Top tipster Andrew Mount is hoping to exploit the first-time headgear angle for a Paul Cole runner at Wolverhampton and also has a bet over jumps at Newbury
DARK PHOENIX (12.55 Wolverhampton)
Paul Cole has a fine record when fitting one of his horses with first-time blinkers, especially the younger ones. Had we backed all the two and three-year-olds in this particular form of headgear we would have won 11 of our 43 bets since 2012 and made a profit of £41.40 to a £1 level stake at SP. Four of his last five runners under these conditions have won – at 14-1, 7-1, 5-1 and 3-1, with the exception fourth at 16-1. DARK PHOENIX, a winner at Kempton on his latest outing, handled Wolverhampton’s Tapeta well enough when a 25-1 third on his racecourse debut and can follow up in the Ladbrokes Where The Nation Plays Handicap (12.55).
MOONLIGHTER (1.45 NEWBURY)
MOONLIGHTER jumped persistently out to his left before unseating at Exeter under Chester Williams on his chase debut and met the same fate under Lizzie Kelly at Haydock on his most recent outing. He’d clocked a good time when runner-up at Wincanton in between those efforts and is worth chancing on his handicap chase debut in the 2m MansionBet Best Odds Guaranteed Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase at Newbury (1.45). The track should suit and it’s interesting to see Tom Scudamore take over in the saddle.
ANDREW MOUNT’S BEST BETS
Dark Phoenix 1pt win (12.55 Wolverhampton) 7/2 bet365
Moonlighter 1.5pts win (1.45 Newbury) 7/2 Paddy Power
Moonlighter is your NAP of the Day for Friday.
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