The Trainer Archie Watson has 7 runners Saturday 6th August 2022

Todays Archie Watson Horse Racing Tips

Race 1 Ascot 13:35 Stakes (Class 3) 7f

81 Orbaan
Merit seemed established in handicaps but he cranked it up a notch when an easy winner of a competitive handicap at Goodwood last week. Penalty to carry but has to be of serious interest.
10-3Neil CallanDavid O'Mearalocked2.5/13.33/133
295 Epsom Faithfull
Big improver on the AW during the winter, completing a hat-trick at Kempton in early March and improved another jolt when landing 6f handicap here a month ago. Very likeable profile.
9-12Rene PiechulekPat Phelanlocked2.5/13.33/133
144 Divine Magic
Improved again to resume winning ways in 6-runner handicap at Leicester (7f) last month. Conceded first run to the winner when second at Newmarket 3 weeks later so she remains in top form.
9-12Takeshi YokoyamaMarco Bottilocked4.5/13.5/122
113 Crazy Luck
Back-to-back winner over 6f this summer and much better than the result at Goodwood 11 days ago over that trip, finishing with running left. Well worth a shot at 7f but work to do on these terms.
9-12Hayley TurnerRod Millmanlocked9/17/122
76 Gweedore
Asserted in good style back up in trip in 9-runner handicap at Ayr (1m) a month ago. Failed to go with any fluency at Thirsk but likely to bounce back given overall profile.
9-12Emma-Jayne WilsonKatie Scottlocked12/17/142
357 Stone Soldier
Very best form has come on the AW, adding to tally in minor company at Southwell in March. Probably needed the run back on turf last month and should build on that.
9-12Jamie Spencer Archie Watsonlocked14/110/129
102 Bowman
Fairly useful last year for Mark Johnston and has returned to similar form for this yard when causing a shock in a 15-runner event at the Derby meeting at Epsom (7f). Backed that up when second at hat track next time and latest Goodwood run easy to excuse.
9-12Kerrin McEvoyLaura Monganlocked16/112/125
There are 7 runners in this race.

Race 2 Ascot 14:45 Handicap (Class 2) 16f

810 Super Superjack
Has taken his form up another notch this year, winning twice over 2m in the spring (second one here) and excellent second in 20f Goodwood handicap 8 days ago when conceding first run to the winner. Big player.
9-3Nicola CurrieMilton Harrislocked2.25/11.88/116
211 Rock Eagle
Useful and consistent gelding who comes here on the back of a good second of 6 in 2m handicap at Newbury 21 days ago. Ought to be competitive again.
10-2Kerrin McEvoyRalph Beckettlocked5/14.5/110
94 Throne Hall
Useful sort but it's now thirteen runs since his last win in 2021. Creditable second of 5 in handicap at Salisbury (14.2f) 9 days ago though so he enters calculations.
9-12Emma-Jayne Wilson Archie Watsonlocked7/111/157
423 Island Brave
C&D winner but he's yet to make the frame in 2022, respectable eighth of 20 in Newcastle Plate Handicap 42 days ago. Bit more is needed here despite a falling mark.
9-12Jose-Luis MartinezHeather Mainlocked11/116/145
215 Going Gone
Resumed with 12f win at Epsom (12f) and posted excellent fourth in the Ascot Stakes (20f) in June. Came in last of 6 in 2m handicap at Newbury 21 days ago however so he needs to get back on track.
9-12Rene PiechulekJim Boylelocked14/19/136
87 Make My Day
Runner-up on his first two starts over 2m this term, including over C&D, but well held over 2m4f on both runs since. Back down in trip now and he shouldn't be dismissed.
9-8Daniel TudhopeGary Moorelocked14/16.5/154
76 Themaxwecan
Landed 2m Godwood handicap last September. Only one creditable effort to show for his 5 outings this season, visored when eleventh over 14f there 7 days ago. Cheekpieces back on now and he's no forlorn hope off an easing mark.
9-9Jamie SpencerCharlie & Mark locked16/19/144
252 Red Verdon
Admirable sort who wasn't disgraced when second of 5 in 2m handicap at Beverley 25 days ago. Cheekpieces again replace blinkers. Not dismissed.
10-1Antonio FresuEd Dunloplocked20/118/110
78 Golden Flame
Good front-running second at Haydock (2m) in May but well below that level in 4 outings since, beating only one in 14f handicap at Goodwood 7 days ago. Has work to do.
9-8Jason CollettCharlie & Mark locked33/116/152
319 Moliwood
Consistent AW performer who landed 2m Kempton handicap in January. Well below his best on only turf run this term though and he starts out for a new yard here having left Marco Botti for 42 000gns. Lots more is needed.
9-5Kieran ShoemarkDylan Cunhalocked40/140/10
There are 10 runners in this race.

