Today’s Racing: Enhanced Double, Market Movers & Extra Place Races3 min read
What a days racing we have ahead in both the UK and Ireland as Punchestown continues with day two and Ascot hosts a plethora of quality on the Flat.
We have two Bet Boosts, three extra place races and a host of market movers to keep you going on what should be a busy day of Equine action.
Marginal preference is for Weekender (3.25) who has been gelded since disappointing on ground softer than ideal in the autumn. The selection finished runner up in the Ebor under 9st 12lbs back in August and this 5-y-old son of Frankel finished third in the Henry II Stakes on rain-softened ground on his sole previous try at two miles. Frankie Dettoi takes the ride for John Gosden.
Calyx (3.55) has been off the course since winning the Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot back in June and connections have decided to bypass the 2000 Guineas on Saturday to take this Commonwealth Cup Trial over 6f. Today’s race is likely to decide if the selection is kept to sprint distances this term and also sees the reappearance of the filly Signora Cabello who also scored at the Royal meeting – Queen Mary Stakes – 12 months ago.
Aintree Bowl winner Kemboy (6.05) whose only defeat in four starts so far this term came at Cheltenham when he was an early casualty. Ruby Walsh keeps the ride in what should be a match bet between stablemate Al Boum Photo.
Minella Indo reversed Clonmel form with Allaho (5.30) when landing the Albert Bartlett at Cheltenham. The hope is that back on today’s less testing ground the Willie Mullins inmate can return to winning ways in the Grade 1 3m Novice Hurdle.
Find our latest tips on all of today’s racing here.
📺Al Boum Photo a brilliant winner of the 2019 Cheltenham Gold Cup!
What a race and what a moment for Willie Mullins.
— HorseRacing.net (@HorseRacing_Net) March 15, 2019
Lady Pauline | Ascot 14:15
3/10 now 2/9
Champagne Highlife | Brighton 17:10
11/1 now 13/2
Mother of Dragons | Brighton 19:55
7/2 now 3/1
Highly Sprung | Pontefract 16:45
11/4 now 15/8
Extra Place Races
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