Winner of the Weekend: Vadream Hopes to Beat Live In The Dream in the Temple Stakes at Haydock - Latest Global News

Winner of the Weekend: Vadream Hopes to Beat Live In The Dream in the Temple Stakes at Haydock

The Weekend Winners team is back with a look at the Temple Stakes and also offers their best ante-post angles for Royal Ascot.

Presenter Kate Tracey is joined by Sam Boswell from BetVictor and Declan Rix from attheraces.com to pick their best bets for this weekend and give their tips for the big races ahead at Royal Ascot.

The first port of call was the Temple Stakes, with the panel’s opinions divided…

Declan Rix from “At The Races” …

“I believe Vadream here as this race suits her incredibly well, not just because of the ground but also the pace of the race. Live In The Dream is likely to go through, as is the Australian mare Asphora, and they will bring some pace to the race, but both are making their season debut on very poor ground alongside a trio of three-year-olds who are still developing – so I would like a stronger horse alongside me and Vadream fits that bill.

“To be fair, she’s pretty good on a lot of different surfaces and tracks, but a strong pace over five furlongs with a lot of moisture in the ground will really suit her. I think she’s a big, big player.”

Sam Boswell from BetVictor …

“I find Flora of Bermuda is the wrong price considering a three-year-old won the race last year with Dramatised. She just has to not miss the start like she did when she finished second to Big Evs at Doncaster. I think there’s more to come.

“Andrew Balding has used this horse quite aggressively in six races, with the one win at Goodwood coming in soft conditions – so I have no worries about the ground. For me it was 25/1 each way in a race where I think there are a lot of questions. Having proven herself on softer ground, I think she could develop into a nice type.”

Presenter Kate Tracey …

“I’m with Declan. Vadream finished behind Adaay In Devon on her penultimate run in a typical Bath race but stayed on well. The ground that day was too fast for her so I wouldn’t be too harsh. She’s a really nice mare, has shown she can handle the ground in a variety of ways and copes better in these conditions than others. She’s getting shorter and shorter so hopefully the ground stays soft enough for her.”

Watch the weekend winners in full on the At The Races YouTube channel.

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