The starting point in these races is to pick a decent jockey and Sammy Jo Bell is on one of my old fav horses here in Gabrial’s King. He seems to be running into form all the while dropping to his last winning mark and is also back to what is probably his right trip around here. He has performed well on softer ground before and I just think he will be staying on here with the advantage of a decent jockey 14/1 looks great value
1 Point win 14/1 Generally
I’m gutted to get up this morning and see that the 10/1 is gone about Toofi. Everything is in his favour today and if he gets going at all he wins. At 10/1 it would have been a max bet but we’ll just has to go with a smaller bet now that silliness has cost us a few points.
1 Point win 15/2 Generally
Tropics has course form on soft ground and this mark is a stone below his best. He has been gradually improving this year and in this field he looks the most likely winner. 11/1 is Value
2 Points win 11/1 vc/lads/coral/boyle 10/1 generally
If Cosmelli can repeat his good run in the Northumberland plate he might look a small bit of value here at a huge price. He finished his race really well there from way to far back and although we do have to forgive him a terrible run here last time out its worth the risk at 50/1. Well go for a min win bet just in case.
½ Point win 50/1 vc/paddy/betfair
Leader Writer has some nice form on soft in France and was a decent listed class horse there. 89 is an interesting mark when you take a good look at some of his form and 20/1 is a price worth a risk. He was poor last time but if he wasn’t he wouldn’t be such a big price. A small min win bet is what to go for here.
½ Point win 20/1 fred/paddy/betfair