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Charlie McCann of BetVictor.com with his views on Saturday’s cards.

Charlie McCann of BetVictor.com with his views on Saturday’s cards. Thunderstorms are set to hit Britain and Ireland at some stage later today and the going could ease considerably at all tracks, which muddies the waters somewhat as we look forward to the weekend action. Having backed Washington DC in the Gp 2 Temple Stakes at Haydock Park earlier in the week – when the forecast suggested no rain – I am hoping/praying the rain arrives later rather than sooner. That said the forecast suggests I will be out of luck and Quiet Reflection (4.05) has an excellent record fresh, loves ease in the ground and trainer Karl Burke had a good winner at Sandown on Thursday. The filly does have a 5lbs penalty to carry but at 4/1 with BetVictor she must go close […]


Charlie McCann of BetVictor.com marks your card for Friday’s racing

Charlie McCann of BetVictor.com marks your card for Friday’s racing Washington DC is 7/2 favourite at BetVictor for tomorrow’s Temple Stakes at Haydock Park and with the track likely to be bathed in sunshine until Saturday morning I will be disappointed if the Irish raider doesn’t go very close. One word of caution – at the time of writing there is the possibility of one or two showers on Saturday. The Ballydoyle runner cannot have it too fast and rain would be a negative. There is a good listed contest at Goodwood and I have been waiting for the next start of Raheen House (3.45) after he finished runner up to the subsequent York winner and French Oaks fancy Shutter Speed at Newbury (10f) last month. The colt finished fourth in the Racing Post Trophy […]


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 […]