1 Nice winner and 2 fallers seems a bit less than i expected yesterday with a confident few selections, but still a bit of profit none the less and hopefully the start of a long overdue upswing
Hong Kong Sprint
Sole Power just isn’t an 8/1 shot here. This isn’t the best of these races, and I don’t go along with the worry about the trip over 6 furlongs as much as most. If he gets a gap a fast ground 6 furlongs wont be any issue. He was 2nd last year and looks to me to be a minimum of 2-3 points too big.
2 Points win 8/1 Generally
Astracad may well have found his level here. He is infuriating lately as he really should be winning soon with some of his placed performances in the last 2 years. He is down to a career low mark with a good 5lbs claimer on here and will carry bottom weight. 13/2 looks value.
2 Points in 13/2 VC & Coral
I’m not one to look a total gift horse in the mouth but Rock on Ruby is fairly long odds on in this race on these terms on decent ground. He didn’t run up to expectations last time out but has been poor enough before first time out before and doesn’t need to be at his best here. Form and orderly queue.
3 Points win 13/8
In addition I think The New One should also be shorter so the double at best prices of 8/15 new one and 13/8 rock on ruby with VCbet and a few others looks huge at over 3/1
2 Point’s double 13/8 & 8/15 VCbet
I’ve looked at this race countless times over the last day or so and I just can’t find anything of value here other than the Favourite Caid Du Berlais. His finish last time in a vastly superior race in the Paddy Power was eye popping on further viewing, particularly his last 2 jumps. He should be even better on the sounder surface . I’m coming to the opinion that 5lbs is nowhere near enough to stop him here given the depth and strength of the paddy power. 4/1 looks value as much as I hate backing favourites in these races.
2 Points win 4/1 Generally