I’m probably a dunce for trying to find the winner of a 19 runner two-year-old race at this stage of the season but I’m going to have a go with GET IT from the Clive Cox yard. A son of first-season sire Twilight Son, winner of the Diamond Jubilee Stakes in 2016, he’s got a sprinting pedigree and ran really well when second on debut at Newmarket. He had the reopposing Tactical behind him but is several times the price, so there’s a value angle there, but the main reason I like him is he clearly didn’t handle the dip at Newmarket and took a false step which immediately got him off the bridle. Nevertheless, he stayed on really well without a huge amount of encouragement from his jockey so I’m marking up that effort and have confidence a stiff 5f like Ascot’s will suit because he’ll probably be seen to best effect over 6f. Draw one could be a huge negative with the pacey American raiders on the other side of the track, but Get It likes to make his own running and he’s got the favourite next to him who also likes to blast off. With a split field guaranteed I couldn’t recommend an each-way play as you could easily win the race on one side of the track and still not place. Clive Cox doesn’t seem too keen on rain but Twilight Son liked cut in the ground and it should be good-to-soft at worst.
1pt win Get It @12/1, 16:10 Ascot, Wednesday (check the Exchanges for a bigger price)Leave a comment