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Following a profitable Cheltenham and a 3/1 winner last Saturday, VBET’s traders consider the value with three essential horse racing bets for the first day of the Flat season:
Not getting any younger, but he’ll be fitter than most following a steady run of form on the all-weather. Finished fourth in this two years ago off a 6lb higher mark and will love running on this drying ground.
Tough, consistent and game – he is an outstanding each-way fancy.
This has reportedly been the plan for a long time. Hosed up on the all-weather at Lingfield last month – a run that should have him cherry-ripe for the return to Turf action.
Has since been working at home like a dream and knows the track well, having finished a close second last autumn on unsuitable ground. The excellent William Carver also negates the 5lb rise for his Lingfield victory. Massive chance at big odds.
Won a huge pot at Newmarket last autumn and would be much shorter in the betting if with a more fashionable yard. Runner-up over course and distance in a better race than this last autumn, when the ground was, like at Headquarters, too testing.
A quicker surface should further enhance his chances. By far the most unexposed horse in the field, he looks Royal Ascot material if he does what is expected of him here.