It always seems strange that just after the jumps season has reached its crescendo with Cheltenham and Aintree the flat has one of its feature weekends so early as the Guineas meeting arrives at the start of May.
Good to see such an open look to both races and I have gone for one of Richard Hannon's less fancied runners in the 2,000 with a bit each way on Kool Kompany at 33-1. For the 1,000 I think Jim Bolger's Rockfel winner Lucida is good value at 9-2.
At the Market Examiner we have gone through a most frustrating period with a relentless run of seconds - it is now 10 in the last two weeks. It was interrupted by Rosie Crowe winning at Redcar on Thursday but then the very next day with our only selection, Miracle Ninetynine, at Chepstow,we were once again beaten on the nod, going down by a short head. In nearly all the cases the money was right and the horses ran as expected but have just kept finding one too good - often, as yesterday - something unfancied.
Things will doubtless turn to our advantage so it is not something for us to get too downhearted about. If only William Hill had their "finish second for a free matched bet" going all the time rather than just for C4 races!
M of the Market Examiner Team.
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