Scoop 6 selections: Be awake to Sleeping Lion's chances on Saturday

Fri 7 Aug 2020

By The Tote Team

There is an estimated £280,000 (€310,000) Scoop6 fund on Saturday and for as little as a £2 stake, you could win your share of a huge pot. The task? Find six winners, with the first leg kicking off at 1:50pm. Below we have race-by-race tips for your consideration ahead of building your perm!

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Leg 1 (1:50pm) - Theotherside

This improving Dandy Man filly has a terrific attitude and has improved to win two of her last three starts. Richard Hannon’s charge stayed on strongly to score in a good time at Newmarket last time out, she’s up 7lb but that is unlikely to stop her going close again. Among the more exposed runners, the Stuart Williams trained-Equitation is knocking on the door of his best form and has to be respected under a talented apprentice.

Leg 2 (2:25pm) - Jalaad

The Godolphin runner is another horse seemingly improving at just the right time for a race of this nature. The Kodiac gelding stayed on powerfully to score nicely over a mile at York last time out from a handicap mark of 84. He’s up 5lb in the weights today, but recorded a quick time over this trip and he arrives in dangerous form. With the Ed Walker stable now in-form, Cap Francais has to enter calculations with Oisin Murphy booked aboard the Frankel gelding.

Leg 3 (3:00pm) - Sleeping Lion

James Fanshawe’s Sleeping Lion is a tricky horse to catch right, but he is a very talented staying handicapper on his day and has conditions in his favour here. He improved nicely from runs one to two this season so far, finishing a good second at Newcastle the last day. Running to a Racing Post Rating of 98 there, the five-year-old is knocking on the door of his best ability now and a mark of 95 is attractive if he can bring it all together here under Adam Kirby.

Leg 4 (3:35pm) - Jeremiah

Ed Walker’s Caradoc is one for the shortlist, but it is the Charlie Fellowes trained Jeremiah who gets the vote under jockey of the season so far, Jim Crowley. This horse won by a nose over the course and distance last time out, but did so in a fast time and there’s every chance he can build on that confidence-boosting effort. A 6lb weight rise is negated by his course experience and you’d have to be hopeful of a big run. Omnivega has won his last three runs on the All-weather and it’ll be interesting to see how he translates that to turf today.

Leg 5 (4:10pm) - Bronze River

One or two others have more polished profiles for this six-runner leg in the Scoop6, but Andrew Balding’s Bronze River is a likely winner too. He’s yet to win in four starts so far in 2020, but the son of Archipenko is a stoutly-bred sort who is probably going to keep progressing as the season goes on. Bronze River steps up to 12 furlongs for the first time today and, given his running style over shorter, the new trip could be just what he needs and Oisin Murphy gets the leg up. Al Madhar is the one to be very wary of for Richard Hannon and Crowley following a decent effort in Group 2 company at York last time out.

Leg 6 (4:45pm) - Blue De Vega

Stuart Williams’ string has taken its time to get rolling, but there are signs the stable is coming good and his recent Newmarket scorer BLUE DE VEGA may take some stopping. The seven-year-old has been lifted 3lb by the handicapper, but smart apprentice Ray Dawson takes 5lb off which is very useful. There isn’t a lot between him and Han Solo Berger on their recent meeting and it would be no surprise to see Chris Wall’s runner bang there again.

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