Race 3 Ascot 15:20 Handicap (Class 2) 12f

144 Pride Of Priory
Two wins from 4 starts as a 3-y-o and, having finished well held first 2 starts on turf during the spring, he's resumed progress on AW recently, scoring at Kempton and doing well in circumstances to follow-up at Newcastle (12.5f) 2 weeks ago. Serious player in hat-trick bid.
9-11Kieran ShoemarkWilliam Haggaslocked3.33/13/110
157 The Whipmaster
4-y-o who comes here at the top of his game, completing 4-timer at Windsor (11.5f) in June and losing little caste in defeat behind a smart sort over C&D 15 days ago. Only 1 lb higher now and expected to be in the mix again.
9-9Antonio FresuGary Moorelocked4/12.75/131
212 Charging Thunder
4-y-o who is enjoying a productive campaign, making it 3 wins from 4 starts since cheekpieces went on at Newmarket (14f) 3 weeks ago. headed last ½f but leading again close home. May not have reached his limit yet.
10-2Rene PiechulekDavid O'Mearalocked5.5/19/164
299 Southern Voyage
Useful handicapper who rattled off hat-trick at Thirsk (12f) last September, winning cosily. Never got competitive in Old Rowley Cup final start and ran to bad to be true when last of 8 on return at York (11.8f) 4 weeks ago. Needs to step up plenty on that.
9-8Neil Callan Archie Watsonlocked10/110/10
508 State Of Bliss
Capitalised on sliding mark to land 7-runner Ripon handicap (12f) in April, keeping on well and in command near line. Exploits have been mixed in 3 starts since, including at the Royal Meeting latest but wouldn't be first from this yard to bounce back.
9-8Frankie DettoriCharlie & Mark locked11/18/127
75 Pretty Sweet
Not out of the first 3 during a busy second half of 2021 and give her running more often than not in defeat this term, fourth of 7 in face of stiff task at listed level at Newmarket (12f) 7 days ago. Return to handicaps rates more suitable.
9-9Jason CollettGeorge Bougheylocked11/111/10
4510 Celtic Art
Bright start for new yard on AW this winter landing pair of 12f Lingfield handicaps prior to good third at Wolverhampton (12.2f) in March. Feasible to think first start for 4 months was needed at Salisbury (14f) in June but his mark looks about right.
9-8Takeshi YokoyamaJeremy Scottlocked14/112/114
423 Onesmoothoperator
Gained second career success at Southwell (11f) in December. Hit frame next 4 starts on AW and not disgraced despite finishing last of 6 in York listed event penultimate start. Below best in Northumberland Plate latest so bounce back called for now.
10-0Joanna MasonBrian Ellisonlocked14/112/114
431 Angel Power
Useful mare who shaped as if retaining plenty of ability when third of 4 on return at listed level in April. Hasn't kicked on subsequently though. no impression when sixth of 9 in Newcastle Group 3 in June. Others arrive with more pressing claims.
10-2Hayley TurnerRoger Varianlocked20/116/120
216 Danehill Kodiac
Very lightly raced in recent seasons and, having shaped as if retaining plenty of ability on his belated return for new yard over C&D in May, he's been unable to match that level in 2 starts subsequently.
9-9Christophe-PatriceJoe Ticklelocked40/140/10
There are 10 runners in this race.

