Trying to find one here with a bit of potential at a decent price is difficult as most of the improvers are near the top of the market. One that catches the eye all the same is Carnival King. He has a progressive profile after a nice Newmarket maiden win and then finished out last season with a decent looking run in a good handicap run at Goodwood. He has run well fresh a couple of times and is this yards only representative here. If he can go on the softer ground here he looks nicely enough treated and could well have plenty of improvement in him at a decent looking 33/1
1 Point EW 33/1 tote/fred/stan/betway
Sirius Prospect is one who did me a few favours in the past but didn’t have a great season last year. He didn’t get the greatest run of luck a few times and still caught the eye enough to make him of interest at a huge price here. He loves softer ground and after a few runs on the all-weather to get him fit, he could well outrun his big price here. He is 50/1 with Coral with 5 places and 40/1 with 5 places elsewhere. That looks a bit of value
Also in this race of interest at a huge price is Stipulate. He was a near top class horse when seen here 2 years ago with a very consistent run in Group races for the Cecil’s. He went to Australia and although he ended out disappointing he had won a very decent race of a break in 2014. His record fresh is very good and chances are he should be ready to go here of what looks a very workable mark. 40/1 with 5 places looks value, and this stable is well capable of getting him ready for a big run here.
1 Point EW Sirius Prospect 50/1 5 places Coral 40/1 5 places elsewhere
1 Point EW Stipulate 40/1 5 places 365/sky/lads and others
Maarek hasn’t had enough opportunity to run on softer ground over the last year or more and he finally gets that chance here. If he is ready to go here on his first run this year he could be very hard to beat in perfect conditions as he is basically a group 1 horse on soft.
1 Point win 6/1 Generally
Intransigent has been running well here this year and was good last time out in the big sprint at Lingfield. This is a weaker race and he is well capable of winning this even with top weight. 12/1 looks about twice the price he should be at I’ll have to go with a 2 point win bet.
2 Points win 12/1 365/vc/lads and others