Ascot 2.50 tips – Salouen to relish trip

Ascot 2.50 tips - Salouen to relish trip


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Betting Tip: @ Salouen @ 5/1 with bet365

Barsanti has at least 5lb in hand over his rivals on official ratings and some of his form, particularly a half length second behind Idaho in last year’s Hardwicke Stakes, is far superior to that of his five rivals. However, a return to Royal Ascot will be on his agenda and he therefore might need his first run back, while current best odds of 7/4 do little to excite given his habit of finding one too good at this level (0-6 in Group or Listed company).

I’m going to take him on with Silvester Kirk’s SALOUEN, who is very interesting now stepping back up to this trip as it wasn’t a lack of stamina that contributed to heavy defeats in last year’s Epsom Derby and Eclipse, more that he wasn’t good enough. To be fair, he didn’t help his cause in either of those races by racing keenly and he was much better in that respect when dropping back to 1m2f for his final two starts, both in Group 2s, which resulted in a couple of placed efforts. Given how strongly he hit the line in those races, he’s well worth another try at 1m4f and this represents a drop in class for him, while the booking of Silvestre de Sousa is another positive as the Brazilian is 6-31 on the stable runners for a £1 level-stakes profit of £18.00.

Betting Tip: @ Salouen @ 5/1 with bet365

All odds were correct at time of posting.

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