Cesarewitch Tips: Cocktails All Round
Gaz tipped a winner on Friday's card at Newmarket and is back with a big priced selection for Saturday's action.
Saturday’s card at Newmarket looks sensational and I can’t wait for it to get started. I tipped Coroebus up two weeks ago at this venue and he’s running again tomorrow. Even though I was expecting a big run that day, like most racing fans I was blown away by how powerful he looked. If I’m honest I’m still not too sure how he was beaten that day, but I take solace from the fact I wasn’t one of the people who backed him at 1/100 in running. I’m excited to see how he gets on tomorrow, unfortunately at 8/11 I can’t recommend a bet. Overall it looks a day for the purists but the big handicap of the day is a very interesting race, and I think I may have found the winner.
Cocktails All Round
The Cesarewitch brings the curtain down on the flat racing season and as usual it looks a tricky puzzle. I honestly don’t think any horse is out of contention in this race. In fact I can see Mancini running a big race at odds of 100/1. You have to forgive his last couple of runs, but he’s on a low mark and if he can bounce back to form he could get into contention. National Hunt trainers have a great record in races such as this and it’s no surprise to see a number of the runners at the top of the market representing the big yards. Buzz is an interesting contender from the Nicky Henderson yard. He was a decent horse on the flat and is rated 155 over hurdles so has an obvious chance. My personal opinion is he’s over-rated and he’s not for me, but I can see him travelling through the race well
It might seem obvious but for me Willie Mullins holds the key here. He has entered six runners including last years winner Great White Shark. He’s had an interrupted preparation and is 10lbs higher in the handicap, so may struggle, but he deserves his place in the line-up. MC Muldoon is the current favourite and has an obvious chance. I don’t see any value in the 5/1 on offer so I will avoid. The one for me is Whiskey Sour who seems to be creeping in under the radar. This horse has had his injury problems and that’s probably the reason he is such a big price (28/1). I was very impressed by his run over hurdles at Punchestown in April after a long time off the track. He still looked to have retained his class and at 28/1 with firms paying 7 places he looks a solid bet.
Newmarket 15:35 – Whiskey Sour (28/1) Each Way (William Hill Paying 7 Places)