Saturday, 19 May 2012

2pts win REWARDED 8/1 (Generally available) Blue Square London Gold Cup
1pt win CLAYTON 25/1 (Betfair) Blue Square London Gold Cup

All eyes will be on Thomas Chippendale who still holds a Derby entry but with all the value gone there are alternatives to consider and Rewarded, who has a St James Palace entry himself, is an interesting proposition . Admittedly, he will need to settle better than he has done in his recent races but if he can relax then this step up in trip looks certain to bring about further improvement and with the easyish ground posing no problem, he should play a big role in this.

Clayton is another who goes on todays surface. He ran well in an OK'ish handicap at Musselburgh on only his second career start  and  looks the type who will go on improving and win a nice handicap or two this season. Although this looks a hot event with perhaps one or two hidden gems lining up, it will only take a couple to disappoint to put him bang in there.

Lost - 3pts