2021 Flat Season Ante-Post 13,158/1 Each Way Lucky 15

2021 Flat Season Ante-Post Each Way Lucky 15



Wembley - 8/1 - 2000 Guineas

The first classic race of the season is the Group One 2000 Guineas over a mile at Newmarket and Aidan O'Brien has the ammunition to got and win this race and take all the placings.

One of his horses that takes the eye for us at a value price is Wembley, with the son of Galileo getting better with every race last term and should come on leaps and bounds for being a year older.

The three year old was seen more frequently than most of the runners heading into the race and he has been fairly consistent to date in his six runs, winning once and placing in all of his other five starts.

Having got off the mark three starts ago at Roscommon it looks as though soft or heavy ground could be the best surface for this colt .

However, he has been versatile running well on good ground aswell having finished second behind Thunder Moon two starts ago in the Group One National Stakes at The Curragh and last time out gave another career best in the Dewhurst Stakes when a narrow second to stablemate St Mark's Basilica.

He has shown that he handles Newmarket well and will benefit for the extra furlong in the Guineas, we think he is a big each way player with Galileo having a superb record as a sire in the race.

Shale - 14/1 - 1000 Guineas

Shale has been a superb stable star for Donnacha O'Brien so far winning three of her six outings to date and also placing in another.

The filly made her debut in a decent maiden where she ran no race, but came on massively for the first experience to get off the mark at Gowran Park on heavy ground.

She backed that up in a Group Three at Leopardstown before just falling short behind Pretty Gorgeous in a Group Two at the Curragh.

The daughter of Galileo stepped up for the Group One Moyglare Stud Stakes over the same course and distance and reversed the form with the Joseph O'Brien runner to land her first black type event, with the good ground being crucial for her success.

She then headed to Newmarket last time out in the bet365 Fillies' Mile and could only finish sixth with the soft ground not playing to her strengths.

O'Brien's three year old looks the value in the field being over double the price of Pretty Gorgeous and if the rain stays away she will be sure to run a big race.

High Definition - 4/1 - Epsom Derby

The Aidan O'Brien trained High Definition is the current ante-post favourite for the Epsom Derby in the upcoming flat season and the Ballydoyle handler is very complimentary on this horses chances.

This three year old has only been seen twice to date, but was one of the most remembered winners for O'Brien on his debut last season, when landing a maiden event over a mile at The Curragh.

High Definition was then sent into the Group Two Beresford Stakes, a race O'Brien has won 11 of the last 12 years with the likes of Capri, Japan and Saxon Warrior.

The colt was sent off as the favourite for the event and when going for home looked in big trouble being last of the pack, but he put in a superb final few furlongs to get up near the finish

It showed he was a Derby horse in the making getting better the further he went and now O'Brien is weighing up his options as where to start him off before sending him to Epsom.

If going on to perform well in his seasonal debut he will be shorter than 4/1 for the Derby.

Eileendover - 25/1 - Ebor Handicap

The four year old has been three times on the level in bumpers during her career to date and has landed a hat-trick of wins, getting better and better with each run.

She made her debut at Huntingdon in November where she went on to bolt up by 29 lengths on good ground.

The daughter of Canford Cliffs was then sent to Wetherby in December, this time on soft ground and she handled it just aswell to score by another wide margin 16 lengths.

In January her handler decided to step her up into Listed company at Market Rasen in heavy ground and she again trounced a field by close to seven lengths.

What was taking about this performance is that the third has since landed a Grade Two bumper and the fourth has since won a Listed event over hurdles.

She skipped the Champion Bumper at the Cheltenham festival in favour of heading to Aintree in April for the Grade Two Mares' Bumper and if winning that will be much shorter for this event.

Her handler has always said she will not go into the national hunt sphere and will instead revert to the flat which makes this race perfect for the mare.