The unexposed Jack Of Diamonds looks a great bet at 12/1 to trump his rivals in the finale at Ascot (5.35).
Roger Teal’s colt has caught the eye in both his starts to date, none more so than when a strong finishing third at Kempton 12 days ago.
Slowly away that day, the son of Red Clubs finished with a real rattle from way off the pace to finish a never nearer 3 length third to Venetian View and went into my notebook as a sure fire winner in waiting.
Although the way he finished that day over the 7f trip suggested that he may need further to be seen at his best, I am not totally convinced that will be the case as he comes from a very speedy family.
I think that today’s 6f trip and stiff finish should suit him ideally, and there is little doubt in my mind that he has plenty more to offer.
This contest looks sure to be run at a blistering end to end gallop, and that could well set the race up for a finisher like Jack Of Diamonds.
I had him priced up at around the 8/1 mark for this on my tissue, so the 12/1 on offer with Stan James looked too big to ignore and great each-way value.
Daily Sport recommended bet: 2pts each-way Jack Of Diamonds (12/1 Stan James)