The big flat meetings come thick and fast now, Chester’s turn this week. I find it a great place to visit but a punting nightmare so I’m saving myself for one of my favourites meetings of the year next week’s Dante Festival at York.
I thought the Guineas winners were good but the form might not be outstanding, both were given excellent rides by Ryan Moore who is miles ahead of everyone now.
The Kentucky Derby was won by the favourite American Pharoah who I thought was given a brutal ride by Victor Espinoza, I counted upwards of thirty cracks of the whip, I love US racing and the Breeder’s Cup is one of my favourites and most profitable weekends of the season but they really need to do something about over use of the whip. The jockey is due to partner California Chrome at Royal Ascot, that could be an interesting watch and possibly costly for him.
Not the busiest week for talent spotting but still added a few to the hotlist:
CORONA BOREALIS, FLYING FANTASY, MIGHTY ZIP, OCCULT, ABLE DASH, CLOUD SEVEN & OPEN THE RED
My Punt of The Day: 7:30 Catterick – Conry – Win Bet
Back next Tuesday.
The Shrewd Tipster