These Sprints tomorrow are going to take an unbelievable amount of luck but still there is value to be found.
Highland Colori looks the value here at a big looking 25/1. He is being underestimated probably because of a poor enough run around here last time out but he was slow away and had to do too much to get involved early, then was wide into the straight. It would have taken a miracle to get close under those circumstances and that run can be ignored. It’s better to have a look at his second last run, when a good 3rd in a very decent Goodwood race. That race signalled a return to form and if he is back at all any improvement will have him right in the firing line here.
1 Point win 25/1 Coral/Betfair
Money Team hasn’t had a lot of luck in running lately, but I think he has proved best over 5 furlongs, and the step back here should really help. If he can recover the form of some of his very good 3yo handicap runs on a fast 5 furlongs he should have a decent shout here of this mark. Were probably with the right trainer for this type of race as well. 20/1 looks a bit of value for a horse with a bit of potential
1 Point win 20/1 Paddy/StanJames
Kingsgate Choice is a former winner of this race who hasn’t had much racing since. I thought his seasonal reappearance was very decent given that he probably needed the run and you’d have to think today would be the plan for this very fast sprinter. He has a very good 5lbs claimer on here and off that mark he is well capable on his old form. He seems the value of the race at 22/1. I had a good look at Hawkeyethenoo given his last very good run when I was on in the Victoria Cup but I think he may be better over further and I expect him to show up at Ascot with a chance after perhaps a midfield run here to sharpen him up.
1 Point win 22/1 tote/Fred/betfair
Actually I’ve had a change of heart here and I just can’t not have a bet on Hawkeythenoo at 16/1. The TV would be in danger of having a remote buried in it if he won and I didn’t put him up. He is obviously back to form and a 1 point win bet just in case is in order here.
1 Point win 19.0 Betfair 16/1 Generally
Top Notch Tonto has been running well in races much too good for him but this step down in class looks to be what’s required for him to get involved at a big price. He has plenty of good results on decent ground and on a line through some of these a lot higher up in the betting he is great value at 14/1. He is still only a 5yo and his standard level of form might just be enough here.
1 Point win 14/1 Various
Apostle is beginning to interest me here. He didn’t get the run of the race last time out at Chester but it looks an improvement in form over his other runs this year. 33/1 is past the point of value where I have to have a small bet. He was very consistent last year and it may only be a matter of time until he gets back into the grove. I’ll have a min bet in case today is the day he starts to show.
1 Point win 33/1 Sky/VC/Betfair