Wednesday, 20 June 2012

3 pts win KAILANI 10/1 ( 4 firms and exchanges) Ribblesdale Stakes

This is a cracking renewal of this event with a field as strong as the Oaks itself with genuine in depth quality. The Epsom race was a messy affair with a few not getting the rub of the green. One of these was Kailani who had previously looked a top class middle distance prospect when winning the Pretty Polly. Godolphin have a solid record in this event and Kailani looks outstanding value at double fig odds.

Lost - 3pts

2pts win FROG HOLLOW 11/1 ( 5 firms and exchanges) Britannia H;cap
1pt win SWITZERLAND  28/1 (Betfair) Britannia H'cap

The form of the Betfred Silver Bowl looks sure to work out really well over the next few weeks. The winner Gabrial looks Group class in all but name, and the winer of that event last year, Sagramour, went on to take this event.

Frog Hollow finished fourth in the Haydock race, after not quite getting the run of the race . He appeals very much as one who will improve and take one of these big handicaps and it is interesting that the blinkers are fitted on him for the first time here. He looks a very likely contender indeed.

Switzerland finished just ahead of Frog Hollow in the Haydock race after racing prominently for most of the way. Though he is starting to look exposed, horses from his yard can suddenly start to show unexpected improvement when they have looked to have levelled out and drawn near Frog Hollow, he could easily outrun his odds.

Lost - 3pts

3 pts win URIAH HEEP 14/1 (Ladbrokes and Betfair) King George V H'cap

Uriah Heep looks the proverbial Group horse in disguise. He got bogged down when well beaten behind Astrology in the Dee Stakes but the fact that connections had put him in a Derby trial instead of climbing through the handicap ranks is a real hint and he now gets his chance in a handicap off a mark that he is very likely going to clearly surpass sometime soon. It will be both disappointing and surprising if he does not take a hand in the finish here.

Lost - 3pts