Chesham Stakes tips – Cunco can make Frankel the talk of Ascot again

Chesham Stakes tips – Cunco can make Frankel the talk of Ascot again

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Betting Tip: Cunco @ 4/1 with williamhill

The Chesham Stakes over 7f is a unique race in that it is restricted to two-year-olds by sires who have won over at least 1m2f.

Who’s favourite?
Aidan O’Brien’s Churchill never really looked like winning on his debut at the Curragh, but the penny seemed to drop late on as he was finishing best of all into third and the son of Galileo should come into his own over today’s extra furlong. That he is still a maiden shouldn’t detract from his chances one bit as two of the last three winners hadn’t won a race previously and plenty of his stablemates have turned into superstars despite not winning first time out. He’s a worthy favourite, though a skinny-looking 11/8 will put a lot of punters off.

Who else is fancied?
The mighty Frankel has made a great start to his stallion career and two of his sons fill the next two places in the market. Cunco was his first runner on the racecourse and John Gosden’s charge did everything right over 6f at Newbury, quickening nicely to run down the runner-up Isomer (who re-opposes) inside the final furlong and it took his rider an age to pull him up. He should be all the better for that experience and today’s trip should no hold no fears either given his pedigree – his dam Chrysanthemum won a mile Listed race and a 7f Group 3, while his dad’s four victories as a juvenile included the Group 1 Dewhurst Stakes over this trip.

His sibling Frankuus also made a winning debut when seeing off the more experienced Arc Royal at Haydock last week (7f, good to firm), with the re-opposing Devil’s Bridge behind in third, and he too will only get better as he learns his job.

Any decent outsiders?
It’s 14/1 bar the front three and they include Justice Frederick, who was Joseph O’Brien’s first winner as a trainer at Gowran Park last Monday, showing the benefit of his Tipperary debut third. There should be more to come from him.

Aiming For Rio caught the eye of Godolphin when scorching home by five lengths at Deauville just nine days ago and the son of Rio De La Plata (a prolific winner for the boys in blue) now sports their colours. Soft ground is no problem for Matthieu Palussiere’s filly and she should give a good account.

Best bookie offer?
Paddy Power are refunding losing stakes as a free bet (up to £25) if your horse finishes second to the SP favourite, most likely Churchill here.

Who’s going to win?
Taking on Aidan O’Brien-trained hotpots at this meeting has proved bad for my wealth but I’m a value-seeker and, while I think Churchill is the most likely winner, there is more juice to be had in the price of Frankel’s son CUNCO, who looks a chip off the old block.

SELECTION

Cunco 1pt @ 4/1 William Hill

Betting Tip: Cunco @ 4/1 with williamhill

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