After going to Thirsk yesterday, missing the first race, stupidly not backing Cosmic Sky, and losing lots, my attention turns to Ascot and York.
The King George Stakes may well be the most prestigious mile and a half race in Europe, with the best Group 1 horses at the top of their game in midsummer. Too many horses are ‘over the top’ on dodgy Arc ground in October? However, Ascot may be soft ground today. Because of that it may be a bit much to expect Enable to overturn the older horses today, despite her brilliance. I’ll take HIGHLAND REEL to win for the second year running but may have a punt on outsider MY DREAM BOAT who likes Ascot and, on his day, can beat anything. I’d bet on JACK HOBBS but he alwsys loses when I do! Terrific horse!
Tips today are….
International Stakes….Heritage H’Cap….7f….FLAMING SPEAR….hasn’t run for a while, may be set up by Kevin Ryan for this
King George VI and QE Stakes….Group 1….1m4f….HIGHLAND REEL….tough conditions today so needs tough horse, Jack Hobbs should like the ground
Sky Bet Dash….Cl2….6f….AL QAHWA…. may like conditions, has won here, Danny Tudhope now aboard for David O’Meara
York Stakes….Group 2….1m2f+….ALGOMETER….will like the ground but expect Mondialiste to go well, 2nd last year to Time Test