Talking Horses: Hollie Doyle back in the saddle after Haydock trampling

first_imgHorse racing tips Show Brighton 2.00 Monarch Maid 2.30 Global Wonder 3.00 Fitzsimmons 3.30 Roy Rocket 4.00 Matchmaking 4.30 Enzo 5.00 Jack Taylor Hamilton 2.15 Zebzardee 2.45 Alabanza 3.15 Agadeer 3.45 First Flight (nap) 4.15 Be Perfect 4.45 The Great Wall 5.15 Mocead Cappall Chepstow 6.15 Bustam 6.45 Pot Luck (nb) 7.15 Shaybani 7.45 Shovel It On 8.15 Final Rock 8.45 Happy Ending 9.15 Circling Moon Stratford 6.30 Hatcher 7.00 Cafe Au Lait 7.30 Pearls Legend 8.00March Is On 8.30 Compadre 9.00 This Lovely Lady Tips by Chris Cook Share on Twitter Since you’re here… Support The Guardian Doyle’s injury occurred the Saturday before last when her mount, Snoop, stumbled and unseated her in Haydock’s back straight. She was prominent in an 11-runner field at the time and at least three horses went over the top of her, one of them actually tripping over her. “One stood on my arm,” Doyle told me, cheerily. “Luckily, it wasn’t broken, it was just a haematoma. “I got kicked under the chin, knocked my front teeth out and cracked all the others and cut my lip open. But it’s not serious, it’s fine.” It’s important for Doyle to keep her profile up in this first season since she lost her claim and she’s doing a fine job so far, with more rides each month than she had in the equivalent month last year. She showed what she can do in her last ride before this injury, when she was second at 66-1 in Royal Ascot’s Sandringham Handicap, on Ortiz for Henry Candy. Good luck to her. Today’s nap is a 9-2 shot called First Flight (3.45), who is seeking a hat-trick of wins in the fourth race at Hamilton. A half-brother to a Listed winner, this ex-Godolphin beast was, within the last year, rated a stone higher than he is now but the losing run he began with Saeed bin Suroor continued through his time with Heather Main until he bagged a claimer at Wolves last month. Brian Ellison picked him up that day and won an Ayr handicap with him 10 days ago. I think he got to the front with a degree of comfort and a shade too early that day and can go in again. The market shows a bit of interest in two of the beaten horses from that race, Ballestra and Whatsthemessage, but I’m not convinced they can turn it around. On the subject of veterans who’ve come down the weights, Roy Rocket (3.30) is in line for his eighth success at Brighton, having ended a long losing run there last week. That was only an amateur riders’ race but it seemed a plausible return to the sort of form that may make the grey hard to beat here. He’s 11-8. There’s 4-1 about Pot Luck (6.45) at Chepstow tonight. Andrew Balding’s runner was very green on her debut in late May but was getting the hang of it by the finish and should know a lot more this time.  Hide Share on Facebook Eclipse Stakes shortfall sees unknown Raymond Tusk get Sandown chance … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Monday’s best bets, by Chris CookHere’s another for the fat folder marked: ‘Jockeys Being Tough’. Hollie Doyle returns to action with two rides at Chepstow tonight, all of 10 days after being trampled and having her teeth kicked in.  Share on Messenger Was this helpful?center_img Read more Talking Horses Share on WhatsApp Horse racing Topics Share on Pinterest Share on LinkedIn Share via Email features Thank you for your feedback. Quick guide Horse racing tips for Tuesday 3 July Reuse this contentlast_img