Charlie McCann previews Tuesday’s action

Charlie McCann previews Tuesday’s action It is a long way from Nottingham maiden success to classic winner but Sir Michael Stoute’s Crystal Ocean continues to attract support for Thursday’s Dante Stakes at York and is now 7/2 with BetVictor from 4/1 for his Knavesmire examination and 12s from 14s for the Derby at Epsom next month. There was a band of rain forecast to hit Beverley on Monday with further showers forecast for Tuesday and the ground at the Humberside track could easily ride softer than the official description at time of writing of good to firm and good in places. Gerry The Glover (3.30) is very well treated on his best form and is given the each way vote in the extended mile handicap with any easing in the ground considered a plus. The […]

Charlie McCann of on Monday’s cards

Charlie McCann of on Monday’s cards The midweek feature is the three-day Dante meeting from York with recent Epsom winner Cracksman the 9/4 favourite with BetVictor with Friday’s feature. That is the final significant trial for the greatest classic in the world and we should know more about the next engagement of Guineas winner Churchill by the weekend. The feature race of this evening’s Windsor card is the Listed Mile event and the hope is that there is enough pace to see Firmament (7.20) come through fast and late under Danny Tudhope. The selection never got competitive on his reappearance but was only beaten two lengths in a similar contest to this evening’s and he looked a progressive sort for most of last term. Highland Cradle is likely to be all the rage for […]

Charlie McCann previews day 3 of Chester’s May Meeting

Charlie McCann previews day 3 of Chester’s May Meeting Cheshire Oaks winner Enable was cut from 16s to 8s for the Oaks in the immediate aftermath of Wednesday’s Chester success and was trimmed again on Thursday morning into 6s with BetVictor after further support. Connections also have impressive Newbury winner Shutter Speed near the top of the fillies’ classic market but the suggestion is that she may go for the French equivalent over 10 furlongs leaving Enable to take in the Oaks. Today’s feature race on the final day of Chester’s May Meeting is the Gp 3 Ormonde Stakes and a chance is taken on Red Verdon (3.35) having his first start since finishing runner up in the Grand Prix de Paris on Bastille Day back in July. The selection doesn’t have the best of […]

Charlie McCann of highlights some noteworthy bets for Chester Day 2

Charlie McCann of highlights some noteworthy bets for Chester Day 2 The second Day of the Chester May meeting begins with a valuable eight-runner ten-furlong handicap and the reappearance of Paul Cole’s former Royal Ascot winner Berkshire. The six-year-old is still an entire but his form tailed off towards the end of last season after making all to win at Windsor back in August. A market move for the Cole horse would be significant but the lightly-raced Khairaat (1.50) has won two of his three career starts to date and remains open to significant improvement. His draw in stall one is an obvious plus, champion jockey Jim Crowley is in the plate and Berkshire and/or Sennockian Star should ensure a decent gallop. The selection is 13/8 at BetVictor and he can get favourite backers […]

Charlie McCann of BetVictor with Wednesday’s highlights on the betting front

Charlie McCann of BetVictor with Wednesday’s highlights on the betting front It was announced on Tuesday that no decision would be made on Churchill’s participation in the Derby until after the Chester and probably York Trials over the next ten days. The colt was a good winner of the 2000 Guineas and my immediate reaction when he past the post was he wouldn’t get a mile-and-a-half in a horsebox but the decision does not appear to be that cut and dried. Churchill is 11/4 at BetVictor for the Epsom classic but I certainly wouldn’t be in a rush to back him. The Chester executive have watered the Roodeye ahead of the opening day of their May meeting with the feature the Chester Cup. I hinted earlier in the week that I think Blakeney Point (3.35) […]