Nick Shiambouros was on the mark yesterday when debutant Don't Touch won easily at Newcastle. Nick is back with another two selections from York and one from Salisbury...
"I rarely make exceptions for beaten horses, but I am going to give John F Kennedy another chance after being turned over at short odds at Leopardstown last month."
15:15 York - John F Kennedy
I rarely make exceptions for beaten horses, but I am going to give John F Kennedy another chance after being turned over at short odds at Leopardstown last month.
This beautifully bred colt did not handle the testing conditions when finishing last of three behind Success Days in the Ballysax Stakes. He had previously beaten Tombelaine in tremendous fashion as a two-year-old on fast ground.
I think he can get back to winning ways in this mouth watering event and I have backed him at his current price of 4.84/1 on the exchange.
This is a pretty good renewal of the Dante and the selection will have to be at his best to hold off Elm Park and the progressive Jack Hobbs.
16:20 York - Tendu
This Listed race revolves around Tendu who should be difficult to beat after finishing second to the talented Limato at Ascot last month.
I think the winner has a very bright future, and the selection should find this company more to his liking. He is priced at 11/10 on the Sportbook which is very fair in my opinion.
Strath Burn who finished second in the Cornwallis at two, may give the favourite
most to do.
14:20 Salisbury - Tutti Frutti
La Boheme will the all the rage after her second to Brandybend at Sandown last month.
She deserves to be favourite but I think Tutti Frutti is capable of upsetting her.
This daughter of Teofilo caught the eye on debut when finishing second to Sympathy at Leicester last October. She missed the break, but kept on steadily in the closing stages and finished the race with good energy.
I think she is open to significant improvement and is well worth an interest at her current price of 6.25/1 on the exchange.
Thursday's Recommended Bets
Back John F Kennedy @ 4.84/1 in the 15:15 at York
Back Tendu in the Sportbook @ 11/10 in the 16:20 at York
Back Tutti Frutti @ 6.25/1 in the 14:20 at Salisbury
Weekly P/L +5.54