August 2 Racing Tips: Mick Appleby set for another win at Windsor

Planet Sport tipsters are back and mean business ahead of races at Windsor, Ripon, Newcastle and Kempton.

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6.45 Windsor - Edraak

Edraak is being backed for a Windsor hat-trick in the £70,000 Fitzdares Sprint Series Final Handicap.

The Shadwell cast-off has proved another shrewd purchase by trainer Mick Appleby - costing just £13,000 despite finishing second on his only start for Owen Burrows.

The five-year-old has won four races since switching stables, three of those victories coming this season, two of which have been recorded over this course and distance.

In handicapping terms Edraak has already improved 15lb this term, earning himself a career-high mark of 100 with an empathic success here in June.

It is a minor concern that the Elzaam gelding was reported to have burst blood vessel on that occasion, but he has had well over a month to recover, having sidestepped an engagement at Royal Ascot, and is certainly capable of being competitive off his revised rating.

The booking of champion jockey Oisin Murphy, who steered him to victory here in April, is another big plus.

7.15 Windsor - Thefastnthecurious

Thefastnthecurious can make it third time lucky in the EPS Real Estate Fillies' Novice Stakes.

Richard Spencer's charge finished a promising fourth behind the 93-rated Seattle Rock on her Newbury debut in June.

She then contested a similarly strong race at Nottingham where she placed third behind subsequent winner Sweet Believer and Star Seeking, who already had a win under her belt.

On both occasions Thefastnthecurious has looked in need of the experience, suggesting there is more improvement in the locker.

This 10-furlong contest represents an excellent opportunity for her to get off the mark.

Windsor tips: 5.45 Suns Up Guns Up, 6.15 Tregony, 7.45 Lethal Blast, 8.15 Glen Esk.

3.42 Ripon - Macho Pride

Macho Pride rates the best bet of the afternoon at Ripon.

The three-year-old has been set some tough assignments after making a winning start to his career at Newcastle last summer, but he was not beaten far in the Norfolk Stakes at Royal Ascot, the Dragon Stakes at Sandown or the Roses Stakes at York.

Ben Haslam's charge has steadily improved after being switched to handicaps, with three successive placed efforts followed by a comprehensive Haydock strike on his latest outing.

He creeps into the Armstrong Memorial Handicap off bottom weight and should prove hard to beat.

Other Ripon tips: 1.57 Summer's Day, 2.32 Morty, 3.07 Nakeeta, 4.12 Big Boy Bobby, 4.45 Mahrajaan, 5.20 Ascot Day.

3.25 Newcastle - Puchita

Puchita will not be winning out of turn if coming good in the O.B.B. Racing Club Fillies' Handicap at Newcastle.

It has been a while between drinks for Anthony Brittain's mare, having run 17 times since her nose victory at Southwell in October.

She has been placed on several occasions during that period, however, and yet her rating has dropped to 61, which is 4lb below her last winning mark.

Puchita should make her presence felt once more.

Other Newcastle tips: 2.18 Gleniffer, 2.53 Starter For Ten, 4.00 Trinity Girl, 4.33 Raise The Roof, 5.03 Masque Of Anarchy, 5.37 Rosie's Return, 6.07 Raabeh.

2.05 Kempton - Yorkindness

At Kempton, Yorkindness looks a standout bet in the Unibet/British Stallion Studs EBF Maiden Fillies' Stakes.

The Mark Johnston-trained youngster made a promising start over seven furlongs, running as his pedigree suggests in doing her best work at the finish.

Third there, with that experience in the bank she is expected to go a couple of places better stepping up to a mile.

Carlisle's card is confined to female riders and punters in Cumbria could do worse than Gullane One in the Vl Aesthetics Honours Shona Cunningham Handicap, with Emily Easterby taking the ride for her father, Tim.

There is a huge prize fund of €300,000 up for grabs in the Irish EBF Ballyhane Stakes at Naas - and Richard Hannon's Bosh is fancied to take the lion's share back to Britain.

The York and Newbury victor has beaten several subsequent winners, perhaps most notably recent Goodwood scorer Sister In The Sky.

A stiff six furlongs at Naas should suit ideally.

Other Kempton tips: 1.00 Vertiginous, 1.30 Golden Claim, 2.40 Ebtsama, 3.15 Koda Legend, 3.50 Golden Bugle, 4.20 Mejthaam.

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