We have no doubt you are all familiar with Bing Crosby‘s version of the Johnny Mercer song from 1944, so you will be able to ‘eliminate the negative’ and hum along after Positive wins the Betway Solario Stakes at 3.35 this afternoon.
Clive Cox‘s Dutch Art colt was mullahed 5 lengths by the mighty Pinatubo in the Group 2 Qatar Vintage Stakes, but the horse another 5 lengths back in third reappeared last night and comfortably won a Group 3 at The Curragh and that, my friends, is called ‘franking the form’.
This was going to be a strong recommendation as a win bet at 6-4, but with the third favourite now a non-runner, Positive is currently a best price 10-11.
The previous race at Sandown (3.00) is also a Group contest and also contains a favourite at a shade of odds on in the shape of Jubiloso.
Our selection at Glorious, when a desperately unlucky third, Jubiloso had previously finished third in the Group 1 Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot, which is a stand out piece of form. Surely compensation awaits today, so what we suggest is a win double, which pays just over 5-2.
Televised coverage starts at 1.50 with the Play 4 To Score At Betway Handicap over the flying five and we think that Daschas may outrun its odds and make ’em all go. With the Mk 2 Mad Italian on board, Stuart Williams‘ 5-y-o can make the best of its way home at a juicy 10-1.
The Betway Heed Your Hunch Handicap, named after the stupidest advert you’ve ever seen, has a field of nine, headed by Migration at 9-4. This 3-y-o, trained by David Menuisier, produced a storming finish to take a CD handicap 3 weeks ago and we hope will repeat the dose today – have a win bet at the price.
A runner at a much bigger price that could go well is Hyanna, trained by Eve Johnson Houghton, which has produced two of her best runs over today’s course and distance and may give Migration something to think about. Have an each way punt at 12-1.
Cameras are also at Beverley and Chester and Clive Cox may land a big race double by taking the William Hill Beverley Bullet Sprint Stakes at 3.15 with Tis Marvellous.
His 5-y-o stormed away with an Ascot handicap last time out off a mark of 103 and is well clear on the book this afternoon. So long as the gelding takes a liking to Beverley, Ben Curtis should be able to bring it home in front and we recommend a win bet at 9-4.
Over at Chester, the Sportpesa Chester Stakes at 2.45 is the chosen event and, despite the presence of 4 3-y-os in the field of 6 this should be at the mercy of Outbox, trained by Simon Crisford.
Placed in handicaps off marks in the hundreds, this 4-y-o was just touched off in a Listed race at Chantilly in June and really should take care of this opposition. Have a decent bet at 6-4.
That’s it – now off to protest about the protesters protesting.
Jubiloso 3.00 Sandown /
Positive 3.35 Sandown 5pts double at 5-2+
Daschas 1.50 Sandown 1pt e/w @ 10-1
Migration 2.25 Sandown 3pts win @ 9-4
Hyanna 2.25 Sandown 1pt e/w @ 12-1
Tis Marvellous 3.15 Beverley 2pts win @ 9-4
Outbox 2.45 Chester 4pts win @ 6-4