Bookies Enemy 18th June
2:30 Ascot, Holloway Boy – 0.5pts e/w @151 generally – WON
A complete flyer and a first for me as this horse is yet to run. But he’s trained by Karle Burke who’s having a stellar year with his two-year-olds with the likes of ‘Dramatised’ ‘Pillow Talk’ and ‘Cold Case’ to name but a few smart winners. This horse doesn’t have a flashy breeding but his sire’s progeny are performing well and although he’ll need to be pretty useful to figure here, there’s nothing in this field that’s impressed on the figures including so far (only really Legend Of Xanadu and he’s well exposed). Danny Tudhope rides, who’ll be wanting some more winners to lift the top jockey crown, and at huge odds, although only one horse has won this race at the first attempt out of 44 that have tried, I think it’s worth trusting that Karl Burke thinks plenty of this colt which is the reason he’s bringing him here for his racecourse debut and at huge odds, he might be worth an each-way tickle.
4:20 Ascot, Naval Crown – 1pt e/w @34 generally (6 places) – WON
Has run just the three times this year and he ran his best race when dropping to 6f for the first time in Meydan last time finishing 4th behind ‘A Case Of You’ from a low draw which isn’t ideal. He’s over the same trip tomorrow and back at Ascot where he’s run well on both starts over 7f, if he can better those slightly with the drop to 6f, he must go well.