Blueberry looks a ripe bet to claim Godolphin scalp
Leg 1: Back Blueberry Hill @ 5/2 in the 17:30 at Kempton
Street Kid was a decent priced winner yesterday, getting home easily returning a BSP of 7.29. However, Shesaddaber couldn't replicate his win, despite the odds-on favourite in that second leg being turned over.
The 17:30 at Kempton looks an excellent race with a Charlie Appleby newcomer very strong at the top of the betting in Sense Of Power, but he'll have to be good off the shelf, as his rivals have all shown plenty.
Blueberry Hill and Night Of Luxury both have experience and both finished second on their respective debuts, but the former just nudges me as more of a selection.
He ran over course and distance in August and shaped well behind Noisy Night - who has won since, making a daring move at the cutaway only to be denied versus a horse with more experience. Blueberry Hill had a fair amount of ground to make up in relation to the winner that day which wasn't ideal in a steadily run race. But the form has worked out with Tamra's Rock (third) also scoring since.
With a couple of AW relatives in his pedigree and a decent draw, he can put his debut run to good use.
Gone can run like the wind after Epsom win
Leg 2: Back Going Gone @ 13/8 in the 18:30 at Kempton
Going Gone looks well treated from a mark of 78 in the 18:30 and he can follow up his success in the Apprentices' Derby at Epsom last time out.
His stamina won him that race and with a canny bit of placing from his trainer Jim Boyle, he escapes a penalty after a four-and-a-half length victory. I liked the way he took it up at Tattenham Corner responding to his rider's urgings.
He had ran well in an Ascot maiden earlier in the season when finishing second to the smart Stowell, who is now rated 104. That was in a field of three and that wouldn't have suited either given the horse's ability to stay well.
A decent draw in three awaits and I expect him to make the running. This will be his debut run on the Polytrack but his sire Le Havre has a 16% win-rate on the surface.
A rather generous 16/1 are the enhanced odds for the multiple, and both look to have serious chances.