Kinshasa to strike for Cumani

The East Anglian Air Ambulance Handicap at 4.30 at Yarmouth on Tuesday has attracted a small but select field of five runners. Alex Vino The weights are headed by Sir Michael Stoute’s Alex Vino, a narrow winner at Lingfield last time out. The son of High Chaparral is not one of the stables leading lights but has chalked up two victories this season. He pounced late at Sandown in July… Read More »

Rotherwick to outstay Yarmouth rivals

The one-mile nursery handicap at 3.30 at Yarmouth on Tuesday has attracted a field of five runners. Lady Moscou The weights are headed by the James Tate-trained Lady Moscou, a daughter of Derby winner Sir Percy. She has been very consistent with one victory and three places from her five starts to date. She got off the mark at Nottingham in July over being beaten less than a length at… Read More »

Queen’s Pearl to shine for in-form Varian

The 3.00 race at Yarmouth on Tuesday is the second division of the maiden fillies’ event over six furlongs. Exceedingly John Gosden’s Exceedingly will probably start favourite after showing plenty of promise in her three races to date. The daughter of Exceed And Excel ran on nicely to finish second to Muraaqaba on her debut at Newmarket in June. She was made favourite on the strength of that form the… Read More »

Imtiyaaz for winning debut at Yarmouth

The opening race at Yarmouth on Tuesday is a two-year-old maiden for fillies over six furlongs. Luna Mission Of those with racecourse experience, Luna Mission stands out for Newmarket trainer Marco Botti. The filly is by Acclamation out of an Efisio mare and made a very promising debut at Kempton earlier this month. Ridden by Martin Harley and sent off at 16-1, she tracked the leaders before staying on late… Read More »

Zarina Diyas worth support in Guangzhou

Roberta Vinci and Annika Beck both suffered surprise defeats in the opening round of the Guangzhou International Open. Alize Cornet Vinci was the sixth seed this week but slumped to defeat against world number 185 Zhu Lin. Eight-seed Beck was defeated by Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor in straight sets, despite the latter serving 12 double-faults. Second seed Alize Cornet brushed aside Yulia Putintseva 6-1, 6-1 and she looks well placed to make a… Read More »

Ana Ivanovic to star in Pan Pacific Open 

The biggest of the three events on the WTA Tour in Asia this week is the Toray Pan Pacific Open. Angelique Kerber The event has attracted three Top-10 players in Angelique Kerber, Caroline Wozniacki and Ana Ivanovic. Kerber is currently the world no. 7 and has finished runner-up at four WTA events this season. She also reached the final here a year ago and must be anxious to go one… Read More »

Karolina Pliskova the value bet in Seoul

It says much for the strength-in-depth of the WTA Tour that there are three tournaments taking place in Asia this week. The field in Seoul for the Korea Open is headed by World No 5 Agnieszka Radwanska and last week’s runner-up Karolina Pliskova. Karolina Pliskova Pliskova came agonisingly close to providing us with a winning selection in Hong Kong. Tipped at 8.0 in our pre-tournament preview, she led Sabine Lisicki 5-1 in the… Read More »

Hughes to swoop late on Captain Ryan

The closing race on the card at Brighton on Monday is a five-furlong dash for three-year-olds and upwards. Captain Ryan Peter Makin has several fancied runners today including easy Bath winner Captain Ryan. The three-year-old son of Captain Gerrard has won only two of his fifteen starts but jockey Richard Hughes seemed to gel with him perfectly last time out. The gelding has often travelled well in his races but… Read More »

Panther Patrol to pounce at Brighton

The 4.50 at Brighton on Monday is a five-furlong sprint handicap with a field of eight set to go to post. Bayleyf Trainer Lee Carter sends out his five-year-old Bayleyf in search of a quick-fire hat-trick under a 6lbs penalty. The gelding has been running consistently over seven furlongs and a mile this season, winning his last two races here in great style. Stevie Donohue seems to have found the… Read More »

Chanceuse to make light of 5lbs penalty

It is amazing what a change of scenery can do for a racehorse sometimes and Chanceuse underlined the fact with a win on her first start for her new yard recently. Chanceuse The daughter of Lucky Story was transferred from Gay Kelleway to Gary Moore last month after finishing third in a Yarmouth Selling Handicap over a mile. The visored filly had finished more than six lengths adrift of Honiton… Read More »