Time looks well up to Tercentenary Test

Time looks well up to Tercentenary Test

Time Test

Time Test

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Betting Tip: @ 9/4 with betvictor

When you see a horse as short as 5/2 for any race at Royal Ascot the first thought is to look elsewhere for some value. But, as with Solow in Tuesday’s Queen Anne, there’s usually a good reason why and I’m struggling to find any negatives surrounding TIME TEST, who thoroughly deserves to be as short as he is.

Given how well he’d been working with the stable’s top-class Al Kazeem (thrice a Group 1 winner), Roger Charlton’s charge would have been a good thing when lining up in last month’s London Gold Cup off a mark of 93 and he duly obliged by just over a length. He did it the hard way too as he had to weave and squeeze his way through, taking gaps that would have closed had he not been quick enough, and he looks every inch a Group horse.

He gets to prove that today and, while this is considerably tougher with several promising sorts taking him on, I’m confident he’s up to the task, with his jockey Frankie riding out of his skin right now. Of course I appreciate that some punters will turn their noses up at the skinny odds and the each-way suggestion is Aidan O’Brien’s Cape Clear Island, who has run well in defeat on his last three starts since winning on his reappearance at Newmarket, including when seventh in the French Derby last time. That’s solid form in the book, whilst the selection is more about potential, though I still want to be with him.

Betting Tip: @ 9/4 with betvictor

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