Free horse racing selections for Monday July 2

Top trainer Mark Johnston
Top trainer Mark Johnston

Nap: 2.30 Pontefract

1
3
29-2OR: 95
4/9
Last RunWatch last race

Next best: 7.30 Windsor

1
3
510-0OR: 103CD
7/4
Last RunWatch last race

Blown By Wind can get back to winning ways after two solid efforts in a higher grade when he runs in the British Stallion Studs EBF Spindrifter Conditions Stakes at Pontefract.

Successful in two of his first three careers starts in the spring, the Mark Johnston-trained youngster has contested the National Stakes at Sandown and the Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot.

The latter event is arguably the best two-year-old race of the year so far and Blown By Wind did not shirk the issue when the pace hotted up at the business end of the Group Two.

To finish seventh, beaten six and a half lengths by the impressive winner Calyx, was no disgrace.

That was his first try at six furlongs and the way he saw the race out suggests Pontefract should hold no fears.

Penny Pot Lane can give trainer Richard Whitaker back-to-back victories in the ebfstallions.com Fillies' Handicap.

Avon Breeze stuck for the West Yorkshire handler in 2017 and Penny Pot Lane already has a win to her credit over this course and distance.

She has yet to hit top form this term but she did run respectably behind Sandra's Secret at Ripon in May and a return to the scene of her last success might bring about a revival.

French Resistance enjoyed the stiff nine furlongs at Carlisle when getting off the mark at the eighth attempt and an extra three furlongs in the Wayne Conway Memorial Handicap could eke out further improvement.

Jedd O'Keeffe's gelding was a well-backed favourite last time and it looks like he has not finishing progressing just yet.

Ice Age could not quite make an impact in the Wokingham at Royal Ascot but can regain winning ways with his sights lowered in the Windsor Handicap at the Thameside venue.

Eve Johnson Houghton's five-year-old had won his previous start at Newbury in good style and can defy top weight in this less-competitive contest.

The Noel-Wilson-trained Pavers Pride can get his head in front in the hamilton-park.co.uk Handicap at the Scottish course after losing out on the nod at Ayr last time.

Comrade In Arms should appreciate the step up to a mile and a half as he looks to open his account in the Neal Wood 9th Anniversary Memorial Handicap at Wolverhampton.

The Sir Michael Stoute-trained gelding has not been beaten far in his last two starts over 10 furlongs when he has been staying on in the closing stages.

Barriston The Bold, trained by Tom Dascombe, shaped well on his debut when third to Semoum at Ripon and can go two places better over an extra furlong in the EBF sportingjobs.co.uk Novice Stakes.

Sporting Life selections:

HAMILTON: 6.15 Berlios, 6.45 I Believe In You, 7.15 Pavers Pride, 7.45 Jabbaar, 8.15 Corton Lad, 8.45 Paramount Love, 9.15 Natajack.

PONTEFRACT: 2.00 Highly Sprung, 2.30 BLOWN BY WIND (NAP), 3.00 Penny Pot Lane, 3.30 French Resistance, 4.00 Battle Commence, 4.30 Storm Ahead, 5.00 Mister Moosah.

WINDSOR: 6.00 Folies Bergeres, 6.30 Chynna, 7.00 Musical Comedy, 7.30 Ice Age, 8.00 Jus Pires, 8.30 Fabianski 9.00 Al Ozzdi.

WOLVERHAMPTON: 2.15 Energia Flavo, 2.45 Barristan The Bold, 3.15 Leeshaan, 3.45 Jane Rose, 4.15 Berkshire Blue, 4.45 Comrade In Arms, 5.15 Splash Of Verve, 5.45 Stringybark Creek.

DOUBLE: Blown By Wind and Ice Age


Related links

Like what you've read?
Help your friends Know It All by sharing this article to your social media.

Most Read Racing

Check out our free horse racing selections and preview for today's action1

Tuesday's racing preview

Bobby K is Anita Chambers' best bet at Lingfield and she has a tip for every race in the UK.

Check out our latest racing Nap
2

Daily Nap: It's our Destiny

David Ord provides Tuesday's racing nap, next best and treble with the bet of the day running shortly after midday at Lingfield.

Check out what's being backed with Sky Bet3

The Market Place

We round up the day's movers and shakers from the Sky Bet trading room, plus our verdicts on the firm's racing Price Boosts.

Willam Buick celebrates on Pakistan Star4

Buick wanted by Star team

Connections of Hong Kong’s mercurial Group One winner Pakistan Star have contacted William Buick in the hope that he can revive his fortunes for a second time next month.

Jack Kennedy celebrates as Samcro wins the Ballymore5

Ascot entry for Samcro

Samcro has been handed an entry in Saturday's Coral Ascot Hurdle where he could face a clash with Laurina.

Most Read Racing

Check out our free horse racing selections and preview for today's action1

Tuesday's racing preview

Bobby K is Anita Chambers' best bet at Lingfield and she has a tip for every race in the UK.

Check out our latest racing Nap
2

Daily Nap: It's our Destiny

David Ord provides Tuesday's racing nap, next best and treble with the bet of the day running shortly after midday at Lingfield.

Check out what's being backed with Sky Bet3

The Market Place

We round up the day's movers and shakers from the Sky Bet trading room, plus our verdicts on the firm's racing Price Boosts.

Willam Buick celebrates on Pakistan Star4

Buick wanted by Star team

Connections of Hong Kong’s mercurial Group One winner Pakistan Star have contacted William Buick in the hope that he can revive his fortunes for a second time next month.

Jack Kennedy celebrates as Samcro wins the Ballymore5

Ascot entry for Samcro

Samcro has been handed an entry in Saturday's Coral Ascot Hurdle where he could face a clash with Laurina.

Next Race Off

14:00 Fakenham
1
(0)
Foxtrot Juliet
J: Mr Alex Ferguson
4
(0)
Uno Mas
J: Mr Jack Tudor
2
(0)
Ormskirk
J: Mr Luca Morgan
3
(0)
Highway Star
J: Mr William Humphrey
5
(0)
Seven Nation Army
J: Miss H Welch

Racing Tips

Check out our latest racing Nap

Daily Nap: It's our Destiny

David Ord provides Tuesday's racing nap, next best and treble with the bet of the day running shortly after midday at Lingfield.

Check out our free horse racing selections and preview for today's action

Tuesday's racing preview

Bobby K is Anita Chambers' best bet at Lingfield and she has a tip for every race in the UK.

Check out our daily preview with tips for every race

Wednesday's racing preview

David Clough makes Victory Bond his best bet at Kempton and he has a tip for every race in the UK and Ireland.