Bets Of The Day: Nicki's Angel to upset rivals

Today's best bet Nicki's Angel in the 13:50 at Ascot
Today's best bet Nicki's Angel in the 13:50 at Ascot

Nick Shiambouros was on the mark yesterday when his best bet Clon Coulis won. Nick returns with two more selections from the outstanding Ascot card...

"I do not think she was at her best that day, and am hopeful she will be more effective over this longer trip"

Back Nicki’s Angel in the 13:50 at Ascot

Angel to spring surprise

13:50 Ascot - Nicki's Angel

Nicki's Angel could run well at a big price in this interesting Group 3.

This filly was impressive when winning on debut at Musselburgh in May. Despite not looking fully wound up, she disposed of her rivals in great style and won going away. She was not disgraced behind Signora Cabella in a Listed race at York on her next start. I do not think she was at her best that day, and am hopeful she will be more effective over this longer trip. At present she is trading at 11.521/2 on the exchange which is more than fair.

Royal Intervention is the current favourite at 2.962/1 on the exchange. She bolted up in a Listed race at HQ last month and is open to further improvement. She is a big danger.

Poet to have final say

15:40 Ascot - Poet's Word

Poet's Word should go close in this historic race.

This five-year-old got the better of Cracksman in the Prince Of Wales's Stakes at Ascot last month. He took the lead a furlong from home, and was pushed out to score decisively. This was his best piece of form to date, and is still relatively lightly raced. Sir Michael Stoute has a magnificent record in this race and this smart performer should add to his tally. At present he is trading at 3.9 on the exchange.

Stablemate Crystal Ocean heads the market at 3.613/5 on the exchange. He is unbeaten in three starts this term and finished second to Capri in the St Leger last year. He will make a bold bid, but I think the selection will have his measure.

Cracksman needs the heavens to open to take his chance. He has yet to recapture his best form this season which is a concern if he runs.


*For P/L purposes, all Exchange recommended bets will be settled at BSP if successful


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