Thirsk - Monday 29th June
We have Tips and Analysis of 2 races from The Advisor-:
6.30 Class 5 Handicap - 6 Furlongs - 14 declared.
AIRGLOW looks a class above these on proven form , had a run over 7 furlongs to get it absolutely fit and back to favoured 6 furlongs here. Interesting that David Allen rides for Mick (and not Tim) Easterby, and an obvious WIN bet for the race.
Of the remainder, I have slight Going concerns for Almurr a good runner up over CD last time and Epelus from Ben Haslam's yard, also off a nice mark with a run under its belt but best turf form is on Good and Good to Firm Going as well as AW. Jill Rose is another CD winner, on a winning mark, has won on soft Going and very interesting but I'm just dissuaded by lack of usual headgear. Jill Rose would be one for a Tricast Perm.
I'll have an each way bet (1 point e/w) though on Tim Easterby's GULLANE ONE a Course and Distance winner, close to win mark, won here on Good to Soft and will have come on for a recent run and looks the best e/w value in the race with conditions more suited than a few we've already mentioned.
WIN - AIRGLOW - 1 point and 1 point e/w on GULLANE ONE .
8.00 Handicap - Class 4 - 7 Furlongs and 13 declared
Once again I have identified a decent favourite for a WIN bet in PROUD ARCHI. A Course and Distance winner for Michael Dods had a nice run last time and no reason to believe it's anything but the one to beat here.
Of the remainder, Twin Appeal is a big danger on CD form but might not want it quite this soft; De Bruyne Horse has won on soft in France as a 2 year old, and best on deep Fibresand since and worth a small e/w Tracker interest if that floats your boat at 16/1 with a bookie enhancing to 4th place. Kupa River is a horse who has done well for me in the past; has some Irsh form on soft, but may just need this run and that could tell at the business end.
The most potential though could lie with ZIP for Richard Fahey. Had a nice pipe-opener 3 weeks ago, looks ideally suited to conditions and one who may improve through the handicap and higher Classes as the season progresses.
WIN - PROUD ARCHI - 1 point win and 1 point e/w on ZIP (if double figure Odds have a small interest in De bruyne horse)