Hugh Taylor

Hugh has one bet for Sunday's racing, a selection at Beverley - now online.

Updated 9.06 - all selections online.

PROPER BEAU got back on track at Musselburgh last time and looks an interesting proposition on his nursery debut at Beverley (3.15) on Sunday.

Bryan Smart often introduces his better 2yos at Musselburgh and Proper Beau looked potentially smart when pulling clear with the runner-up (who won easily on his only subsequent start) on his debut in April.

He was sent off at just 7-2 in the National Stakes at Sandown next time, but ran poorly, presumably not right as he was off the course for 11 weeks thereafter, having wind surgery in the meantime.

Fitted with a tongue tie on his return at Musselburgh last time, he faced a stiff task at level weights against two 90+ horses, but he ran really well for a long way, still very much in contention at the furlong pole before just getting tired in the very testing ground.

That suggested he’s back on song, and there’s further encouragement from the fact that three days before that race connections entered him for the Group 2 Mill Reef Stakes, which suggests they retain plenty of faith in him.

He goes handicapping here off a mark of just 84, which looks potentially lenient, and he looks a fair price here.


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Hugh recorded a profit of +345pts in 2018, and a ROI of 1.55, his highest ever. With regards to Betfair SP, Hugh recorded a profit of +66pts (ROI of 1.11) before commission. You can view his monthly figures by clicking the links below:
2019 results
2018 results ROI 1.55 +345pts
2017 results ROI 1.46 +282pts
2016 results ROI 1.44 +281pts
2015 results ROI 1.34 +207pts
2014 results ROI 1.32 +199.79pts
2013 results ROI 1.32 +210pts
2012 results ROI 1.31 +222.65pts
2011 results ROI 1.28 +302.64 pts
2010 results ROI 1.23 +324.79 pts
2009 results ROI 1.26 +500.36 pts

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