With Leicester abandoned top tipster Andrew Mount heads to Newcastle for three bets on the evening all-weather card
BRASS CLANKERS (4.40 Newcastle)
Robyn Brisland has his string in fine form with five winners from 17 runners in the past fortnight and BRASS CLANKERS, bred to appreciate Tapeta, could improve for the switch from Fibresand when he contests the 1m Ladbrokes Where The Nation Plays Handicap at Newcastle (4.40). Progeny of Helmet are profitable to back blind at this venue, with the younger ones doing especially well. Had we only backed the juveniles and three-year-olds we would have won 12 of our 81 bets (14.8% strike-rate) and made a profit of £41.20 to a £1 level stake at SP. He failed to settle in a first-time visor on his latest outing and will hopefully get a good tow into the race from Mark Johnstons’s Perregrin.
ORIENTAL LILY (5.15 Newcastle)
Those drawn in stall one are just one from 41 in apprentice handicaps on the straight course at Newcastle and it won’t be easy for 5-2 joint-favourite Hassaad in the 6f Betway Apprentice Handicap (5.15). Archie Watson’s filly has just a three-runner Brighton win (1-6 favourite) to her name from nine career outings and can be taken on with ORIENTAL LILY. She was just behind Hassaad when a 14-1 third over course and distance last time and has a good strike-rate on the all-weather (five from 18) for one who plies her trade at a low level.
PORTLEDGE (6.15 Newcastle)
PORTLEDGE, a 33-1 third in a 7f Class 3 handicap at Newcastle in July on his latest outing, looks the answer to the Class 4 Bombardier British Hopped Amber Beer Handicap (6.15) over the same trip and track. He goes well when fresh and his course and distance record in Class 4 or lower company stands at 1113121 (5-7).
TODAY’S BEST BETS
Brass Clankers 1pt win (4.40 Newcastle) 13/2 Unibet
Oriental Lily 1pt win (5.15 Newcastle) 11-2 bet365
Portledge 1pt win (6.15 Newcastle) 4/1 Paddy Power
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