A disappointing day Saturday with both my tips running poorly. Aidan O'Brien could offer no immediate explanation for Auguste Rodin's shocking run in the King George whilst Ancient Wisdom was third in the Listed Pat Eddery but nearly five lengths behind the winner. On to Sunday we go and I am having a bet in Germany.
Best bet for the horse racing in MunichThe race of interest is the Group One 1m2f Grosser Dallmayr-Preis - Bayerisches Zuchtrennen at 1.50. Nations Pride has been sent over by Charlie Appleby, William Buick also makes the trip to ride, and for me has to be backed. I have tipped the globe trotting four-year-old colt more than once including when last seen finishing third in the Dubai Turf at Meydan. This is a well trodden path for team Godolphin as all three previous Godolphin winners of the race, Kutub, Benbatl and Barney Roy had all started their campaigns in the United Arab Emirates before making the trip to Germany. His trainer Charlie Appleby said “We have been delighted with Nations Pride going into this and conditions in Germany look there to suit. We are giving a fair bit of weight to the German Derby winner, but I feel our horse is going to be very competitive if he runs to his best.” 13-8 is about and I have that early.