4 To Comply with: Some Christmas Magic

Royal Ascot Day Two: Selections and Naps

‘Twas the Saturday earlier than Christmas and all via the home, everybody was punting even the little mouse. As a result of it was the Lengthy Stroll and everybody wished to see, Champ and Dashel and even Paisley! Plus three extra on the cardboard, so don’t sit in sorrow. Right here’s this week’s pre-Christmas 4 To Comply with!



Christmas Champ

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2:25 – Lengthy Stroll Hurdle (Grade One) – Champ @ 11/2 (William Hill, Unibet, BetUK)

Champ has most likely the perfect first trip file out of any horse on this race. Solely final time, after a break of 110 days, at Aintree did he not sustain that pattern. However by no means low cost this horse, as his new discovered love for hurdling has made him a lot stronger. He received this race in 2021 first trip and there’s no purpose for him to do it once more right here.

I additionally query why the market is discounting Paisley Park, did they not watch the Lengthy Distance Hurdle at Newbury? This race is that little bit longer than Newbury’s and he would have wished each yard of it to win final trip. For 2 veterans’, who we all know can carry out to a excessive class on their day, Paisley Park shouldn’t be 13/2 (Common).

The identical may be mentioned concerning the highest rated horse within the race, Dashel Drasher. I feel many individuals neglect his win within the Ascot Chase of 2021, after which went to discover a extra profitable profession over hurdles. Simply because their ages are double digits shouldn’t imply their odds are. And on the again of a tricky efficiency, at a observe he likes, he must be shorter than 9/1 (William Hill, Betfred, BetUK).


Christmas Playing cards

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3:00 – Silver Cup H’cap Chase (Premier) – Blackjack Magic @ 9/2 (William Hill)

Blackjack Magic was implausible at Wincanton and he can add one other cup to his assortment immediately. While he has been raised six kilos, he’s performing a pound beneath his true mark which places him at a slight benefit. Coach Anthony Honeyball desires the bottom to be softer, but when he can beat an excellent going Threeunderthrufive on his not most popular floor, he can do it once more.

In latest renewals, 4 double-priced winners have received the race, so you’ll have to have a look at horses that can have come on for a run. That’s precisely what Change Hitter has achieved. A great performer on good-to-soft, he definitely may have come on for his run ending third final trip on seasonal reappearance. Two kilos decrease, he has a menace at 18/1 (William Hill, BetVictor, Boylesports).


Iberico The Lord

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3:35 – Change Trophy H’cap Hurdle (Premier) – Iberico Lord @ 11/4 (William Hill, BetUK)

Iberico Lord is presumably essentially the most spectacular handicap horse this season. His efficiency within the Greatwood Hurdle blew many away, and the shape from Sonigino and Go Dante backs it up. If the five-year-old backs it up once more, we might not see him once more till the County Hurdle on the Pageant. He appears to be like to have the beating of the sector immediately and might present one other implausible efficiency immediately.

Means down the market, Moveit Like Minnie makes some enchantment, regardless that the rank outsider. He got here near beating Sonigino at Huntingdon final February and has steadily been progressing via the courses. Finn Lambert takes 5 kilos off him, so he stays a pound above his final successful mark at Huntingdon in November. There could also be one thing at 25/1 (Common).



Comply with That Star

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12:55 – Betfred Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle (Listed) – Lunar Discovery @ 6/1 (William Hill)

The bottom at Haydock is heavy tomorrow, so mud lovers solely want apply in the event you’re punting there. And one who caught my eye was Jimmy Moffat’s Lunar Discovery. She has a knack for heavy floor, successful on it three out of 3 times in her profession. She’s markedly stepped up at school, however with the heavy floor to assist her, her value holds numerous worth.

The easiest of luck!

Author: Patrick Thomas