Dutch Uncle can cash-in on class drop at Newbury

Dutch Uncle has some strong form to his name and rates a solid bet at 3/1 to get back on the winning trail in the 4.45 at Newbury today now dropped in class.

Ed Dunlop’s colt improved with each of his four starts in maidens, finishing a 3 length runner-up to subsequent Irish Derby winner Jack Hobbs at Wolverhampton before opening his account in good style when running on strongly to beat Honourable Action by 2 1/4 lengths at the same venue.

Dutch Art  was then off the track for 102 days before running a blinder on handicap debut to finish a neck second to Subcontinent at Doncaster off an opening mark of 79.

He backed that up with a cracking 3 3/4 length third of 13 to Time Test in the valuable and competitive class 2 London Gold Cup over course and distance off a mark of 81, travelling strongly and leading at the two marker before being headed inside the last and unmable to find any extra.

That is traditionally a very strong race, and the winner has since gone on to bolt-up in the Group 3 Tercentenary Stakes at Royal Ascot and is now rated 116.

Dutch Uncle then ran well to finish fourth in another class 2 contest at Epsom before never getting competitive in the King George V Stakes at Royal Ascot last time out and finishing last.
I am more than prepared to put a line through the latter, and the handicapper has since dropped him 1lb to 83.

That makes him look well-treated on his run behind Time Test, especially now dropped down into class 3 company.

Daily Sport recommended bet: 3pts win Dutch Uncle (3/1 generally available – use BOG firms)

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