I won’t be getting too involved today but below are the two bets I have had.
5:20 Ascot – Star Of Southwold had to be worth a small each way at 20/1 providing the 8 left in all run. Silvester De Sousa has an outstanding record on three-year olds in three-year old plus handicaps for Mr Hannon over the last two years.
5:35 York – Artair produced one of my top two year old ratings when winning on soft ground back in May, a couple of lesser efforts since have been on faster ground and the form of his last race looks solid with the second placed runner that day who was making his debut going on to win his next two, the latest by over 8 lengths and is now rated 96. 17/2 I thought a very fair price for a trainer who generally operates at a 26.2% strike rate in Nurseries in July and hopefully the ground will stay soft. Que Amoro looks the danger if handling the soft ground.