Race 4 Ascot 15:55 Handicap (Class 2) 8f

286 Montassib
Progressive 4-y-o who scored at Wetherby and Goodwood before posting very good efforts in Buckingham Palace at Royal Ascot and Bunbury Cup at Newmarket. Highly likely there's more to come now he steps up to 1m. Big chance.
9-11Daniel TudhopeWilliam Haggaslocked2/11/150
285 Isla Kai
Yet to add to his four 2021 wins this term but posted another creditable effort when fourth at York (7.9f, good to firm) 4 weeks ago. Can make presence felt.
9-11Frankie DettoriNigel Tinklerlocked5/12.75/145
143 Bopedro
Irish Cambridgeshire winner in 2021 who ran a race full of promise on first outing since leaving Jessica Harrington (for 80,000 gns) when fourth here (1m) 2 weeks ago, keeping on well having not been ideally placed. One to be interested in.
10-1Jamie SpencerDavid O'Mearalocked6.5/111/169
1410 Jungle Cove
Off the mark for the season when taking 10f Leopardstown handicap in July and improved again when edged out close home in 4-runner minor event at Gowran (9.5f, good) 2 weeks ago. Seems likely to give another good account.
9-6Emma-Jayne WilsonMrs John locked7.5/114/187
291 Shelir
Smart handicapper who probably needed the run in a first-time hood after 9 months off when fifth in 7f York handicap 29 days ago. Entitled to build on that now back in cheekpieces, though current mark leaves little room for manoeuvre.
10-2Christophe-PatriceDavid O'Mearalocked14/133/1136
289 Via Serendipity
Won this in 2018 when trained by Stuart Williams and stepped up on his first 2 starts this year when scoring at Sandown in June. Below form both starts since, though.
9-6Takeshi YokoyamaCharlie Felloweslocked14/116/114
227 Redarna
Course winner. Thirteen wins from 47 Flat runs, including the Hunt Cup at Thirsk in April. Turned in another good effort when second in an optional claiming event at Pontefract (8f, good) 22 days ago, though rather threw away his chance by hanging badly left.
9-8Neil CallanDianne Sayerlocked16/120/125
282 Greatgadian
Much improved this year, winning a couple of small-field Chelmsford handicaps over 10f. However, has failed to translate that improvement back on turf, albeit in a brace of top handicaps.
10-1Kerrin McEvoyRoger Varianlocked16/112/125
314 Lexington Dash
Showed the benefit of reappearance/stable debut when winning 11-runner handicap at Fairyhouse (7f, good to soft) 31 days ago, driven out. Nudged up 5 lb but should remain competitive.
10-0Antonio FresuJohn C McConnelllocked16/128/175
608 Imperial Sands
Best effort on turf when runner-up at Newmarket in May but returns from a small break with something to prove following a limp display back on the all-weather in first-time cheekpieces at Chelmsford last time.
9-6Nicola Currie Archie Watsonlocked25/166/1164
There are 10 runners in this race.

Race 5 Curragh 16:15 Group 1 6f

533 Bradsell
Highly promising sort who made it 2-2 in 17-runner Coventry Stakes (8/1) at Royal Ascot (6f, good to firm) 53 days ago by 1½ lengths from Persian Force. Has more to offer. Leading claims.
9-5Hollie Doyle Archie Watsonlocked1.5/11.38/18
214 Little Big Bear
Bagged Windsor Castle at Royal Ascot before completing his hat-trick in 6-runner Anglesey Stakes at this course (6.3f, good to soft, 2/5) 21 days ago by 4¾ lengths from Yosemite Valley, forging clear. Better still to come. Player.
9-5Ryan MooreA P O'Brienlocked2.75/11.62/141
305 Persian Force
3 wins from 4 runs this year, well on top at the finish in 7-runner July Stakes at Newmarket (6f, good to firm, 1/2) 30 days ago by 1½ lengths from Show Respect. HIghly respected.
9-5Rossa RyanRichard Hannonlocked4.5/14/111
426 Shartash
Improving sort who went 2 from 3 in 6-runner Railway Stakes at this C&D (good) 42 days ago by short head from Blackbeard. Likely to improve again. Not dismissed.
9-5Ben CoenJ P Murtaghlocked10/118/180
421 Apache Outlaw
Winner at Fairyhouse in June. 22/1, excellent 1¼ lengths third of 6 to Shartash in Railway Stakes at this C&D (good) 42 days ago, running on. Hard to make a case for in this company, though.
9-5Declan McDonoghJoseph Patrick locked100/180/120
There are 5 runners in this race.

