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Cash-in on 28/1 Castles

Posted on by Dave Metcalf

Castles In The Air has a good record at Ascot and looks massively overpriced at 28/1 in the 3.55.

Richard Fahey’s gelding was last successful in this contest back in 2010 when he beat Noble Citizen by 1/2 a length off a mark of 96.

He gave the runner-up 9lbs that day and now meets him on 7lb better terms yet is bigger than him in the betting.

The selection was also far from disgraced in last year’s renewal when keeping on well to finish 7th of 23 to Bronze Prince off 98, and ran a cracker on his final start in 2011 when a 3/4 length third of 19 to Edinburgh Knight over CD.

He now meets that winner 8lb better terms yet can be backed at treble the odds of that rival.

The son of Oasis Dream now gets into this off a reduced mark of 93 and with Raul Da Silva taking off another 3lb looks very well weighted for a dual course and distance winner.

The seven-year-old is now racing off one of his lowest mark for three years having been rated as high as 103, and although he has failed to trouble the judge in two starts this season he really caught the eye last time out here when a never nearer 14th of 23 to Eton Forver in the Buckingham Palace Stakes.

Held up in the last pair on the stands side he made headway over a furlong out without being unduly punished to be closest at the finish.

It was a run which suggested that he would improve significantly next time up, and he looks to have been brought along solely with this race in mind.

With the going and distance fine, he looks weighted to go well and at the odds on offer makes plenty of each-way appeal with some firms paying five places.

Daily Sport recommended bet: 3pts each-way Castles In The Air (28/1 BetVictor, Paddy Power – BOG, 1/4 odds 1,2,3,4,5)


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