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Sunday 13 June 2010

Sir Gerry for Ascot ?

Sir Gerry was a convincing winner of the 6f Listed race at Salisbury on Sunday coming with his usual late rattle to just get up near the line. He is in the Golden Jubilee at Ascot next Saturday and if you fancy him ew you can still get 100/1 with Victor Chandler which isnt as crazy as it sounds as he was 3rd in the race in 2008.

In the Class 3 handicap at Doncaster Baby Strange was another to finish well and take the spoils and he could well win again on this showing as he hadnt run on turf for nearly a year prior to this and the race was run in a decent time. I didnt see the race myself so wasnt able to see if he played up beforehand which is usually a sign that he is going to run well. My selection Cheveton was beaten early on and finished 10th but he may be dropped further in the ratings as a result and his turn cant be too far away. Two eyecatchers were Captain Ramius and One way or Another who both suffered interference at different stages in the race and it will be interesting to see if the handicapper takes a dim view of their runs, both are entered in the Wokingham but are unlikely to get a run.

Next week is Royal Ascot and at this stage for the Kings Stand on tuesday I would be sticking with Kingsgate Native who has the beating of the home team.