Nick Shiambouros hopes to end his current stint in the tipping chair with two winners from Haydock and Ascot...
"He was headed on the run to the last, but kept on stoutly and was only just denied close home"
Back Paloma Blue at BSP in the 13:15 at Ascot
Deja Vue all over again
13:00 Haydock - Deja Vue
Deja Vue should prove difficult to beat in this Listed contest.
This mare put in a much improved effort when beating Sirop De Menthe at Ffos Las on Monday. She made all the running, and powered home in the testing conditions to win easily. Her trainer has decided to strike while the iron is hot, and this improving mare can land this valuable prize. At present she is trading at 3.711/4 on the exchange.
Early Morning Rain finished ahead of the selection in November, but was beaten when upped in class on her next start. She is the main danger, but I think the selection will improve past her. At present she is trading at 5.39/2 on the exchange.
Blue is the colour
13:15 Ascot - Paloma Blue
Paloma Blue is taken to upset the short priced favourite in this fascinating contest.
This talented performer finished second to the useful Getabird at Gowran Park last month. He was headed on the run to the last, but kept on stoutly and was only just denied close home. He is entitled to come on for the run, and is attractively priced at 4.1 on the exchange.
Riders Onthe Storm heads the market at 2.568/5 on the exchange. He was pretty impressive when beating Cepage at Aintree last month, and is the improver in the race. This is a tougher assignment, and looks short enough.