Friday, July 26, 2013

The Prince and The King

Prince George Monday, King George Saturday.

As a betting medium Ascot's mid-summer showpiece makes less appeal than a Prince George souvenir mug, with Cirrus Des Aigles rated some twelve pounds clear of his field. The best racehorse currently in training anywhere in the world is likely to start at a price that reflects that fact; the favourite has obliged on six occasions in the past decade.

In search of a bit of value, I chanced upon the two mile Handicap, the 4.40 at York. Moidore and Crackentorp head the weights - the pair clashed in the Northumberland Plate four weeks ago, the former finishing sixth, the latter tenth. Crackentrop is three pounds better off here - they look very closely matched.

All The Aces finished sixth behind Eagle Rock over course and distance last time, Art History eighth. Nicky Henderson's dual-purpose gelding was rated as high as 134 over hurdles and will appreciate the rain that has been forecast.

I like to follow jumpers running on the Flat - All The Aces is a speculative selection.

1 comment:

GeeDee said...

Cirrus Des Aigles (6/4f) may well be the best horse in training but he failed to run to his mark in the King George, trailing in fourth. He finished some eight and threequarter lengths behind the impressive Novellist (13/2) who shaved over two seconds off the track record.

I'm obliged to tell you Mrs Tips tipped that winner...

A decent show from All The Aces (10/1) at York who claimed third spot, a half length and a neck behind 7/2 favourite Flashman.