HRR

International Horse Racing Picks for August 14th

Horse Racing Radar
Thomas Deimel
Thomas Deimel is a Staff writer for Horse Racing Radar
Friday, August 13, 2021


22 to 1 Tom's International Picks


Course Map



Saturday


NEWBURY COURSE LAYOUT

 

1:45 Race 2

DENFORD STAKES (LISTED RACE) (FORMERLY THE WASHINGTON SINGER STAKES) (Class 1) (2yo) Winner £26,937 9 runners 7f Good to Soft ITV4

 

4 – Masekela – Draw 3

  • Just missed at Newmarket last out vs Native Trail – may have started running too soon was the comments.

  • Jockey switch to William Buick (maybe because of the running of the last race)

  • Ok run at Royal Ascot

  • Favorite? Drops from group 2 race.


6 - Seattle King – Draw 5

  • Winner of first race Maiden event

  • Ran green at the beginning of the race outpaced at times

  • Switched to the right and made headway 2 furlong to go

  • Lead with 1 furlong to go and won readily


5 – Robjon – Draw 1

  • Most starts of any horse in the face

  • Racing lower level but finds a way to get a piece 

  • Worst finish was a 4th at Newbury



2:20

BETVICTOR GEOFFREY FREER STAKES (GROUP 3) (Class 1) (3yo+) Winner £39,697 12 runners 1m5f61y Good To Soft ITV4

 

3 - Red Verdon – Draw 1

  • Last 2 races 1 win and 1 second after dull efforts before

  • Didn't beat much in last race - negative

  • Won group 2 in France in 2020

  • Record 48 starts 10 wins and 8 places

  • Get a share with Holly Doyle riding


1 – Hakum – Draw 6

  • Favorite in this race coming off a win last time at York in group 3

  • Lightly raced 4-year-old with only 9 starts 5 wins and 2 placings

  • Finished 3rd to Wonderful Tonight at Royal Ascot (3 next out winners from that race)

  • Longest race he has ever run here, adds weight from win(s)


8 - Recovery Run – Draw 3

  • Third in handicap at Goodwood last out

  • Hasn't shown anything prior to that race

  • Will be racing in the rear to start 

  • Improving



3:30

BETVICTOR HUNGERFORD STAKES (GROUP 2) (Class 1) (3yo+) Winner £56,710 19 runners 7f Good To Soft ITV4


2 - Al Suhail – Draw 2

  • Drops back to a more suited distance after races of 1 mile or more

  • Needed race after runs in Dubai

  • Travelled well in the race but didn't have the finish to gone on

  • 7-furlong record 1 win and 1 placing in 3 races

  • Needs a patience ride to win


3 – Danyah – Draw 10

  • Winner as favorite in last race at Ascot 

  • Likes distance 2 wins 2 placings from 4 starts

  • Moves up in class from class 2 handicap to group racing

  • Overall record 11 starts 4 wins and 6 placings (4th in other race)

  • Favorable distance for a win here


6 – Dreamloper – Draw 6

  • Winner last out in group 3 at 8-1

  • Will sit behind the leaders 

  • Switch to Holly Doyle is fine

  • 9 starts 3 wins and 3 places vs handicap and group company

  • Going must be good to firm 



Friday Night


Caulfield

 

Vain Stakes (G3)

Age: 3yo Sex: CG Type: OPEN Fastest Time: 1:01.93 Pippie 22 Feb 2020 OPEN SOT:G


3 – Ingratiating 

  • 2 fair barrier trials since March race

  • Record of 7 starts 2 wins and 4 placings

  • Won at this distance – one start

  • Blinker off experiment in last race?

  • Has race against better in the past

  • Favorite?


5 - Generation

  • 2 for 2 including a win at Caulfield, favorite in both races

  • Steps up in class

  • Any surface suits – good or soft

  • Late developing horse?


2 – Lightsaber

  • Steps down in distances and class level

  • Finished last time out in group 1 – a troubled trip blocked

  • Winner of group 2 at 1400m



Quezette Stakes (G3)

Age: 3yo Sex: F Type: OPEN Fastest Time: 1:01.93 Pippie 22 Feb 2020 OPEN SOT:G

 

3 – Scorched Earth

  • Won last 2 races 

  • Drops back in distance

  • Placed in group 2 race first start of the year

  • Should run close to the leaders to finish


13 – Asteroidea

  • Won maiden start 

  • Appears to be the speed of the race 

  • Steps up in class

  • Good speed in the last race


1 – Arcaded

  • Winner of group 2 and 3 – 5 starts 3 wins

  • Back to winning distance

  • Needed start after barrier trial, never did any running in last – toss

  • Fast time in last race

  • Godolphin owned 


P.B. Lawrence Stakes (G2)

Age: 3yo and up Type: OPEN Fastest Time: 1:21.63 Greysful Glamour 22 Feb 2020 4yo+ M OPEN(SW) SOT:G


2 – Streets of Avalon

  • Good effort in group 3 last start and barrier trial before

  • Won races before the 2 stinkers and give time off

  • Group 1 winner at Caulfield

  • Must be close to the pace, if far back, no chance

  • Career starts 57 with 10 wins and 19 placings

  • Winner at 1400m 6 times


7 – Sansom

  • Winner last time out in group 3 at Caulfield big odds 

  • Can race near the lead or farther back

  • 21 starts with 9 wins and 4 places

  • Only one win at distance so a question here

  • Repeat? With right trip should be able to place here


8 – Nonconformist

  • Ok last race but been off 4 months

  • Jockey has ridden 10 times with 4 wins and 4 placings

  • Trainer good at bring back horses

  • Will need a good trip sitting midpack to have a chance

  • Winner at group 2 and 3 level


Rich's Ranks


Caulfield (AUS) – Friday Night


Race 6 - Neds Vain Stakes


3 - Ingratiating

1 - General Beau

7 - Mr Mozart

2 – Lightsaber


Race 7 - Quezette Stakes


3 - Scorched Earth

1 - Arcaded

4 - Najmaty

7 - Gimmie Par


Race 8 - P.B. Lawrence Stakes


2 - Streets of Avalon

5 - Archedemus

10 - Sierra Sue

7 – Sansom


Newbury (ENG) – Saturday


Race 2 - DENFORD STAKES


6 - Seattle King

2 - Bayside Boy

4 - Masekela

5 – Robjon


Race 3 - GEOFFREY FREER STAKES


1 - Hukum

7 - Golden Pass

6 - Without A Fight

4 - Rodrigo Diaz

Race 5 - HUNGERFORD STAKES


3 - Danyah
2 - Al Suhail

4 - Motakhayyel

7 - Laneqash


 

Get today's full picks for all tracks and races on our Premium Picks Page.