With the abandonment of Ayr we are left with three flat turf meetings in Britain today plus a National Hunt fixture in Ireland. I will be keeping a close watch on the latter as part of my preparations for the fast approaching main jumps campaign.
We are concentrating on a race each from Newbury and Newmarket this morning, the going at both is Good.
2.50 Newbury 6f Dubai Duty Free Mill Reef Stakes (Group 2) (Class 1) (2yo)
Invincible Army looked to have progressed further when winning on the polytrack at Kempton on his latest start. He sets the form standard.
James Garfield was just touched off over 7f at York after looking sure to win. Dropping back to 6f here isn’t sure to suit.
Enjazaat steps back up in class after easily winning a listed race at Ripon.
Invincible Army looks sure to run a big race and is preferred. 3/1 on offer early.
Invincible Army 5/2
James Garfield 4/1
5.30 Newmarket 1m (Row) discovernewmarket.co.uk Fillies’ Handicap (Class 3) (3yo+ 0-95)
Panova is a noted horse who is proving to be a disappointment. Cheek-pieces are fitted today.
She ties in closely with Dubara on Goodwood form.
Also at Goodwood, Shenanigans stayed on well to win and is progressive. The market reflects her chance.
I price the main contenders:
The Ayr Gold Cup meeting was the centrepiece of the week and losing all three days meant we were left with some pretty unsuitable betting cards elsewhere. So it has been a quiet week with one winner from our two bets so far.
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