Nick Shiambouros had a successful short priced lay yesterday. He returns with two win selections from Wetherby and Kempton...
"This Dubawi colt is out of the Dam Rose Diamond who was Group placed in England, and ran creditably in Grade 1 company in the United States."
Sir Valentine to rule
13:50 Wetherby - Sir Valentine
Sir Valentine should go close in this interesting novices' hurdle.
This gelding put in a much improved effort when beating Young Lieutenant at Newbury earlier this month. He swept to the front on the run-in and pulled clear to win with any amount in hand. I was taken by this performance, and now that he has found the winning thread should move forward again. At present he is trading at 3.8514/5 on the exchange.
Proschema is the market leader at 2.9215/8. He beat Cheddleton in good style over this course earlier this month, but benefited from the fall of the favourite at the last. He is another improver, but I think the selection has a more progressive profile.
A good Idea
17:40 Kempton - One Idea
I am going to take a chance with debutant One Idea in this novice stakes.
This Dubawi colt is out of the Dam Rose Diamond who was Group placed in England, and ran creditably in Grade 1 company in the United States. He is also a half-brother to the talented mare Real Smart who won a Grade 3 for Graham Motion. He ticks a lot of boxes and should be ready to outdo himself at first asking. At present he is trading at 3.953/1.
Boccaccio is the odds-on favourite at 1.9620/21. He was sent off favourite on debut, and did not disappoint when beating Dramatic Sands at Yarmouth in the spring. He deserves his position at the head of the market, but I think the selection could be a cut above.
NICK’S WEEKLY P/L
2019 Overall: +24.11
This week so far....
Back Sir Valentine at 3.8514/5 in the 13:50 at Wetherby
Back One Idea at 3.711/4 in the 17:40 at Kempton