This column advised backing 40/1 Chelmsford winner Last Date on Thursday and it’s back again as we go on the hunt for big-priced winners and horses who have slipped under the radar. Here are those runners who could outrun their odds in Britain and Ireland today
Philip Hobbs has a great record with horses making their debut for him after competing for other yards. Hobbs has a 25 per cent strike-rate with such runners in bumpers and Winter Gateway makes his British debut at Fontwell under champion jockey Richard Johnson.
When a trainer shows a strike-rate of 50 per cent with any portion of his string you have to take notice, and that’s exactly what Charlie Hills has done with his runners competing for the first time after wind ops in the last two years. Rhossili Down has recently undergone an operation to help with his breathing so must be of interest here
We have a very small sample size to work with here. Trainer John Ryan has a modest strike-rate of ten per cent with his runners in the last two years but has a 100 per cent success rate (2/2) with runners in first-time blinkers during that time. Ryan has opted or that headgear with Dark Side Division and has also booked this season’s breakout apprentice in Cieren Fallon
TODAY’S BEST BETS
WINTER GETAWAY (5.15 Fontwell)
RHOSSILI DOWN (5.10 Newmarket)
DARK SIDE DIVISION (6.00 Wolverhampton)