Charlie McCann picks out a few to look out for on Thursday’s card

Charlie McCann picks out a few to look out for on Thursday’s card The best evening card of the flat turf season at Sandown Park and the listed National Stakes is, arguably, the best two-year-old race of the season to date. Frozen Angel improved markedly on his Newmarket debut when winning a good contest at Ascot earlier in the month and he must go close. Sound And Silence (6.30) has been off the track since scoring at Newmarket on debut (Frozen Angel last of nine) where he looked a very speedy two-year-old with Royal Ascot aspirations. Charlie Appleby has had a good spring with his juveniles and this son of Exceed And Excel could be a useful sort. He is 15/8 with BetVictor and holds a Group 1 entry later in the season. I’ve suggested […]


Charlie McCann of BetVictor.com highlights Wednesday’s best bets

Charlie McCann of BetVictor.com highlights Wednesday’s best bets Breakfast with the Stars at Epsom yesterday was a rather sombre event as more and more details emerged of the Manchester Arena terrorist attack but John Gosden’s Cracksman was cut to 7/2 from 9/2 with BetVictor after sparkling in his work. Excellent midweek action from Sandown tomorrow night with Big Orange the one to beat in the Henry II Stakes but we begin today’s preview at Yarmouth where the feature race is the Mile Handicap for fillies and mares. I think there might be more to come from Blind Faith (3.30) this term and first time out might be the time to catch her given she won on her racecourse debut last season. The selection is trained in Newmarket by Luca Cumani ,whose string are slowly coming […]


Charlie McCann is hoping one can dash home on Monday

Charlie McCann is hoping one can dash home on Monday Saturday’s highlight was undoubtedly the brilliant win of Ribchester in the Gp 1 Lockinge Stakes at Newbury. Connections had declared a pacemaker in Toscanini but he missed more than a beat at the start and the 7/4 favourite had to make his own running. To come home the best part of four lengths clear of his field shows how dominant he was and the 2/1 for the Queen Anne was quickly snapped up with BetVictor and the 7/4 currently available looks fair value for the Royal Ascot curtain raiser. Roger Varian has his string in good form and in the 7f Maiden at Redcar he introduces the well-bred debutante Uae Queen (3.10) who cost leading connections 450,000 Gns as a yearling. The stable won the […]


Lockinge Stakes day selections from Charlie McCann of BetVictor.com

Lockinge Stakes day selections from Charlie McCann of BetVictor.com The Group 1 Lockinge Stakes from Newbury is today’s feature event and I expect to see stablemate Toscanini set the race up for Ribchester (3.30) who should not be inconvenienced by today’s forecast soft ground. The recommendation finished in front of two of today’s main rivals Galileo Gold and Lightning Spear when runner up to the brilliant Minding in the QEII back in October although he is 3lbs worse off with the latter. The Richard Fahey-trained four-year-old made a promising seasonal debut out in Dubai on World Cup night when he failed to get home over an additional furlong having pulled hard in the early part of the race. Ribchester is 2/1 with BetVictor and he can again get the better of Hugo Palmer’s Galileo Gold […]


BetVictor’s Charlie McCann with Friday’s best bets

BetVictor’s Charlie McCann with Friday’s best bets The feature race on the last day of York’s Dante meeting is the Gp 2 Yorkshire Cup – Wednesday’s rain cleared away from the track to give a fine day on Thursday but there is more rain due coming up from the south on Friday and conditions look sure to remain testing. The Queen’s Dartmouth (3.30) won three Group races last season, including first time out, but escapes a penalty given they were gained before the 31st August and he can continue to give a good account of himself as long as conditions don’t deteriorate too much. The selection is 4/1 at BetVictor and with Ryan Moore booked I would be disappointed if he didn’t go very close. In the listed Michael Seely Memorial for 3-year-old fillies, I […]