Excellent Guest must be one of my most profitable horses; he has given me a few wins at big prices and also got placed on a number of occasions. He loves Ascot, 7 furlong’s is his best trip and is back down to his last winning mark. 25/1 with 6 places in paddy power is a very decent concession and worthy of a larger than usual bet for me.
2 Points EW 25/1 6 Places Paddy Power
Scratching around looking for backup in this race and came across Georgian bay who won the race on the wrong side of the track in the Victoria Cup last time out here. There were some very good Ascot Stalwart’s over that side including my fancy Excellent guest and given that he is very well drawn today in 28 he should stands a much better chance today. The 6 places with paddy power again looks value at 28/1 . In addition I picked Santefisio the other day and he ran an eye-catching enough race, and will surely be set to run a repeat of last year when he also ran in both and finished a good 4th in this again on the wrong side. He is well drawn near the middle and although I was hoping for a bigger price I’d be kicking myself not to have a saver on him now.
1 Point EW Georgian bay 28/1 6 Places Paddy Power
1 Point win Santefisio 25 Betfair
Wigmore Hall looks down to a great mark should love the ground and really after only 1 run this season should be spot on for this. He has been dropped too much for a poor AW run at the end of last season. 22/1 with 4 places looks miles too big.
2 Points EW 22/1 4 Places BetVictor
1 Point EW Double Betfair SportsBook
22/1 4 Places Wigmore Hall and 25/1 5 Places Excellent Guest
Tapestry is an interesting price looking this race as for some reason I can’t like anything lower priced. She was a very good 2yo but flopped badly in the 1000, when obviously not right. I’m going to give her a decent chance to get back on track here. 12/1 looks value enough for the risk.
1 Point win 12/1 Various