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Today’s “Sighters” 08/10/17

I love this time of year!!

Although it’s changing…and not for the better….NH racing is what got me started. I used to go to Haydock and Aintree regularly wrapped up as best I could and saw the greats like Sea Pigeon, Night Nurse, etc and it was all at a time the good horses were spread about and took each other on.

The is simply no better sight in racing than a steeplechaser going over a fence at speed and even the coldest day is warmed up by it.

Right, onto the very important stuff!

What you will receive for the next few weeks are my “sighters”. We have, under both codes, periods we refer to as the “core season” and for me personally that runs from Badger day at Wincanton….this year that’s November 11th.

I’ll not bet a bean until we arrive at that date unless it’s quite plain the figures are spot on and ripe to work with. That will be glaringly obvious to all I’m sure.

This part of the season is used by trainers to gauge the fitness of their horses and whilst some will be well ahead of the game, using this period to pot hunt with ordinary horses that will be snookered from a point of handicapping thereafter. I’ll spot up those trainers for you and if a profit can be gleaned we’ll do that.

Over the last few years (and probably before that, it’s just become even more obvious), Cheltenham has become the only thing that matters to anyone involved in the game. It has meant that more and more the midweek racing has been seriously poor and I’ll be looking very closely at how those Monday-Friday figures hold up.

My only focus is to make you a profit from betting on horse racing and however I have to adapt my work to do that (going “back to basics” didn’t hurt last flat season, did it!), I’ll do it.

I’ll add text only to a race that is worthy of it between now and Badger day so please, do not expect me to wax lyrical about a race such as that Uttoxeter 5-05 this afternoon….we’ll not see many in which every single runner is -40 once the season begins in earnest….I hope!!

I’ll be watching the Kelso 2-40pm event closely though. Not because I feel anything in there is of interest going forward but Keith Dalgleish sends TECTONIC over hurdles at the age of eight and that old monkey might just find it all very interesting first time over obstacles and feel inclined to race!

He has a heck of a lot of talent but most often decides he’s not going to use it. A great shame but I’m sure his owner loves him to bits despite it all.

Below you have my figures for nine races from the meetings taking place at Kelso and Uttoxeter. I have also found several ‘OF INTEREST” and we’ll see how they get on, too.

Please do remember though, this is very early in the season and just as with the end of any, be it flat or jumps, we’ll see some very weird results that would never happen from the middle of November onwards.

Hard to imagine that at this time yesterday I was landing at Manchester Airport but here we are….nearly Christmas….just 77 shopping days!

OF INTEREST SELECTIONS

OURO BRANCO
(Uttoxeter 2-55)
TEMPLE MAN
(Kelso 2-40)
MAYO STAR
(Kelso 3-50)

TODAY’S RATINGS AND ADVICE

KELSO 1-25 – CLASS 4 – HURDLE

* – SUDSKI STAR….+9
* – SUPERIOR COMMAND….+3
* – MARTILA….+2
T* – PRINCE KHURRAM….-7
* – DESERT ISLAND DUSK….-11
* – NEWSTART….-32
* – SIERRA OSCAR….-34
ROCKLIFFE….-40
AN FEAR CIUIN….-40

KELSO 2-05 – CLASS 4 – HURDLE

* – WEAPON OF CHOICE….-10
T* – ASUM….-11
T* – DANCEINTOTHELIGHT….-12
PICTURE PAINTER….-19
* – ALPHABETICAL ORDER….-27
DANCE OF FIRE….-28
H* – ROUGE ET SAGE….-37
* – BOHERNAGORE….-38
DARK AND DANGEROUS….-40

KELSO 4-20 – CLASS 2 – CHASE

T* – THEFLYINGPORTRAIT….+17
* – JUST CAMERON….+9
SIMPLY NED….+9
* – DOUBLE W’S….+8
* – WISTY….-6
* – FOREST BIHAN….-10
T – ROCK ON ROCKY….-40
T – ALAMEIN….-40

KELSO 4-50 – CLASS 4 – HURDLE

CATCHTHEMOONLIGHT….+8
T* – CRAIG STAR….-2
* – WHATSTHESTORYMAN….-24
H – CASTLETOWN….-33
NENDRUM….-34
* – URIAH HEEP….-37
LADY LONDON….-39
* – RAIFTIERI….-40
T – HIGHLAND PEAK….-40
NOTNOWSAM….-40
H – ITS PANDORAMA….-40
H – JUSTATENNER….-40
REIVERS LODGE….-40
EXIT TO FREEDOM….-40

KELSO 5-20 – CLASS 4 – HURDLE

H – TOPHAM BAY….+8
LOWCARR MOTION….-1
* – BETANCOURT….-14
BENNY’S SECRET….-16
T – MAOI CHINN TIRE….-21
BOCASIEN DESBOIS….-24
* – CALL THE COPS….-26
* – JEWELLERY….-30
* – ROMULUS DU DONJON….-39
JUST CHILLY….-39
CHAPEL STILE….-40
CULLY MAC….-40
H – THE LAST LEG….-40

UTTOXETER 4-00 – CLASS 3 – HURDLE

* – WINTERFELL….+9
T – SPORTING BOY….-1
BENEFICIAL JOE….-30
T* – SOLWAY DANDY….-32
OH LAND ABLOOM….-40
WESTERN CLIMATE….-40
MUTHABIR….-40

UTTOXETER 4-35 – CLASS 4 – CHASE

* – BROWNVILLE….+9
* – LUNAR FLOW….+9
A TAIL OF INTRIGUE….-14
AUDACIOUS PLAN….-18
T* – PRESENTED….-35
* – DERRINTOGHER BLISS….-36
MIAMI PRESENT….-40
POWERFUL SYMBOL….-40

UTTOXETER 5-05 – CLASS 5 – CHASE

CORNER CREEK….-40
WITHOUTTHEFAVOURITE….-40
FLICHITY….-40
T – JERUSALEM BELLS….-40
T* – ROSQUERO….-40
T – BACKOFTHEROCK….-40
IRISH OCTAVE….-40
T – SOLWAY TRIGGER….-40

UTTOXETER 5-35 – CLASS 5 – HURDLE

T* – MASH POTATO….+9
T* – BARABOY….-16
DIZZEY HEIGHTS….-19
* – FIDDLER’S FLIGHT….-37
DESHAN….-39
TEXAS FOREVER….-40
JEREMY’S JET….-40
DUSKY RAIDER….-40
H – QUARRY LAMI….-40
H – INVICTUS….-40
GENEROUS DAY….-40
TEESCOMPONENTS MAX….-40

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