Our two winners this week Mountain Rescue and Milrow both came out of their races sound and in good form. We haven’t made any plans for either horse yet but it’s possible both might have one more outing before going on their holidays.
Good racing today and plenty of ways to give the bookies your money, mainly the Cambridgeshire, 4:10 Newmarket. I don’t mind having a throw away tenner in this type of races but that’s it.
For what it’s worth my 2 against the field are Very Talented at 14-1 and one of our trainer’s horses “Chris Wall” First Sitting priced at 40-1.
Very Talented is held in high regard by Godolphin, the horse has an issue at Newmarket back in April so we can forget that effort. On his comeback run a few weeks ago Very Talented was a sound 3rd behind the smart Aclaim. This was at a time the yard was still under par with the Newmarket virus whilst it’s a fair bet Very Talented might have just needed that run after 6 months off the racecourse.
At bigger odds First Sitting looks overpriced, he’ll need a fast pace though as he stays 12 furlongs. Our syndicate trainer runner, was a very good 2nd in France last time out and jockey James Doyle is 2-3 on him. If First Sitting is able to keep within striking distance of the leaders he’ll be rattling home late in the day. Some bookies are paying first six places so shop around.
I’m looking forward to seeing Lady Aurelia again, she runs in the Cheveley Park Stakes at 2:55. Lady Aurelia was incredible at Royal Ascot and went on to win the Mony in France. I would prefer to see her over 5 furlongs as she looks like a true speedster but she seemed to stay ok last time out. Queen Kindly will be picking up the pieces if Lady Aurelia does too much too soon.
Something for all today with a cracking card of National Hunt racing at Market Rasen also taking place.
Nachi Falls looks overpriced imo in the 2:00, his form is stronger than anything else in this race on paper. The odds of 9-2 look a few points big although he does have to give weight away. I've backed him EW 2 places only.
Cloonacool looks to have been setup to win the Prelude stakes again in the 2:35. His prep is an identical path to last year’s win i.e coming into this from a break. Cloonacool would be my pick but I hope one of Dr Newlands horses claims the win.