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.
Well, Royal Ascot looms next week and it looks a great card over the five days.
Our Derby meeting tips yielded 1 winner at 6/1 (advised price) in ENABLE with a great win in The Oaks and a close up fourth in The Derby with EMINENT who was rather unlucky when squeezed for room in the last 100 yards. Never mind, we still had a profit and more if your bookmaker paid out on the fourth. EMINENT must be followed as he is knocking at the door and a big one is due.
Now to business.
The main bet is on Wednesday with LAUGH ALOUD & QEMAH in Duke of Cambridge Stakes. Both are 4/1 at the moment and a single on each will give 6/4……..BACK THEM BOTH!!
Others we fancy next week are as follows:
LADY AURELIA 7/2 Tuesday
CHURCHILL 4/6 Tuesday
DE BRUYNE HORSE EW 8/1 Tuesday
BIG ORANGE EW 12/1 Thursday
CARAVAGGIO 5/4 Friday
WINTER 7/10 Friday
THE TIN MAN 8/1 & BRANDO 16/1 both EW Saturday.
Good luck with these and don’t forget to review our ROLL UP page!
Again nothing much of note this weekend as Cheltenham fever approaches.
The racing at Doncaster and Newbury looks too tough to call and the only ones we would fancy are old favourites The Last Samurai 5/1 and Yala Enki 10/1 both in The Grimthorpe at Donny.
The Thistlecrack saga has resurfaced with 3/1 non runner no bet quote as rumours abound that it may yet run? Ignore them for it WONT WIN if it runs…..its a LAY on the day if it does run.
Racing last weekend threw up Master Blueyes and if it runs in the Fred Winter or Triumph BACK it for it had Charlie Parcs beaten when that horse fell.