Love this photo of Frankel taken by Emma. Loads more of her excellent work here. Glad to hear that connections have not bayed to public pressure and have opted for the Champion Stakes as his swansong.
Onwards to todays events. Here are my selections for today.
DIAMOND BLUE 1545 BEVERLEY (nap) – (unplaced) her last course and distance win was impressive and the form has held up well with the second horse being placed and the third winning. Hope the ground isnt too tacky though!
BORDERLESCOTT 1615 BEVERLEY (nb) – (WON – 8-1) what can't be said about this old boy! tough as old boots and has been a real stable star. Didn't manage to get in to the Nunthorpe last week so goes here instead. Must have a great each way chance and is a real battler.
HASOPOP 1450 SANDOWN (treble) – (unplaced) has really impressed me with his gutsy wins. This is another step up but I think he has the quality. 7f should suit with his battling qualities.
I am also having a wager on the following :
MOHEDIAN LADY 1430 CHESTER -(unplaced) been running in better quality races than this. Prescott is a handicap genius over distances like this.
CATFISH 1415 SANDOWN – (unplaced) again another who has been running in better races and is taken to finally get his nose up on the line.
VIVA RONALDO 1505 CHESTER – (unplaced) is a course specialist and that is needed at Chester. Won here off same mark in May. Great each way chance!
EXCEL BOLT 1620 CHESTER – (unplaced) has a decent draw and I've followed him all year. Has bags of ability, needs things to drop right though!
CAPTIVATOR 1525 SANDOWN – (unplaced) ran well in the Spring winning for Fallon at Kempton and then unlucky at Newmarket too. Ignore last run – should be back to best.
LATE TELEGRAPH 1600 SANDOWN – (unplaced) is down in trip and a massive 12lbs lower than his last run. With that in mind he is taken as a positive each way chance.
BEACON TARN 1540 CHESTER – (unplaced) a risky bet. Well bred and comes from a yard that knows how to get winners here. Interestingly comes here for a debut rather than a maiden.
If you're having a bet – good luck and bet within your means!
Enjoy the day – hopefully a few winners here!