6 wise picks in Windsor today, including a 5/1 game


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With the rain forecast worrying both Suns Up Guns Up and Critique, it might be worth giving it a shot. FORT DENISON, a rare flat runner for respected vault trainer Venetia Williams. His current abilities in this area are very difficult to assess, but he is well handicapped by his former Irish form and interest in him is heightened by Oisin Murphy’s reservation. The second choice is Hammy End, who disappointed last time around and doesn’t win often, but he can usually be relied on to lead his race.

The most obvious answer is the filly TREGONY, who recently showed a good twist to take control at Doncaster and is now aiming for his fourth straight win. Bascule has very little exposure on the turf and his second place in a 1m novice here in June makes him of significant interest but he has a point to prove after less effort on Tapeta two weeks ago.

The most interesting runner is undoubtedly HURAIZ (nap), who has yet to peak for his astute new coach this year but has qualified for that precious series final with a very respectable fourth on an under-5f here two weeks ago and is now very well handicapped on some of last year’s 6f / 7f form for Mark Johnston. Edraak has progressed very well this year and will be to be feared if the pitch is no worse than good. Capote’s Dream, Operatic, and the Stewards Cup fourth total engagement are also on the shortlist, while chairman of the board is a more speculative option to consider.

A few very well-bred fillies feature in this novice race. Fantalope chased home a useful Godolphin colt in Chelmsford last month and it’s arguably the best piece of form on offer here, but she didn’t run on turf and a slight preference is for the C&D runner-up. TO COME UP, who was a very expensive yearling and is open to any further improvement.

It is no longer the strength of the old but THE DALEY EXPRESS hasn’t had a bad race yet this season and can capitalize on a new career record here. Seneca Chief is excused from his last two losses and can pose a threat if the pitch is good or faster. If conditions deteriorate, Saras Hope will increase the hierarchy.

A solid argument can easily be made for treble seeker Glen Esk, who took the first of his two wins on this C&D, but it’s worth considering SAGAUTOR, who didn’t come home after pulling too hard at the start at Newbury last month, but still ran well there and is still 2 pounds lighter here. Photography is next on the list.

5:45 p.m. – Fort Denison
6.15 p.m. – Trégonia
6:45 p.m. – Huraiz
7:15 p.m. – To come up
7:45 p.m. – The Daley Express
8:15 p.m. – Sagauteur

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