It's all about the racing at Newbury this afternoon on Lockinge Stakes Day. I've taken a thorough and diligent examination of the London Gold Cup, but I firmly believe that the Group 1 Lockinge Stakes presents us with a superior betting opportunity.
Light Infantry didn’t seem to be all out when we backed him to win the bet365 mile at Newmarket on guineas weekend. Jamie Spencer gave him a considerate ride and I take it that today he will be all out to win this prestigious prize. He is rated 119 so only a couple of pounds below the favourites Modern Games and Newmarket winner Mutasaabeq.
My Prospero would prefer further for William Haggas surely. Light Infantry ran Inspiral to a neck in a Group 1 at Deauville last summer following a second-place finish behind Tenebrism over 7 furlongs previously. He has Group 1 form in the book and as a 4yo can progress again here on his second start of the season.
0.5 point each way Light Infantry 12/1 Paddy Power, Betfair SB, Boylesports & Coral, 4 places.
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Best of Luck, Nicky