Bets Of The Day: The Tin Man a tough nut to crack

Today's best bet The Tin Man runs at Ascot
Today's best bet The Tin Man runs at Ascot

All roads lead to Ascot today and Nick Shiambouros returns with two strong fancies from the outstanding card...

"He retains his form very well, and won this race a couple of years ago. I think he is sitting on a big effort, and is fairly priced at 5.24/1 on the exchange."

Back The Tin Man in the 14:00 Ascot

Tin will be tough

14:00 Ascot - The Tin Man

The Tin Man is my idea of the winner of this mouthwatering contest.

This talented gelding beat Brando in the Group 1 Sprint Cup Stakes at Haydock last month. He took the lead inside the final furlong, and held on well in the testing conditions. He retains his form very well, and won this race a couple of years ago. I think he is sitting on a big effort, and is fairly priced at 4.57/2 on the exchange.

Harry Angel is winless over this course, and things have not gone well for him this season. He was unprepared for the start at the Royal meeting when finishing down the field behind Merchant Navy. He is more than capable at this level, but needs to bring his best to beat the selection.

Lah to hit high note

14:40 Ascot - Lah Ti Dar

Lah Ti Dar looks like the horse to beat in this fascinating contest.

This smart filly ran a blinder when finishing second to Kew Gardens in the St Leger at Doncaster last month. She kept on really well in the closing stages, but could not get to grips with the game winner. Today she is back with her own sex, and I will be surprised if she does not go close. She is a deserving favourite at 2.47/5 on the exchange.

Kitesurf merits consideration. She won a Group 1 at Longchamp last month, and may have more to offer. She has a fair bit to find with the selection, but trainer Andre Fabre will have her ready to do herself justice.

Nick’s Weekly P/L

Staked: 13
Returned: 3.11
P/L -9.89

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