Virtual horse racing: A look at Friday’s action
Preview and odds for Friday’s virtual horse racing
Ever wanted to see how iconic horses from different eras would fare against each other? Then Coral Legends could be just what you’re looking for.
Using performance data from thousands of real horses, jockeys and trainers, Legends brings the UK and Ireland’s top racetracks to life in stunning detail.
Here we take a daily look at the best races from the Coral Legends virtual horse racing action.
Friday’s virtual horse racing
SANDS OF MALI (4/1) was a surprise winner of the Gimcrack in 2017, but proved that win was no fluke when a three-time winner as a three-year-old. He finished second in the Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot, before returning to the Berkshire track to take the British Champions Sprint in the autumn.
ASTAIRE (11/2) won both the Gimcrack and Middle Park for Kevin Ryan in 2013 and could give the favourite most to think about, while SHOWCASING (9/2) is another track-and-trip winner to take seriously.
DREAM OF DREAMS (5/1) finally achieved the Royal Ascot victory he had been craving when landing the 2021 Diamond Jubilee Stakes and having won the Hungerford in 2020, there is few doubts about the gelding’s stamina.
MASSAAT’s (6/1) sole Group victory came in the 2017 Hungerford, but he has to be respected, while BRETON ROCK (16/1) is a 7f specialist who has some useful form at this venue and could provide the most value for each-way backers.
PAPAL BULL (5/1) never won a Group One in his career and looks somewhat a weak favourite in virtual horse racing.
BORDERLESCOTT (9/2) would be an extremely popular winner in virtual horse racing and the durable sprinter, who was twice a winner of the Nunthorpe, rates as the one to beat.
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2008 St Leger winner CONDUIT (5/1) looks the one to beat in this Coral Legends event and Sir Michael Stoute’s versatile performer was twice a winner at the Breeders’ Cup, as well as winning a King George VI Stakes at Ascot.
AMADEUS WOLF (7/2) won both the Gimcrack and Middle Park in 2005 and this classy sprinter would be a popular winner in virtual horse racing for Kevin Ryan.
All odds and market correct at date of publication