I’m afraid the price of Sole Power has gone past the point of lunacy. The fact that he is better at 5 furlongs is probably not in doubt but in fairness he hasn’t run that much at 6 and with his luck required in running in those group 1 sprints with big fields he has done ok. His 4 th in the Betfred Sprint Cup last year was a top class performance and he is possibly the only horse who could have got that close from the position he was in 2 furlongs out. Literally nothing went right and he stayed on as if the trip was certainly no problem. In this small field on decent ground I’m scratching my head at 5/1 especially after a top class performance in Dubai. He doesn’t even need to be at his best to stand a great chance here. Gordon Lord Byron obviously has the form to beat him at this trip but it’s his first run this year.
2 Points win 5/1 Bet365/Totesport/Fred
Suegigo looked a stayer on the up in the Chester Cup and Northumberland place last year and had another few decent runs after of a higher mark than this. He had a reasonable seasonal opener over a trip too short and then disappointed the Chester Cup, but that race is a lottery at the best of times and he never got involved. I think he can show his true form here of this trip and looks a big price at 16/1. I’m also going with and old favourite of mine in Ill De Re who should come on from his first run this year and hasn’t run over this trip enough in the last year or so. There is a few bits of hope in some of those run while he has plummeted in the handicap and I wouldn’t be surprised if there was going to be a step up today. 50/1 looks superb value
1 Point win Suegioo 16/1 Various
1 Point EW 50/1 Ill De Re VC / Ladbrokes/Betfair
Very easy pick here in Jack Dexter. There is nothing between a lot of these and in that case the best value easily is Jack at 18/1. He ran right up to form last time out and with a bit of cut in the ground here he won’t be far away. He generally runs over 6 furlongs but has a couple of very good runs in the Kings Stand to prove his Speed. He is around a 10/1 shot here really so 18/1 is a bargain.
1 Point win 18/1 VCBET
Grumeti gave a decent account of himself last time out on the flat over what was probably too short a trip on very fast ground. Today’s trip over 2 Furlongs further and on Good ground will bring him right into the action in what looks a weak enough affair for such a decent pot. He is 4lbs better of with the fav here on their last run and over this trip that indicates to me there won’t be much between them today. There is way too much of a difference in price here so the 12/1 about the selection is value.
1 Point win 12/1 Generally
I thought to myself that’s the boat missed when my selection Gramercy just failed last week at 20/1, but I think he is value again here as the softer ground today will definitely suit him and he is surly on a good mark still.
1 Point win 12/1 Generally