Free Saturday Tip – 15th October
2.00 Ascot – Champion Sprint Stakes – SHALAA
An 80% fit SHALAA came and won a Group 3 over C&D two weeks ago without Frankie once using his whip and the result, although in the formbook states by a neck, the result never looked in doubt from the moment he left the stalls. I must admit I was a little wary of connections comments going into the race and looking back on his 2 year old form, although he won all but 1 of his starts, his opponents he conquered haven’t done much as 3 year olds. But, enough of the negative side as he came and claimed a Group 3 easily and if he improves back to his “100%” level for this race, which connections are adamant he has, then he should be right up there with the others here. What I like about SHALAA in this particular race is not only can he make the running on his side of the draw as there doesn’t seem to be loads of pace up that end, it is that most of the others have form that ties in with one and other, whereas SHALAA is the improver they should all worry about.
1pt win 13-2 Paddy Power.