Gold Cup 3:45

I’m going to back only 1 horse tomorrow as it’s not my type of racing with mostly 2yo and 3yo races. Rites Of Passage is one of my favourite horses and I can’t see past him for this tomorrow. He is the obvious form choice and I’m surprised to say the least that he isn’t favourite here.  The fact that he is in here after a break, isn’t a worry at all given that he has been very lightly raced. Even though Simenon looks best of the rest he has a long way to make up on proven group level form on the flat.7/1 looks a great price and if he can come near his best he will take some beating here.

2 Point win Rites Of Passage 7/1 Various

I’m going against my previous statement and going to back another horse in the same race. If there is a surprise here I think the most likely of the higher prices horses may well be Top Trip. His first run in the UK in the Yorkshire Cup reads well, and he looked sure there to be well suited to a further step up in trip. He is relatively  unexposed and with some pretty standard improvement here he could well get competitive here. He has some very decent middle distance form in France last year and looks a decent price at 20/1.

1 Point win 20/1 Coral & Stan James