Epsom 3.45 (Dash) tips – Dark to give it his best shot

Epsom 3.45 (Dash) tips - Dark to give it his best shot

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Betting Tip: @ Dark Shot @ 6/1 with bet365

A typically wide open renewal, but one horse is almost guaranteed to go well is course specialist Caspian Prince, who is going for a remarkable fourth win in the race and fifth win in five starts at this track. He has been well beaten in recent starts but that was also the case 12 months ago, when he also overcame a low draw to come home in front at 25/1. He’s no bigger than 9/1 this time around, despite again being drawn low in stall two, and you’d be daft not to at least have a saver on him.

However, I’m going to have a bigger bet on last year’s unlucky runner-up DARK SHOT, who joined Scott Dixon from Andrew Balding during the winter and ran a blinder on his stable debut at York where he was just pipped at the post by El Astronaute, to whom he was conceding race fitness. Whilst he’s gone up a couple of pounds for that, he’s effectively running off a 2lb lower mark than 12 months ago, taking Jamie Gormley’s claim into account, and he’s also fared better with the draw as he will come out of stall 19 (of 20). Of course, he’s going to need some luck in running and hopefully a better start than last year, when he was slowest away, but he was up with the pace from the off at York and, like his dam, it’s quite possible he is getting quicker with age. I would have liked bigger than 6/1, and we might get it on the day itself, but I do think he has an outstanding chance.

Betting Tip: @ Dark Shot @ 6/1 with bet365

All odds were correct at time of posting.

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