THURSDAY TV RACES
Ryan Moore is an interesting booking on Sylvester Kirk’s MUSIC SOCIETY who has done well on this all-weather this winter.
He finished in front of some smart types when second at Wolverhampton last time and has lots of potential on just his fourth run. The stiff finish should help too as he’ll stay further than this.
Rebel Assault can go well at a decent price. She blew away the cobwebs with a quiet run at Newcastle last time, coming back from five months off.
She won a York Listed contest over this trip in October and should be thereabouts.
Saeed Bin Suroor has a decent record in this race so, with no form to go on, we’ll give the nod to his MILITARY BAND.
As you would expect he is nicely bred and should be suited to this distance. Surya is another worth a close look in the betting.
This son of Frankel has a Derby entry and is out of an Oaks winner so should have lots of class about him.
THE BAY BIRCH ran the race of her life when cruising to victory at Exeter last time and a 6lb penalty shouldn’t be enough to put the brakes on.
The official winning margin was nine lengths but you could have put a one in front of that because she had the race won a long way out.
That was over a similar trip and, although this is a hike in class, she looks hard to beat. Socksy ran a nice race when second at Haydock latest and has blinkers on for the first time today.
She might want it a bit softer but is in good heart and won’t be far away.
Steve Mullen’s TV tips
1.50 Newmarket – Music Society: ‘Done well on the all-weather and Ryan Moore is an interesting booking’ (add to your betslip)
2.25 Newmarket – Military Band: ‘Nicely bred and should be suited by this distance’ (add to your betslip)
2.40 Cheltenham – The Bay Birch: ‘Cruised to victory last time and 6lb rise won’t stop him’ (add to your betslip)
3.00 Newmarket – Le Brivido: ‘Andre Fabre wouldn’t be sending him across the Channel for no reason’ (add to your betslip)
3.35 Newmarket – Roaring Lion: ‘Should be too good for his rivals on last season’s form’ (add to your betslip)
It’s a worry that LE BRIVIDO hasn’t run since winning the Jersey Stakes at Royal Ascot in June.
But Andre Fabre has a good record when coming across the Channel and he wouldn’t be here if he wasn’t fit enough.
He was earlier second in the French 2,000 Guineas but must have been showing plenty of pace at home to be dropped back in distance.
Perfect Pasture is battle-hardened and won a Listed race at Doncaster’s Lincoln meeting with plenty left in the tank. He deserved this hike in the grades.
ROARING LION should have far too much for these rivals after going so close in the Racing Post Trophy on his final start as a juvenile.
He was in front a little too long there and has been supported for the 2,000 Guineas. He’s a very short price though and the forecast pick looks like Masar.
He hated the artificial surface at Meydan last time and was never put into the race. He had earlier run a good sixth in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile after winning the Solario Stakes at Sandown.
He has a few pounds to find with the favourite but looks best of the rest.
1.50 Music Society
2.25 Military Band
3.00 Le Brivido
3.35 Roaring Lion
4.10 Sheikha Reika
5.20 African Jazz
2.05 Dame De Compagnie
2.40 The Bay Birch
3.15 The Organist
3.50 Two Smokin Barrels
5.00 Got Away
5.35 Giving Back
2.15 Light My Fire
3.25 Eva Docc
4.00 Right Touch
4.35 King’s Pavilion
5.10 Book Of Dreams
5.45 One Second
6.15 Lexington Place
6.10 Seven Clans
6.40 Shrewd Approach
7.10 Smile A Mile
7.40 Odds On Oli
8.45 Tight Lines
9.15 Jai Hanuman