This weekend stages the start of some high class racing, starting with the King George & Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot and then breaking into next week with the fabulous Goodwood meeting settled high on the Sussex downs, overlooking the English Channel, a truly wonderful spectacle.
Looking at the King George it is hard to look past the wonder filly Enable….. she is in the form of her life and gets a healthy weight concession from the older horses. What tempts us though is the 5/1 offered for last year’s winner the prolific Group 1 winner Highland Reel. The horse must surely be placed, at least, and at these odds backing Each Way looks too good to miss. Perhaps a saver also on Enable would compliment.
A plethora of good things are down to run at Goodwood. These include Big Orange, Ribchester, Limato and Winter. In the cavalry charge that is the Stewards Cup we fancy Duke of Firenze Each Way of course at 33/1 having come a close 5th and unlucky in the race last year; with a decent draw and a bit more luck the horse should run well.
Keep checking this site for selection No.2 of the Roll Up.
So, we must admit that last week’s July Cup run of The Tin Man was a bit of a surprise! He wasn’t beaten by much, as it was a sprint, but he was beaten by horses he had recently thumped. The surprise was that he was not in the frame.
Caravaggio surrendered his unbeaten record in the race and it was no surprise, we fancied him as a lay. Brando, who we thought would run and tipped at Royal Ascot, ran a cracker in third at 28/1, after a fair lay off. He must not be missed on the run up to the end of the flat. In fact, it would come as no surprise to see him lump top weight and murder them all again in the Ayr Gold Cup!
Enable, another favourite of ours, romped the Irish Oaks but we were put off by the price and track. The filly is becoming a fair horse with three consecutive Oaks on her CV and we recall her Cheshire Oaks win which, on the day, reminded us slightly of Shergar’s win at Chester; let us see how she progresses.
We have looked at this weekend’s racing but Haydock and Newbury are not tipsters meat so we look forward to Goodwood and will be back next week with our selections unless before, we have a Roll Up selection.
The Tin Man
Last week’s Eclipse result was no surprise as we felt that Cliffs Of Moyer was a poor priced favourite, although we do admit that it was rather unlucky in running. One of our tentative suggestions Barney Roy nearly pulled it off when beaten a nose when finishing late, that’s racing!
We have had a good hard look at Newmarket’s famous July course meeting and lots of Royal Ascot winners and close losers litter the cards.
Looking at Frontiersman on Thursday we have been put off by Stoute’s improving Poet’s Word so, after much analysis, we have decided that we will go for an old favourite of ours on Saturday in the July Cup, this being The Tin Man.
Caravaggio is hot favourite and unbeaten but he is meeting seasoned, older sprinters and we feel that “Tinny” named after that great jockey of yesteryear, the immortal Fred Archer, is great value at 6/1 EACH WAY. The horse has the beating of most of these apart from the unpreviously raced against 3-y-o favourite. We would much rather take the 6/1 each way and more or less be guaranteed a slight profit than the odds on of Caravaggio to win!
On the Roll Up front we were tempted with Enable in the Irish Oaks but have seen too many hotpots beaten at the Curragh so we will probably wait for Ribchester or Order of St George at the big Goodwood meeting soon.If anything suitable comes up before, for leg 2, we will give you ample notice.
So, please, watch this space.
Well here we are with mid summer approaching and Royal Ascot seeming a life time ago.
We mentioned the Eclipse Stakes last week which is due to be run on Saturday but looking at the field we find it too open to choose. What we will say is that our old favourites from the Guineas, Eminent & Barney Roy have great chances and if we were to bet it would be on both of these giving a return of 6/4 at current prices of 4/1 each of them.
The big July meeting next week at Newmarket so don’t forget to have a peep.
We are also waiting for our 2nd Roll Up tip so keep checking.