Mullins’ Vegas To Cesare Chance At Newmarket
There’s some high class short priced favourites today like Finian’s Oscar and Expert Eye who should both win but there’s also plenty to entertain fans of both jumps and flat racing.
The Cesarewitch mixes both of those codes.
Vegas On Mullins
You’ll need plenty of luck in running to land the spoils in the Cesarewitch over a marathon trip in such a big field around Newmarket, but having a bit in hand of the handicapper can be a help and Lagostovegas may just be that candidate.
The booking of Ryan Moore is a plus and given that Moore has chosen this filly of the three Mullins runners and, undoubtedly, a few others in the race is a further boost to backers of her.
Lagostovegas ran well on the flat at Galway in the big amateur handicap and since Galway she has shown her good form by winning two valuable handicap hurdles and although she got a massive hike for her winning debut for Mullins, Lagostovegas may still have a bit up her sleeve from the handicapper.
Joe Murphy’s Swamp Fox will run a big race for the Tipperary trainer but…
the 8/1 about Lagostovegas is worth taking.
Wholestone Is The Class Act
Finian’s Oscar is the the star attraction at Chepstow today but one horse that caught the eye in the feature race was Wholestone and it would be hard to expect the odds of 9/2 about him winning being around long into the afternoon.
Nigel Twiston-Davies’ charge was a dual Grade 2 winner last season as a second season novice and he was third behind the classy Penhill in the Albert Bartlett.
There was real confidence in Clostutton that Penhill could make a big mark on the flat this summer but injury curtailed that plan but it could just prove to be an above average Albert Bartlett and…
Wholestone will hopefully further back that up today.
He’s rated 145 and is contesting his first handicap with 11st7lbs on his back but he has got plenty of experience and could just be a blot on the handicap here in this company.
Foley To Weave A Winning Path At Cork
Shane Foley had a frustratingly wasted journey to France yesterday when his intended mount Romanised was a non runner but he can bounce back from that on Tribal Path in the second race at Cork today.
The course and distance winner hasn’t been in the winners enclosure since Bellewstown in early July last year but he has been very consistent since then and is running off a mark just 4lbs higher than his most recent winning rating.
At Listowel last month Tribal Path was just a length an a half behind Not A Bad Oul Day and meets that runner on much better terms now and…
that could be enough to turn the tables at about 9/1.
Lagostovegas (8/1) – 3.40 Newmarket
Wholestone (9/2) – 4.10 Chepstow
Tribal Path (9/1) – 2.45 Cork
*Prices correct at time of publication.