Upping the ante
After a rather barren run in this, it was pleasing to see Capri (put up at 16/1 to win the Leger) come up with the goods at Doncaster, placing him up there with Penhill (advised at 20/1) and Un De Sceaux (8/1) as some of the better-priced horses in this column which delivered in 2017.
In late May, Clemmie was put up as an especially long-view aspiration, though the 25/1 about her winning next term's 1,000 Guineas is now long gone. That said, the 8s still available seems to still represent value.
If you are the type who can take a bit of a hit, Clemmie has been kept at home of late due to really testing ground but her next destination is set to be the Cheveley Park at Newmarket on Saturday. Conditions there on Saturday were good, good to soft in places, and the chances are Clemmie will run unless it is bordering on heavy.
Her brother, Churchill, goes on easy ground, and it is hard to see what else O'Brien will run in the race. She has been improving from race to race and, though Heartache is feared, Clemmie can surely not go off anything like her present 5/2.
Remarkably, Aidan O'Brien only won this race for the first time last year, with Brave Anna. BET: Clemmie in Cheveley Park, 2pts win 5/2