Newman's Notebook: Week 1 - Tiger to roar on second start

Welcome to a new weekly feature here at myracing. We all love to have a tracker full of horses who have caught the eye and we think will go close next time out. This is mine that I’m opening up to everyone with the horses who have gone into my personal notebook in the prior seven days. These are very likely to find their way into our horse racing tips in the near future.


Aone Ally – Lucinda Russell

Was in the notebook already ahead of his run at Ayr last Thursday. He appeared to find nine furlongs just a touch too far at Hamilton two starts back when travelling like the best horse in the race. A bare mile at Ayr saw him do his best work late. That was only his fifth start so there should be more to come at a low level.

Target – A stiff mile would appear ideal for him, might be worth a try on the straight mile at Newcastle.


Montgomery – Tom Lacey

Runner-up on his racecourse debut at Worcester in a decent looking bumper for the time of year. The first and third both had prior experience so to split them was a pleasing start. The winner had finished second to Three Stripe Life who was subsequently fourth in the Champion Bumper at the Cheltenham Festival so it looks solid form.

Target – An ordinary bumper should be his for the taking second time up.


Elsals – Richard Hannon

Only beaten half a length in total when third on his racecourse debut at York, coming from much further back in the field than the front pair and the fourth. He also had to switch and make his challenge closer to the far rail so that can be marked up with the middle of the track the place to be in general on the card.

Target – Coped well with some cut there so should find a maiden backend before handicaps next year


Libra Tiger – David Menuisier

Beaten under four lengths on his Goodwood debut, making his challenge down the middle of the track. Both that novice stakes and the following sprint suggested that closer to the stand rail was the place to be so it’s to his credit that he performed so well. His yard bring them along slowly so he should come on plenty for that debut.

Target – Can break his duck second time up but look for him to win a Sandown handicap in 2022


Crosshouse Boy – Eugene O’Sullivan

The penny is slowly dropping, enjoying the step up in trip at Punchestown on Tuesday. The first three home were the front three for the majority of the race whereas this gelding was held up out the back, picking off rivals late. Better should be forthcoming when sent handicapping.

Target – Look for a 0-105 or 0-110 handicap over 2m4f+


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Aone Ally – Lucinda Russell
Montgomery – Tom Lacey
Elsals – Richard Hannon
Libra Tiger – David Menuisier
Crosshouse Boy – Eugene O’Sullivan

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