Nick Shiambouros was on the mark yesterday when his selection Ultimate Avenue won at Newbury. Nick returns to the Berkshire venue with two more selections...
"This does not appear to be the strongest of Listed races, and I am prepared to give her another chance."
14:30 Newbury - Amabilis
Amabilis is worth an interest in this Listed event.
I backed this Champs Elysees filly last time out when she finished second to the well-bred Rhododendron at Goodwood. She looked the likely winner a furlong out, but was collared close home. I think the winner could be useful, and time may tell she faced an impossible task.
This does not appear to be the strongest of Listed races, and I am prepared to give her another chance. She is currently trading at 6.05/1 on the exchange and have backed her at this price.
The favourite Escobar is trading at 2.56/4. This colt beat a large field of maidens over this course last month despite showing signs of inexperience. This was an impressive debut, and clearly has more to offer. He is the horse to beat but is priced up accordingly.
15:05 Newbury - Kings Fete
Kings Fete will be a tough nut to crack in this historic Group 3.
This gelding won the Glorious Stakes at Goodwood in great style from Ayrad. He delivered a strong challenge a furlong from home and was pushed out to score decisively. This lightly raced individual is improving with racing, and his conditioner has managed him beautifully.
He is trading at 1.9620/21 on the exchange which is just about right.
Humphrey Bogart merits consideration. He was not beaten all that far when finishing ninth to Deauville in a valuable Grade 1 at Belmont Park last month. He kept on well in the closing stages, but never had a realistic chance of delivering any sort of challenge.
This appears to be a little easier and is fairly priced at 5.39/2.
Saturday's Recommended Bets
Back Amabilis in the 14:30 at Newbury
Back Kings Fete in the 15:05 at Newbury
Weekly P/L - 4.1
*For P/L purposes, all Exchange recommended bets will be settled at BSP if successful