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If you followed this column at Cheltenham, which was extremely profitable, you would understand that precautions need to be taken when you face five days of racing. The main requirement is not to go bust, so if we start with a bank of £1,000, the maximum we can bet per race is 10%.

If SHEER COURAGE (1% e/w) was still in the care of the all powerful Richard Hannon yard, I reckon he would be nearer 8/1 than 18/1 for today’s Coventry Stakes. Herman Brown is no mug, he’s just won a Grade 1 in South Africa and this top Southern Hemisphere trainer can continue to improve his International statistics.

American raider METROPOLITAN MAN (5%), a gelding son of Hook And Ladder,
should have enough pace to deal with the European contingent in the Windsor Castle. Of
the domestic challengers the jury is still out as to who has the best form, but I’m going to
have a few pounds on EXCELLO running second (CSF 2%).

GOLDIKOVA (5%) is an exceptional race mare and can get the favourites off to a great start in the Queen Anne.