Ascot – 29th April 2015

This is why I love the flat season, it’s three days before The Geaunies Meeting and we have two competitive Group Races at Ascot. The equivalent in the national hunt, would be a three runner novice chase around Plumpton.
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I attended this card last year and was a Tac De Boistron backer for this race. He won it in good style, before going on to finish second in The Yorkshire Cup. Injury forced him to miss The Gold Cup at Royal Ascot, but he confirmed his well-being when beating High Jinx at Longchamps in October.

He brings class and a strong level of form to the table, but I want to take him on. PALLASATOR finished third in the Long Distance Cup on Champions Day. He basically attempted to make all on unsuitably soft ground and only tired late home. I think Forgotten Rules is going to be a horse to follow in the next few years and my feeling is that running third to him on soft/heavy ground could prove to be an excellent piece of form.

That’s not the only thing I like about this horse, he’s also a excellent looking horse and I wouldn’t be surprised to see him win the best turned out award. He also receives weights from Tac De Boistron, although he won this race impressively under a penalty last year, this years race looks to have more depth.

I’d like to see Pallasator try to make the running again as he looks a big, galloping type. If he gets into a rhythm out front then he could and should make it difficult for anything to get to him.

On the price front I don’t think that he should be favourite, but he do think that both Pallasator and Tac De Boistron should be shorter. I would have the pair of them making about 42% of the market, currently they are taking up 32% of it.

Tac De Boistron, is now a non-runner so I would make Pallasator a 3.75 favouirte.

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Back Pallasator at 6.00 – Betfair[/symple_box]

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LIMATO has been talked up as a highly promising three year old sprinter, if the times, visual impressions and hype are all to be believed then he should be winning this. He’s currently favourite for the Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot.

This bet is all about the price for me, I actually thought that this horse would be odds-on at around the 1.90 (11/10) mark. There are some questions over the ground, if/when the rain arrives, that along with the trainers comments may have kept the price up but I can only see him shortening.

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Back Limato at 2.50 – Coral[/symple_box]

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