Cumani record a big pointer to chances of Connecticut

Cumani record a big pointer to chances of Connecticut

Luca Cumani

Connecticut

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Betting Tip: Connecticut @ 10/3 with bet365

Just seven will go to post and they are headed by David Simcock’s The Corsican, who is the clear form choice on his fourth in the Prince of Wales’s Stakes last time and a two-length success over Educate on his reappearance at this track in May. We know he stays this far – he scored over this trip at Kempton last June – and there is every possibility of better to come given he’s having just his eighth start. So what’s not to like?

Well, some will stick their nose up at his price of 13/8 and may even look elsewhere for the winner, with Luca Cumani’s CONNECTICUT a solid alternative. He too is a progressive four-year-old and showed he was in good heart when sluicing home by eight lengths at Pontefract last month. He was fully entitled to beat three inferior rivals that day, but it was the manner of his success that caught the eye and his rider Adam Kirby’s post-race comment that he “skipped over the ground”, which was riding fast, suggests he will enjoy the drying conditions more than The Corsican, who seems best with some cut.

Furthermore, he has likely been primed for a race his stable have won seven times, most recently with Quest For Peace, and that just about makes him the call at the available 7/2, though I’ve the utmost respect for the Simcock runner.

Of the rest, Hillstar would come right into this on some of his best form, including a second place finish in last season’s King George, but he’s been disappointing in two starts this term. Dubday was a prolific winner in his native Qatar and has run well on both his British starts, so he should give another good account here.

Betting Tip: Connecticut @ 10/3 with bet365

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