Thursday, December 20, 2007

Last Friday before Christmas at Ascot

This card looks under threat from the weather. Ascot can be a cold bleak place this time of year, but not so cold as to make you consider Christmas shopping as an alternative. What A Buzz goes in the first and ran a blinder last time out at odds of 80/1. The odds will be a lot shorter here and the ground isn't certain to suit so a watching brief is advised.

In the 1.40 I'll support Deep Purple. Connections have let a number of possible opportunities pass by for this horse; this will be a chance to see how good he is. James Fanshawe's Song of Songs was second to Osana last February which looks good form given what that rival achieved last weekend in the International.

I'd expect Hobbs Hill to take the 2.15 but he'll be no price.

Looking quickly through the early prices for Saturday's Long Walk hurdle, 7/1 Kasbah Bliss looks value as does Chief Dan George each way at 14/1.

1 comment:

GeeDee said...

6/1 shot What A Buzz finsihed fourth of the twelve runners.
Likely favourite Song of Songs was declared a non-runner; Deep Purple was sent off 4/6 favourite and duly obliged by two and a half lengths.
The main realistic challenger to Hobbs Hill, Nicky Henderson's Barbers Shop, was another non-runner; Hobbs Hill won and his price was 2/11.