Should add my stake with Black Corton (£5 Win @ 6/1). The angle is fairly simple with him. No rain is forecast. I strongly suspect that Thistlecrack’s connections won’t be risking him on quick ground and such a surface limits Bristol De Mai’s abilities. I was torn between Double Shuffle & Black Corton as the alternative and basically flipped a coin. I don’t strongly fancy him as a top class 3 miler but things could easily fall right for him at Wetherby.
I know Joliff! You can get plenty of prices between 13/2 and 12/1 as well. Doubt the bookies spend an awful amount of time compiling the odds for the run-of-the-mill Meydan stuff (let alone Jebel Ali). Aridity ran so well over 6 furlongs on Friday, I couldn’t resist chancing him back to a more adequate trip (won and mostly campaigned over 9 furlongs).
Great minds think alike, VtC! Thanks about Bedrock. Sadly it appears he’s been sold to America. Could be his last run in Britain/Ireland save for a possible crack at the Fighting Fifth. A big disappointment as he could have been on the periphery of the Champion Hurdle picture this season.