Frazzled previews Saturday at Royal Ascot and his first bet is Devil's Bridge in the Chesham Stakes, which opens the Saturday card.
Despite the presence of the hyped up Frankel horses in Cunco and Frankuus, according to the betting market, this just seems to be about the Aidan O'Brien trained Churchill and he is already 5/4 for the race and could go odds on if the word that seems to be going around, proves to be accurate. There is no denying that he made an encouraging debut when he was a staying on 2nd to Van Der Decken at the Curragh just under a month ago on soft ground and he should come on a lot for the run. However he looks a very short price here based on that and while his siblings were talented, many of them did not progress as might have been expected. We can leave him alone at the prices.
The two sons of Frankel make varying degrees of appeal with Cunco in particular looking like a smart performer based on his Newbury win. He was really picking up well in the closing stages and the additional furlong will suit, while Frankuus did it ok on debut, but he did look to have his kinks in that contest and it remains to be seen whether it was simply down to being green, or something a little more than that.
Aiming for Rio is an interesting raider from France, but at a very big price the horse that we like as well as Cunco, is the Richard Hannon trained Devil's Bridge. This son of Casamento made his debut in the same Catterick race as Frankuus. In that contest he was not the best away and he ran green for much of the race. However he really seemed to get the hang of things in the latter stages of the contest and finishing strongly under hands and heels to be beaten 2 lengths into 3rd. The manner of that run suggested that he would improve significantly from it and while his pedigree suggests that we will not see the best of him until he steps up to a mile and beyond, this stiffer 7 furlong test should suit him at this stage of his 2 year old season.
Playing with the safety net of avoiding Churchill is an option here and 18/1 with Bet365 looks fair enough. However we will go for glory and recommend an way bet at 33/1 with Betfred (who are paying 1/4 odds each way) or Skybet, if you do not have a Betfred account. Open either of these accounts through the link below and we will give you €15 Free if Devil's Bridge does not place. Just email email@example.com to claim this offer.
1 point each way Devil's Bridge at 33/1 with Betfred or Skybet