Bets of the Day: Cuff to collect the Albany Stakes

Aidan O'Brien can win his first Albany Stakes
Aidan O'Brien can win his first Albany Stakes

Alan Thompson is back in the tipping chair and starts his week with a selection in the opening race at Ascot and the last race of the day at Ayr...


"Cuff's form looks rock solid and she is proven in conditions, she is the one they will all have to beat"

Back Cuff @ 9/4 in the 14:30 Royal Ascot

14:30 Royal Ascot - Cuff @ 9/4 Sportsbook

Aidan O'Brien's progressive Galileo filly will take all the beating in the Albany Stakes, she was only fourth in her first appearance on a racecourse but since then she has improved and I expect her to continue that improvement today. Since stepping up to six furlongs for her last two starts she has won them both, her last start at Naas was impressive, running out an easy three length winner of a listed contest.

The form of that listed win was boosted when the runner up Yulong Baobei ran a very creditable seventh behind Ardad in the Windsor Castle stakes earlier this week and the fifth and sixth home, Magical Fire and Oh Grace have also since come out and won in Ireland. Cuff's form looks rock solid and she is proven in conditions, she is the one they will all have to beat.


21:15 Ayr - Innocent Touch @ 3/1 Sportsbook

Top weight Innocent Touch was just beaten on the run-in last time at Wetherby, eventually losing by a neck to Swashbuckling in a battle for the line. However, the Richard Fahey gelding lost nothing in defeat that day and with stable apprentice Adam McNamara claiming his handy 7lb allowance, he should be capable of taking this event.

Renfrew Street looks the one to beat,Mark Johnston's three-year-old filly was only touched off by a neck last time at Beverley after winning at Pontefract the time before. Today though she carries a 6lb penalty for that success and that might just be enough to hand the advantage to Innocent Touch.


Recommended Bets:-

Back Cuff @ 9/4 in the 14:30 Royal Ascot

Back Innocent Touch @ 3/1 in the 21:15 Ayr


Alan Thompson 2016 P&L

Carried Forward +17.12 pts

This week...

Staked: 2 pts (including today's bet)

Returned: 0 pts

Overall Profit/Loss: +15.12 pts

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