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Haydock success for Burke's 11/10 chance? Get Thursday 6 June horse racing tips

Haydock are racing on Thursday as six UK and Irish racemeetings go to post. (credit:Simon Cooper/PA Archive/PA Images)

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

Six meetings again go to post throughout the Thursday UK and Irish horse racing schedule, with afternoon flat racing action on turf on the agenda at Hamilton, Haydock and also Ripon; while Chelmsford are racing on their all-weather surface. 

Meanwhile, in the evening there is all-weather action from Chelmsford, while Leopardstown race on turf where there is Listed action on the racecard in Ireland.

Completing Thursday’s fixture list is a jumps card at Ffos Las.

Hamilton (flat) - 2.00 - 5.00pm (7 races)
Haydock (flat) - 2.10 - 5.10pm (7 races)
Ripon (flat) - 2.20 - 5.20pm (7 races)
Chelmsford (flat, aw) - 5.25 - 8.40pm (7 races)
Ffos Las (jumps) - 5.35 - 8.50pm (7 races)
Leopardstown (flat) - 5.45 - 9.00pm (7 races)



(2.30) I COULD DO BETTER (Evens, Ladbrokes) is unbeaten in both career starts to date, looking a good prospect; while he is penalised for his hat-trick attempt here, Keith Dalgleish’s charge could prove equal to the task and land the three-timer.

His latest success came when scoring at Carlisle last month, having beaten a subsequent Listed winner on his debut at Redcar, and the Canford Cliffs gelding could have plenty of improvement to come. He readily came clear latest to win by seven lengths, and this doesn’t look much stronger than that contest.

He does have to carry in excess of ten stone, and he concedes upwards of 7lbsto this field of rivals; but he h{@/as looked a smart sort in his two wins, and he may have better still to come.

(4.00) ILLUSTRISIME (12/1, William Hill) could be worth chancing back on turf to go close here, and with soft conditions prevailing Ivan Furtado’s charge ought to relish the test.

The Mizzen Mast gelding was a soft ground scorer at Catterick last October, and he had been in decent form on the all-weather in the first quarter of the year,which includes a win at Wolverhampton in February.

Last seen finishing five lengths’ runner-up behind Grandee at Newcastle in April, he could go one better here with the trip no problem and proven ability to handle the ground.

2.00 - Makyon
2.30 - I Could Do Better
3.00 - Give Battle
3.30 - Sands Of Mali
4.00 - Illustrissime
4.30 - Air Raid
5.00 - Everkyllachy


(3.10) DUBAI STATION (11/10, Coral) ran well on debut behind Oh Purple Rain at Nottingham, bested only by that rival, and the form took a boost when the winner went close in the Woodcote at Epsom last week.

Karl Burke’s Brazen Beau colt looks sure to improve on the back of that initial experience, and given that he missed the break in that first run then it has to go down as an even more creditable effort.

Not given a hard time either in the contest, he can step up on that debut outing to get off the mark at the second attempt, and no surprise if he collects a win here at the second attempt.

(4.10) JABBAROCKIE (7/1, William Hill) has been knocking on the door of late, making the frame in his last four starts , which includes a close third behind Duke Of Firenze on his last start at Thirsk.

Eric Alston’s Showcasing gelding filled the same spot the time before at the same venue after shaping well to find only one too good on his reappearance at Southwell, and he is only 1lb higher here following his latest run.

The form of that last outing has been franked by the winner going in again since in a strong contest at York, and he can post a big run here.

2.10 - Frankadore
2.40 - Walk In Marrakesh
3.10 - Dubai Station
3.40 - Dream House
4.10 - Jabbarockie
4.40 - Enough Already
5.10 - Firby


(2.50) NEILETA (11/2, William Hill) has improved switching to handicaps, bettering his reappearance fifth at Beverley early last month which might have been needed to finish just over three lengths’ third behind Antico Lady at Wetherby where he was compromised by a slow start and early traffic problems before finishing off the race well.

The Epaulette gelding could have better to come, and he has been left alone by the handicapper for this assignment. A step up in trip could unlock more improvement, and he looks worth siding with to get off the mark now.

(3.20) STEALTH FIGHTER (4/1, Bet365) shaped like a non-stayer when finishing down the field at York latest, fading out of things behind First Eleven having gone well for a long way, and the Kodiac gelding is given another chance dropping back to a more suitable distance.

