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Journey to progress again?

Going to look at the Coronation Cup and the Oaks. With both races there are plenty of unknown factors to weigh up, which makes accurate pricing even more difficult.

The going at Epsom is Good and a warm cloudy day is forecast.

Epsom 3.10 1m4f  Investec Coronation Cup (Group 1) (4yo+)

Highland Reel sets the standard if at his best. He was well below form on his latest start in Dubai in unsuitable conditions.

Journey progressed throughout last season, putting up her best performance at Ascot on her final start in October. Today is her seasonal debut. She could be the one to take advantage if Highland Reel is below par.

I provisionally go:

Highland Reel 9/4

Journey 7/2


Epsom 4.30 1m4f  Investec Oaks (Group 1) (3yo)


Enable stayed on well to win at Chester and is expected to go close.

However there’s a chance that Rhododendron could be a higher class filly and can continue Aidan O’Brien’s excellent record in this race.

She ran an excellent second in the 1000 Guineas behind subsequent Irish Guineas winner Winter.

I provisionally go:

Rhododendron  1/1

Enable   5/1


Looking to build upon a good start to the week with two winners from our only three bets plus the additional race analysis for members own use has been extremely accurate providing more selective  winners.

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