Champions Sprint at Ascot – 20th October – Tasleet (e/w) 14/1
Runner up in the Champions Sprint last season on soft ground everything looks in place for another big run. He’s been lightly raced this year due to the quick summer ground and whilst he was fancied to run a big race in the Haydock Sprint Cup, he slightly disappointed, but got a little bump when the action was getting serious and wasn’t given a hard race. That should put him spot on for this and with the ground likely to be on the slow side, he’s all set up to very a very big race.
2019 Classic Ante Post Bets:
Too Darn Hot – The Derby – Bet365 20/1, generally 16/1 – (Now generally 4/1.)
A pretty short price for todays event (Solario Stakes), but this John Gosden colt could well be absolutely top class. A full brother to both So Mi Dar and Lah Ti Dar, both of whom have shown an extremely high level of ability. This chap made his debut here at Sandown and absolutely blew the opposition away in the manner of a very decent animal. A decent cruising speed and electric turn of foot. Reports from Newmarket suggest the Gosden camp feel he’s the real deal and they can’t hear of defeat here.
A decent performance would see him shorten for the Derby and as highlighted he’s very much bred for that job!
Upd: He won the Solario Stakes in very impressive style and then went on to win the Champagne Stakes at Doncaster equally impressively.
2000 Guineas – Beat Le Bon (e/w) – 50/1 Bet365 & William Hill
A son of Wotton Bassett who won a Group 1 as a 2yo and who sired the brilliant Almanzor a multiple Group 1 winner, Beat Le Bon is held in extremely high regard by his stable who’ve had so many top quality horses they know when they have a good one. He’s raced just the once so far when a very creditable 2nd at Newbury where he and the winner pulled 6 lengths clear of the field. Considered to have been in the need of that run, reports suggest he’s improve no end and several entries this week, we’re expecting to see him back on the track and showing what he’s capable of. Any mention of this horse from the yard suggest he’s the one they feel could develop into a 2000 Guineas horse, he holds entries on all the top back end 2yo races and is well worth in interest at 50/1 before he runs again.
He is only currently priced up with William Hill and Bet365, so if you haven’t an account with either of those, you’ll need to open one.
Upd: Only 3rd in a maiden at Newbury, albeit on what was very soft ground. He travelled through the race very strongly, but looked lost on the surface when the race got serious. We’re willing to give him another chance, as connections were bullish and expecting a big performance before the race. But he needs to take giant steps to now be considered for a 2000 Guineas.