It's always nice to begin a day of betting with a winner.
Smokey Bear did that for us at Newbury when justifying my confidence at odds of 9/4. As I mentioned to subscribers to VG Tips last night, Smokey Bear had previously finished second in a race that had thrown up subsequent handicap winners. So the clues were there.
It was third time lucky for Tabarrak. Hurrah! My patience with the two time runner up paid off, albeit the best price available was . . .
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