The Rose blooms at 8/1


Third Horizon/E.B.F. Maiden Stakes
TIME: 6.35pm, ATR


Truly brilliant stuff last night from Justin Rose winning his first major. One of the good guys in golf and he also landed a winner for this column as we recommended a couple of points on him at 8/1, Donald and Horschel going into the final round which netted a profit on the day of 10 points which mops up a few of the recent reverses.

Mickelson, on his birthday, again found one too good and incredibly it’s his SIXTH runner-up berth in the US Open.

Of course we’ll be previewing Royal Ascot throughout this week, starting tomorrow, but down the road at Windsor tonight we can hopefully add to the Rose winnings to get a few units in hand ahead of the extravaganza.

In the Third Horizon/E.B.F. Maiden Stakes at 6.35pm Richard Hannon, at first glance, looks to have a stranglehold with the front two in the betting.

Richard Hughes is onboard Speed The Plough who is favoured in the betting ahead of the Ryan Moore trained Constantine.

Both were beaten favourites last time out and don’t look anything exceptional and whilst it’s usually dangerous to oppose Hannon at Windsor we can’t help but think there’s massive value in Pensax Lad at around 5/1.

Put it this way. If you fancy Speed The Plough then you have to fancy Pensax Lad too, or at least be very afraid of him.

Pensax Lad was a 66/1 chance on debut at Nottingham but belied those odds by finishing third to Excel’s Beauty and Speed The Plough who was second.

There was a length and a quarter between Speed The Plough and Pensax Lad yet Hannon’s is FOUR times shorter in the market.

In our book there is EVERY chance that Pensax Lad will improve sufficiently to reverse that form give likely improvement from his first race.

If the RH next to Pensax stood for Richard Hannon and not Ronald Harris what price would Pensax Lad be ?

A maximum 5 point EW bet.

(stake between 0.5 and 10 points)
5 points each way PENSAX LAD (6.35 Windsor)

(+10 points Sunday)

Think the weather is freaky here ???

Try Siberia.

Just one day after basking in temperatures of 30C, residents of a Siberian town were shocked to suddenly find themselves in the middle of a snow storm.

Nadym had been enjoying days of tropical weather before people were quickly forced to change their t-shirts and shorts for coats and scarves.

Sub-zero conditions are normal for the region through the long winter but are rare for June, when the sun gives people a brief but hot summer.

Amateur footage filmed in the town showed snow pouring down and covering streets, cars and parks – with people wrapped up and battling with the bitter cold.

Temperatures can drop as low as -50C in a Siberian winter, with the town of Oymyakon often recording the lowest numbers.