Epsom 2.00 tips – stable record points to George

Epsom 2.00 tips - stable record points to George


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Betting Tip: @ George each-way @ 14/1 with bet365

Soft ground is a concern for likely favourite Poet’s Prince, who has been doing all his winning on the all-weather and was second on fast turf at Newbury last time. John Gosden’s Court House has a similar profile, with his sole turf outing on good to firm yielding a second of three at Newmarket. Ship Of The Fen, on the other hand, won’t mind these conditions one bit as he was a soft ground winner over this trip in April. But a subsequent 6lb rise and a potentially tricky wide draw in stall 11 tempers enthusiasm for his chances of a follow up.

Instead, I’m going to take a chance on Sylvester Kirk’s GEORGE at a double-digit price (14/1 bet365) in the hope that he appreciates stepping from a mile for the first time. That he’s a brother to a 1m2f winner provides encouragement for that and his two efforts this season have been fair, including a fifth (of 15) at the Newmarket Craven meeting on his return. But his juvenile form is far more interesting as it includes a second over 7f here on heavy ground and off a 1lb higher mark than today’s. I’m also a big believer in trainer form and that’s a positive too as Kirk has saddled a couple of winners in the last and went close with 33/1 shot Salouen in yesterday’s Coronation Cup. Furthermore, and this clinches the bet for me, he’s had winners at 25/1, 16/1 and 10/1 plus a runner-up from just seven runners in this race.

Betting Tip: @ George each-way @ 14/1 with bet365

All odds were correct at time of posting.

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