You’ve got to Love The Kitten for Chesham success

You've got to Love The Kitten for Chesham success

Wesley Ward

Love The Kitten

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Betting Tip: Love The Kitten @ 9/1 with bet365

Given the red-hot form of her trainer Aidan O’Brien and the presence of the irrepressible Ryan Moore (eight winners and counting) on her back, it’s no surprise to see Ballydoyle priced up at around the 2/1 mark for this Listed contest.

There was plenty of hype surrounding the filly when she made her debut at the Curragh (sent off at 5/6) only for her to fluff her lines, falling out of the stalls and then needing time to find her stride. In the end, she picked up the bit in the final two furlongs and finished the race off well into fourth. That was still a promising effort and, given the majority of the stable juveniles have improved for a run, she ought to be a different proposition this afternoon, with the extra furlong likely to suit on breeding. The question for punters is whether to get involved at such a short price.

I’m going to pass up the opportunity and will be having a few quid instead on Wesley Ward’s LOVE THE KITTEN, who looks a shade overpriced given her trainer’s Royal Ascot record and stable confidence behind her. She’s been beaten into second on both her starts, once on dirt and the other time on a synthetic surface, but Ward is adamant she will be far better on turf and will appreciate every yard of this trip. He said: “She’s all turf. If you were to visually see her breezes on the grass you would bet on her. I think she wants all the seven-eighths of a mile. I’m looking for a big race from her.” That’ll do for me.

Others to consider are Michael Halford’s Godolphin colt Tonkinese and Eoghan O’Neill’s Maison-Laffitte winner Suits Me in a race that is more open than the betting would have us believe.

Betting Tip: Love The Kitten @ 9/1 with bet365

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