Weekend Ante-Post Selection - 06/07/21

Newmarket (July) - July 09 2021
Newmarket (July) 14:50
Oisin Murphy


Oisin Murphy
Andrew Balding
Age: 4
Weight: 9-3
OR: 102
Days: 23

This weekend sees some superb racing up and down Britain with Newmarket hosting the best of it and with that in mind we have picked out one horse at an each way price that we think will be much shorter on the day of racing.

The Class 2 Bunbury Cup Handicap over seven furlongs has always been a nightmare for punters but this year we believe to have found a solid each way contender.

At 16/1 Symbolize for trainer Andrew Balding and rider Oisin Murphy represents big value, with plenty of firms potentially set to offer extra places on the race, depending on the amount of runners declared.

The four year old son of Starspangledbanner has proven form on both good and soft ground during her career, but ideally he would not want the heavens to completely open.

Having been a decent handicapper over seven furlongs for a while, he enters calculations for this race off the back of his run at Royal Ascot las time out.

The gelding managed to finish a staying on seventh of 28 in the Buckingham Palace Handicap Stakes on good to firm ground, being on the wrong side of the track to where the pace was but still managing to get involved.

He looks weighted to get involved if coming on again for that run and with less of a draw bias than at Ascot he should be in the frame.

At 16/1 he looks the value in the contest for us at this stage.