I’m going to pick a few in this race at big prices, but I’m going to start with Captain Dunne. He is well capable of winning this of his current mark and is 3lbs lower than he was when winning the Epson Dash last year. He ran well again this year when showing loads of speed but fading in the end. If he comes on for that run he could easily hang on here. He is a ridiculous price on Betfair at the moment of 34 and that looks at least twice as big as he should be over this 5furlongs on fast ground
1 Point win Betfair 34
I’ve went with Fitz Flyer a few times lately until he got a bit to popular and his price was too low for me in his last few runs. I think his run last week over 6 Furlongs at Ripon can be ignored and he looks to really want fast ground and 5 Furlongs to be at his best. His mark of 89 is well within his grasp and he has looked like one about to strike in both his fast ground races this year. His run behind Barnet Fair at Ascot looked very good after an eye opening run in the Epson Dash before that. He is available at 60 on Betfair and that looks value along with 9.6 for a place
½ Point win ½ Point place 60win 9.6 Place
The Thrill has Gone, is one I’ve selected before to place at a big price. She just re-appeared this year couple of weeks ago at goodwood, and for me ran a great race despite being one of the only ones to stay on the stands side rail. She is down to a good mark on her old form and if she can find any improvement from that run at all she looks excellent value at 20/1 EW with 5 places on Skybet. I don’t normally like having 3 selection in one race but I cant leave any of them out, and overall 4 points on this race isnt too mad.
1 Point EW 20/1 5 Places Skybet
Deauville Flyer was 3rd in this race last year of a 5lbs higher mark. He came back to form last time out when running a great race despite coming up the straight mostly on his own on the stand side. He looks a very solid EW bet at 16/1. He has everything in his favour here even the firmer ground than his last run. He is going to be extremely difficult to knock out of the places and warrants a bigger than normal EW bet
2pts EW 16/1 Betfred/Stan James/ Totesport
Spanish Duke is the sort of frustrating horse that puts many off, but last time out he looked to travel well during the race at Goodwood, having to go wide all the way. He is a few pounds down from that and below his last winning mark. It looks to me that he may be about to come back into form and that will give him a great chance here. 20/1 looks value and worth a small bet.
1pt EW 20/1 Various