Being the founder member of the Jack Hobbs appreciation society, it pains me to go against John Gosden’s superstar in a race which he has been prepared for especially, it’s just he makes little appeal at his current price and he’s been posted out wide in stall 12 just to further dampen enthusiasm. If any horse can overcome such an impost, he can, but the wisest stance would be to look elsewhere for the early value and that lies at the feet of THE CORSICAN (best price 12/1)
– who continually gets underestimated. A creditable fourth in the Prince Of Wales’s Stakes when things didn’t quite go his way, he again suffered at the hands of fate on his next outing at Goodwood. David Simcock’s charge made up for that unfortunate episode by slamming a smart field at Newbury on his latest start and it’s been all systems go for this big prize ever since. Whether he’s quite up to the standard of Group 1 level remains to be seen, but at 12/1, he’s got to be worth a roll of the dice to find out.
1st The Corsican, 2nd Jack Hobbs