Nunthorpe Stake Group 1 It's being billed as the clash between BATTAASH and LADY AURELIA and I do think one of them will win the race but which one? The going is maybe the deciding factor and I'm not sure if the American horse is as effective with cut in the ground which pushes me into siding with Battaash who proved it's a fast horse and can handle cut in the ground. Ive got Marsha as my 2nd top rated and 10/1 looks about the right price for it but maybe not much value for an each way bet. Priceless could be a danger if allowed to lead and set its own pace but I doubt that will happen and the reason why it's a 40/1 shot but so far the horses mentioned are all getting an allowance from the other 9 runners. Looking at those carrying 9st 11lb I've got a feeling Final Venture could run a decent race and at 50/1 price might be the best value of an each way bet and will do for me for a small wager. With a few in the race that could make life tough for the American raider I will go with backing Battaash to win the race and for those brave enough I think 13/8 is a poor price for Lady Aurelia and maybe worth laying. It's a shame the going will be on the soft side because it would have been a cracking race if was good or firmer and good luck with whatever you back but I think it's definitely going to be a race to watch and savor.
Lady Aurelia 10/11 2nd
Battaash 11/4 4th