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Ascot R6. Magic Millions Tattersall's Cup - Ascot 25 November 2017 preview

Ascot R6. Magic Millions Tattersall's Cup - Ascot 25 November 2017

Terry Leighton | Thu 23 November, 2017

2100m | 3:35PM

The bookies are calling this a two horse race and while I sort of agree with that, I think it is more of a one horse race. Trap For Fools has taken all before him this campaign with some incredible freewheeling displays. He has not looked like getting caught when racing beyond the 2000m and despite the step up in class, it shouldn’t be any different here. It’s rare you are concerned about a jockey change from Perth claiming apprentice Tayla Stone to international superstar Douglas Whyte. But I am. The horse really rolls for her and she knows when to press the button. I am sure Dougy will do his homework and should be able to make Tayla proud. I wanted to include a Jack Johnson ‘Poor Tayla’ reference here, but felt it may be lost on a few.

Royal Star is the obvious danger on paper, but I’m not feeling her over the 2100m here. She has clearly been trained for a Railway Stakes and this is very much a consolation prize. Fitness will be an issue and this won’t be a 2100m which she gets a soft time of it – Trap For Fools doesn’t allow that to happen. Happy knocking her here.

Shinta Mani and Already Famous copped some very ordinary rides at their most recent outings and are both capable of running a drum. The jockey changes on both are very positive. Very Tempting beat Royal Star over this journey last campaign and did improve dramatically second up after a shocker first up. Another in need of more racing fitness and perhaps a better draw, but did win the 2400m Group 3 WA Oaks, only 7 months ago. $16 on offer may look silly after the race.

I haven’t completely embarrassed myself in this preview with an outlandish selection as yet and this disappoints me. So it’s time. I’ve really liked the trials and runs of Don’tgetcaught this campaign. His latest effort in the Northam Cup, he blew the start by 5 lengths and was then held up for the majority of the straight only going down by 3.8L. Some quick maths tells me if he doesn’t blow the start he would have won by 1.2 lengths! Unfortunately, it doesn’t work like that. I’ve had a little bit of the $151 on offer and will be recommending that as a very small play in this race.  

Suggested Bet


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All bets represent a maximum confidence rating of $100 expenditure.

Terry Leighton's Bets for the Meeting

1 5 RHI'S ROCKET $80 X $0.00
2 5 CASH ON CALL $55 3rd $0.00
3 6 TRADESMAN $80 X $0.00
4 2 VOLKOFF $70 2nd $0.00
5 5 HARD OF HEART $40 $40 X $0.00
6 5 DON'TGETCAUGHT $10 $20 X $0.00
7 16 SOPHIA'S SECRET $25 $25 X $0.00
8 3 TOM MELBOURNE (IRE) $30 3rd $0.00
$475 Total Bets$390$85$0.00

Recent Comments

User hash

hash 27 Nov | Posts: 6068

not sure who he is or how well he tips but.... Aaron Mills’ top three to follow from Ascot November 25There were some excellent runs in the Group I Railway Stakes on Saturday however one stands head and shoulders above the others as we head towards the Ki...

User Ridersonthestorm33

Ridersonthestorm33 26 Nov | Posts: 7409

@Chelsea not a bad Tab double dividend on your two selections...Great Shot - Push To Pass $1457. One of the bigger double dividends have seen for awhile.

User Tivers

Tivers 26 Nov | Posts: 6812

Doesn’t say anything re 7 days in the rule quoted ? What they have done this time is specified must trial twice, which will force the 7 days (+) obviously...

User RIO

RIO 26 Nov | Posts: 13726

the person that I chatted with was talking about failing to load...But whatever it was, under LR64(a) it is up to the stewards to impose those sanctions and in Sophia's instance they chose to allow it to trial on the Monday and then race on the Saturday in an ...

User Fastmoney

Fastmoney 26 Nov | Posts: 4685

Maybe the 7 day stand downs are for a scratching by the vet (different to failing to load).2 different circumstances, perhaps interpreted as the same thing.

User RIO

RIO 26 Nov | Posts: 13726

Nor can I, but others have to wait at least a week to trial, to be cleared to race again....It may be a special condition the stewards have put on for whatever reason..I think this covers it....and once again it is up to the stewards, "lets pl...

User Fastmoney

Fastmoney 26 Nov | Posts: 4685

 I am reliably informed (haven't checked it as i don't really know where to look) that when this happens you CAN NOT trial the horse within 7 days of the race.Even if it was a rule (don`t think it is), as long as you are cleared prior to nominating, can`t...

User RIO

RIO 26 Nov | Posts: 13726

So the Guineas.....and Sophia's Secret.She was scratched at the barriers in the Champions Fillies due to failing to load. I am reliably informed (haven't checked it as i don't really know where to look) that when this happens you CAN NOT trial the horse within...

User thefalcon

thefalcon 26 Nov | Posts: 15416

hashie you can shout me a few  :!!

User hash

hash 25 Nov | Posts: 6068

Ascot R9. Tabtouch Perth Cup - New Year's Day Handicap - Terry LeightonPush To Pass is far better than a $40 chance. If stuff has hit the fan in the first 8 races, this may be the hail mary you’ve been looking for.   10. FRIARESQUE - 4. FIRST AFFAI...