Red Cadeaux a gift for punters!
12 July 2012
3.00 Newmarket - Red Cadeaux (5/2 available with several firms)
Lady Mango was a 7/1 winner for us here on the blog yesterday, which sets us up nicely for the July meeting that starts at Newmarket today. Unfortunately the going for the start of the meeting is described as soft, which is disappointing for all those speedy, classy, fast ground horses out there. At the moment, as a result of the weather, they are on a permanent holiday, I am afraid. Nonetheless the action at Newmarket this week will be compelling and with a bit of luck we will be able to find a winner or two.
My selection today is Red Cadeaux in the 3.00pm at Newmarket. I think this horse is improving and his 110 speed figure last time when behind Sea Moon is a much better figure than any of his rivals today have posted. Some will point to the fact that he has to give upwards of 3lb to his rivals, but this does not worry me as I am not convinced that this is a strong Group 2 and his rivals are not solid Group 2 performers. I fear Harris Tweed if he bowls along in front and gets an easy lead at the head of affairs, but even if he does I fancy Red Cadeaux to run him down late on.
Many thanks to those of you who mailed the Racing UK studio last night and in particular I would like to single out Jez who sent us in seven selections for the meeting and bagged five winners. I would also like to credit Paul, who also mailed in and correctly told us that Godolphin would have a treble. Well done lads, great tipping!
Talking of the Godolphin operation, after watching Frankie ride three winners for them last night it is blindingly clear to me that he is still one of the best in the business. Rumours of his demise are not just premature, they are ridiculous. He is still a brilliant judge of pace, strong in a finish and tactically better than most. Within the Godolphin family he is still an important cog in the wheel in that he will serve as a mentor to the young Mickael Barzalona, whose dream must be to be as good as Dettori one day. For me though Dettori is vital still to Godolphin simply because he can still be relied upon to give their horses top-class rides.
I am at Epsom tonight with my friend and colleague James Willoughby. We will be looking at some sectional times from day one of the July meeting and also will be trying to bag a winner or two along the way. Our biggest task, however, will be to stay dry and I suspect as far as that is concerned we are on a loser.
All the best folks