Top tipster Andrew Mount struck with 40-1 Cambridgeshire winner Majestic Dawn (40-1) and Ventura Rebel (10-1 from 12-1) on Saturday. He has three selections on Sunday.
TURN ON THE CHARM – 2.05 Nottingham
I wrote the following about TURN ON THE CHARM in the Racing Post Weekender after his last-time out Kempton win…
‘It's not been easy to win from off the pace at this venue recently and last Tuesday's meeting was certainly no exception, with three of the first five winners making all (including at 16-1). Race six - the competitive Class 4 Unibet 3 Uniboosts A Day Handicap over the mile trip - looked set to provide another pacesetting upset, as 20-1 shot Turaath was still travelling kindly in front at the two pole. James Fanshawe's Turn On The Charm was still about five lengths behind at this point but produced an impressive burst of speed to sweep to the lead just after the furlong marker. He's now run three good races since a gelding operation over the winter, doing best of those ridden patiently when a close-up 16-1 third at Doncaster in June and placing again over the same trip and track next time despite failing to settle. He'll probably go up by about 6lb for this win but should still be competitive off his new mark.’
He went up 5lb to a mark of 82 and can follow up.
EJTILAAB – 3.35 Chester
EJTILAAB likes to race up with the pace, tactics that are rarely successful on the straight course at Ascot where he has run on his last three starts. He placed third at 50-1 and 14-1 on the first two of them and probably ran even better when a 33-1 seventh of 16 from a poor low drawn last time, finishing just over three lengths behind the winner. He has the plum draw in stall 1, races off a 2lb lower mark, drops from Class 2 to Class 4 level and is likely to prove very hard to pass granted a clean break.
BERNARDO O’REILLY – 4.25 Nottingham
It was low draws all the way in the Ayr Silver Cup the other week, with Magical Spirit (stall 4 of 24) making all towards the far side and followed home by runners drawn 5, 7, 11 and 1. Penalised BERNARDO O'REILLY (stall 16) fared best of nearside group and looks the bet here. He doesn’t enjoy extremes of going (i.e. very fast or soft/heavy) but when given a 6f trip on good or good to soft going his record becomes 591131210016 (5-13) for a profit of £51.00 to a £1 level stake at SP.
Today’s Best Bets
Turn On The Charm – 1pts win – 2.05 Nottingham (4-1 bet365)
Ejtilaab – 3pts win – 3.35 Chester (3-1 Sky Bet, BetVictor)
Bernardo O’Reilly – 1pt win - 4.25 Nottingham (3-1 generally)