2:25 Haydock Sprint Cup
This is as easy a pick as I’ve had in a while. The Tin Man is a dual Group 1 winner over 6 furlongs, has form on soft and was 2nd in this last year when he was slow away. He is a better horse than Brando and is more than twice the price. He does have a poor run last time out to forgive but that is always the way in sprints. 8/1 is huge he is a 9/2 shot here. The fav could struggle on this ground
3 Points win 8/1 Fred/Paddy/VC/tote/boyles/betfair
The Grey Gatsby moved to Dermot Weld and has been caught up in a stable hugely out of form since. I thought he traveled well last time until he ran out of puff over 12 furlongs. This has always been his trip and he has landed here with decent ground and at a huge price in the worst edition of this race ever run. 66/1 is easily worth the risk , especially now the stable has come back to form.
1.5 Points EW 66/1 Bet365 1/4 Place 66/1 1/5th elsewhere
At much shorter odds (12/1) I’ll take a chance on the other Weld horse. The mare has twice come up short in GP1 races but she will love today’s easier ground, is lightly raced for a 5YO, still looks to have some improvement in her and may just cause a bit of a surprise
Good luck with the Grey Gatsby.