Sandown bet365 Gold Cup 3:50

I’ve only had eyes for Burton Port for this since I saw he was entered. Although the ground is getting softer it’s still very decent jumping ground and with only 10:09 and AP back on today he really does stand out a mile here. I was tempted by the 16/1 available earlier in the week but I’m happy to go with 10/1 on the day. He showed a marked return to form in his second last run on very heavy ground and didn’t last long at Aintree. I also have a sneaking feeling that Opening Batsman might just return to a bit of form today also of a half decent mark at a huge price. That’s a gut feeling selection with not a lot of reasoning.

2 Points win 10/1 Various Burton  Port

1 Point EW 33/1 Bet365 5 places Opening Batsman

Ripon 3:30

Saptapadi has been a bit of a disaster for me as I’ve selected him a few times and he always seems to meet trouble win running which is difficult in these staying races. He is just about a big enough price get involved today of what is certainly a decent mark and hopefully the gaps will come today.

1 Point win 18/1 BetVictor/Ladbrokes

Haydock 3:25

Chosen Character in down to a mark he can perform of on a course he has 2 wins on and hopefully today has been his objective as he has had to poor runs this year but has looked in need of the runs. 25/1 is worth the risk.

1 Point win 25/1 Various  

Haydock 2:20

Balty Boys showed up well from a very poor draw in the Lincoln and I wouldn’t be surprised to see him get involved today at a huge price. He probably needs to drop another few pounds but he is worth the risk at a big looking 33/1 today

1 Point EW33/1 Various