Getting a big break

first_imgCoronation StakesRoyal AscotTIME: 3.45pm, C4ANSWER IN THE LYRICS AFTER ALLWe picked the wrong bloomin’ Irish song yesterday.Alive Alive Oh – was withdrawn within minutes of this column predicting a win for her (surely this column isn’t THAT much of a jinx ??).And when racing began it was No Nay Never who came home a remarkable winner in the opener, having been headed, but the huge two-year-old battled back bravely.The answer was in the lyrics after all !!! But it was the Wild Rover and not Molly Malone…I went to an alehouse I used to frequent, And I told the landlady my money was spent I asked her for credit, she answered me, “Nay”, Saying, “Custom like yours I can have any day”And it’s no, nay, never! No nay never no more And I’ll play the wild rover, No never no moreIt could well turn out to be another great day for the Irish trainers at Royal Ascot and in the feature race, the Coronation Stakes at 3.45, I’m expecting BIG BREAK to turn the tables on her conqueror at the Curragh Just The Judge who beat her into fourth in the Irish 1000 Guineas.There is little to choose in the Star Sports market between the pair and of course Newmarket 1000 Guineas winner Sky Lantern but the horse best supported has been Big Break who wasn’t suited by being drawn out wide at the Curragh and should benefit from more cover today.She is also entitled to improve further having only had the four starts.STAR FORECAST(stake between 0.5 and 10 points)6 points win BIG BREAK (3.45 Royal Ascot)(+0.00 points Thursday)IF IT DOESN’T WORK OUT AT ROYAL ASCOTOne of the biggest jackpots in British history is up for grabs in the EuroMillions lottery on Friday night.Organiser Camelot has said the jackpot in tonight’s draw will be £141m.A single winner would be immediately catapulted into the list of the nation’s wealthiest people.They would instantly become the 572nd richest in the country, according to the Sunday Times Rich List.They would also become the UK’s third biggest National Lottery jackpot winner to date.last_img