Sunday 22 October 2017

Upping the ante

Clemmie is one of a few incredibly talented fillies O’Brien trains which have come around at once. Stock photo: Getty Images
Clemmie is one of a few incredibly talented fillies O’Brien trains which have come around at once. Stock photo: Getty Images

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A good recent run for followers of this column continued on Saturday as Clemmie, advised ante-post at 5/2, took the Cheveley Park Stakes.

Hopefully a few of you are on at 25/1 for the 1,000 Guineas next year, as advised last May. A friend and her fiancé are hoping it may pay for some of their wedding next summer!

One beauty of betting long-term is that it gives you something to talk about, and those who are tempted to back Clemmie now at 7/2 for Newmarket can only be envious of those holding the more withered docket. Ante-post betting can be a frustrating but it is rewarding when it works out.

Clemmie is one of a few incredibly talented fillies O'Brien trains which have come around at once, with Happily beating the boys at Longchamp yesterday and Magical far from disgraced in the opening event.

A forgotten juvenile filly, however, is September. She won her first two starts in the manner of a superstar and has basically looked ill at ease on the soft ground the last twice.

Being by Deep Impact out of Irish Oaks winner Peeping Fawn, she has remarkable speed, and must be potentially a big Oaks player next term. BET: September in Oaks, 1pt win 33/1

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