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
Trainer Robert Walford has a decent record with horses joining him from other yards. Walford has a 21 per cent strike-rate with such runners and Very Extravagant has recently joined him after leaving Neil Mulholland.
Trainer Lucinda Russell has an overall strike-rate of just 11 per cent in the last two years but that leaps to 29 per cent when focusing on runners in first-time blinkers. Russell has reached for that headgear on Arizona Bound, who is looking to bounce back to form.
It’s not often a horse improves for leaving Dermot Weld but trainer Jim Bolger does well with horses from other yards, recording a strike-rate of 25 per cent with horses making their debut for him after competing for other yards. Interestingly, the favourite for this race is Weld’s Imaging.
TODAY’S BEST BETS
VERY EXTRAVAGANT (4.10 Uttoxeter)
ARIZONA BOUND (4.55 Kelso)
YULONG GOLD FAIRY (2.30 Tipperary)