Another poor day by our standards as we managed a few placed horses but no out and out winners. It happens, we need to keep trying and sticking to what made us a years worth of great profits. Today is another day and we are ready.
Last years winner Chancery comes here after a spin over 10f ready to step up to his winning distance with both his trainer and jockey in great nick, as they always seem to be at this time of year – or these days, any time of year. Lahaag has been highly tried and appears to be at the right handicap mark and on the right surface to win for Johnnie G and Paul Hanagan and the globe trotting Wigmore Hall has come back to form at a handicap mark that means on this course he can win.
I used to cheer Double Trigger on at this course and over this trip and I love these staying stars. Sadly I think this trip is too short for Estimate and I think he tried his heart out at Ascot. Not sure how much is left in the tank now. Pale Mimosa I think would also like further and Times Up, although he won over this trip in France last time out he doesn’t perform quite so well at this level. That leaves us with Cavalryman who Keiron Fallon says is better than ever, so who are we to argue?
Our bet : 4 units win Cavalryman @ 9-4 with Bet365
3.05 Skybet City of York Stakes Listed 7F
Only one 3yo has won this in the last 10 years but I still fancy the chances of Ertijaal who ran a blinder at Chester on his latest run and has both ground and course to his liking and will love a fast pace to run at. Rerouted is also back to 7f and will be spot on for Mike DeKock, he will also love conditions. However it is hard to ignore Glory Awaits whose trainer has tasted success already this week and who as a horse is getting better and better and nearly back to his Group 1 best.
Our bet :
At the other end of the racing scale is our speedsters over 5 furlongs – love them as well. These hot headed speed balls are so physically impressive. The Linford Christie’s of the equine world. My four to whittle down is the obvious Sole Power who just keeps winning and looked better than ever at Royal Ascot. Shea Shea who was astounding when winning at Meydan and hasn’t recreated that just yet, Hot Streak who chased Sole Power and will be stronger and better for this run and still gets a couple of pounds for being 3 and Rangali who sprinted past Catcall in France recently to record an easy win. I will be backing two in this race and as I never back Sole Power and he always wins I cant back him this time either.
Our bet :
4.20 Skybet Are you in? Convivial Maiden Stakes 7f
Tough race to bet in with so many who will improve for the run and some well bred debutants. Acaster Malbis has the best form of those we have seen and better than the second favourite Swot, who needs to improve to be in front of him. I also like Muffareh of the unbraced horses and will be looking to see support for him.
4.55 Nationwide Accident Repair Services Stakes Hcp 1 mile
Tricky finishing handicap and I have it down to three. Munaaser was mightily impressive after bolting up at Newmarket and will be popular. Extremity was good over his latest win and if there is any rain Leesha comes in to the reckoning
Our bet : 2 units e/w Munaaser @ 5-2 with Bet 365