THERE is a good day of racing in store across the country including a nice card at Ascot where I fancy two Ian Williams runners to go very well.
The first is the old timer SHADY McCOY (4.20pm Ascot) who despite being in his eighth year is running better than ever and has gone close several times including over this course and distance at the Shergar Cup and in the Bunbury Cup earlier in the summer. This could be a nice bit of placing by Ian Williams and with Ryan Moore in the saddle everything is set up for a winning run.
The second Ian Williams prospect on the card is BOY IN THE BAR (4.55pm Ascot) who catches the eye with James Doyle booked to ride. The horse is running off the same mark as he had when winning this race two years ago and his 3rd place at Goodwood signalled a return to form just at the right time. He looks set for a big run today.
It’s not often I will advise bets on multiples but given the way the Ian Williams stable can target their horses I am tempted to suggest a small double on these two both to win today as well as the singles.
- 4.20 Ascot – Shady McCoy – 3pt win (100-30, Paddy Power, Betfair)
- 4.55pm Ascot – Boy In The Bar – 3pt win (5-1, Bet365, Paddy Power, Betfred)
- Double – 1pt each way – pays 25-1 with Betfair and Paddy Power
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