The next few weeks are some of the most exciting of the year for me. If you are a Flat fan there’s the Racing Post Trophy in the UK, then the Breeders’ Cup and Melbourne Cup just around the corner.
If you are a jumps fan, some of the big guns are beginning to rev up for some action.
I’m off to the Breeders’ Cup on Tuesday, so I really need some of Paddy’s cash this weekend for a bit of spending money! So let’s get some. You hear me, Paddy?
This year’s Racing Post Trophy is one of the most open I can remember, but the one to be on is CENTURY, trained by Ireland’s champion Aidan O’Brien.
- The Ballydoyle genius has landed three of the last four renewals of the Group 1 contest, and Century looks just the type to provide O’Brien with another success [bet here: mobile | desktop]
The son of Montjeu impressed when landing a big field maiden on his debut at the Curragh. He’ll stay strong and the ground won’t be a problem.
O’Brien should know what it takes to pip Kingston Hill as that animal defeated his Oklahoma City last time, while Pinzolo was only a narrow victor last time. I fancy Century, a lot.
Elsewhere at Doncaster, check out STEPS in the 5f dash – he’s up 2lb for scoring at Ascot last time, but he could have a great draw and he’s fully capable of defying the extra on his back. Thoroughly consistent, acts on any ground and loves the track. Yeeehaaa!