Race 6 Ascot 17:05 Handicap (Class 2) 6f

303 Admiral D
Dual 6f winner at 2 yrs in Ireland and has worked his way into top form for new connections. Latest second of 19 at Newmarket is a strong piece of form, and he could take the beating.
9-12Joanna MasonRichard Faheylocked2.75/14/145
307 Razeyna
Took a big step forward dropped to 6f for the first time when cosy winner of 10-runner handicap at Carlisle 30 days ago. More to come, so boasts strong claims.
9-3Jose-Luis MartinezWilliam Haggaslocked3.75/14/17
164 Spangled Mac
Thriving on racing, completing a remarkable 4-timer inside 15 days in 6-runner handicap (9/4) at Yarmouth (6f, good to firm) 16 days ago, readily. Must be considered again.
9-11Nicola CurrieGeorge Bougheylocked6/17.5/125
116 Adaay In Asia
Arrives in top form having completed a double at Chepstow and Goodwood in July, having something to spare at latter track 11 days ago. Another bold showing is on the cards.
9-5Neil CallanHarry Dunloplocked8/14/150
58 Sterling Knight
Won twice earlier this year, including over C&D, and finished with running left when third of 15 at Windsor 5 days ago, so can make his presence felt if everything drops right.
9-3Takeshi YokoyamaEd Dunloplocked10/14.5/155
141 Corazon
Dual 5f winner who made up into a useful filly at 2yrs. Encouragement both outings this season (not clear run at this course last time) but needs improvement to defy this mark.
10-2Antonio FresuGeorge Bougheylocked14/116/114
342 Tolstoy
4/1, career best when winning 8-runner handicap at Chelmsford City in July. Has left John Gosden for 70,000 gns since, but there might be more to come.
9-13Jason CollettStuart Williamslocked16/122/138
145 Romantic Time
Three-time winner at 2 yrs, including in 6f Group 3. Has edged down the weights and has fared better the last twice, so can't be completely dismissed.
9-6Emma-Jayne WilsonWilliam Stonelocked16/111/131
269 Amazonian Dream
Scored at Bath in June, then wasn't seen to best effect when only sixth at Windsor last time. Could get involved with a clear run.
9-2Kieran ShoemarkRod Millmanlocked25/122/112
710 Twelfth Knight
Dual winner who was back to form when a creditable third at Doncaster a week ago. Others look better treated, however.
9-1Kerrin McEvoy Archie Watsonlocked25/120/120
There are 10 runners in this race.

Race 7 Lingfield 18:05 Handicap (Class 6) 6f

312 Royal Mariner
Fair form. 11/10 and visored first time, career best when winning 5-runner C&D nursery 31 days ago. 5 lb rise looks fair enough. Should go well.
9-8Marco GhianiJames Tatelocked1/10.73/127
101 Girlswannahavefun
Improved to make a winning nursery debut at Leicester (5f, good to firm, 10/3) 10 days ago, making all. Makes polytrack debut. A 7 lb rise may not stop her.
9-13Pat CosgraveDavid Evanslocked1.63/12.25/138
123 Jumra
Lightly-raced maiden. Best effort when second of 4 in nursery at Ffos Las (6f, soft, 11/4) 12 days ago, clear of rest.
9-7Luke Morris Archie Watsonlocked5/16.5/130
244 Rowdown Roza
Thrice-raced maiden. Sixth of 8 in C&D novice 24 days ago. Opening handicap mark demands improvement.
9-4Charlie BennettMark Usherlocked18/114/122
There are 4 runners in this race.