Royal Ascot - At The Races

Hugh Taylor

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The amateur riders’ handicap at Wolverhampton today (5.40) possibly revolves around Compatriot, who might prove well ahead of his mark on his debut for Olly Murphy, but COOL MUSIC might be a valid alternative if the favourite fails to live up to expectations and makes some each-way appeal.

Cool Music has been beaten quite a long way on her two starts here this winter, but on each occasion she was shuffled back at a crucial stage, and although it’s unlikely her troubled passage prevented her from making the frame on either occasion, she would have finished much closer.

That latest effort came in a much better race than this, and she was also racing from 5lb out of the handicap, whilst she’s now down to a career-low mark.

Her strike rate isn’t anything special, but providing she settles in the early stages and gets luck in running, she looks to have reasonable each-way claims at this level.

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Hugh recorded a +281pts profit for 2016 with a return on investment of 1.44, his highest ROI ever. You can view his monthly figures by clicking the links below:
2018 results
2017 results ROI 1.46 +282pts
2016 results ROI 1.44 +281pts
2015 results ROI 1.34 +207pts
2014 results ROI 1.32 +199.79pts
2013 results ROI 1.32 +210pts
2012 results ROI 1.31 +222.65pts
2011 results ROI 1.28 +302.64 pts
2010 results ROI 1.23 +324.79 pts
2009 results ROI 1.26 +500.36 pts

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