Job done on the first day of September.
3 winners from 3 racing tips mailed to members of VG Tips.
First up on Saturday members enjoyed Veracious winning the Atalanta Stakes at Sandown. As I highlighted to them the day before racing, the Sir Michael Stoute trained filly had been third in Group 1 races, so this drop down into Group 3 company was likely to suit. I am always keen to have my eye open for one dropping down in class of race having performed with credit at a higher level.
Next up, over in Ireland, Ten Sovereigns won comfortably and the 25/1 on offer on Friday for Ten Sovereigns to win the 2019 running of the 2000 Guineas at Newmarket has now been slashed to a best price of 10/1.
The hat trick of winners on Saturday was completed in fine fashion when Too Darn Hot (pictured above) – a winning tip to members when making a debut in a Class 5 maiden – rallied to easily land the Group 3 Solario Stakes by 4 lengths from another former winner for members of VG Tips, Arthur Kitt.
When members were advised nice and early on Friday to take the 5/4 on offer for Too Darn Hot to win on Saturday, they were also forewarned that he was as big as 20/1 to land the Derby in 2019. After that facile victory on Saturday the best price on offer in the ante-post market now is 8/1 for the Derby and 8/1 for the 2000 Guineas. Time will tell which race John Gosden opts for. All being well between now and then, I expect it will be the Derby at Epsom on Saturday June 1st 2019.
A good day of racing for favourite backers. A bad day for the bookies. Which is fine by me.
This flat season we’ve enjoyed 22/1 and 20/1 winners of the Derby on both sides of the Irish Sea, several good priced winners at Glorious Goodwood and ten winners at the York Ebor meeting, including a 20/1 winning tip of the Ebor itself.
But some days such big prices are simply not on offer and I have to cater for those members of VG Tips who simply want a winner, regardless of price. Saturday it was 3 short priced winners from 3 selections. All profit counts at the end of the year.
*No racing at the Curragh on Sunday (as my Racing Post desk calendar claimed when the year began), so my next racing analysis and selections will be available to members on Thursday for racing on Friday, including at Ascot and Haydock Park.