York 2.00 (Strensall Stakes) tips – dial in for 5/1 on improving O’Meara runner

York 2.00 (Strensall Stakes) tips - dial in for 5/1 on improving O'Meara runner

David O'Meara


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Betting Tip: @ 5/1 with bet365

A few of these might be inconvenienced by the dead ground but it’s unlikely to bother MONDIALISTE. David O’Meara’s charge has winning form on soft in France and looks to be getting his act together on this side of the English Channel judging by his latest impressive run in a Listed race at Pontefract, where he made all to win by ten lengths from Short Squeeze, who is no mug.

In the post-race interview, O’Meara was inclined to blame himself for the horse’s subsequent defeats after running second in the Lincoln off a big weight on his first run for the stable, saying that he’d run him too quickly and that the horse needed time between his races. This was reiterated in a recent Stable Tour, where he also said connections were looking at running the horse in the top races this autumn and, to quote him directly, “because once horses start improving as he is, then you never know where they will take you.”

The trainer is renowned for improving horses sent to him other stables, some out of all recognition, and it could be that Mondialiste, who was formerly with Freddie Head, could be the latest example. I’m therefore feeling reasonably confident that he can land this Group 3 prize and, with no other obvious front-runner in the race, he may well make every post a winning one. Take the 5/1 on offer at bet365, who are Best Odds Guaranteed and, should he win, will give us a free bet (to the same stake) on the Sandown 2.15 (Solario Stakes), thanks to their Channel 4/1 Offer.

Betting Tip: @ 5/1 with bet365

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