One more Royal Ascot win courtesy of Palace Pier (4/1), but after the withdrawal of our top bet of the day in Swindler, it was all eyes on Summerghand to cap off the meeting with a big win in the Wokingham. We were left heartbroken as the line came just an inch too soon for his flashing finish. Still, a fantastic week, but that last moment will sting for a while….
The Daily Yankee:
NAP OF THE DAY: Landue, (1655 Kempton), 1pt win, 7/1:
Back in 2018 this gelding was hugely progressive when held up off a strong pace. 2019 was a no-show with just two runs but his recent come-back was full of promise. With the stable winning 4 from 10 since the restart, and with a likely pace duel between favourites Palavecino and Emirates Knight sure to set the race up for a finish, he looks value under a buoyant Hayley Turner.
Arbalet, (1515 Redcar), 5/2: was a pretty useful horse who lost his way for his previous yard last season, dropping 17lbs in the process. Made an encouraging debut for the O’Meara yard at Newmarket recently and this looks a perfect opportunity for him to start heading back up the ratings.
Kermouster, (1545 Redcar), 10/1: this filly hit peak form in mid Summer last year running up a sequence of wins. She has slipped a to a rating of 69 which she last won off and looks sure to be suited by this step back to a mile having tried a stiff 10f on her recent comeback. The yard is in fair form, and this is by no means the hardest of races.
Almighwar, (1625 Kempton), 15/8: surely one of the best bred 3yos in training being by super-sire Dubawi out of Oaks winner Taghrooda. Only had one run as a 2yo, looked magnificent but ran poorly to be 10th in the mud. Probably capable of much better, after all, current Derby favourite English King was 7th in that same event. This is a good chance to get back on track for a stable and jockey who both had sublime weeks at Ascot.
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