Our tipster Jones Knows backed a 50/1 winner yesterday and is backing coach George Boughey to light up Royal Ascot with Cachet. Watch all the races live on Sky Sports Racing.
Stamp (11/2 with Sky Bet) seems a rock solid option in the Coronation Stakes (4.20) on what is another fantastic action card at Royal Ascot on Friday.
The 1000 Guineas winner for George Boughey and James Doyle has an incredible build, having backed up her gutsy win at Newmarket by a close second in the French version, where she raced, steered and nearly came back over the line . This race presented her as a truly top class Group 1 filly at this level with an attitude to die for.
She could play for second place if Inspiral comes in the same form as last season, but the vibes have been pretty negative for John Gosden’s runner. She is vulnerable and with Sky Bet paying out four places, Cahet is definitely the bet.
The Commonwealth Cup (3.05) is a fantastic renewal this year with different fitness lines bringing together the best three-year-old sprinters.
You have Perfect Power returning from the 2000 Guineas, El Caballo putting his undefeated run on the line after grinding down Sandy Lane and Ehraz and Tiber stream reuniting after their battle in the Carnarvon Stakes at Newbury.
For my money, the form to follow seems to be this Newbury race.
Ehraz was supported all week after running an unfortunate race at Newbury, where he was caught and finished with a rattle.
However, with his price now too short, the horse that beat him and scared second favorite El Caballo to Newcastle, Tiber Flow (11/1 with Sky Bet) is too expensive for the conquering shipyard of William Haggas.
He is a horse that gets better with every race and although he had the right position on the track at Newbury he traveled and showed a sympathetic attitude to pretty much fend off Ehraz, who is not the most reliable customer to follow, having raced abysmal in both his debut at Group level.
You can set your watch by Tiber Flow and the 11/1 offered with Sky Bet paying six places is confident play.
I will also have small bet savers on the extremely talented but quirky Flotos (50/1 with Sky Bet) and Sam Maximus (66/1 with Sky Bet) with piles in each direction.
Flotus’ performance as she just emerged from the shadow of the Cheveley Park Stakes last season is one of the best form pieces on offer here and she was back somewhere near her best last time out at Haydock , where his wandering in the final furlong cost him the race.
Third of the day, Benefit, has since beaten the boys in a Listed event at Salisbury, so form is building up and Flotus has the natural speed to get away from them if they give him the rope.
Sam Maximus, meanwhile, made a superb debut for manager James Horton behind Tiber Flow at Newbury, finishing third and with the manager in such good shape (36% strike rate in the last 75 days), its boy shouldn’t be too far if you maintain that level.
This 66/1 with Sky Bet is a bit disrespectful to his chances.
You really had to see it to believe it when Mawj made his debut in a six furlong novice race at Newmarket involving all the right faces.
This performance was jaw-dropping but following it at a short price to back it up especially when it had the help of the ‘golden highway’ in Newmarketm is not a betting strategy for me in the Albany Stakes (2.00).
I much prefer to take a double digit price for the filly that hunted her that day, Believe (20/1 with Sky Bet)who races for the winning 1,000 Guineas team of Boughey, Doyle and Highclere.
Boughey appears to be following the same path with this filly as he did with Cachet after running into the same maiden before finishing fifth in the Albany Stakes last season.
Believing appears to possess the constitution and class to prove a threat at the highest level, judged on that brave first race where she ran into trouble but still finished a clean second and her incredible win in a Lingfield maiden, albeit low, where she lost seven lengths at the start, was forced wide but still won in her own way.
At 20/1 I’ll be happy to chance it – with Richard Hannon Powerdress rider, who also impressed at Newmarket earlier this season.
She showed a very professional and willing attitude to knock down Yahsat, who went and finished second in a York Listed race, while the form behind those two also performed well.
The Hannons have won this race three times and there should be plenty of improvement to come from their filly on a track that should suit her taste for endurance.
4:20: 2pts EW on Cachet (11/2 with Sky Bet)
3h05: 2pts EO on Tiber Flow (11/1 with Sky Bet)
3h05: 0.5pts EW on Flotos (50/1 with Sky Bet)
3h05: 0.5pts EO on Sam Maximus (66/1 with Sky Bet)
2:00: 1pt won on Believing (20/1 with Sky Bet)
2:00 a.m.: 1pt won on Powerdress (16/1 with Sky Bet)