Barton Antix landed something of a gamble at Wincanton yesterday as he was returned at a BSP of 2.12 having been freely available at 7-4 BOG at the time of posting.
Today’s shortlist comprises of…
Ascot 2.30 Solow
Cork 3.35 Akira
Ffos Las 3.10 Voix D’eau
Solow comes here proven in every respect having won the Queen Mary at the Royal meeting. Has since followed up in the Sussex Stakes at Glorious Goodwood, and although not one to win by very far he sets a very high standard here, even for the likes of Gleneagles, should that one take his chance.
Akira is not the most prolific but the combination of a hood and a tongue tie did the trick over C&D in a conditions race last time, and he has previously shaped with promise in Listed company. The 5-2 BOG available is not the worst bet you could place today.
Voix D’eau failed to justify favouritism on his chasing debut at Stratford last time and has something to prove here, and has yet to fulfil the potential he has promised to show since arriving from France.
I’m going for…
Ascot 2.30 SOLOW
…as my best of the day. Freddie Head and Maxine Guyon couldn’t speak more highly of him and he merits a 1 pt recommended bet today.