Falkirk to fire

  • By: Chris Wilson
  • Last Updated: August 1 2014, 17:01 BST

Chris Wilson fancies Falkirk to get off the mark at Galway - he has a tip for every race in the UK and Ireland.

Bronze Angel: Goodwood success beckons
Bronze Angel: Goodwood success beckons

BANGOR: 2.05 Manimi, 2.40 Invisible Hunter, 3.15 Strongly Suggested, 3.50 Ittirad, 4.25 Forever My Friend, 5.00 Hazzaat, 5.35 Makellys Blackpool.

BATH: 5.30 Fray, 6.00 Speed Steed, 6.35 Assoluta, 7.10 Chinese Jade, 7.40 Fast Scat, 8.10 Captain Ryan, 8.40 Molly Jones.

GALWAY: 5.10 Orgilgo Bay, 5.40 Before Long, 6.15 Speckled Wood, 6.50 Stony Grey, 7.25 Falkirk, 7.55 Port Merrion, 8.25 Sir Ector.

GOODWOOD: 1.55 Hillstar, 2.30 Lightning Thunder, 3.05 BRONZE ANGEL (NAP), 3.40 Extortionist, 4.15 Son Of Africa, 4.50 J Wonder, 5.25 Rydan.

MUSSELBURGH: 6.10 Duke Of Yorkshire, 6.45 Westhoughton, 7.20 Janaab, 7.50 Algar Lad, 8.20 Little Eli, 8.50 Mowhoob.

NEWMARKET: 5.20 Saffire Song, 5.50 Indira, 6.25 Swot, 7.00 Zephuros, 7.30 Athletic, 8.00 Spellbind, 8.30 Game Mascot.

THIRSK: 1.45 Magic Time, 2.20 Cafe Cortado, 2.55 Dutch Lady, 3.30 Mushir, 4.05 Kommander Kirkup, 4.40 Beat The Tide, 5.10 Hab Reeh.

DOUBLE: Bronze Angel and Extortionist.

Bronze Angel can be forgiven his weekend trespasses by winning the Betfred Mile at Goodwood on Friday.

Marcus Tregoning's five-year-old was disappointing in the International Stakes at Ascot on Saturday, but the ground was probably not quick enough for him as he laboured away in mid-division.

The seven-furlong trip was arguably a hindrance, too, as he is usually seen at his best over farther.

No better was that illustrated than in both the 2012 Cambridgeshire and on his penultimate outing at York, where he surged two and a quarter lengths clear in a very strong one-mile handicap.

That victory on the Knavesmire ensured he must carry a 3lb penalty for this assignment, but that still makes him officially well treated in the weights.

Allied to the hot run of Tregoning and the prospect of much brisker conditions on the Downs, Bronze Angel rates a sensible call in a typically ferocious encounter for punters.

Emerging Surrey handler Olly Stevens could have a significant afternoon in his career if Lightning Thunder and Extortionist do what is expected of them.

The former has not quite received the respect she has warranted this term ahead of the Bonhams Thoroughbred Stakes.

Runner-up in both the English and Irish Guineas, Lightning Thunder is a seriously good animal.

She may have struggled a little in the Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot, but she was only beaten under four lengths and that race may have been one too many during a busy start to the season.

The daughter of Dutch Art has been given plenty of time to recover from those exertions and has a good chance of toppling a clutch of decent colts given her fillies' allowance.

She will love competing on the fast ground at Goodwood.

As, too, will stablemate Extortionist, who runs in the Betfred King George Stakes.

The three-year-old sprinter has well and truly found his mojo this summer after he fairly hacked up in the Group Three Coral Charge at Sandown.

Stevens' inmate has thrived with racing this year, but it could be that the more considered tactics deployed by Ryan Moore in Esher gave him a new thrust of vitality.

With Moore back on board, Extortionist is again taken to rattle the sprinting establishment.

The Coutts Glorious Stakes revolves around the return of Encke, the 2012 St Leger winner, but Hillstar is taken to spoil the comeback.

J Wonder, meanwhile, will have much less on her plate than on her last two starts when she contests the L'Ormarins Queens Plate Stakes.

Duke Of Yorkshire returned to form at Beverley a few weeks ago and should go close at Musselburgh.

Tim Easterby's representative lacked the pace to go with Rainbow Rock on the Westwood, but the step back up in distance for the Rebecca Wilson Hen Party Amateur Riders' Handicap looks just the ticket.

Chinese Jade can also thrive by going up in distance for the Fosters Radler Moderation Handicap at Bath, with Mushir a worthy ally in the Breeders Backing Racing EBF Conditions Stakes at Thirsk.

Athletic loves it at Newmarket and might not be finished progressing just yet ahead of the NGK Spark Plugs Handicap, while Strongly Suggested can finally enjoy his day in the sunshine in the Follow Your Bets Now At CorbettSports Handicap Chase at Bangor.

Posted at 1630 BST on 31/07/2014.