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    Sadeek is a huge lay for me in the Coventry. I wasn’t impressed at all with him at Epsom, on a very similar surface to today’s racing. Holy Roman Emperor has constantly been withdrawn (I’ve been following like a hawk!) and after winning impressively 2 weeks ago, I think this horse could be special. Group 1 entries.

    I don’t think any of the Austrailian raiders have enough speed to go with some 5f specialists running tomorrow. Falkirk and Glamour Puss are too big in the market to lay, so Takeover Target at 4/1 looks a sensible lay to me. I’ve been following Moss Vale since his move to Dandy Nicholls and it has paid off, but he has had a fairly hectic campaign already. La Cucaracha hasn’t had a prep run, but is very well weighted, and this is her ideal trip, and she has gone very well on her seasonal reappearances.

    I’ve lost all interest in the St James’ now Final Verse has been injured, as I thought he had a great chance of turning the tables with Araafa on a firm surface. Ivan Denisovic is getting his preferred ground for the first time in a long while, and Fallon has not gone for Marcus Andronicus, 2nd in the French Gns, which to me is a big sign. At 13/2, is a good value bet.

    Again, the Queen Anne is a big of a non-starter to me. Peeress wants juice in the ground, Court Masterpiece is best over 7f, Ad Valorem has flopped many times now, Proclamation hasn’t had a prep, etc I think Proc will win because of the firm surface, and a firm surface ain’t good for Peeress, so she’s my lay for the race.

    In the 5.30, Espartano is forecast 4/1 fav, a ridiculous price IMO for a horse than beat No Worries Yet by a short margin, with NWY consequently flopping next time out over CD at Windsor. Scented Present may well get the job done for Meehan and Dettori, who have formed a top partnership this season with juveniles.

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    In the Coventry stakes EVERYMANFORHIMSELF at 33/1. His style of running means he hasn’t got the credit he deserves and I think this is a very strong e/w bet.

    2pts ew Everymanforhimself @ 33/1<br>1pt Hellvelyn

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    For what it’s worth I shall be backing MAJOR GENEROUX in the Coventry for value as much as anything else (anything else has been written on another thread!).

    In the Queen Anne there are a few horses who I don’t think will appreciate this stiff mile (AD VALORUM, COURT MASTERPIECE, VORTEX and PROCLAMATION), AKIMBO is probably not good enough and may not like the ground, I doubt that KANDIDATE is up to this class, which leaves us with PEERESS and BELENUS.

    Class may see PROCLAMATION through in the end and i’m unconvinced about the overall quality of PEERESS’ form, even if she has won a couple of G1’s. I’d be very sweet on her if it was first time out, as I have a nagging doubt she runs best fresh, but she’s already had quite a tough race in the Lockinge. She’d appreciate a drop of rain as well.

    Purely on the grounds of value I quite fancy the Godolphin second string BELENUS, who although is principally being deployed as a pacemaker, was talked about in the same breath as Dubawi earlier in his career, has reportedly been working well with some good horses, should have no problem with the trip or the ground and I fancy him to cling on for a place at a huge price provided McEvoy doesn’t steam off at a million miles an hour. Think i’ve just talked myself in to an each way bet!

    (Edited by Librettist at 12:40 am on June 20, 2006)

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    Why do you fancy Proclamation Jack? I didn’t think you thought he was a genuine Group 1 horse.

    Agree about La Cucaracha.

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    Well I should have taken the 6/1 about Hellvelyn but at least I didn’t make a loss today.:)

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