Ascot 3.35 tips – backing Tara Road could be a route to profit

Ascot 3.35 tips - backing Tara Road could be a route to profit

Rebecca Curtis

Tara Road

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Betting Tip: Tara Road @ 12/1 with bet365

Venetia Williams is doubly represented in this with last-time-out winner Bennys Mist and top weight Cold March, and both hold decent claims. They are both on career-high marks, though, and others are preferred. Both Regal Regatta and Regal Encore returned to winning ways last time and both are progressive enough to be still of interest off their revised ratings. They also take quite a big chunk out of the market – bet365 go 9/2 the pair – and that helps the price of the Rebecca Curtis-trained TARA ROAD no end, with 12/1 up for grabs – but be quick!

His chance is far less obvious, hence the price, with form figures of 7PP achieved in the space of a month last autumn coming into this. However, his stable was going through a quiet spell at the time due to some infected feed, and at Aintree last time it looked like he was going to play a part until a horse fell in front of him and he injured a heel in the process. He’s been given plenty of time to recover and his stable is in much better form now, so he has to be of interest off a mark of 123, which is 9lb lower than when he started the season. Before his problems he was a progressive young chaser and his sole victory over hurdles came at this track, so there are enough positives to suggest he can outrun his big odds.

Betting Tip: Tara Road @ 12/1 with bet365

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