Kevin O'Malley returns to action in the GG Tips Den on Saturday with betting interest in a quartet of quality races on the flat at Ascot and Lingfield Park...
Yard coming into decent form in May. This horse stays well, will handle the ground and his last two speed figures of 2018 give him a big chance of getting into the frame here if sharp enough first time out.
Blue Laureate is part of your Lucky 15 for Saturday.
There isn’t much to her but Daddies Girl is as game as a whistle. An RPR of 92 and a Topspeed rating of 81 at Nottingham last time out give her every chance here from a revised mark of 87, she has decent course form too and will handle the cut in the ground.
I am really not convinced this is the strongest of races and the best of this Mark Johnston fillies’ efforts last season would give her excellent E/w claims. She ran well enough on seasonal return in a moderately run affair at Leicester. I suspect Lingfield will suit her well and hopefully she’ll improve a good deal for that run.
Once again I am keen to take on the top of the market here with two unexposed outsiders. Ranch Hand has impressed in his two recent wins at Southwell and could be anything. He stays well and runs for a training ranks rising force in Andrew Balding. Themaxwecan brings slightly more quantifiable form to the table, but equally has improved significantly through of his three runs to date. There could be more to come. Anthony Van Dyck is a class act and the horse to beat, but like most of O’Brien’s this is just a starting point for a long season ahead.
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