What a great day last Saturday proved to be, I hope you all got stuck into Tominator last week at a sizzling 8/1. He was given a great ride to get up in the shadow of the post. Under topweight that was a group class performance and I will be fascinated to see where Jonjo sends him next.
On that subject what is it with all the jumps trainers bagging the big prizes this season on the flat. Jonjo at York and here Nicky Henderson at Ascot. I was talking to some of the guys watching work on the heath at Newmarket the other morning and we were saying where will it end, will we see Stoutey and Willie Haggas turning up at Cheltenham with a few novice chasers!! Maybe not!
Today is a great day at Sandown you get chance to see the Coral Eclipse. It’s the first chance we get to see the top three year olds against the older horses. Mars represents the three year olds and this talented colt should give Ryan Moore a terrific yard. He was given a stinker by Hughes in the Derby then was dropped back to a mile last time. This should be his trip and he needs to deliver today. Aiden also runs Declaration of War who has it do on form but is a horse they are very excited about. The fave is Roger Charlton’s Al Kazeem who is three from three this season and has matured into a serious Group one horse. To add to the mix we have The Fugue who was set too much to do by the increasingly erratic William Buick last time and you can see this is a race to savour. It’s a race I won’t play heavy in because a lot will depend on the pace and tactics but gun to the head I think Moore may well run them down close to home on Mars.
We however for the Saturday special to hopefully follow up the mighty Tominator last week are going in the 3.15 at Sandown which is a cracker in its own right. The one we are on here is the Ed Dunlop trained Auction ridden by the man with the worst comeback since Rickie Hatton, Frankie Dettori. Don’t let that put you off Dettori is still all class and this horse could well give him a big winner. Auction was second at Ascot but this smaller field will suit and she should be backed each way at 15/2 with 888sport.
It should be a great days racing and there are some cracking bets lined up for my private service members, trust in the Don and sign up, it’s the best bet you will ever make!
Back next Saturday.
The Gambling Don