Having gone back and had another look at this race, there’s another massive price horse who I just can’t ignore backing. That one is Bathwick Bear an old favourite of the blog – although he hasn’t won for a while he does keep putting up good performances and as such at the price I’m supplementing the Majestic Dubawi longshot with another.
Last time out he was beaten 3 1/2 lengths by Majestic Myles – currently 10/1. Also ahead that day were Desert Law 11/2 and What About You 14/1. Bathwick Bear has a pull in the weights with the top two now 6lb with Majestic Myles, 5lb with Desert Law. Prior to that he put a bit of a stinker in behind Elzaam, though race before at Ascot he ran well behind two cracking three year olds in Ahtoug and Night Carnation. The previous race to that one he finished 4 1/2 lengths behind Acclaimazing at Newmarket, Cape To Rio was 1/2 length ahead. Today he gets a weight pull of 13lb with Acclaimazing currently 8/1 and 3lb with Cape To Rio who’s 20/1. Okay he may not lack the sparkle but down in the weights, preference for some cut and actually been running reasonably well I cannot see for the life of me why he is 50/1 in places with the weight pull with some rivals.
- 0.5pt e/w Bathwick Bear @ 50/1 Bet365