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Being based in Newmarket, something of a cosmopolitan metropolis in the racing world, we are surrounded by and inundated with snippets of valuable information not only direct from the gallops here at HQ but also from contacts further afield in Lambourn, in Middleham and all points South. Indeed, on occasions these can stretch as far as the continent and nowadays, the Middle East and Dubai.

We can convey these snippets as and when we receive them but while that doesn’t mean they will definitely win when next they run, they invariably have an intrinsic value that suggests you should retain these valuable nuggets of information as they will almost certainly reap their reward as we progress through the season when ideal condi

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Not only was Bossy Guest our Dark Horse entry, he was also the only PR-1 running, thus increasing confidence behind the featured selection.

Result: Bossy Guest - WON 5/1


Result: Moonraker - WON 9/2

Notebook & Dark Horse: Recent Winners (view more)
Race Course: Ascot Race: 1540 John Guest Racing Bengough Stakes (Group 3)
Date: 05-10-2019 Time: 1540 Distance: 6f
Comment:
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20-06-2018, Ascot, , l Hunt Cup (Heritage Handicap) (Str) Flat, Turf, Good to firm.
Unplaced here, to Settle for Bay but has always shown he is much better suited to a slightly easier surface. Has been tried over further too but this trip or shorter is whats reuiqred and on good or slower, he may well be ale to re-ignite his season. Looks sure to win a decent handicap,at least when recapturing his from and that will almost certainly be on decent ground not the baked surface we had here.
WINNER: Cape Byron FINAL ODDS: 13/8F

Race Course: Chelmsford City Race: 1900 Bet In Play At totesport.com Novice Stakes
Date: 19-09-2019 Time: 1900 Distance: 1 m
Comment:
 Dark Horse
WINNER: Dubai Icon FINAL ODDS: 6/4F

Race Course: Newcastle Race: 1800 RSM Handicap
Date: 17-09-2019 Time: 1800 Distance: 1 m 4f 98 yds
Comment:
 Dark Horse
WINNER: Deal A Dollar FINAL ODDS: 5/4F

Race Course: The Curragh (IRE) Race: 1425 Derrinstown Stud Flying Five Stakes (Group 1)
Date: 15-09-2019 Time: 1425 Distance: 5f
Comment:
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22-06-2018, Ascot, 6f , ny Stakes (Fillies' Group 3) Flat, Turf, Good to firm.
Fairyland probably deserved better than to finish third to Main Edition. She 'won' her race on the far side of the track but could not withstand the pair that raced up the centre. It is entirely feasible that the middle was the fastest part of the track here and that this filly who showed tons of pace and then quickened nicely to go clear of her group, may well turn out to be the best of these. She is sure to win decent events over this trip and, possibly a furlong further. She is fully effective on fast ground; by as she is out of a Pivotal mare and she may well go on good or slower ground too.
WINNER: Fairyland (IRE) FINAL ODDS: 12/1

Race Course: Doncaster Race: 1425 HIRD Rail Group Park Stakes (Group 2)
Date: 14-09-2019 Time: 1425 Distance: 7f 6 yds
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14-07-2018, Newmarket, 6f , ey July Cup Stakes (Group 1) Flat, Turf, Good to firm.
4th here, to US Navy Flag and ran an absolute stormer, never nearer than at the finish. He had previously shown good form over 7f inclduing at group level and it was an ambitious gesture by the Trainer to throw him i here but it nearly paid off. A shower or two f rain may well have seen him in the first three and theres little doubt he will need a sterner test at this trip to trouble top class opposition. However, he may well be able to win at this trip on good if he takes a step down in grade or, if persisted with at this level, a stiffer track or seven furlongs will be his optimum. Goes on most ground bar extremes and a likeable individual who may well get his day in he Sun when conditions fall right. An admirable sort and one to follow.
WINNER: Sir Dancealot (IRE) FINAL ODDS: 11/4

Race Course: Chelmsford City Race: 1950 totepool Cashback Club At totesport.com Handicap
Date: 12-09-2019 Time: 1950 Distance: 1 m 5f 66 yds
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15-04-2019, Windsor, 1 m 2f , ow At The Races On Twitter Novice Stakes Flat, Turf, Good.
may need headgear
WINNER: Australis (IRE) FINAL ODDS: 3/1

Race Course: Doncaster Race: 1655 Magners Rose Handicap
Date: 12-09-2019 Time: 1655 Distance: 1 m 2f 43 yds
Comment:
 Dark Horse
WINNER: Davydenko FINAL ODDS: 11/10F

Race Course: Haydock Race: 1610 Betfair Sprint Cup Stakes (Group 1) (British Champions Series)
Date: 07-09-2019 Time: 1610 Distance: 6f
Comment:
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21-06-2019, Ascot, 6f , onwealth Cup (Group 1) Flat, Turf, Good to soft.
From a yard that doies particularly well with sprinteres and this oen ran a blinder. His peroformance was all the more meritorious when takeing the fact that he missed the break completely and although only losing a length or so, he was only beaten two lengths and he is capable of better if he can sort his start out. 6f is his trip and he can win a decent event in the near future.
WINNER: Hello Youmzain (FR) FINAL ODDS: 9/2C

Race Course: Goodwood Race: 1445 Southern Cranes And Access EBF Fillies' Novice Stakes (Plus 10)
Date: 03-09-2019 Time: 1445 Distance: 7f
Comment:
 Dark Horse
WINNER: Dutch Painting FINAL ODDS: 8/1

