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The best you can hope for now is around 7-2 but that could still represent value ahead of the off next Tuesday.
DARK SHIFT looked a Group horse in waiting when winning the Royal Hunt Cup and the handicapper has only popped him up 6lbs.
William Buick will take the ride in Saturday’s International Handicap back at Ascot and the 8-1 with bet365 should be snapped up.
IS it just me, or is PYLEDRIVER being underestimated again?
There may be only six likely to go in the King George, but the jockey merry-go-round has been making me dizzy.
Pyledriver’s usual rider Martin Dwyer is still crocked and super-sub Frankie Dettori is needed for Emily Upjohn.
Colin Keane has got the nod for Irish Derby winner Westover again. But the ride on Mishriff is up for grabs, although a birdie tells me James Doyle is in line for the call-up.
Pyledriver’s team have opted for trusty PJ McDonald, who won a Listed race on the horse as a two-year-old.
And I can’t help but feel he is a massive price to upset a few big egos at Ascot.
The ground is going to be rattling fast and that puts me off Torquator Tasso, who may not even run. Broome isn’t good enough.
Hot favourite Westover still has questions to answer and might be done for toe in a tactical affair.
Emily Upjohn will relish conditions but her Oaks form has yet to be really tested.
All signs point to Pyledriver. He has won over course and distance and has a victory on firm.
Even though he has to give weight away, he is the outsider of the field with some bookies.