Scoop6: Pick your six winners with Coral
There is an incredible £15 million up for grabs in the Scoop6, and with the details of the races now known, Coral have taken a close look at some of the leading contenders to try and help you hit the jackpot.
This weekend’s bet features races from Saturday’s cards at Catterick, Goodwood and Haydock.
It’s easy to get involved, as the Scoop6 bet can be placed online or via an Coral shop (from 6am, Saturday, May 24th). Details of how the bet works and the cost can be found in our guide
Here’s our thoughts on each leg of the Scoop6:
Leg 1 – Haydock 2.05
Discussiontofollow showed progressive form over the winter when winning three handicaps on the all-weather and lost little in defeat when third at Windsor after a break. The Michael Murphy trained gelding has a good turn of foot and looks sure to go well from a good draw in stall 15. Trader Jack has been running better than his form figures suggests and commands respect now partnered by Ryan Moore, while the veteran Baby Strange is another that looks capable of being involved if getting the breaks at the right time.
Leg 2 – Catterick 2.50
Just Paul comes into the contest on the back of a ready win at Musslebugh and may well be up to defying a 5lb rise in the weights. The gelding is a tough sort who has won six of his 18 starts, including once over course and distance. Showboating won four times last season, including twice over course and distance, and looks capable of running a big race. Green Howard is unbeaten in two runs at the track, and can’t be discounted from what looks a handy mark.
Leg 3 – Goodwood 2.55
Mick’s Yer Man won a Listed contest last time out at Ascot and commands plenty of respect despite top weight. The Bill Muir trained gelding has proven winning form in the mud and that is a major plus. Supplicant is another who won’t mind the conditions and now runs in handicap company for the first time. The colt won four of his eight starts last season, including the Group 2 Mill Reef Stakes, and the booking of Kieren Fallon catches the eye. Wahaab looks a potential improver and could also go well if ready to roll after 263 days on the sidelines.
Leg 4 – Haydock 3.10
Artistic Jewel won this contest 12 months ago and is sure to have been primed to try and defend her crown. Ed McMahon’s mare looked in need of her comeback run at Nottingham and should now be spot on to do herself justice. Spinatrix is a real tough and consistent sort who finished in front of Artistic Jewel when runner-up last time out and may well confirm the placings. The Lady Cecil trained Joyeuse also looks a player now dropped back 6f, having shaped well in the Fred Darling over 7f before finding the mile trip of the 1000 Guineas too much.
Leg 5 – Catterick 3.25
Day Of The Eagle is back down to his last winning mark and looks sure to go close. Mick Easterby’s gelding came good on his third run last season, and could well repeat the dose having shaped as if coming back to form when third last time out. Top-weight Powerful Presence is also 5lb below his last winning mark and looks capable of making his presence felt for in-form trainer David O’Meara, while Khelman scored in game style last time out and should be in the mix off just 2lb higher.
Leg 6 – Haydock 3.45
The lightly raced Zarwaan ran a stormer when second at Newbury on his reappearance, and the form of the race looks really strong. Several of those behind have come out and won, whilst the winner has since finished fourth in the French 2000 Guineas. That makes a 3lb rise in the weights look on the lenient side for Zarwaan, who looks poised to run a huge race. Bilimbi is another improver who impressed when winning last time out and has the services of Ryan Moore in the saddle, and Shot Of The Sun looks capable of running well at bigger odds having finished runner-up to a very useful sort last time out at York.