I’m struck here by the market as it looks the wrong way around to me. Nothing at all has gone right for Across the Stars in his last 2 runs at Lingfield and the Derby and I really fancy his to prove the best of the English Derby failures on show here. He probably looked the best in the Lingfoeld Derby trial and I would have him in here as a fairly solid 7/1 shot at best. The 12/1 on offer everywhere looks great value. I don’t really rate the favourite.
2 Points win 12/1 generally.
Fair Play to Frankie here for the 3rd time this week he prodived us with a winner, and for the second time with a superlative ride.
As always when looking for a big price we are going to have to forgive a bad run or something ,and that’s exactly what’s needed here. Windshear was a very solid 12 furlong horse last year against some top class opposition and if he were to recover that after a break since his last poor run at Doncaster he would stand a chance here. He has some form on soft and is down to a workable mark. He also has some useful Royal Ascot form when 2nd in the King George Handicap 2 years ago. This race looks littered with horses that are probably too high in the weights and 33/1 looks value.
1 Point EW 33/1 Stan/Coral/Betfair
Never in it really
Buratino could well be the 2nd best horse in this race as he went too early against the favourite last time out and got passed by Donjuan Triumphant near the finish. To me he still looked like the best of the others and although we have to ignore the soft ground my gut is around here over 6 he will be very competitive and 18/1 looks huge. He is also 10/1 w/o the Favourite. If I leave her out there is just no way he is a 10/1 shot here and that’s what ill go for.
1 Point win w/o Fav 10/1 365 9/1 vc/paddy Non-Runner