Bet365 Gold Cup
This race looks to have a lot of runners with question marks, and that said I’m going to go for the biggest question mark of all. Bobs Worth could well have his perfect race here over this trip on good ground. I honestly don’t think he would be running if they didn’t feel he can improve on this season’s performances. He has been put in this with a great chance of 159 and I’m willing to take a chance at 12/1. This mark looks silly when you look at the form of the horses on the same weight.
2 Points win 12/1 Various
The other I’m going for here is Grandads Horse right at the other end of the market. He can perform of this mark and I think he looks better on good ground. We really need to forgive him his last pulled up on a bog at Haydock for him to have any chance, but aside from that run he has had a very good season and might just enjoy this spin around of a very light weight. I think he is great value to be placed at least here at 40/1 given his fairly consistent profile.
1 Point ew 40/1 5 places bet365/Paddy Power
I’ve a sneaky feeling that Mercoeur hasn’t showed his full hand yet. He came back after a break to be second lately and he may well be better on good ground as his best performance yet on 2nd on good ground to a very decent yardstick. First time blinkers as well here all points to today being the day, and he is in here of a very light weight. 14/1 with Ladbrokes looks value.
1 Point win 14/1 Ladbrokes
Clondaw Kaempfer came into form fairly suddenly at the end of last year of a couple of pounds higher than this mark and I wouldn’t be at all surprised if he did the same again here in a similar race. The stable has started to find a bit of form (not shooting the lights out but an improvement all the same). 33/1 is too big to ignore.
1 Point EW 33/1 365/888/32red
Arnold Lane looks to have been underestimated after a half decent return. If he should strip fitter here he looks well overpriced at 22/1 on Skybet. He is down to a workable mark after a long time probably too high. He should be winning soon enough.
1 Point win 22/1 Skybet
Emell has proved a shock at a huge price before and it may be dangerous to let him off here at 25/1. The handicapper has relented somewhat and given his patchy profile it easy enough to ignore the Lincoln run. I think he is worth a risk at 25/1 In case he decided to put It in here.
1 Point win 25/1 Sky/365