Plenty of competitive racing today, it’s impossible to go through every meeting in detail so i’ve gone with a couple of horses that have been highlighted before and placed two bets.
First up is London Citizen in the 5:40 at Newmarket trained by the very shrewd Chris Wall. The selection ran a cracker on stable debut, returning from a near two year absence London Citizen was unlucky and would have gone very close to winning if not for trouble in running.
The horse came out again just 15 days later and it’s safe to say he bounced as so many do on their 2nd run back after a long absence. London Citizen has not been seen since and looks to have been given plenty of time by connections, he’s on a competitive mark and if back to his best the price of 12-1 EW looks a couple of points too big.
It’s a risky selection but a repeat performance of his first time out effort this season should see him run a decent race whilst some of the horses towards top of the market look a bit exposed.
Gospel Choir 7:05 Windsor is the class act in the field, he has to carry a Group penalty but has achieved miles more than anything else in this race and he really should be able to defy top weight if running to form.
Trained by Sir Michael Stoute Gospel Choir has won a couple of Group 2 races whilst returned in great form this season with a win in a Listed race then just beat into 3rd in another Group 2, the form of both races couldn’t have worked out any better.
There’s couple of worries, firstly regular jockey Ryan Moore can’t ride due to injury so Ted Durcan steps in. No doubt Ted will have ridden Gospel Choir at home but that’s not the same as racing riding whilst the good to soft ground is small concern. We don’t want any further rain.
If the weather stays dry "keep an eye out" and the jockey gets it right Gospel Choir can give weight away and beat these, the price of 7-4 is more than fair.