Newmarket 4-05

Recession Proof 7/2 11/4
Merchant of Dubai 5 9/4
Cyborg 5 5
Rugell 7 16 bet 16 early 3rd 20/1
Tungsten Strike 9 9
Trip The Light 12 11/2

Doubts about the distance for several of these but I go with Rugell at 16/1 as value; H Cecil is in very good form, 5 from 27 last 2 weeks. Rugell is lightly raced and that is also a plus.
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Close. Recession Proof and Merchant of Dubai deadheated first with Rugell third. With 5f to go, it looked as if Rugell might keep the lead, having tracked the leader to that point; the others certainly had to work hard. The improvement-for-new-distance hunch was correct and I noticed that Cecil has won this previously so presumably he knew what he was doing. A good bet.

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