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Sprint in for the 7/2 about Genki

Some cracking action at Ascot today and Genki looks the best bet on the card at 7/2 in the big sprint at 3.15.

Roger Charlton’s seven-year-old has looked as good as ever this season despite his advancing years and has run two cracking races in Group 1 company on his last two starts.

The first of those came in the n Prix Maurice de Gheest at Deauville where he finished fourth to Moonlight Cloud, and he followed that up with an excellent close up fourth to Dream Ahead in the Betfred Sprint Cup at Haydock.

The seven-year-old was beaten just 1 1/2 lengths that day, running on strongly having been forced to challenge wide of the main group and not getting as much cover as he would have liked.
That is by far the best form on offer in this Group 3 contest which is a marked drop in class for Genki.

The gelding has his ideal conditions, is officially rated 4lb and upwards clear of his rivals and should also get the race run to suit.

Everything looks in place for a huge run, and it will be disappointing if he does not take advantage of a glorious winning opportunity.

At 7/2 he looks tremendous value.

Daily Sport recommended bet: 4pts win Genki (7/2 generally available – BOG firms)

 

14/1 Webbow a cracking each-way punt

the ultra-consistent Webbow makes plenty of each-way appeal at 14/1 in the 3.50 at Ascot.

Mark Campion’s gelding has been in the form of his life this season, and after landing a valuable prize over today’s trip of 7f at the Glorious Goodwood meeting – where he had several of today’s rivals behind – ran a blinder of his revised mark to finish runner-up to the well treated Eton Rifles when returned to the Sussex track last time out.

He looked the likely winner that day when hitting the front inside the furlong pole, but was unable to match the winners’ turn of foot close home and was eventually beaten a length.

The handicapper has put him up another 2lb to a career high mark of 97 for that effort, but he is still only 4lb highre than when scoring two starts ago and with everything in his favour as regards ground and trip it’s very haed to see him not being involved at the business end of affairs.

The big field and strong gallop with certainly play to his strengths, and he will be plenty of assistance in the saddle from the highly talented irish jockey Shane Foley who has really impressed me this season.

There is no doubt that this valuable contest will require a personal best from Webbow, but he looks sure to run his usually solid race and looks cracking each-way value at 14s.

Daily Sport recommended bet: 2pts each-way Webbow (14/1 generally available – BOG)

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