September 23 Racing Tips: Trident to go like a missile at Newmarket

With everyone gripped to BBC submarine drama Vigil, Planet Sport is back with a missile of a tip at Newmarket, a super six selection at Perth and a creepy crawly punt at Pontefract.

Planet Sport have a horse named after a street and a road on Thursday, let's hope the path leads you straight to some winnings with these hot picks.

2.45 Newmarket - Trident

Quality French raiders have been rare as hens' teeth this summer due to travel restrictions but the legendary Andre Fabre sends over two year-old Trident for this Group 3.

Owned by the Coolmore crew, Magnier et al, we're more used to seeing the purple silks on Ballydoyle horses rather than those of the classy Fabre outfit from Chantilly.

That makes for a powerful linkup between the two racing dynasties with Wootton Bassett colt Trident a strong second in the Group 1 Prix Morny at Deauville last time out.

The Deauville win was over six furlongs so the extra furlong will be a test but Trident won his maiden nicely at Longchamp over six and a half furlongs, meaning Fabre won't be too stressed.

Trident can scorch his opposition here.

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3.20 Newmarket - Nayef Road

A stayers' race without the spectre of Stradivarius or Subjectivist can go the way of Mark Johnston's consistent Nayef Road.

Although not troubling the winners' enclosure for a while, Nayef Road is always on the premises and finished a solid third to the Gosden's god-like Stradivarius last time out at Doncaster.

That was in Group 2 company and the drop down to Class 1 should help Johnston's five year-old get a sniff of the finishing line first.

Andrew Atzeni gets the leg up and this two mile contest should be going up the road to Johnston's Yorkshire base.

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1.25 Perth - Super Six

A horse with form of one, one, five, zero, isn't normally guaranteed an odds-on price but Super Six is different because the fifth place came in the Champion Bumper at Cheltenham.

The fact that Nigel Twiston Davies' charge got within daylight of Willie Mullins' Sir Gerhard and Kilcruit suggests that this modest hurdle should be winnable.

Super Six did little at Aintree last time out in a Class 1 national hunt flat race but can be forgiven that run and afforded a bit of breathing room with the drop down to Class 4.

The Twiston-Davies team can produce some very nice horses and this four year-old can go onto better things via a super win at Perth over two miles.

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3.05 Perth - Clondaw Hollow

Irishman John McConnel sends a trio in his raiding party to Perth from his base in County Meath.

The Beat Hollow gelding won a Downpatrick maiden hurdle by a full eight lengths in August over two miles and three furlongs, so looks to have the staying ability to finish off this two mile Perth heat.

The seven year-old then placed third in a reasonable Navan handicap on the flat, nudging the sort of form that will put him well in for this sort of test over in Scotland.

There's nothing hollow about Clondaw's chances.

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3.40 Perth - O Connell Street

Gordon Elliott has provided a few winners since his return from a training ban and can notch another one here with this Fame And Glory gelding.

O Connell Street finished second at Perth on his chase debut in July over three miles so stamina will not be a problem.

A previous hurdle win at Hexham over two miles and four furlongs suggests that Elliot's charge has some gears when needed and his versatility could come into play at Perth.

Carrying weight that shouldn't be back-breaking and with the up and coming jockey Jordan Gainford in the saddle, O Connell Street has the potential to turn this into a procession.

2.55 Pontefract - Tiger Beetle

The Leicester links run through this Sir Michael Stoute three year-old. Owned by King Power Racing, who also own Leicester City FC, the tiger element is no doubt a hat-tip to the city's rugby union side.

In this small runner field, Tiger Beetle's door knocking form will come into play as the colt has come up against come good 'uns in recent novice events.

Tiger Beetle finished second last time out at Redcar to Archie Watson's Southern Voyage, who then went on to win nicely at Ascot and Thirsk.

A break from the track shouldn't be a problem and as long as Patrick McDonald can settle Tiger Beetle over the one mile, two furlong distance then there's no reason why he'll go at a crawl.

3.30 Pontefract - Bowman

Bowman looks the sort to bounce back from a fifth at Ayr in this Pontefract six furlongs.

Indeed, Mark Johnston's three year-old had previously registered a win at Leicester over seven furlongs and also a victory before that over six at Carlisle.

In fact, this Lawman gelding has often seen finishes out of the places being followed by win and a Lingfield victory in August which was followed by a fourth at Kempton is a good example.

Consistent he may not be but Bowman can hit the target on a good to firm six furlongs at Pontefract, especially if in the mood to make all.

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