Don’t write off Whisky for glory
Back Golden Whisky @ 10/1 in the 14:55 at Ascot
A no-show yesterday unfortunately as Market Rasen was claimed by the weather, but with a super day of racing at Ascot and Haydock to look forward, hopefully we can earn some profit with two decent prices.
First up is Evan Williams’ Golden Whisky, a talented but very much in-and-out horse. Williams has said he is either very good, or very bad. Last time he was back with a gutsy win at Chepstow off 130. He stayed on well and the 2m4f looks as though it will be the minimum these days as potentially he has been earmarked as a Welsh National horse. The stiff uphill finish at a further trip today is a plus.
He has only been raised 3lb and could still be on the right side of the handicapper judged on a wide margin win at Ludlow last term.
Heavy ground will bring out the best in him, and he’s talented on his day. The 10/1 on his looks too big and we can play him in the each-way double with the three places.
Max can make up for lost time
Back Sao Maxence @ 6/1 in the 16:15 at Haydock
One hot duo at the moment in terms of form is James Ewart and Alan Doyle. Both combined for a win for the column with Lord Rocco at a decent price, and Ewart could be about to hit a run with 2-6 at 33% and Doyle is even better with a run of 4-9 at 44%.
They team up with the fragile Sao Maxence, who goes handicapping for the first time from 117 and is one of the least exposed runners in the field despite being a 9yo.
He looked to have a fair bit of ability wining his bumper on debut in 2017, and following a second under a penalty, he was off for a mammoth spell of nearly two years.
It was a case again of blink and you miss him in 2020 with just a pair of starts, although one was an easy win at Carlisle where he strolled to success to win a novice by over 5L with a front-running display.
Heavy ground is suitable and he should stay beyond today’s 2m. We lost one in the field yesterday so down to seven scuppers the each-way part.