The sun shone down on Sandown Park on Thursday night and VG Tips members felt the warmth.
I offered them four selections for what was a well attended evening meeting of quality racing. Three of those racing tips won. All impressed in doing so.
DEE EX BEE was available at odds of 6/4 the night before racing. That’s when I always send out my racing analysis and betting tips. The Mark Johnston trained improver – which came second behind my winning tip in the 2018 Derby, Masar – won the Group 3 Henry VII Stakes by a length and a quarter. Staying on strongly at the end of that race, trainer Mark Johnston confirmed Dee Ex Bee would cope with extra distance and that the Ascot Gold Cup will be his next target.
The next winner was the Ryan Moore ridden REGAL REALITY at SP odds of 9/4. Horse and jockey won a race named after the greatest of them all, the Group 3 Brigadier Gerard Stakes. A three and three quarters length victory looked less likely before the beginning of the race when Regal Reality was reluctant to go to the start. But the colt, from the very much in form stable of Sir Michael Stoute, won going away.
The third and final winning tip from me on the night was probably the most pleasing. LUSH LIFE won under a perfectly timed ride by jockey Jamie Spencer.
Here’s what I told members when offering them Lush Life as a betting tip at the 4/1 widely available on Wednesday evening:- “Greenside beat Lush Life by two lengths a couple of weeks ago. Lush Life was slow away that day but jockey Jamie Spencer was making up ground fast and Lush Life is four pounds better off against Greenside this day. If Spencer gets his timings right, revenge is possible.”
And so it proved.
A hat trick of odds against winners for subscribers to my long established selection service. A super night at Sandown capped offer by stunning sunset.
Of course, if it was three winners from four selections then there must have been a loser. There was. It was a tight call for me between Sangarius and King of Comedy in the Class 1 Listed Heron Stakes. Both horses had won for myself and members in the past. As it was, I chose third placed Sangarius.
While all three of my winners on Thursday night did so impressively, arguably the most eye-catching winner of the night was the John Gosden trained King of Comedy, which won that race in a very taking fashion and by a margin of two and a half lengths. Keep King of Comedy and all my three winners in your notebook for future reference.