Really busy week at Ascot but managed to get everything reviewed and here is my additions from the meeting to the hotlist, get them in your tracker:
ORVAR (R Hannon) strong in betting so watched it closely, had no chance from draw and way race was developed but won the race on his side.
SPECULATIVE BID (D Elsworth) you know you’re going to need luck with Spencer riding and came from too far back as usual when hampered, will win the Bunbury Cup at Newmarket on 11th of July.
ACAPULCO (W Ward) a monster of a 2yo, must feed them well in the US, the Nunthorpe at York can be won by this age group as they get a fantastic weight concession, as soon as ante post betting is opened and it’s entered I’m filling my boots!
SCOTTISH (A Balding) ran a great race on handicap debut despite been draw out in the car park, way ahead of his mark and could prove better than a handicapper in the long term.
BARTEL (E Vaughan) met trouble in running after a slow start but very promising run and well ahead of his mark.
PORTAGE (M Halford) was very strong in the betting so watched him closely met trouble in running and although finishing only 17th is miles better than that and will win nice races.
FAMOUS KID (Suroor) fancied him ante post for Chester Cup but wide draw and soft ground killed his chances, back down in trip here ran well but met trouble in running when making his move.
PROVENANCE (Stoute) found loads of trouble in running form wide draw but finished strongly, bred to improve with age and one to follow.
My Punt of The Day: 3:00 Brighton – Flying Bear – Win Bet
Back next Tuesday.
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