Cliffs Of Moher must bounce back from Epsom disappointment

Cliffs Of Moher must bounce back from Epsom disappointment   Cliffs Of Moher was the leading contender to claim his first major crown at the Epsom Downs following an impressive start to his fledgling career. The Irish horse had won two of his three races ahead of the event and was considered the favourite to win the Investec Derby, with Ryan Moore in the saddle. Aidan O’Brien sent six horses to compete in the race, and although Cliffs of Moher was the spearhead of his challenge for the crown, the three-year-old was beaten out for the crown. Rank outsider Wings of Eagles rose to the occasion with a flawless performance to defeat his stablemate, clinching only the second win of his career. The result was a disappointment for Cliffs Of Moher and Moore, although he […]

Charlie McCann of BetVictor.com with Thursday’s best bets

Charlie McCann of BetVictor.com with Thursday’s best bets Market Rasen’s Summer Plate is one of the highlights of the summer jumps season and at this stage I am keen on the chances of Peter Bowen’s Curious Carlos (8/1 with BetVictor) and likely to be 10lbs better off with his Aintree conqueror Mad Jack Mytton for the two-and-a-half lengths he was behind the latter at Aintree. Do note, however, that there is not much pace in the race and I would want to see Little Pop and/or Rossetti make Friday’s line up before recommending an interest. At Leicester this afternoon, I expect to see a better run from Daira Prince (3.15) after the selection was bogged down on soft ground at York last time. As a son of Dubawi out of a Sadler’s Wells mare, you […]

Charlie NcCann previews Wednesday’s cards

Charlie McCann of BetVictor.com previews Wenesday’s cards Richard Hannon has nominated the Champion Stakes at Newmarket as his main end-of-season target for his St James’s Palace Stakes winner Barney Roy but surely, the colt will take in the Juddmonte International at York next month. That looks the ideal next race for the Eclipse runner up and if, and when, he gets the green light for the Knavesmire he won’t be 5/2 with BetVictor for long. Thunderstorms are expected to hit Britain during Wednesday and that obviously tempers confidence behind today’s recommendations given underfoot conditions are the most important factor in any horserace. Hayley Turner makes her latest eagerly-awaited comeback at Yarmouth this evening when she rides Hart Stopper (5.45) for Michael Bell in the Lady Riders’ Handicap.  The selection has won two out of his […]

Jack Milner of BetVictor.com aims you in the right direction for Monday’s winners

Jack Milner of BetVictor.com aims you in the right direction for Monday’s winners   Cardsharp was another impressive 2yo winner for trainer Mark Johnston, winning the Gp 2 July Stakes last week at Newmarket, and is 33/1 with BetVictor for next year’s 2000 Guineas on the Rowley Mile. That ante-post market is headed by Ballydoyle’s Gustav Klimt after his remarkable success in Saturday’s Superlative Stakes and BetVictor cut him to the 7/1 from 14s favourite for the first classic of next season, and 14/1 from 20s for The Derby at Epsom. The 33/1 about Cardsharp looks a fair price for the Middleham handler, who has two well-fancied runners under Joe Fanning at Ayr. Powerful Love must go close in first-time head-gear and stablemate Poet’s Prince is likely to be a warm favourite for the opener. […]

Hawkbill set to tackle Caulfield Cup

Hawkbill set to tackle Caulfield Cup Godolphin’s Hawkbill has earned a place in the Caulfield Cup with his win in the Princess of Wales’s Stakes at Newmarket. The Group Two race over the Caulfield Cup distance of 2400 metres guarantees the winner a start in the race in October. Trained by Charlie Appleby, who sent Scottish out to run second in last year’s Caulfield Cup, Hawkbill led all the way under James Doyle and fought back when challenged by his stablemate, favourite Frontiersman, to win by three-quarters of a length. “If you let Hawkbill free on the front end he has proven time after time he is a dangerous horse left alone,” Appleby said. “I said to James don’t be frightened, we are looking forward to seeing what Frontiersman can do but ride your own […]

Jack Milner of BetVictor.com runs the rule over the second day of Ascot

Jack Milner of BetVictor.com runs the rule over the second day of Ascot The second day of Newmarket’s July Meeting sees a field of seven declared for the feature G1 Falmouth Stakes over the straight mile. Trainer Aidan O’Brien saddled the winner of the corresponding contest 12 months ago, with the brilliant Alice Springs breaking the track record, and many will expect Roly Poly to go well under Ryan Moore. She arrives on the back of an excellent second behind dual classic winner Winter in the Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot but she isn’t sure to be suited by underfoot conditions however, with 18mm of rain falling over Newmarket at the start of the week, and –preference lies instead with Wuheida (3.35) at 3/1 with BetVictor under regular partner William Buick. The selection was pitched […]