Top tipster Andrew Mount had two winners from three bets on Friday and weighs in with four picks for Saturday
THEBANNERKINGREBEL (2.05 Haydock)
THEBANNERKINGREBEL clocked a fast time and impressed with the way he quickened when landing a twomile Listed hurdle at Haydock on his latest outing and can follow up over the same trip and track in the Grade 2 Sky Bet Supreme Trial Rossington Main Novices’ Hurdle (2.05). His prominent running style will again be an asset and main market rival - Alan King’s Edwardstone – has several negative factors to overcome including the fitting of a first-time hood.
ELECTRIC LADYLAND (2.10 Lingfield)
In November and for most of December, Lingfield’s all-weather track was deeper on the inside rail, giving those who challenged late and wide a big advantage. However, things have changed at recent meetings, with last Saturday’s winners described as ‘made all and dictated gallop’, ‘tracked leader’, ‘made all’, ‘pressed leader’, ‘chased leader’, ‘led’ and ‘made all’. It was a similar story yesterday, suggesting that ELECTRIC LADYLAND, the sole pace angle in the 6f Ladbrokes Home Of The Odds Boost Handicap (2.10) is worth a bet despite never having won beyond 5f. This course and distance is hardly stamina-sapping and her Polytrack record of 111 (3-3) is persuasive.
GERONIMO (2.40 Haydock)
GERONIMO made a winning reappearance over an inadequate 2m4f trip at Newcastle last month and in-form Sandy Thomson’s nine-year-old will appreciate all of the 3m1.5f trip when he contests the Peter Marsh Handicap Chase (2.40). He was a winner over 3m3f at Ayr in the corresponding week last year and, like most from his yard, he thrives in the winter months, recording form figures of 1211 (3-4) from late November until the end of January, with the defeat by a head on unsuitably quick ground.
ALLYSSON MONTERG (3.00)
ALLYSSON MONTERG has form figures of 2111 (3-4) when racing on right-handed tracks, with the defeat at 16-1 on his return from an 18-month absence, and is taken to make a belated winning reappearance in the 2m5f bet365 Handicap Chase at Ascot (3.00). He’s had wind surgery since his Cheltenham fourth last January and he will love the deep ground.
ANDREW MOUNT’S BEST BETS
Thebannerkingrebel 2pts win (2.05 Haydock) 5/4 Unibet
Electric Ladyland 1.5pts win (2.10 Lingfield) 6/4 William Hill
Geronimo 1pt win (2.40 Haydock) 7/1 bet365
Allysson Monterg 1pt win (3.00 Ascot) 7/1 bet365
Electric Ladyland is part of your Tasty Treble for Saturday.
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