Newmarket 3.10 tips – Lion set to roar for King

Newmarket 3.10 tips - Lion set to roar for King

Alan King

Coeur De Lion

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Betting Tip: @ Coeur De Lion @ 6/1 with bet365

This race has a daunting look about it with 21 runners set to go to post, most of whom have something to recommend them, so it was a bit galling to see that my eventual pick, the Alan King-trained COEUR DE LION, had been put in as 6/1 favourite by the sponsors Betfred – he’s 16/1 with the same firm for the Cesarewitch proper in a couple of week’s time. But I’m going to stick with him as he could be very well treated indeed on a mark of 79 considering he was a useful hurdler last winter and ended the season rated 144 having finished seventh in the Triumph on his final outing. In hindsight, he was a good thing when hacking up at over 2m at Nottingham in May off 6lb lower and this stiffer test run on soft ground is going to be right up his street as he’s an out-and-out stayer. While King might have left a little to work in after his 123-day absence, I suspect he’ll be fit enough and the penalty he will pick up for winning is probably required if he’s to be guaranteed a run in a couple of week’s time.

King also runs Who Dares Wins, who has form claims on his third in the Ascot Stakes, and Oceane, who was only ninth when 5/2 favourite for this year, but neither are as well handicapped as the selection, who also benefits from Hollie Doyle’s 3lb claim.

Betting Tip: @ Coeur De Lion @ 6/1 with bet365

All odds were correct at time of posting.

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