In for a penny in for a pound, I stated earlier in the year that I would follow Golden Chieftain until he won, so without much thinking ill have a point on him today. He probably needs a pound or too to get into a race at the festival and there is a danger a place would be more suitable for those purpose’s but having missed a few bigger priced out of pure laziness the 10/1 is still worth having a bet on. I also can’t leave the race with have a bet on my old favourite Burton Port. The stable is firing on all cylinders at the moment at he can win of this mark on better ground today.
1 Point win Golden Chieftain 10/1 Generally
1 Point win Burton Port 20/1 Betfair
Ambion Wood’s hurdles form is littered with strong performances, of this mark even after a lay off of nearly 2 years, I think he may be worth a small bet just in case he is ready to go here. He also has a fairly decent record fresh. 20/1 is worth the gamble.
1 Point win 20/1 Generally
Dalasiri’s form in 2mile handicap hurdles isn’t bad at all. His last run over 3 miles can be safely ignored and down to a workable mark here in a weaker race he may well outrun his current 33/1 Odds. Barry Geraghty looks an interesting booking for such a big outsider and he has enough form in the book to suggest a high chance of placing at least here.
1 Point EW 33/1 Generally.
This looks a messy enough renewal , In my view Boston Bob looks the most likely winner in these conditions but the value may lie with First Lieutenant. He will like the improved ground this time and generally get better and better this time of the year. He has been disappointing so far but improving all the same. 14/1 could be a bit of value in what could be a very tight race.
1 Point win 14/1 Generally