Monday 22nd June 2020
Welcome to my Monday Punt, before I kick off I have to apologise for the lack of content on here over Royal Ascot. After Day 2, I fell ill and was unable to get anything out for the remainder of the meeting. I was still able to watch though and embrace the top class racing that was an offer. I hope you all enjoyed it as much as I did.
My punt this Monday comes from Thirsk, in a massively competitive handicap. See below…
Thirsk – 1:15 (Class 4 Handicap) (7f)
The horse I like in the 1:15 at Thirsk comes in the form of Richard Fahey’s ZAP who’s set to be ridden by Jack Garritty. He had a year to forget last year by all accounts, however, shaped with a lot more promise on his latest outing at Doncaster earlier this month when finishing fifth of eleven, four lengths off the winner. He won two very decent contests back in 2018, including a Premier Handicap in Ireland which was his last victory. He’ll contest this race off a fifteen pound lower mark than his last winning one, which you have to think he’s got the capability of being competitive off. I was actually at York when this horse won on debut back in 2017, he was very animated in the parade ring getting very worked up and still won well. So there’s definitely talent there, which was shown when claiming those big pots back in 2018.
ZAP (11/2) (Each Way)