Top tipster Andrew Mount, who struck with Alioski (17-2 from 11-1) and Doubly Clever (2-1 from 11-4) on Wednesday, has five bets at Bath and Ripon on Thursday
HUNGRY FOR FASHION & GHAYAHIB – 12.45 Ripon
Ripon is a tricky track for a juvenile, the ridges and undulations can lead to inexperienced horses becoming unbalanced. Two-year-olds who are beaten here on their debuts are always worth considering when they return on their second start, winning 15 times from 90 bets (16.7% strike-rate) for a profit of £27.55 to a £1 level stake at SP. Those who got within ten lengths of the winner on their debuts had a 15 from 56 record (26.8% strike-rate) for a profit of £61.55.
HUNGRY FOR FASHION was beaten by just over eight lengths by 11-4 stablemate Red Fascinator when a16-1 fifth of ten here last month and should know more today. GHAYAHIB was beaten by over 14 lengths when a 22-1 fifth of six but was incredibly green and is worth chancing at a huge price.
INFANT HERCULES – 2.20 Ripon
Kevin Ryan and Kevin Stott have combined to win handicaps with first-time cheekpieced runners twice in recent days and their record now stands at nine winners from 28 runners (32.1% strike-rate) for a profit of £61.33 to a £1 level stake at SP. INFANT HERCULES has looked to be crying up for the step up from 7f and can make a winning handicap debut in the mile nursery.
MY STYLE – 3.10 Bath
MY STYLE ran a huge race at Newmarket in the Grey Horse Handicap last summer, finishing a 16-1 third of 16 despite being drawn high and coming from off the pace. There was a huge bias favouring low-drawn prominent racers that day, with the winner making all from stall 4. He ran as though the race were needed on his comeback at Kempton last month and could never strike a blow behind Rewaayat at Salisbury next time. His yard is in much better form now and he’s worth another chance in the hope that first-time blinkers perk him up. Progeny of Holy Roman Emperor have an 11 from 48 record in sprints when fitted with this headgear for a profit of £33.67 to a £1 level stake at SP.
ROBERT GUISCARD – 4.10 Bath
ROBERT GUISCARD got no cover from the strong wind at Yarmouth last time yet he still managed to finish a half-length second to Libretti, who came from further back and was covered up throughout. He was also wearing blinkers for the first time, a negative stat for Mark Johnston runners. The headgear is retained and he can get off the mark in the 1m bath.co.uk Handicap (4.10).
Today’s Best Bets
Hungry For Fashion – 1pt win – 12.45 Ripon (11-1 generally)
Ghayahib – 0.5pt each-way – 12.45 Ripon (33-1 bet365)
Infant Hercules – 2pts win – 2.20 Ripon (8-1 generally)
My Style – 1pt win – 3.10 Bath (6-1 generally)
Robert Guiscard – 1.5pts win (11-4 generally)
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