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Power Under Me put in a very tame effort at Cork. I'm not sure what the reason was, Colin got him into a nice position and he was given every chance from that position, but he clearly wasn't on a going day.
Perth 4:40 – Wasdell Dundalk 11/4 (2pt)
I've mentioned Wasdell Dundalk on a few occasions in recent weeks as I've backed horses either against him or have backed horses as a result on him beating my horses and I think today looks like another nice opportunity for him to get another win over fences and keep progressing as a chaser.
I overlooked him last time out when I tipped up Saint Arvans against him, I thought his small weight win the time before wasn't strong and he only won on the basis on carrying a low weight, but he put that doubt to bed when beating my selection in decent style at Perth. He is now 2/2 at Perth when running over 3m and this combination seems to suit him very well, he handles the slow ground that he'll get today and off a 6lb higher mark, as the bottom weight again I think he could be very tough to beat even against some good horses.
The Irish send over three runners with the most likeliest danger coming from Born Famous who beat my fancy Courtland in the Market Rasen Summer Plate. That horse has gone on a bit of a winning run this summer but has since moved from Iain Jardine's yard to Claire O'Connell's, they've booked Harry Cobden so they mean business, but I think he might be susceptible to an improver at the bottom of the weights like my fancy.
Goodwood 3:40 – Bill Silvers 20/1 (0.5pt EW PaddyPower)
It might seem daft going against My Prospero as he is by far the best horse in this race, but at a big price, Bill Silvers is a very interesting runner.
On all known from my fancy in this race, Bill Silvers, has a lot to do to bridge the gap with nearly every horse in this race but I think he is a good EW alternative and if he places then it's some solid profit in the back pocket, and with how the flat season has panned out, who knows if the win is out of the equation. Bill Silvers was strongly fancied on debut at Doncaster, that race looked strong for a novice race and it didn't go to plan for whatever reason, but he turned that wrong into a right on his next and most recent start when winning on soft in a Doncaster maiden, producing an RPR of 93. What catches the eye is that connections could've easily had one more race and got a handicap mark, but instead, they've chucked him into the deep end, into this very strong Listed race on his third start. Also, he is going up by three furlongs from his most recent start and is now trying 10f as opposed to his previous two runs over 7f. Based on his pedigree and his running style over much shorter this trip is going to suit, he also gets soft ground which is in his pedigree and he clearly has a liking to so there are positives to take away coming into this race.
I do think a place is a strong possibility as though he has a fair few pounds to improve to beat the ones towards the head of the ratings, they aren't exactly bulletproof on today's ground and I do think Bill Silvers could run a huge race.
Perth - 4:40 pm
11/4 @ Bet365
Goodwood - 3:40 pm