I’m about to pick the biggest price horse I’ve ever selected, as I’m hopeful I’ve found the real value in this race tomorrow. Basateen had been a disappointing horse, but has been a bit of an eye-catcher on his last few runs and has improved with each run and each step up in trip. He was particularly eye-catching last time against the top 2 in this market when anything that could have went wrong did as he got no run at all and finished well to be 4th 3 lengths behind the fav here. He steps up another 2 furlongs here and is completely unexposed over this trip. From what I’ve seen last time this may well improve him again and if it does there is no chance he is a 200/1 shot. Now let’s not get carried away as at best he is a 33/1 or 40/1 shot here but still those margins are huge and with the added bonus of his potential stepped up again I’m all over this 200/1. IF only I could get 4 places EW, but still beggars cant be choosers and we’ll have to make do with 3 places here. I’d be getting on early as these kindsof prices will go as soon as a few people stick on small enough EW bets.
2 Points EW 200/1 Paddy/Betfair/VC
He is also 150/1 W/o Fav on Betfair Ive had a Cut at that
Finsbury Square looked like an improving sprinter last year and with a run under his belt this year he could well get competitive here at a huge price. He travelled really well in the Abbay last year when just getting nosed out of the places and 66/1 is value.
1 Point EW 66/1 Generally