Im adding and additional 1/2 Point EW on my selection El Viento in the Stewarts Sprint as he has gone out to 40/1 with 5 places and i still think he is great value..
Macs Power has more than likely had this race in mind since his very good 3rd in it last year. He looked last time as if he was about to come to hand, and the fact that he is now 3lbs lower than last year has to give him a superb chance here. He is drawn near the middle in 16 and that should be more or less ideal. It’s not like me to go for one as short as he in in this type of race but, he looks to have a few pounds in hand here and I’ll take the 12/1 available now as in my book he is the favourite.. I’m also going for Imperial Guest at a big price as in that same race he was 3rd behind Macs Power but really was travelling well and didn’t get the best of rides. He is such a consistent horse that the 5places and 33/1 available looks great value. He has been very good with a few pounds more for the last year or two and one of these days it will all fall right for him and hell win one of these big Saturday handicaps yet.
1 Point win Macs Power 12/1 Tote/Betfred/Will Hill
½ Point EW Imperial Guest 33/1 5 places
Stewards’ Sprint Handicap
El Viento looks the type to perform well here as he is relatively unexposed compared to most of the field. He had a nice run at Newmarket a few runs ago that caught the eye, and has had a break since along with a run hopefully to get him right. He has run well in a few big field handicaps before as a 3yo and if he can improve here he might just have a few pounds in hand of the handicapper. 28/1 with 5 places in VCbet and Stanjames looks a decent price. He is drawn in the centre which should be ideal..
½ Point EW 28/1 VcBet & Stanjames
Additional ½ Point EW 40/1 5 Places Bet365
Sometimes it pays to keep it simple and Petara Bay is a case in point. He won this race last year of only 2 lbs lower, with a very similar preparation and he looks possibly the most likely winner again. It’s a certainty that he has been prepared for this race and I’m surprised he is not in the top 2-3 in the market. The Fav here looks way too short for what he has done, and the current 15 on betfair about my election can’t last.
2 Points win 15 Betfair
Extraterrestrial looks completely the wrong price here. He was a good fast finishing 6th in the Thirst Hunt cup, has a very good course record with 2 wins, and is now of a mark he should certainly be competitive with. He is currently 29 win 6.2 place on Betfair, too me he looks like more of a 7/4 shot to place here. He is drawn low but it’s hard to know where the advantage is, although he is drawn beside the Favourite Mont Ras, which can’t be bad. I’m going to weight the bet towards placing as in fairness he hasn’t a great win record.
½ Point win 29 Betfair 1.5 Points place Betfair 6.2