10th June 2016
Good afternoon, friends,
In today’s ATC Extra bulletin….
No doubt, like me, you are looking forward to this year’s Royal Ascot meeting – which starts on Tuesday.
We get 5-days of top Group race action backed up with some of the best handicaps run on British racecourses over the summer. It doesn’t get much better.
I know you’re probably going to want to be betting some of the big prices in those handicap races next week – so be sure to keep an eye out for me in your email box on Monday afternoon….
I’ll be bringing you a couple of little-known stats that will help you latch onto some likely types…. just a little complimentary pre-Ascot gift from me to you.
This weekend our target race is the 888Sport Charity Sprint…..
This is a Class 2 event for 3yo horses and rated 0 to 105. It is contested over the 6f trip at York tomorrow afternoon at 3.35. You can watch the race live on C4 and RUK.
A field of 20 runners goes to post on ground described this afternoon as good to firm. There’s a bit of rain around over the next 24 hours. But no deluges are forecast. The showers might serve to take some sting out of the ground.
This is a good little race and always throws up some quality animals. Last year the race was run by Twilight Son with Magical Memory back in 3rd. Both have since moved on to bigger and better things. The field the year before included Eastern Impact and Danzeno.
We’ll get to my selection in this season’s renewal in a moment. First a quick spin through the other bets I’m striking this weekend….
More value at Musselburgh and York….
Over on my paid Against the Crowd service this afternoon I’m targeting a couple of additional bets….
If you’re looking for a couple more bets for tomorrow afternoon you can access those picks free of charge right now by taking a FREE test-drive of my Against the Crowd service….
I’m going with a single selection in this race – I’m backing Rae Guest’s SHOW STEALER each-way at the 14s available this afternoon with Coral.
At just 3-years-old plenty of the runners in tomorrow’s field are open to loads of improvement. Quantifying exactly how much improvement is to come and figuring out how much of that will or won’t show out tomorrow is a job of work for a far smarter man than me.
I prefer to keep it simple in this kind of race. I want a fit and firing horse on an upward curve – available at a price.
Show Stealer fits the bill. Last time at Newmarket on seasonal debut she was very impressive in winning a decent handicap. It was by far a career-best on my figures. And she’s entitled to come on again for the run. The yard is in good form. She should get her ground. All things considered the 14s is a very nice price in my book.
How I’ll be playing….
Remember, we don’t have to be betting in hundreds to make the game worthwhile or fun. A spend of a few quid is plenty to be going on with….
Note: The bookies are up with standard place terms of 1/4 1-2-3-4. I’ll be betting this one each-way.
That’s all from me. Enjoy your weekend.
P.S. Euro 2016 starts tonight. Hosts France take on Romania. Across the tournament I’ll be following Oliver Upstone’s picks. He’s tooled-up with stats that point to value in markets the bookies don’t want you betting in. Do what the bookies like least….