After a good showing from Kingscroft yesterday I’m definitely starting to feel my way into the clutch of hard & genuine Mark Johnston horses and one who was a regular fixture on this blog last season was the 3 year old gelding Salutation. He runs today in the 21.15 at Haydock and this is very much his sort of race.
He’s been competing in some very hot handicaps this season most notably last time out at Royal Ascot in the King George V Stakes where he finished a creditable 6th after starting at a BSP of 50.0. Today is a drop in grade to a class 4 handicap which he’s much more at home in. Salutation has an exuberant front running style and he loves nothing more than being able to dominate a field, something he’s struggled with in the big field handicaps he’s been in so far this season.
The other horses in this race are lightly raced, unexposed types who could have any amount of improvement in them. However they are inexperienced & could literally be anything! In contrast Salutation is a battle hardened handicapper who has been mixing it with other top horses all season. I want to side with his proven consistency and anything that gets past this tough front runner will have definitely earned their victory.
Salutation can be backed now for 2 points at 5.5 at the books (hills). If you want 30% profit then lay off 2.6 points at 4.0 or if you want 50% profit then lay off 3.05 points at 3.5 to give you a 1 point profit in all outcomes.
Best of luck.
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