Newbury latest horse racing betting odds: Back Perfect Pasture each-way at a huge 14/1 in the Group 3 Hackwood Stakes at 3pm

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Pundits have been describing today’s racing action as the famine after the feast that was ‘Super Saturday’ last week, but we’ll still try and find some winners amongst the scraps.

In fact if you can stay awake until 2.10am this morning, the best horse in the world, Bob Baffert’s Arrogate, who has won seven of his eight starts with that sole defeat coming over an inadequate six furlongs on his debut, lines up in a Grade 2 handicap at Del Mar.

Despite carrying 8lb more than any of his rivals, he should win easily if the odds of 1-16 are correct, but it will be a lovely prep ahead of his big target, the Breeders’ Cup Classic, for which he is already a 1-2 ‘jolly’.

‘Spitting Mick’ Easterby won’t be sporting his snazzy green jacket any more after many years of service as it has been auctioned off for charity but his Perfect Pasture could find the green fields of Newbury right up his alley in the Group 3 Hackwood Stakes at 3pm.

This fellow never really got into the Chipchase Stakes at Newcastle last time, but that can happen with these sprinters and he’ll love the bit of cut in the ground as his successful overseas raid in the prestigious Scurry Handicap at The Curragh last year proved.

His victory on his penultimate start in the Listed Leisure Stakes at Windsor in May was the best effort of his career and shows he’s still improving even at seven and if he can reproduce that here, the 14-1 looks a huge each-way price.

The Weatherbys Super Sprint (3.35pm) at the same venue can go the way of Archie Watson’s Corinthia Knight (7/1) who has never ran a bad race in his life with his ninth last time in the Windsor Castle Stakes at Royal Ascot not quite telling the whole story.

He was actually only beaten just over five lengths and given he emerged from stall 20 and the first four home were all drawn 13 or lower, it was actually a fair effort in what was obviously a very competitive contest.

He only found Frozen Angel too powerful at Ascot previously and that guy went on to finish runner-up in a Listed race at Sandown, while Tangled was a long way behind the selection in that heat and he was subsequently a comfortable winner of a Newmarket nursery and is now rated 88.

The fancy’s trainer might not be familiar to all readers, but he’s a former assistant to William Haggas and clearly knows his onions as he landed the Magnolia Stakes with Absolute Blast earlier in the campaign.

Newmarket’s Aphrodite Stakes (2.40pm) also graces ITV3 screens and Godolphin’s Skiffle (6/1) could be the member of the fairer sex to come home first for Suffolk sorceror Charlie Appleby.

This Dubawi filly drops in class having finished last in a Group 2 at Newmarket in May, but that was her seasonal debut and she was good enough to be fifth in last season’s Oaks.

From The Mirror