Following a blank day yesterday, Steve Ryder previews two races on Friday 16th August. P&L +63.02pts.
6:45 Curragh- Guaranteed 5/1 (0.5pt ew)
This race revolves around the fitness of Sir Dragonet following a 76 day break after the Derby but I think he could prove vulnerable dropped down in trip to 1m2f in this race. He has to concede a 3lb penalty for his success in the Chester Vase and that could be enough to tip the scales in the favour of Guaranteed.
Guaranteed won a strong listed race over this C&D in June before finishing 5th in the Irish Derby. He put in a career best when pushing Latrobe to ¾ lengths in the Group 3 Ballyroan Stakes at Leopardstown last time and can hopefully upset the favourite.
7:10 Chelmsford- Corinthia Knight 9/2 (1pt ew)
This is a really good Class 2 handicap at Chelmsford in a field which contains my beloved Muthmir. However, preference goes to the AW specialist Corinthia Knight who is 9-20 on the surface. He was last seen on the AW winning a conditions race at Wolverhampton in April and has ran with credit on turf since including a victory at Pontefract on his penultimate start.
Corinthia Knight is a prominent racer which will suit at Chelmsford and he is 2lb lower than when 2nd in this contest last year.
6:45 Curragh- Guaranteed 5/1 (0.5pt ew) click here for best odds
7:10 Chelmsford- Corinthia Knight 9/2 (1pt ew) click here for best odds
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