Our bet at Pau today goes in the mile handicap (2.22pm), with course specialist Milk Bar looking a good bet to add a seventh course success.
He ran really well at the course last time, having to work a bit to get across from his wide draw and then kicking for home early enough, at the top of the straight. He was caught in the closing stages by today’s favourite, Bailey’s Balle, but that one had the race run to suit and is now 3kg worse off with our selection.
With six wins from his 21 course starts (and a further nine placings), he has an outstanding course record and though he is entering the veteran stage, that is reflected in this career-low mark. We went close with one from the Gourdain yard last week and hopefully Milk Bar can go one better!
2.22pm Pau – 1pt win Milk Bar @ 6-1 (William Hill, 13/2 available with Paddy Power, Betfair, 11/2 elsewhere)