Top tipster Andrew Mount struck with his nap Bardenstown Lad on Friday (85-40 from 11-2) and has four bets for Saturday’s racing. Check out his selections below and claim an exclusive Virgin Bet offer that provides new customers with £20 in free bets when they bet £10.
MASKED IDENTITY – (1.00 Doncaster, 0.5pt each-way - 14/1)
MASKED IDENTITY caught the eye at Nottingham last time, doing best of those to come from off the pace in a 25-1 second of 15. That was his first run on his favoured soft ground since joining his current yard and he’ll appreciate the return to a straight track (his top five Racing Post Ratings on turf have come on straight tracks).
He runs off a mark of just 76, having run well (fifth of 19) over course and distance off 85 last November. The downside is his high draw – the stands’ side was not the place to be here yesterday but, with luck, this hold-up performer will switch to the centre of the track for his run.
JUST YOUR TYPE – (2.20 Cheltenham, 0.5pt each-way, 14/1)
The Charlie Longsdon-trained JUST YOUR TYPE tends to come to hand early, romping home in a match on his 2019/2020 reappearance and scoring at the second time of asking last term.
He might have won on his comeback last season but lost ground by jumping out his left at right-handed Carlisle. His yard remains in good form and won this with Coologue a few years ago.
STEPNEY CAUSEWAY - (2.55 Cheltenham, 2pts win - 7/4)
Tritonic is bidding to become the first clear favourite to win this since Dodging Bullets in 2012 and I think he might prove vulnerable. He’s a strong traveller who will appreciate big field/solid pace scenario and looks too short in the betting in this small-field affair.
His record in fields of seven or fewer runners reads 2nd of 5 (11-5), 6th of 7 (9-2), 2nd of 4 (5-2) and 4th of 7 (7-2). I think he’s the wrong favourite and is sure to drift. STEPNEY CAUSEWAY has never won on a straight or right-handed track, recording form figures of 0025 (0-4), but his record let-handed reads 11111 (5-5). He’s had wind surgery since we last saw him and I think he’d going to take all the beating here.
DEODAR – (3.50 Doncaster, 2pts win - 5/2)
DEODAR clocked a fast time when winning against the draw bias at Newbury on his debut last month and can maintain his 100% record in this Listed contest.
His stable had a double here yesterday and he should get a good tow into the race from favourite Flaming Rib whose forcing style could put him at a disadvantage.
Today’s Best Bets
Masked Identity – 0.5pt each-way – 1.00 Doncaster (14-1 William Hill)
Just Your Type – 0.5pt each-way – 2.20 Cheltenham (14-1 BetVictor)
Stepney Causeway - 2pts win – 2.55 Cheltenham (7-4 bet365, 13-8 William Hill)
Deodar – 2pts win – 3.50 Doncaster (5-2 generally)
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