Are you feeling lucky? Punt!

7/2, 6/1, 33/1, 7/2, 8/15, 1/1, 11/2, 12/1, 28/1. The nine winning SPs that have got us to the final of the ARC Kent Silver Salver at Central Park. So don’t be too surprised if punters (assuming they are off life support) are seeking a bit of value at 9.28 this evening.

The fact is, it will be a long time before you will see another tighter Category One final, not with just three or four competitive runners, but all six! There are just two and a half lengths between all six finalists based on semi final form.

There are seemingly no badly drawn runners in the decider given an almost perfect set of seedings. Connections of Guzzler might have preferred five though he has won and generally performed well in orange.

Quite how the layers have not made this 4/1 the field is a mystery.

So where is the value? What about Droopys Standard? He is a former record holder for the distance (16.25), has performed with great distinction in red at his home track and seems to be returning to his best form with the fastest semi final form. Value at 7/1 surely?

Semi final reminder: Guzzler   Droopys Standard   Killuran Bella


5/2 Magical Bluebear, My Lennie, 9/2 Romeo Crusade, 5/1 Guzzler, 7/1 Droopys Standard, 16/1 Killuran Bella

After Elvis, go Madabout Peck

It is almost six years since King Elvis shot around Sunderland clocking 26.77 in the semi finals of the ARC Classic. On Friday night, his son Madabout Peck covered the 450 metres in 26.75.

The Tom Heilbron trained black youngster was the quickest of the four winners in the ARC Puppy Cup and was drawn in the easier semi final next Friday.

Overall, the first round went pretty much to form with the majority of the fancied runners making it through.


Today: Central Park  ♦  Doncaster  ♦  Oxford  ♦  Towcester  ♦  Yarmouth

Sunday: Crayford  ♦  Towcester