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Weds 15th Aug.

Salis. 2.10 TIN HAT is completely exposed and on achievement win wise is actually nothing more than 7-8k pot horse also ultimately it would be a disappointment if either Dirty Rascal or Crantock Bay do not rapidly surpass the selection. I though have big reservations today especially with Crantock Bay I think the race he ran in does not amount to much, the only positive I will give it is the fact that it was Ascot he finished 2nd and he went 1/5 in running to win the race. That actually looks very good when it is laid out in this format, he is a big class dropper so my dismissal of him could very well be foolish, however I will stick to guns. Now we move onto Dirty Rascal he also ran @ Ascot slightly earlier in July, he went 1/20 in running to win that particular race he is also a class dropper. This horse along with the above cannot be discounted and it may be likely I have completely miscalculated this race. When I look @ my selection compared to the other 2 I see a completely exposed horse who actually looks out of his depth against 2 smart prospects. The Brighton race TIN HAT won was an egg and spoon race he was 1/4 in the market he looks outgunned here. However my belief is TIN HAT is battle ready today, I like the run last time out over 6f @ Goodwood an although beaten 4 &1/2 lengths I think it is solid form. I think this horse should be teamed up with something else for a nice Each way double today.

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Taraja and With You Could Surprise at Deauville

2.45 Deauville, Prix Minerve

Zarkamiya and Fuse are the ones to beat in this group 3 for 3-year-old fillies but it could be worth chancing the German raider Taraja at big odds to surprise. Taraja is saddled with a 5lb penalty for a win in a group 3 last time out at Hamburg and although it didn’t look a great race with her grinding down the winner for a half-length win, there could be more to come based on her stout breeding with this step up to one and a half miles looking right up her street. Her previous race against Well Timed, where Taraja finished second reads really well as she was a good winner of the German Oaks next time out. Taraja can be backed at 16/1 each-way.

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