Lots of quality racing this afternoon, it’s difficult to know where to start but I’ll give it a go. The feature of event of the day is the Betfred Cesarewitch, 3:50 Newmarket.
It’s not a race to have a decent bet in with 36 runners taking their chance whilst a huge amount of luck in running is required, however with 6 places on offer and some fancy odds available I’ve placed two small bets for a bit of interest.
Noble Silk 28-1 EW & Swnymor 16-1 EW.
You can ignore Noble Silk’s latest effort at Chester, the trip was far too short and the soft ground wouldn’t have suited. Before that, the Lucy Wadham trained horse had been running really well in some long distance staying handicaps but had no luck in running. The horse still looks unexposed at marathon trips and with Frankie Dettori booked for the first time Noble Silk can run a solid race at huge odds providing the going stays good.
Swnymor was given a horrible ride in the Galway hurdle his first try at two miles on the flat. Near last on the turn for home the horse was finally was asked a question and came home strongly to be nearest at the finish beaten just 6 lengths and still full of running crossing the winning line.
Stable jockey Phillip Makin takes over in the saddle today and a nice run can be hoped for if he can find a decent position early doors from his horrible draw in stall 34. The favourite Quick Jack could have loads in hand and be very well handicapped but odds of 6-1 don’t appeal in this type of race whilst Swnymor would have been a lot closer to him at Galway if not set an impossible task.
Makes sure you shop round for bookies paying 6 places.
Highland Colori “3:30 York” showed he was coming back to form last time out in a competitive race. For whatever reason the horse has been disappointing this season but with conditions back in his favour for the first time in a while and the return to sprinting he looks well handicapped at the moment.
It’s a bit of a stab in the dark but at 10-1 he looks worth a few quid EW at a nice price.
Over the jumps at Chepstow in the 3:40, Southfield Theatre can be one of the smarter novice chasers around this season, I’ve heard his schooling at home has been very impressive and fitness shouldn’t be an issue for the Paul Nicholls / Sam Twiston Davies combination.