNER: Count Octave FINAL ODDS: 1/2F

Race Course: Fairyhouse (IRE) Race: 1445 Glenview Studs Novice Hurdle (Grade 2)
Date: 02-04-2018 Time: 1445 Distance: 2 m
Comment:
 Dark Horse
By Getway, this Largy point winner has looked good in all his early work and indications are that he could take very high order in his chosen career path. He has the option to go in bumpers or hurdles and although that decision not taken yet, is definitely one for the short list wherever he turns up.
WINNER: Getabird (IRE) FINAL ODDS: EvensF

Race Course: Wolverhampton Race: 1510 Renault All-New Koleos Novice Median Auction Stakes
Date: 02-04-2018 Time: 1510 Distance: 1 m 1f 104 yds
Comment:
 Notebook
WINNER: Bartholomeu Dias FINAL ODDS: 2/9F

Race Course: Southwell Race: 1535 Grand National Free Bets At freebetting.co.uk Handicap
Date: 01-04-2018 Time: 1535 Distance: 2 m 0f 102 yds
Comment:
 Notebook
WINNER: Azam FINAL ODDS: 11/4F