Sam Boswell has scoured the cards to pick out who he thinks can provide good value on a busy day of racing with selections from Newmarket and Market Rasen.
Hala Hala Hala (Each Way)
We get started with the 14.25, the Duchess of Cambridge Stakes, a Group 2 race for fillies.
Dandalla looks a very fair favourite in here but at the prices, I’m going to try and take her on and find a bit of value against the Albany Stakes Group 3 winner at Royal Ascot.
For all she was impressive that day at 13/8 I want to try and find some each-way value and I think I have found it in Kevin Ryan’s horse Hala Hala Hala ridden by Frankie Dettori today.
A nice price for this horse, she was a lovely winner over six furlongs on good ground at Thirsk on her only start to date.
She did that despite looking a little bit green and kept on really nicely in the finish. I believe at 9/1 she can certainly get involved and upset a few at a shorter price. Whether she has the class to get the better of Dandalla I’m not so sure.
At 9/1 I’m more than willing to have a small bet each way to find out.
The Falmouth Stakes a Group 1 race that plenty of classy fillies and mares have won in the past.
At the prices, Nazeef of John Gosden can continue her fantastic winning streak. She’s already won twice this season, the first of those coming on the all-weather at Kempton over a mile before following up at Royal Ascot when an impressive winner of the Duke of Cambridge Group 2 race.
Gosden’s filly seems to have plenty of potential for improvement still to come. She’s won on the July course before last June and the drying ground will be in her favour.
At 11/2 I think she looks a fantastic price in this competitive event, which is headed by stable mate Terrebellum who will be ridden by Frankie Dettori.
At the prices, I’m keen to keep onside Nazeef.
Market Rasen (14.40)
The final race I will look comes from a fantastic jumps card at Market Rasen with the highlight being the Summer Plate Handicap Chase.
Firstly I want to wish BetVictor Ambassador Jamie Snowden the best of luck with Adrrastos in the race, but my selection is going to be Bags Groove for Harry Fry who arrives at this race triple handed with runners from his yard which has recently moved location.
The move seems to have paid dividends with him already striking with one winner since the relocation.
Bags Groove looks a fascinating prospect, the horse has to overcome a significant lay off of over 450 days. However, at a rating of 147, this nine-year-old could well just be quite nicely treated in this race.
Sean Bowen takes the ride and I can see Bags Groove certainly putting it up to this talented field of good jumpers.
The ground should pose no real issue looking through the horse’s form and could well benefit from a recent wind operation. It will be interesting to see how Fry’s stable gets on with the new change of scenery.