Evening racing tips

  • By: Anita Chambers
  • Last Updated: August 23 2014, 20:25 BST

Lady Cecil can secure a second successive victory in the Betfred Ebor at York according to Anita Chambers.

Retirement Plan (centre) is Anita's Ebor selection
Retirement Plan (centre) is Anita's Ebor selection

CARTMEL: 2.30 Bespoke Lady, 3.05 Pete, 3.40 Fantasy King, 4.15 Cara Court, 4.50 Urban Gale, 5.20 Cool Sky, 5.55 Cool Bob.

CURRAGH: 2.00 Sarah Joyce, 2.35 Chestnut Fire, 3.10 Russian Soul, 3.45 Hasanour, 4.20 The Great War, 4.55 Miller Beach, 5.25 Sea The Lion.

GOODWOOD: 2.20 Astrelle, 2.55 Rene Mathis, 3.30 Master Carpenter, 4.05 Penny Pepper, 4.40 Kings Fete, 5.15 Balmoral Castle, 5.50 Hooded.

KILLARNEY: 1.45 Pyromaniac, 2.15 Shield, 2.50 Blossom Gate, 3.25 Il Fenomeno, 4.00 Sizing Solution, 4.35 Loosen My Load, 5.05 Steel Wave, 5.35 Sizing Italy.

NEWMARKET: 2.10 Rahmah, 2.45 Kasb, 3.20 Esteaming, 3.55 Intrinsic, 4.30 Fyrecracker, 5.05 Ghaawy, 5.40 Indian Tinker.

REDCAR: 5.30 Run Fat Lass Run, 6.00 Show Boat, 6.30 Bread, 7.00 Golden Spear, 7.30 Two B's, 8.00 Armelle.

WINDSOR: 5.10 State Of The Union, 5.45 Swiss Kiss, 6.15 Certificate, 6.45 Al Kazeem, 7.15 Pinzolo, 7.45 Shot In The Dark.

YORK: 2.05 Farraaj, 2.40 Rocket Ship, 3.15 Glenalmond, 3.40 RETIREMENT PLAN (NAP), 4.25 Showing Character, 5.00 I'm Fraam Govan, 5.35 Online Alexander.

DOUBLE: Retirement Plan and Glenalmond.

Lady Cecil can secure a second successive victory in the Betfred Ebor at York courtesy of perceived stable second-string Retirement Plan.

The trainer landed an emotional success with Tiger Cliff last year and Mighty Yar appears to be the leading contender from Warren Place with Frankie Dettori booked.

However, preference is for Retirement Plan who only just scraped into the race by virtue of the 4lb penalty he incurred for winning at Ascot's Shergar Cup meeting.

Previously disappointing in his first couple of outings, Retirement Plan received an excellent ride from Canadian pilot Emma-Jayne Wilson to run out a length-and-a-quarter winner over the enterprisingly ridden Buckland.

Always well placed, he could be called the winner from probably half a furlong out as he assumed control and won going away in the style of a potentially useful beast.

Retirement Plan was considered a possible St Leger type last term and while things have clearly not been straightforward since as he did not run again until this year after winning at Goodwood last August, the Monsun colt clearly has ability.

His draw in stall one may not be viewed as ideal but as he has been sharply away in his recent outings, he is capable of taking an early position, although a glance over the recent roll of honour suggests there is no real bias at all on the Knavesmire.

Glenalmond made quite a splash when winning on his debut at Ayr last month and he can make a swift ascent to Pattern class in the Irish Thoroughbred Marketing Gimcrack Stakes.

Trainer Karl Burke is not afraid to aim high with his inmates and Glenalmond certainly boasts a Group One pedigree as a full-brother to former Richard Fahey-trained star Wootton Bassett as well as being a half-brother to six other winners.

He looked to have plenty to learn at Ayr, hitting the front early before a more experienced rival tried to take him on towards the finish.

However, Glenalmond showed an excellent attitude and could make similarly swift strides to his elusive sibling.

Farraaj should be followed as he returns to Group Three level in the Betfred Play Today's £2Million+ Scoop6 Strensall Stakes.

Winner of the ultra-competitive John Smith's Cup at the this track last month, Roger Varian had lowered Farraaj's sights to handicap class after he failed to make an impact in Pattern company last term.

His Knavesmire win showed that he retains plenty of his old sparkle though and with the handicapper putting him back up to a perch of 116, this looks a sensible option.

At Goodwood, Master Carpenter can gain a deserved success in the Group Two Doom Bar Celebration Mile.

Rod Millman's charge has been more than holding his own in good quality events, finishing third in the Sandown Classic Trial before going on to Group Three glory at Chantilly in June.

He was most recently sighted when finishing a fair third in the Eugene Adam where the 10-furlong trip just seemed to stretch him a bit too far.

Dropping back to a mile here is a definite plus in what might not be the strongest Group Two run in Britain this term.

All eyes will be on Reckless Abandon as he returns to action after an abortive stud career in the Stobart Members Club Hopeful Stakes at Newmarket.

But preference has to be for Intrinsic who bids to build on his fantastic Stewards' Cup victory.

Robert Cowell's charge has won each of his three starts this year but his Goodwood success marked him as one to follow as he won by a cosy length in what was supposed to be a hot heat.

The manner of his win saw him elevated to a perch of 101 and his connections appear to be taking a conservative route in this event with bigger targets surely on the horizon in the future.

Al Kazeem should be given another chance in the 188Bet Winter Hill Stakes at Windsor.

Another to return to the training ranks after a failed stud spell, Al Kazeem won three Group Ones last term but ran no worse than really expected when fourth on his return last month.

Roger Charlton had warned the six-year-old was well over his optimum racing weight and his ring rustiness showed as he could not pick up when the race really began in earnest.

The winner, Amralah, has since struck gold again so the form has a solid look about it and Al Kazeem is expected to have made significant strides in the interim.

They also race at Redcar where Golden Spear is the pick in the Download The RacingUK iPad App Straight - Mile Championship Stakes, while Cartmel's Burlington Stone EBF Beginners' Chase can go the way of Fantasy King.