Gutted sometimes it better to follow your own advice. Never even backed the combo bet. GUTTED

 

3:05 Chantilly Arc

I’ve already gone for the 25/1 about Highland Reel a few days ago and if anyone hasn’t got on yet there is 20/1 with 4 places in Sky & Fred, that looks great value EW to me as he is a consistent horse in a poor Arc. Ill stick with my win bet and won’t add any more here on him myself.

The main thing for me in this race is what will the French go on the AOB trio combined near the off as I think they all have very decent chances are and a hardened trio maybe compared to some of the more fancied runners he has had over the years.

For now I’m going to go with a bit of value down the betting in The Great Gatsby. I’m sure this will seem a mad bet but I think he looked very good on his second last run and I wouldn’t be at all surprised if he showed a big improvement here after a very light season and on his kind of surface. 80/1 is just too big to ignore.

1 Point EW 80/1 ¼ odds 3 places Stan/Hills 80/1 1/5th VC

 

4:35 L’Abbaye 

This is a tough race and in fairness Mecca’s Angel looks a long way ahead. We’d all be in the poorhouse taking that short a price in this kind of mad race and I’ve had a bit of success in the past in this going for a long priced French horse. Today I’m going for what looks an improving printer in Finsbury Square. He caught my eye a bit a goodwood and has a bit of course form around here. He seems overpriced at 66/1 and my gut feeling is he is an improving sprinter and will outrun those odds today.

1 Point ew 66/1 ¼ Ladbrokes 66/1 1/5th VC/stan /hills

Came there with a chance and just couldn’t get into the places for anothercrossbar hit at a huge price in 4th .