3:50 Haydock

Sole Power and Gordon Lord Byron should really be well clear of these on all known form, but when I looked at the race earlier this week I set a bar of 20/1 on the price of Pearl Secret and now that he is available at 25/1 I’ll be going with that for value. The ground here should be more suitable than the good-firm he won on last week and he is still a relatively unexposed sprinter after only 11 runs. He has never raced over 6 but the way he finished here over 5 in the Temple Stakes makes it a risk worth taking at the price.

1 Point win 36 Betfair 1 Point Place 10 Betfair

I always like to go with something at a huge price in these races and this time I think Maarek might be able to get involved at a huge 50/1 on Betfair. The ground probably isn’t really soft enough for his best form but he has some decent form on decent ground and is just the type to suddenly kick into form at the end of the season, like he has done every year. Over 50/1 is value, even in these conditions.

1 Point Place 13, ½ Point win 55 Betfair

Ascot 1:55

Don’t Call Me was one of my better bets of the flat season over this C&D and he got duly placed at 33/1. He didn’t really get the best of runs there and I think he can run well again here at 14/1 which looks about 4 points too big. He is still well in on his old form of this mark

1 Point win 14/1 BetVictor

Ascot 5:15

Zero Money is a horse I’ve been waiting for to get back to form. He has almost perfect 0000 for this year and was much the same towards the end of last year until this week when he won fairly easily at Lingfield of a higher mark than today. He has been breaking well and not staying but I’m pretty sure that one of these days he will not get caught and I’ll be there at big odds until that day comes.

1 Point win 25/1 Generally vc/stan/coral