In my last blog post I had talked about Camelot and what it would have been like to have been there to say you saw the brilliant colt in action. Although it wasn’t a visually impressive performance it has to be said the horse was just too good for his rivals and on ground he hated. I have no doubt in my mind that he will complete the triple crown and land the Leger at Doncaster in September. Light Heavy ran a good race to finish third all things considered given that he wouldn’t have liked the ground and stepped into Group 1 company after 4 starts. I’m sure connections were thrilled and it’ll be interesting to see where he goes from here.
Moving on to today’s action, two horses at Wolverhampton take my fancy with the first being Oasis Cannes in the 3.15 but I won’t ponder on this horse too long as I fear the price might be too short when betting opens. He was a neck 2nd lto. Sir Mark Prescott has had a couple of winners recently and Luke Morris seems to be his 1st choice jockey although he uses others now and again. He is the form pick and I’d only be worried if there was a punt on one of the two newcomers.
In the 4.45 Peter Chapple-Hyam saddles Venegazzu in the 1m 4f handicap. He showed improvement for the switch to handicaps when finishing 2nd at Newcastle behind Grandiloquent last time. His mark hasn’t changed for that run and Rab Havlin retains the ride. He does sport a visor for the first time which should help bring the best out of this son of Dubawi today. Providing the horse has no great issues with the surface then I expect a good showing at the 2nd time of asking in handicap company. This mark of 71 doesn’t look beyond him. It is best priced at 4/1 in Will Hill, with other firms going 7/2. However 5/1 can be gotten if you are a Betfair user and only a 5% commission rate is taken off, giving punters a better price.
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