Harry the Spur
Well we told you so last week that Limato was a CERT and so it proved, cantering in; hope that you got the 9/4 as advised.
Our other two selections Boundsy and Hyperfocus were non runners.
This Saturday we have the Ascot Festival with most of the season’s big guns out.
Order of St George would have been the tip but he was beaten in the stayers race last year presumably because of the Arc run which he ran in again when 4th recently.
Ribchester was a shock defeat in the Sussex so we will just watch that too.
It boils down to our old favourite Harry again in the sprint so the main bet is Harry Angel @ evens Ascot 2.00 pm Sat.
Perhaps a small 4 trebles and an acc on Order of St George, Ribchester, Cracksman and Harry Angel will produce a nice return at Ascot.
Give you something to watch!!
Well last week we were touched off by Roly Poly when Persuasive just failed to catch her, sorry but O’Brien is on a mission with Group One successes this season.
Looking forward to weekend we think that, provided the ground is good or better, Limato is a good thing at Newmarket on Friday. Get on at 9/4.
At York, on Saturday, we fancy both Hyperfocus 8/1 & Boundsy 16/1 in the Coral Sprint. Get on both.
Last week we referred to leg 3 of the Roll Up so please see the relevant page.
Last Sunday brought a dazzling performance from our darling Enable who demolished a top Arc field in a couple of strides. We have harked on about this horse since her win way back in May when she cantered around the Roodeye to win the Cheshire Oaks; she is unbeaten since, winning the Oaks, Irish Oaks, King George, Yorkshire Oaks and Arc….all easily. This is the female Frankel!! Only Allez France of the 1970’s has shown such brilliance in the fillies class at middle distance.
Our each way selection of Order of St George came 4th and Highland Reel a non runner.
In the Cambridgeshire our selection Thundering Blue was given too much to do and finished close up.
Talking about Highland Reel, the horse is due to run at Ascot on Saturday and is as big as 7/2 at current odds; I suspect due to all the weight it has to give, all round. It is still a fair price for such a multiple group 1 winner.
We also like Persuasive on Saturday in the Sun Chariot at Newmarket. With only two runs this season she has been got ready for the autumn and 3/1 is a tempting price although we always fear French raiders, in this case Qemah and Usherette. French strike rate in England is remarkable…a bit like their farmers ha ha.
We will be back for the big Newmarket and Ascot meetings on the 14th and 21st respectively but in the meantime keep your eye open for Leg no. 3 in our Roll Up as last week our selection was a non runner so the accumulator is still on. We suspect though that the selection will be Expert Eye in the Dewhurst on the 14th; we will keep you posted.
Last week was a no go with the Ayr Gold Cup meeting abandoned so nothing to report on that front.
The Arc is almost docking, again at Chantilly this year as was the case last year whilst its regular port of Longchamp is being renovated.
We indicated last week that it was a cracking field and so it still is.
There are some great each way chances especially with Order of St George @ 11/1 (3rd last year)and Highland Reel @14/1 (2nd last year) but we must stay with wonder filly Enable.
This horse has beaten the lot this year and only the effects of being on the go all season may stop her. We said earlier in the season that she reminded us of Shergar when she won the Cheshire Oaks in May and she has not let us down. GO ENABLE GO!!
Also, keep your eye on the German horse Dschingis Secret @12/1 who is improving rapidly.
Winter’s participation is on hold at the moment and she may run in the Prix de l’Opera instead. Finally, for Arc day back both Limato @11/2 and Brando & 14/1 in the Prix de Foret, these are top sprinters.
For the Cambridgeshire on Saturday we suggest you stick with Thundering Blue @ 8/1 Each Way, the horse is on a roll.
Good luck, as usual.
ps Please see our Roll Up page
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.
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, Royal Ascot did us proud last week with a plethora of winners, 7 from 9 selections including the Roll Up winner and two non runners in Laugh Aloud and Brando. Some good prices too including Big Orange recommended at 12/1 and The Tin Man at 8/1. We hope that you were on some of these tasty winners!
Ribchester at 11/10 got the Roll Up started again so watch that page daily although we generally target the classier races which are at major meetings.
In the meantime we are waiting for the Eclipse at Sandown and following that the Newmarket July meeting.
We have just started our Financial page so you could take a peep at those tips.
Remember, watch out for the 2nd selection of the Roll Up bet.
See you soon