IT was one winner from two on Friday with the nap a non-runner.
I had a 0.25pt loss on the day and October is now 3.76pts down. Today I'm putting up a huge each-way double and have added reasoning.
Well done to all Friday's winners and let's hear your thoughts for Saturday.
Recoletos might not jump off the page at people with the likes of Cracksman, Barney Roy, Brametot, Highland Reel and others in this race but there is plenty to like about this vastly overpriced French horse. He was sent off 4-1 second favourite for the French Derby and was only beaten one length by Brametot.
Recoletos has also never lost on ground soft or worse and Ascot today will be soft or worse. He does need to improve to win but the conditions are a leveller and the 20-1 price is too big.
Market Rasen 5.05
Wishmaker runs in the NH Flat race, there are a lot of unknowns with so many debutants but with Wishmaker we have a horse I have seen personally and I liked what I saw.
This well-bred Ravens Pass gelding has been working well at home and should be ready first time out. The 7-1 still available still looks value as he is quietly fancied by the yard.
Johnb’s Saturday Tips
- Ascot 3.50
- Recoletos 20-1 NB (0.5pt eachway 1/5 odds 1-2-3)
- Market Rasen 5.05
- Wishmaker 7-1 NAP (0.5pt eachway 1/5 odds 1-2-3)
- 0.5pt eachway double 167-1
Johnb’s Antepost Tips Update
- 1000 Guineas
- CLEMMIE advised at 25-1
- Now 7-2 betfred best price and as low as 5/2 betway
- The Oaks
- MAGICAL advised at 33-1
- Now 14-1 best price and as low as 8-1 boylesports