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Newbury success for To The Moon? Get Thursday 13 June horse racing tips

Brian Healy 13 Jun 2019
Action at Newbury racecourse (credit:Julian Herbert/PA Wire/PA Images)

Brian Healy gives his race-by-race selections and best bets across all of Thursday's UK and Irish horse racing meetings.

Thursday sees four UK and Irish horse racing meetings going to post as the stormy and wet weather across the country claims two victims on the day.

The elements have claimed both the jums card at Uttoxeter, as well as the flat fixture at Haydock leaving the afternoon’s flat racing cards at Newbury, where there is Listed action on the card to go to post alongside meetings at Nottingham and Yarmouth who both had to survive inspections.

In the evening, there is a fixture on the flat at Leopardstown where the Group Three Ballycorus Stakes takes centre stage.

Nottingham (flat) - 1.40 - 5.25pm (7 races)
Newbury (flat) - 2.00 - 5.15pm (7 races)
Yarmouth (flat) - 2.20 - 5.40pm (7 races)
Leopardstown (flat) - 5.35 - 8.40pm (7 races)



(2.10) MAYDANNY (7/4, William Hill) looked in need of the experience when finding only one too good at Beverley on her debut last month, but Mark Johnston’s charge ought to have learnt plenty from the run and he can go one better here.

The Dubawi colt was beaten only one length behind Kodiac Pride, hanging right late and possibly not entirely at ease on the track. 

A step up in trip for this latest outing could prove to be a good move, and open to considerable improvement on the back of that first outing then it wouldn’t be a surprise to see him posting a big run here as he bids to get off the mark at the second attempt.

(3.45) GUNNISON (3/1, Paddy Power) has ran better than the bare results suggest in a trio of starts in maidens, and the Mayson gelding can open his account now he switches to handicaps.

Richard Fahey’s charge most recently finished almost ten lengths adrift of Moss Gill over the minimum trip at Doncaster at the beginning of the month, and that trip was clearly far too sharp; he returns to a longer distance here, and he features off a mark which could prove lenient judging on what he has achieved thus far.

He could have more to offer, and with the potential for improvement now handicapping he could be worth chancing.

1.40 - Upstate New York
2.10 - Maydanny
2.40 - Lauberhorn Rocket
3.15 - Moon Trouble
3.45 - Gunnison
4.20 - Tadaany
4.55 - Birdcage Walk
5.25 - Foxrush Take Time


(2.30) TO THE MOON (7/4, William Hill) shaped promisingly on her debut at Newbury last July, eventually finishing third behind Star Terms but looking in need of the experience; John Gosden’s charge subsequently wasn’t disgraced when finishing sixth behind Davydenko on her reappearance at Windsor last month where she may have needed the run.

She met with trouble in running on that occasion, else she might have finished closer than she did, and the form has been boosted by the winner going in again since.

Likely to prove sharper now for that return to action, she can build on the outing and it would be no surprise to see her go close here with the potential for better to come. Assuming she handles this softer ground then she can get off the mark at the third attempt.

(3.00) ANTONIA DE VEGA (11/4, Bet365) reportedly finished lame when crossing the line last of eight runners in the Fillies’ Mile at Newmarket last October, but Ralph Beckett’s charge is worth siding with to bounce back.

The Lope De Vega filly had won both previous starts which included the Group Three Prestige Stakes at Goodwood, beating Accordance, and making her return to action here she could well resume her progress.

This is no easy task as she faces an exciting rival in Terebellum who made an impressive winning start; but she could go close if handling this softer ground dropping back down in class ahead of her reappearance and she remains with potential.

2.00 - Baadirr
2.30 - To The Moon
3.00 - Antonia De Vega
3.35 - Leader Writer
4.10 - Urban Highway
4.40 - Group Stage
5.15 - Me Too Nagasaki


(3.55) NASEE (2/1, Bet365) didn’t show much in a trio of starts in maidens for Sir Michael Stoute, but the Intello gelding has shown improved form since switching to Ed Vaughn and going handicapping.

Runner-up behind Gas Monkey at Yarmouth on his return from six months off at Yarmouth, he stepped up on that performance to get the better of Mistress Nellie by a neck to open his win account, and there may be more to come from the four-year old.

Both the runner-up and third horses home have bagged subsequent silver medals, and a 4lbs rise looks workable with the potential to improve further, especially stepping up in trip as he does now.

He could have more to come as an unexposed sort, and he can follow up here.

(5.40) EVENING ATTIRE (9/2, Bet365) hasn’t won since 2016, but recent efforts suggest that success may not be too far away for Bill Stone’s charge.

The Pastoral Pursuits gelding has finished third on each of his last two starts, latterly getting to within a half-length of Desert Fox at Chelmsford. A repeat of that effort back on turf might be enough to see him get back on the scoresheet, having last won at Wolverhampton back on Boxing Day 2016.

He has to prove he can handle these testing conditions, and the vast majority of his turf form has come on better ground than this; but if he can cope with the conditions then he could go close from this mark, and he is chanced to end his drought.

2.20 - Lincoln Red
2.50 - Summer Romance
3.25 - Vin D’Honneur
3.55 - Nasee
4.30 - Camber
5.05 - Tavus
5.40 - Evening Attire


(6.40) BOSTON BRUIN (10/1, Ladbrokes) made the frame on all three starts in 2018, twice finishing third, and Jessica Harrington’s Kodiac colt got off the mark on his reappearance when successful over Fivestar Lynch at Cork back in April.

He struck by a head on that occasion, after which he landed another bronze medal with a solid third behind Ferretti at Naas on his handicap debut. He has been dropped 1lb in the weights, and while others may have greater scope for progression, he has shown himself to be a largely consistent performer who should continue to run well.

A return to this longer trip could be a good move, and it wouldn’t come as a huge shock to see him go well again here.

5.35 - Potala Palace
6.10 - Kalanoura
6.40 - Boston Bruin
7.10 - Captain Morley
7.40 - Fire Fly
8.10 - Bog War
8.40 - Aliym

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