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John Burke

John Burke is a long term tipster at the Victor Value service, a contributor to On Course Profits and of course a regular contributor here at the Daily Punt. Https://victorvalue.uk

One For The Weekend

Morning all,

Given the amount of high-quality action over the last month or so. It’s been a long time since the Wednesday column has been able to look ahead to the weekend’s big races. Inside today’s column I look at two of Saturday’s races: The Irish 2,000 Guineas and Haydock’s Temple Stakes and like one in the latter race.  Plus, you’ll find my Wednesday best bet at the end of the main piece.

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The Flat Comes Alive

Morning all,

You get the sense that the flat season has really come alive in the past week. We saw the return of racing at York last week and impressive winners of the respective Derby & Oaks Trials.

Stradivarius returned to action looking as good as ever in winning the Yorkshire Cup on Friday and another Ascot Gold Cup could be in reach. Across the Irish Sea on the same day Kyprios brushed aside three rivals in good style in a Group 3 at Leopardstown. I said that he had the potential to be a Cup horse this season after his win at Navan after a long absence. We’ll the 4-year-old is now the 7/2 second favourite with Stradivarius for the Royal Ascot showpiece. Given he has age on his side I think he will take some beating there.

On Saturday it was all about the return of Baaeed in the Group 1 Lockinge Stakes at Newbury. More on him and Derby favourite Desert Crown in the main piece. Plus, you'll find my preview of today's Killarney National and a selection from the Irish venue.

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