I’ve made up my mind here that Pearl Secret is completely the wrong price here and in my view is actually 3rd favourite in this field. There isn’t a lot between him and Hot Steak and unless Shea Shea can produce the goods tomorrow it is going to be difficult to knock him out of the places. With all that said Sole Power doesn’t even need to be at his best to win this comfortably. It is difficult to know what bet to make here, but ill go with a decent EW Bet as I figure him as a 9/1 shot really and 50% margins can’t be refused any time. Ill also go for a 1 point spend on a small Tote Trifecta on Betfair with the above 4 Horses Mentioned.
2 Points EW 18/1 Pearl Secret Stan James ¼ the odds 123
1 Point Tote Trifecta Betfair Pearl Secret, Sole Power, Hot Steak, Shea Shea
Lahaag has been quietly improving this year while steadily dropping in handicap mark and arrives here on an over-generous looking mark of 92. He won a handicap last year over this c&d off 5 lbs higher and in general has a very decent record at York. 16/1 looks generous and worth of a decent EW Bet
2 Points EW 16/1 Generally