Race Course: Hexham Race: 1740 Follow At The Races On Twitter Handicap Hurdle
Date: 02-09-2019 Time: 1740 Distance: 2 m 4f 28 yds
Comment:
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05-02-2019, Market Rasen, 2 m 4f 139 yds, y 80th Birthday Jim Gott Handicap Hurdle Jump, Turf, Good to soft.
check
WINNER: Transpennine Star FINAL ODDS: 9/4F

Race Course: Yarmouth Race: 1420 MansionBet Beaten By A Head Apprentice Handicap
Date: 25-08-2019 Time: 1420 Distance: 1 m 2f 23 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: 11/2

Race Course: Newmarket Race: 1555 Price Bailey Chartered Accountants Hopeful Stakes (Listed)
Date: 24-08-2019 Time: 1555 Distance: 6f
Comment:
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11-05-2018, Ascot, 6f , fort Handicap Flat, Turf, Good/Firm.
5th here, to Godolphins wellhandicpped Dreamfield. Was sat last and never put in the race until it was all but ovber. Made a huge amount of ground in the last furlong and is capable of much better than he showed here. Ideally wants 6f and goes on all bar extremes of ground.
WINNER: Raucous FINAL ODDS: 10/1

Race Course: Pontefract Race: 1530 Mares' Listed)
Date: 18-08-2019 Time: 1530 Distance: 6f
Comment:
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22-06-2018, Ascot, , ringham Stakes (Fillies' Handicap) (Str) Flat, Turf, Good to firm.
Perfection did well to finish fifth to Agrotera having had to run alone up the far rail for almost the whole race. She can be marked up as better than her finishing position suggests. She no company at all, but she showed a terrific attitude especially as her pedigree suggests she will be much better suited to easier ground. She is a winner at seven furlongs and she has the pace to win at that trip again. Nevertheless she saw this trip out well and she will not be troubled to win at either distance.
WINNER: Perfection FINAL ODDS: 5/2F

Race Course: The Curragh (IRE) Race: 1815 Comer Group International Irish St Leger Trial Stakes (Group 3)
Date: 16-08-2019 Time: 1815 Distance: 1 m 6f
Comment:
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20-06-2018, Ascot, 6f 34 yds, n's Vase (Group 2) Flat, Turf, Good to firm.
Southern France ran a promising race to finish second Kew Gardens and he looks a decent stayer in the making. Although he could not get to grips with the winner, who had too much pace for him, he was going on strongly at the finish and gave every indication he will be well suited by a step up to two miles. He acts well on this ground but has also run well on yielding to soft and he has a bright and is one to follow.
WINNER: Southern France (IRE) FINAL ODDS: 5/2F

Race Course: Goodwood Race: 1350 Unibet Handicap
Date: 01-08-2019 Time: 1350 Distance: 1 m 1f 197 yds
Comment:
 Dark Horse
WINNER: Forest Of Dean FINAL ODDS: 4/1J

Race Course: Goodwood Race: 1535 Qatar Sussex Stakes (Group 1)
Date: 31-07-2019 Time: 1535 Distance: 1 m
Comment:
 Dark Horse
WINNER: Too Darn Hot FINAL ODDS: EvensF

Race Course: Goodwood Race: 1500 Qatar Lennox Stakes (Group 2)
Date: 30-07-2019 Time: 1500 Distance: 7f
Comment:
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14-07-2018, Newmarket, 6f , ey July Cup Stakes (Group 1) Flat, Turf, Good to firm.
4th here, to US Navy Flag and ran an absolute stormer, never nearer than at the finish. He had previously shown good form over 7f inclduing at group level and it was an ambitious gesture by the Trainer to throw him i here but it nearly paid off. A shower or two f rain may well have seen him in the first three and theres little doubt he will need a sterner test at this trip to trouble top class opposition. However, he may well be able to win at this trip on good if he takes a step down in grade or, if persisted with at this level, a stiffer track or seven furlongs will be his optimum. Goes on most ground bar extremes and a likeable individual who may well get his day in he Sun when conditions fall right. An admirable sort and one to follow.
WINNER: Sir Dancealot (IRE) FINAL ODDS: 6/1

Race Course: Ayr Race: 1400 Join Racing TV Now EBF Novice Stakes
Date: 29-07-2019 Time: 1400 Distance: 5f 110 yds
Comment:
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18-06-2019, Ascot, 6f , ntry Stakes (Group 2) Flat, Turf, Good.
Unplaced here but showed blinding speed on the stands side and this is definitely a case of more speed than stamina at this stage of his career. He was clear two out and collared only just inside the last by a classy bunch and, a sharper six or stiff five may well be the order of the day. One to follow.
WINNER: Makyon (IRE) FINAL ODDS: 11/8F

Race Course: Ascot Race: 1535 Acorn Insurance British EBF Valiant Stakes (Fillies' And Mares' Listed) (Rnd)
Date: 26-07-2019 Time: 1535 Distance: 7f 213 yds
Comment:
 Dark Horse
WINNER: Duneflower (IRE) FINAL ODDS: 11/1

Race Course: Lingfield Race: 1640 Xperthr Presents...The Mane Event Handicap
Date: 17-07-2019 Time: 1640 Distance: 1 m 2f
Comment:
 Dark Horse
WINNER: Whimsical Dream FINAL ODDS: 7/1