Top tipster Andrew Mount starts the week with three bets at Windsor and Naas. Check out his selections below, which are backable via SBK and their exclusive new customer offer that provides a £20 risk-free bet.
SOCRATIC – (4.05 Naas, 1pt each-way, 14/1)
The danger with backing SOCRATIC (stall 1 of 24) is that we’re dawn on the wrong side of the track. However, last year’s winner came out of stall 3 and one of the two divisions in 2019 went to stall 2.
Socratic was a huge eyecatcher over 7f at Gowran Park last time, holding on for third place after making the running in first-time cheekpieces. The winner, runner-up and fourth came from off the pace and, though a ten-race maiden, he remains open to improvement on just his fourth start for his current trainer. An aggressive ride back at 6f could be just the ticket.
FORT DENISON – (5.45 Windsor, 1.5pt win, 13/2)
Venetia Williams has a six from 18 record with handicappers on their first start after wind surgery (+£18.75 to a £1 level stake at SP), with those returning from a break of 150 days or longer contributing five wins from 12 qualifiers (+£21.00).
Those who started at single-figure odds recorded figures of 161111622 (5-9) and stable debutant FORT DENISON looks very interesting in this 1m3.5f handicap. He showed ability over this trip in Ireland, had form over hurdles for Tim Vaughan and it’s interesting to see Oisin Murphy booked.
TREACHEROUS – (6.45 Windsor, 1pt each-way, 16/1)
TREACHEROUS was on my shortlist for the Stewards’ Cup Consolation race 48 hours ago but his lowish draw made life difficult and, though only 13th of the 25 runners, it was a respectable effort in the circumstances.
On his penultimate start, he caught the eye with a close-up sixth on Lingfield’s all-weather in a race not run to suit and he’s gone well after a very recent outing before - recording form figures of 71111 (4-5) in handicaps when returned to the track within ten days of his previous outing (the defeat came over 7f). He looks sure to encounter the required strong pace.
Today’s Best Bets
SOCRATIC – 1pt each-way – 4.05 Naas (14-1 Betfair, Paddy Power, both paying six places)
FORT DENISON – 1.5pts win – 5.45 Windsor (13-2 BetVictor, 6-1 generally)
TREACHEROUS – 1pt each-way – 6.45 Windsor (16-1 generally)
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