Don’t Bother Me in Wokingham OK!
A marvellous five days of top class action ends today at Royal Ascot and following a hectic week of form study “Don’t Bother Me” sounds good for all of next week as recovery takes over!
Marco Botti has done a top job getting this horse to Royal Ascot in the Wokingham off a rating of 98 as in my opinion he is group class all over. Last season as a three year old he was thought highly enough of for connections to run him in the 2000 guineas. Thereafter, he ran creditably in Group 2 and 3 races for his little known trainer at the time Niall Moran.
This season Don’t Bother Me has run some very eye catching races none more so than his previous start with Ryan Moore in the plate over six furlongs at Newmarket. He was left with plenty to do that day but following some traffic issues finished off his race powerfully with the stiff six furlongs at Ascot tailor made.
On his seasonal debut at Haydock Don’t Bother Me finished just over two lengths behind Glen Moss who is half his price today despite being 9lbs better off and having a low draw. The form of the Victoria Cup back in May at Ascot on good/soft ground is holding up really well this week and with a very kind draw in stall 31 Stable Jockey Martin Harley can bag this massive prize.
Of course with almost 30 runners it is well worth having another selection onside especially with PaddyPower who are paying out 6 places & most other bookies paying out the first 5 home. It’s a very close call between Racy & Baccarat but with stamina reservations about Racy over this stiff 6 furlongs Baccarat is our second pick. George Challoner claims a very useful 3lbs and Baccarat has scope for improvement having ran just the twelve times. His second place finish at York recently from a low draw was excellent with those around him all drawn high. Richard Fahey knows how to ready one and Baccarat from stall 27 can do the business for us if Don’t Bother Me fails.
Selection A: Don’t Bother Me *EW in Ascot 17:00 at 25/1 Betvictor (5 Places) else 22/1 Bet365 (5 places)
Selection B: Baccarat *EW in Ascot 17:00 at 14/1 PaddyPower (6 places) else 14/1 with bookie offering 5 places
Best of luck,