Ray Flanagan offers a golfer and a horse this Thursday
The Big Dog (11-2) was a winner on Sunday for the column. A selection for the racing at Meydan today while we also have a speculative punt for this weeks big golf action.
Meydan 4.50- Escobar
A consistent handicapper /Group 3 operator in the UK over the past few seasons , Escobar, broadens his horizons with a foray to the Meydan Carnival this spring. I was quite impressed with his initial outing a few weeks ago in the race won by Bedouin’s Story. David O Meara’s charge travelled sweetly throughout but got shuffled into a bad position and was unable to get a run. He struck me as a horse ready to strike and I am quite happy to play here at an attractive double figure price.
Golf- Genesis Open- Colin Morikawa
A star-studded field lines up for the Genesis Open at Riviera Club. Reigning USPGA Champion Colin Morikawa might be the man to shine this week. A natural fader off the ball , his drives combined with his accurate iron play set up well for this venue. We will play in the “without big 7” market operated by SkyBet to give us an extra chance.
2 pts ew- Escobar-4.50 Meydan- 11-1 P Power- 4 places
1 pt ew- Colin Morikawa- Genesis Open Golf- 22-1 -SkyBet- W/O Big Seven Golfers.- EW 5 places