Saeed bin Suroor’s charge had won the time before at Yarmouth, readily pulling clear of Nonios to register a six lengths’ win, and if able to replicate that form here then he may bounce back.

The softer ground here is a slight concern, as he had appeared well-suited by the fast conditions in that success; but if he handles this ground then he ought to go close easing in grade and trip, and he remains with potential.

2.20 - Praxeology
2.50 - Neileta
3.20 - Anythingtoday
3.50 - Stealth Fighter
4.20 - Queen Of Burgandy
4.50 - Maamora
5.20 - Funkadelic


(6.30) GENTLE LOOK (2/1, William Hill) arrives here on a hat-trick of wins having struck at Redcar and Doncaster last month, making most on the latter occasion to score readily.

That race did cut up really badly with have the intended field being declared non-runners; but he won readily nonetheless, and Saeed bin Suroor’s charge could have more to offer despite a 6lbs rise in the weights given that the form of that Doncaster victory took a boost when the runner-up scored next time.

The return to one mile is no problem, as he won over this trip at Redcar, and with the potential to improve further he gets the vote to collect his three-timer.

(7.05) AGINCOURT (4/1, Paddy Power) is 2-3 over this distance, scoring over the trip at Ripon and Newcastle last term; David O’Meara’s charge subsequently got back on the scoresheet at York three weeks ago on his second start of the new campaign, and the Declaration Of War filly can follow up here.

She had to dig deep to get back up in the shadow of the post to deny Starlight Romance, and there could be more to come from her from just 4lbs higher in the weights assuming she handles the switch to polytrack.

That latest success came over seven furlongs, but the return to one mile could see her improve and she is chanced to strike again. 

5.25 - Nat Love
6.00 - Moon Trouble
6.30 - Gentle Look
7.05 - Agincourt
7.35 - Qamka
8.05 - Tahreek
8.40 - Croeso Cymraeg


(6.40) STOCKBURN (9/4, William Hill) showed only moderate form over hurdles, but Alan King’s charge has already shown himself to be a better chaser in just two outings in this discipline and the Scorpion gelding can find further improvement.

To be fair to the lightly-raced six-year old, he did take in some decent contests over hurdles, but having switched to chasing he immediately posted a solid third on his chase debut at Chepstow in April prior to building on that experience to score at Bangor latest with a defeat of Petiville under this rider.

Largely jumping and travelling well, he landed the odds by almost four lengths although it might have been more had he not idled in front. Nevertheless, while a potentially tricky ride he has shown he is capable of making his mark over the larger obstacles and he could dominate this small field to follow up.

(7.45) MEAD VALE (7/2, Bet365) may just have needed his latest outing at Worcester in May where he was returning from little over three months off the track to finish sixth behind Mr Clerkson; but Nigel Hawke’s charge had been in decent form prior to that run, and he is taken to bounce back.

A winner at Taunton previously over two miles, he made the frame in his final three starts of the campaign following that success which included a runner-up effort over this trip at Ludlow.

The Schiaparelli gelding ought to be sharper for that return to action, and he can go close here off the same mark.

5.35 - Cruising Bye
6.10 - Lord Du Mesnil
6.40 - Stockburn
7.15 - Baiser Interdit
7.45 - Mead Vale
8.15 - Alltimegold
8.50 - Codeshare


(6.20) BASIC LAW (5/4, Bet365) is on a hat-trick of wins, and Ger Lyons’ promising Lawman gelding can win again.

Runner-up at Naas on debut back in March, the three-year old has added a pair of wins at Gowran Park since, latterly beating Sherkali by a head over one mile. This drop back in trip needn’t be a concern however, as his breakthrough win came at this distance, and with the potential for further improvement to come, he looks worth siding with to strike again.

He has looked progressive, and with his yard in good form then he ought to go close here.

(6.50) FLIGHT RISK (2/1, Ladbrokes) is an infrequent winner, with his last success coming almost two years ago at Leopardstown when Jim Bolger’s charge won the Group Three Ballycorus Stakes; but the Teofilo gelding remains capable of useful form, and he has hit the frame in each of his last four starts.

The latest of those efforts came at the Curragh last month on his reappearance where he was denied only a half-length behind Jassaar, finishing well, and a repeat could be enough to see him go one better here back up in trip.

5.45 - Blissful
6.20 - Basic Law
6.50 - Flight Risk
7.25 - Atlas
7.55 - Rakan
8.30 - Walking On Glass
9.00 - Meryems Way

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