15:35 Newmarket – Hawkbill (BEST ODDS 10/1 with Ladbrokes)
A little more rain would have been nice, but at the prices I’m willing to have a punt on the classy Hawkbill. He’s a distance winner and is on a low enough mark to make me think that he’s capable of winning this one. He has disappointed the last twice, but wasn’t too far off the winner in the Coronation Cup. He was only three lengths off Frontiersman that day, who now has to deal with an eight pound rise in the weights. With this horse at a mark of two pounds lower the favourite, I’m backing him to get back to form. People are writing him off because of the ground, but he’s only ran on good ground once and the run wasn’t as bad as people are making out. I was expecting Hawkbill to be shorter, so I’ll take 10/1 all day long.
A £20 total stake returns £220 with Ladbrokes
All prices correct at the time of posting.