Top tipster Andrew Mount has three bets at Royal Ascot and Redcar on Saturday
RACY STACEY – (2.25 Redcar, 2pts win - 5/1)
Pace angle RACY STACEY ran a huge race against the draw bias over course and distance last time. The 125-1 shot was poorly drawn in stall 15 (first five drawn 3, 4, 15, 5 and 2 of 20) but still managed to run third. Bankawi, 11th from stall 18, has already come out and won at Beverley this week.
That was Racy Stacey’s first run over this trip and she looks open to further improvement in first-time cheekpieces.
REACH FOR THE MOON – (2.30 Ascot, 1pt win - 15/2)
REACH FOR THE MOON ran a fine race at Yarmouth on his debut, finishing second to New Science, and can reverse the form. Like most newcomers from the Charlie Appleby yard, the winner certainly knew his job , breaking smartly and making all.
Reach For The Moon on the other hand, ran as though the race was badly needed. He missed a beat at the start, stumbled after a furlong and a half, then kept on strongly after getting outpaced at a crucial stage. The recent rain is a slight concern on breeding but he’s still worth a punt.
GLEN SHIEL – (4.20 Ascot, 1.5pts win - 13/2)
GLEN SHIEL was a good friend to this column last year and we were on when he prevailed by a nose over course and distance at 16-1 on Champions Day. He was only fourth at the Curragh on his reappearance last month but ran as though that effort was needed and if we ignore his seasonal debuts, his 6f record for Archie Watson becomes 121121 (4-6).
The first defeat came in France on unsuitably quick going and the other in the Group 1 Haydock Sprint Cup when a 25-1 second to Dream Of Dreams. The Stoute runner again looks the danger and I’ll be having a saver on that one as well as reversed forecast.
Today’s Best Bets
Racy Stacey – 2pts win – 2.25 Redcar (5-1 in a place, 9-2 generally)
Reach For The Moon – 1pt win – 2.30 Ascot (15-2 bet365)
Glen Shiel – 1.5pts win – 4.20 Ascot (13-2 bet365)
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