Racing tips from The Colonel

Kevan 'The Colonel' Minter
Kevan 'The Colonel' Minter
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Top racing tipster Kevan Minter, known as The Colonel, gives readers his top tips for the week ahead. Kevan, who lives in Stamford, is trackside most days and is regularly on television.

Sky Lantern (7/4 favourite) returned to the venue of her greatest win on Saturday, as the 1,000 Guineas hero ran away with the Kingdom of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes at Newmarket, beating Integral by a lengh with Duntle held back in third.

The French trained Vorda gave favourite backers something to shout about when the Philippe Sogorib trained filly won the Chevely Park Stakes on the Rowley Mile on Saturday.

Vorda has been cut to 14/1 with Coral’s for next year’s 1,000 Guineas but will first run in the Breeder’s Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf.

Johny Murtagh got Educate up on the line to land the big gamble in the Betfred Cambridgeshire at HQ with the bookmakers feeling the pain big-style (8/1 from 16/1 in the morning ).

The Sea The Stars filly My Titania looks a horse for next year judged on her win in the Group 3 Weld Park Stakes at the Curragh on Sunday. The smart John Oxx filly has a price of 16/1 for the 1,000 Guineas by Paddy Power.

Brian Toomey arrived at Lambourn this week as he continues to recover from the head injury he suffered in a bad fall at Perth in July. The 24-year -old jump jockey is at Oaksey House for a couple of weeks before going to James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough for further surgery.

I have had a good bet on the Japan trained Orfevre at 4/1 for the PrixDe L’arc De Triomphe at Longchamp on Sunday. I was really taken with his prep win last time out in the Prix Foy and hehas enough ability to win an Arc.

At Newmarket on Saturday the best bet on the card is the Luca Cumani trained threeyear old Ajman Bridge in the 2.55 Chris Blackwell Memorial Handicap.

The dot on the card at Huntingdon on Sunday is Red Riverman in the 3.55.

Very sad news hit the world of racing on Tuesday with the sudden death of leading owner in horse and greyhound racing Patsy Byrne, aged 64.

l Call The Colonel on 07850 602524 for his racing service.