Like many, you may find yourself down the bottom half of your Private League wondering how you are going to climb back up.
There are 10 (yes ten) bonus races still to go, meaning there are plenty of opportunities to climb back up the leaderboard and maybe even have a fighting chance at the monthly winners and overall prize!
There are lots of horses that could have a chance at more than one Bonus race and others that have a chance at some long prices, which also racks up some serious points.
Turn your season around with King Of Change
One that probably would have been a shoo-in had Richard Hannon not revealed their plans to wait until later in the season. His second in the 2,000 Guineas, followed by a victory in the Listed Fortune at Sandown and finally, a win in the Queen Elizabeth II is some rock-solid form from last year. He clearly comes good at the back end of the season after a long break and the same again here would see some valuable points head his way.
He obtains an undeniable talent that could potentially stretch to a further distance of the Irish Champion Stakes. With 25 bonus points up for grabs at Leopardstown, followed by another stab at the Queen Elizabeth II, could leave him in the triple-figure area after just over a month back racing.
Take on Battaash and reward yourself with Power points
Battaash looks to be in the form of his life after two of the strongest sprinting performances you will ever see at Royal Ascot and Goodwood. However, have we seen the horse that can dethrone him?
Sitting on just 31 points, Art Power has the ability to put his best foot forward and take on anything. He beat the highly regarded Millisle very easily and he may just be able to grab the extra 25 points available in the Nunthorpe from his grasp. It would be a shrewd move to opt against Battaash but one that could be very rewarding.
Take a risk with Trueshan for bonus points
In order to be crowned the winner of the August competition, it is likely you will have had to have found the winner of the Ebor. There are 25 bonus points up for grabs and with Hamish out for the season, there is a chance that they might be heading the way of the Alan King four-year-old called Trueshan.
We know that Trueshan likes the ground to be good to soft, soft, or even heavy and he can stay and stay, as was seen last year at Newbury when he matched Hamish stride for stride. What is the weather forecast in York for the next week? Rain.
He could also prove to be good value further down the line, as he may take a place in the Irish St. Leger with a possible go at the Qatar Prix Chaudenay at Longhcamp as well.
Do not dismiss Derby destroyer Serpentine
No one has made up their mind yet as to whether it was a good or a bad Derby. That means Serpentine is going to be kept well away from in the transfer window. That could then lead to a huge opportunity for Ten to Follow Points. He is provisionally entered for both the Irish St Leger and the English St Leger where bonus points are up for grabs in the latter Group 1 contest.
If he can stay the 1m6f, who is to say that he can’t give Enable and Love a run for their money in an Arc. John Gosden says that Logician could go to Longchamp with a two-pronged attack from Khalid Abdullah. Could the Magnier, Tabor and Smith team also have the same?
Front-running may keep you away from trouble but it is never easy to stay 12 lengths in front in the Derby. Should he have it that way again, it is likely for him to be a little more defensive to save a little energy for the closing stages. It is possible we could have a Derby/Arc shock on our hands.
Summerghand with plenty of bright moments left
Having won the Stewards Cup at Goodwood, you may think that you missed the boat not selecting Sumerghand. However, sitting pretty on 80 points, there are so many more points he could grab. With an entry for the Ayr Gold Cup (another bonus race) he could close in on 125 points and still have more to offer. With only 48 stables selecting the David O’Meara six-year-old, could he have a pop at a Group One later down the line? The Champions Sprint at Ascot could also be on the card, and he is improving.