Stravagante a solid bet in King Edward VII Stakes

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Stravagante looked a horse to keep onside when bolting up last time out and rates a solid bet at 5/2 in the King Edward VII Stakes at Royal Ascot today (3.05).

Sir Michael Stoutes three-year-old has won two of his four starts, and was particularly impressive when surging to an easy 3 1/4 length success in a decent 13-runner handicap over 1m 2f at Epsom two weeks ago.

After being held-up off the pace, Stravagante made rapid headway on the outside two from home before taking up the running inside the final furlong and storming clear.

He won with stacks in hand, and the way Stravagante finished off the contest suggested that the extra 2f today would suit

It was also a performance which suggested Stravagante was well worth a crack at this level, and his handler has a tremendous record in the race having won it six times.

The last of those to win was Hillstar in 2013, and Stravgante has a similar profile that one had coming into this race.

With the in-form Frankie Dettori in the saddle, the progressive and unexposed Stravagante looks the one they all have to beat.

Daily Sport recommended bet: 5pts win Stravagante (5/2 generally available – use BOG firms)

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