15:50 Salisbury – Playful Sound (BEST ODDS 10/3 with Bet Victor)
Whenever Ryan Moore is booked to ride on a horse, it always makes me stand up and take notice. This horse is no different. Playful Sound has won over this trip at this course before. He has also showed absolutely no problem with running on good ground either. He didn’t run too badly on good to soft ground last time out, but that run can be forgiven because of the going. He has won four of his seven career starts. I definitely think he should go off favourite, as he looks a cut above his rivals in the field here. Coconut Creme has to deal with a big jump in the weights, whereas Rosental has looked ineffective in top class races in the UK. This horse has a lot going for it, and it helps that his trainer also has a good strike rate over the past fortnight. I’m surprised that this horse isn’t shorter in the betting, and I’ll gladly back him at that price.
A £20 total stake returns £86.60 with Bet Victor
All prices correct at the time of posting.