15:55 Chepstow Fri 14 June 2019
- diamondracing.co.uk Handicap (Class 6)
- 5f 16y,
- 10 Runners
- Surface: Turf
Back down in grade now following three poor runs this year and losing run goes back to September 2017. Prefers faster ground and hard to fancy despite another 4lb drop in the weights.
Has gone in all ground in the past but mainly targeted at fast surfaces in recent times. Down in grade and now 2lb below last winning mark but still needs to lift plenty from her reappearance.
Sole win from 22 starts came in an Irish maiden back in July 2018 when trained by Joseph O'Brien. Racing to a consistent level off the back of three thirds and could be competitive again providing there isn't too much rain.
Winner over this trip and off this mark at Kempton in April and not beaten far in a higher grade over this C&D latest. Switch to an easier surface will suit and likely to be involved again.
Races under a 5lb penalty following a fast ground win at Bath when a switch to front running tactics saw him win with plenty to spare. Has handled cut in the past and remains well handicapped on his best form. Every chance of following up.
Veteran who is a winner of 17 races, handles soft ground and back on last winning mark from November. Proving inconsistent this season and needs to bounce back from a poor Pontefract effort.
Won this race last year off 5lb lower with her last three wins all coming over this C&D. Touched off late again here last start and likes to get her toe into the ground. Looks sure to go well again.
Just one win from 24 starts and unplaced in five on turf. Plummeting in the weights following three poor runs and ground doesn't look suitable. Others readily preferred.
Likes juice in the ground but on a long losing run now. Has looked out of sorts in four starts this year and needs to find a huge lift from somewhere. Remains best watched for now.
Only win from 27 starts came on firm ground and she has much preferred that type of surface. Very well beaten in three starts this year and hard to make a case for.
Last Year's Winner
|12||David's Beauty||5||8-8||7/2||Full Result|
|T: B P J BaughJ: L Morris|
Storm Melody (2/1), David's Beauty (4/1), National Glory (5/1), Secret Potion (6/1), Seamster (12/1), Stoneyford Lane (14/1), Silverrica (14/1), Vimy Ridge (16/1), Aquadabra (20/1), Avon Green (20/1)
- Storm Melody
- David's Beauty
- Secret Potion
Nick Robson makes Stradivarius his best bet for Thursday and he has a tip for every race in the UK and Ireland.
Ben Linfoot had a great Wednesday with Value Bet winners at 14/1 and 18/1 and he's got five more big-priced tips for day three at Royal Ascot.
Our pundit Oli Bell expects Dee Ex Bee to dethrone Stradivarius in the Gold Cup on Thursday and he has a tip for every race.