York 3.45 tips – no stopping the Golden wonder

York 3.45 tips - no stopping the Golden wonder

Golden Horn

Golden Horn

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Betting Tip: Golden Horn @ 4/6 with bet365

GOLDEN HORN, the brilliant Derby and Eclipse winner, is a worthy favourite to win his sixth race in as many starts. Considered a doubtful stayer before his Epsom Classic romp over 1m4f, he had no trouble dropping back to this trip at Sandown last time. Connections ducked a King George assignment due to unsuitably soft ground, and it’s clear that his connections are intent on retiring him to stud at the end of the season unbeaten. So his mere participation is confirmation that he is still at the top of his game and in that case he is unopposable, though not a betting proposition at the current 8/11 on offer.

Gleneagles looks a formidable opponent, mind. First past the post in eight of his nine starts, the winner of Group 1 at two and three and a dual Classic winner – the English and Irish 2000 Guineas – he’s hard to knock. Connections should be applauded for letting him take his chance here, which will be his first attempt beyond a mile. He may well stay and his jockey Joseph O’Brien will be hoping the race turns into a slowly-run tactical affair as his mount’s superior speed will then come into play. The 9/2 on offer will tempt some punters, but I’m not convinced and expect he’ll finish second, ahead of the improving Time Test, who has far more on his plate than when winning at Royal Ascot.

Betting Tip: Golden Horn @ 4/6 with bet365

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