2nd Jun 2017 | Horse Racing

Epsom Tips: Atteq

Epsom Tips: Atteq

Finished first and second since application of a tongue-tie. Not suited by steady pace last time out.

Atteq hasn’t got the sort of profile that attracts much attention in a competitive 3-year-old handicap, it took him 8 attempts to break his duck but there’s been a step change in his performance level.

In a first-time tongue-strap he smashed an albeit moderate field at Beverley, winning by 7 lengths. He failed to defy a 6lbs penalty at Musselburgh but was slightly unlucky. Thomas Cranmer dictated a steady gallop and the race turned into a sprint finish. Atteq let the winner get first run but clocked the fastest closing sectional in defeat.

A mark of 81 isn’t insurmountable, he is breathing better and there’s no outstanding candidate in opposition. 

1pt Atteq to win 14/1 with Paddypower
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Odds correct at time of publishing: 07:07 2nd Jun, 2017 but subject to change