Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Double Handful

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Double Handful

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Byline: John Shaw's racing betting column in association with

I'M not saying my luck's been bad of late but if I fired an arrow in the air right now I'd probably miss. My next book is going to be called, 'Horses That Owe Me Money Volume 12'.

Hopefully my fortune will take a much needed turn for the better at Newmarket today for first Classic of the season the QIPCO 2,000 Guineas.

GAMBLING WISDOMPeople ask me It would be easy to stick up the highly regarded odds-on favourite Air Force Blue as my pick but I'm not going to take the easy way out I'm pretty dumb like that.

with my bottom Well, I've it somewhere.

Lester Four wins from five starts (and a second) makes Aiden O'Brien's charge a very worthy favourite. However, quotes of 8-13 look a little on the short side given O'Brien has expressed doubts over the son of War Front's ability to stay the mile.

O'Brien has won six of the last 15 runnings of the 2,000 Guineas, so he knows what to look for when it comes to winning this race. …

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