Hayley is Primed for success
22 June 2012
I am sure that Frankie Dettori` will have gone to bed last night with a huge smile on his face after his bullish victory in the Gold Cup. After all the press over the last few months he put up a classic performance to edge out his young pretender Mr Barzalona and showed everyone that he is still number one. Not that we needed telling, but it was genuinely nice to see that everyone was happy that Frankie won the race; everyone loves a winner and Frankie is a the best of those at Ascot. The only time I can remember a similar feeling of the collective joy of Frankie's victory at a sporting event was when the ever popular Darren Clarke won the Open and gave everyone that nice warm feeling that the nice guy came out on top. The flying dismount was never cheered so loud, well done Frankie! It was also interesting to see the inside track on the stewards inquiry and we all know Frankie is a good talker so the that contest was only ever going to have one outcome.
Congratulations to fellow Racing UK blogger Tanya Stevenson after she tipped up 16/1 and 20/1 winners on Tuesday. Today I am going to hope our very own Hayley Turner can bang in a winner when she rides Primaeval in the last race at the premier meeting. James Fanshawe knows how to win at Ascot and his six year old is ultra consistent. Hayley seems happy that the horse has the pace for this seven furlongs and a central draw will mean Hayley will have the choice off where best to go to follow the early speed. I have several other list horses that I will be following today they are: Gatewood, who really impressed last time out at Epsom. She came from a mile back and looked like she still had a bit in hand at the line. Luca Cumani's Danadana and Seamus Durack's Qaraaba both have interlinking form with John Gosden's favourite and as I can’t choose between them I will have a small combination forecast and tri-cast. Well you will never know if you don’t try!
If you discount the last run of John Gosden's Elusive Kate in America you must be impressed with her form. Most of her past performances have the words 'comfortably' or 'easy' in the in-running comments. She has the form in the book to beat the O'Brien horse, Mr Stoute's horses are not impressing for me at the moment and I think Mr Gosden may have a 1-2-3 in the race.
Yesterdays 'LAY horse' Fame and Glory thankfully finished out of the frame and his stable companion Astrology is another horse from Ballydoyle that will be over-bet and too short to back today so I will be taking him on and hoping that his run behind Camelot flattered him
Good luck today.
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Lay of the Day
Today's LAY selections should be set up at the usual rates @2.2win market and 1.44 place LAY
3.05 Ascot: Astrology
Today’s Competition Selections (10 points win)
3.45 Ascot: Elusive Kate
5.35 Ascot Primaeval