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Thursday, July 07, 2011

Thursdays best bets !!

Plenty of racing on Thursday with five flat cards including the start of the three day July festival  at Newmarket .Going concentrate on the feature race the 1 mile 4f  G2 Prince of Wales stakes.


1 MILE 4F G2 PRINCE WALES STAKES NEWMARKET 3.00
REDWOOD : Useful globetrotting 5 year old who ran some excellent races in 2010 ,including finishing second in this race last year behind Sans Frontiers.Went on to win G1 Northern Dancer stakes at Woodbine in Canada and finish second in G1 Hong Kong vase at Sha Tin in December .Ran good second on his seasonal reappearance in G1 Sheema Classic at Meydan behind the very useful Rewilding who has since boosted the form by winning at Royal Ascot.


VERDICT :Decent looking group two contest with the three main contenders being Crystal Capella ,Redwood & Laheeb .


Crystal Cappela has excellent strike rate in fillies and mares group races ,though was slightly disappointing on her seasonal reappearance in listed race at Haydock and finished well behind Redwood in Hong Kong vase last season .


Laheeb won three times in 2010 including winning Fred Archer stakes over C&D at Newmarket ,has looked slightly disappointing this season( beaten 3 times)  finished 2 lenghs behind Redwood in Sheema Classic at Meydan in March ,though does have an excellent record at Newmarket and has to be respected.


REDWOOD  had some decent form in group one races last season .Ran excellent second on his reappearance behind Rewilding and will be difficult to beat if he can reproduce that form in this group two contest.3-1 with Ladbrokes looks very fair value. 






REDWOOD 3.00 NEWMARKET (SECOND SP 2-1)
£124 EACH-WAY @ 3-1 LADBROKES 1/4 ODDS 
5% OF BETTING BANK 
(LOSS - £31.00 BANK RUNNING TOTAL £4944)


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