Newmarket 3.40 (Joel Stakes) tips – Custom Cut can test odds-on favourite

Newmarket 3.40 (Joel Stakes) tips - Custom Cut can test odds-on favourite

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Betting Tip: Custom Cut @ 2/1 with bet365

A disappointing turnout of just four for this Group 2 prize, but it’s an interesting contest nonetheless with Roger Charlton’s Time Test being taken on by the older and more battle-hardened CUSTOM CUT, who won last year’s renewal. Roger Varian’s Decorated Knight is unlikely to be disgraced in his hat-trick bid, but it’s far harder to see Richard Hannon’s Tupi getting competitive and he’s the big outsider of the lot.

It’s not really a race that gets the punting juices flowing to be honest, though there is a temptation to side with David O’Meara’s charge at the 2/1 on offer as he arrives here in good nick after a successful Irish raid on the Curragh in a Group 2 over this trip on yielding ground earlier this month. A reproduction of that effort would certainly throw down the gauntlet to Time Test, who was hugely impressive when winning over 1m2f at Royal Ascot before failing to give her true running in the Juddmonte International. This is far easier and she deserves to be favourite, but the drop back to a mile may not be ideal and the ground may be a little softer than she likes, so she’s opposable.

Betting Tip: Custom Cut @ 2/1 with bet365

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