Thursday, 21 June 2012

3pts win THOMAS CHIPPENDALE 9/1 ( 3 firms and exchanges) King Edward VI Stakes

Astrology is worth taking on at around Evens. He won a dreadful Dee Stakes and was placed in a Derby where there was one genuine top class colt against a lower than normal quality field. Thought Worthy, was beaten entering the straight at Epsom ( Buick has deserted him here) and on previous form there is little to separate him and Noble Mission. Queally has chosen the latter over stable companion Thomas Chippendale but probably feels obliged to do so with him being closely related to Frankel and the Cecil second string looks mighty interesting here. He still had a Derby entry when disappointing in a Newbury handicap on his seasonal appearance when backed as though he was a Group horse. He put that behind him when impressively wining a Newmarket handicap in the soft last time; he'll need to be a good deal better than the bare form to win this but he still could be anything and is worth taking a chance with at the odds available.

Won 7.6/1 ( deduction for NR's)  + 22.8 pts

3pts win CARDIGAN 12/1 (Generally available) Coronation Stakes

This one could cause a surprise and buck the trends for this race. Almost all the winners of this come from G1's but apart from Beauty Parlour in France, this crop of 1m filles look well below the norm. Cardigan is pitted in at the deep end on her seasonal debut but her in form trainer does not have a habit of overfacing his charges and of course won the Derby with Shaamit on his seasonal debut. Cardigan won her only outing, a Haydock maiden last September in good style, acts with give in the ground and quite literally could be anything.

Lost - 3pts

3pts win KIRTHILL 16/1 ( 5 firms and exchanges) Wolferton Handicap

The owners of this colt like if possible to have something lined up for one of the handicaps here and Kirtling shaped really well on his seasonal debut at York last month after being slowly away and in the process ran what could be called a satisfactory trail for this. He'll be spot on here, acts on easy ground, and should give a very good account of himself.

Lost - 3pts