Bet 5 Beverly 2:30
Although the fav looks a tough one to beat here in wouldn’t be convinced that 5 furlongs is his best trip, and he’ll need a lot of luck in running. Masamah ran a great race in this last year and although he doesn’t have the ideal draw, he is very likely to get away ahead here and may be difficult to catch. He is in good form at the moment and the 9/1 on Stanjames and Betfair looks Value.
2 Points win 9/1 Betfair Stanjames
Bet 6 Chester 2:20
Captain Dunne hit me straight away on looking at this race. Although he hasn’t been in form lately he has been tumbling in the weights as a result and still has shown a bit of speed on occasion this year. He has an exception record at chester and with his decent low draw he may not get a better chance to get his head in form this year. The race has vut up a bit and I think the 11/1 currently available with Bet365 is value.
1 Point win 11/1 Bet365
Bet 7 Chester 2:55
Regal Parade came back to for last time with a very good 4th in the Great St Wilfred at Ripon, and I thought he would be a shorter price here. He has won over c&d before and should have a decent shot of his current mark. 14/1 looks a few points too big
1 Point win 14/1 Generally
Bet 8 Chester 3:30
Guarentee has a huge turnaround in the weights here with the favourite from their run at york, and is a lot better drawn which can effect even long races here. He is still a young horse and may be able to improve of this mark. He strikes me as a great EW bet although im not that pushed abut 8/1 shots EW really.
1 Point win 8/1 Generally
Bet 9 Sandown 2:05
Edge Closer, won this with loads in hand last year and has been steadily improving this year without troubling the judge. He has come back down to that mark looks drawn ok along with the fact that he has a 5lbs claimer on today just points to possible improvement today. I have come to him more or less by process of elimination as I don’t fancy anything else here, and 14/1 looks a bit of value.
1 Point win 14/1 Sporting bet 32red and Betfair
Bet 10 Sandown 3:50
This looks a difficult race but Asatir could have the right profile to step up here at a big price. He ran well here over a shorter trip in the Coral Challenge, and although he was very poor at Goodwood next time out that can happen there. That last run here gave the impression that he would improve for a step up in trip and he looks a bit of value at 20/1.
1 Point win 24 Betfair