A quiet time on the football at the moment and I have nothing for today in the Copa America. Paraguay game may have a few goals in it. The favourites have certainly struggled early on.
Today though sees the start of one of the world great racing festivals as Royal Ascot gets under way. 30 races ahead of us and I am sure some of it will be thrilling racing. You will be uninvited with bets I am sure and bookmaker offers particularly for new accounts and affiliates/marketers trying to lure you into so you lose more with the bookie and they get paid. That seems to be all the game is these days, 5/1 Gleneagles today for new accounts knowing they get enough takers who will go on and do their brains later.
Anyway enough of that here are the FTS selections for today, follow at your peril. These all come from numerous sources so I simply try and pick the strongest information. These are my own personal interest bets, not anything to do with any selections that System Builder, Will or the HRP generate. I like to have a small punt at there big meetings and if I get a pasting today I will be back tomorrow but may use the info differently! Bet and follow at your peril , it may just back up a section you have seen already.
2.30 I have had a good word for 3 horses none of which is the favourite. ABLE FRIEND has been strongly recommended to me so I will have dabble on that. I have had equal words for Toormore and Night of Thunder. Night of Thunder also comes out top on a couple of ratings sets I look at but at times like this I go for price. So TOORMORE gets my vote for a second bet
ABLE FRIEND £40 Win 11/4 – £40
TOORMORE £25 EW 8/1 (1/4 Odds 3 Places) -£50
3.05 I know nothing about racing and have had no words re the favourite in this race but 5/2 in an 18 runner charge is never my type of bet. Two who I have top of ratings and also mention for are BURATINO and AIR FORCE BLUE so I will have small plays on both of them.
BURATINO £25 EW 10/1 (1/4 Odds 3 Places) +£281.25
AIR FORCE BLUE £20 EW 7/1 +£14.38
3.40 Paddy Power owned Sole Power goes for his third victory in the race. I don’t like bookmakers winning anything so hopefully we can get it beat.I am going for a couple at big prices here that have rated well and had a mention and hope they can show a turn of foot. STEPPER POINT and TAKE COVER
STEPPER POINT £25 EW 33/1 (1/4 Odds 4 Places) – £50
TAKE COVER £25 EW 40/1 – £50
4.20 It seems the word is Gleneagles cannot be beaten. 4/6 is not for me and given what everyone else is saying the prices don’t look great in behind it so I am not betting I will take a watching brief and let all the punters open new accounts for the 5/1 Gleneagles on offer for a tenner. You probably then have to spin 2k through the mathematically perfect Roulette to withdraw it – so cynical!
5.00 I have good word on RAY WARD and many shrewd judges, even TV pundits, talk that it cannot be out of the frame so I have to include that in the days selections where I probably would not. I think the value may well have gone early on this one. Beyond that horse I have had mentions for about 5 others so it is now stick a pin in time for some big prices. In situations like this I tend to go for the approach, bigger price the better, so if one does come in I get a nice payday, funnily enough it has worked out nicely over time.
RAY WARD £30 EW 7/1 (1/4 Odds 4 Places) -£60
RHOMBUS £20 EW 40/1 -£40
NOBLE GIFT £20 EW 66/1 NR
5.35 Just the 27 runners and I of course have studied the form and breeding of all of them. Being 2 year olds any rating seem to focus on the top of the market and that does not interest me at all. Where Will Lattimore would say pace pace pace I will say price, price, price. SILVER WINGS has been mentioned and the price certainly appeals. DREAM DREAMER again heard a couple of things about and the name is probably apt and finally AREEN is one that apparently is expected to go well. All 3 off nice prices so will have a tickle on all of them.
SILVER WINGS £20 EW 66/1 (1/4 Odds 4 Places) -£40
DREAM DREAMER £15 EW 40/1 -£30
AREEN £15 EW 16/1 +£45
So a few quid invested, hopefully I get a winner or at least a couple of placings.
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I am not around much this week I will post the Ascot selections daily but my son is finishing up his exams etc at University and has been extremely stressed with it being his first year so I am up and down there and will be bringing him back this week and then I have a speaking engagement this weekend in Europe. Football looks quiet if anything does come up I will post it as normal.