Top tipster Andrew Mount has three picks on Wednesday’s evening cards at Newbury and Gowran Park
JUNGLE SPEED – 5.40 Newbury
JUNGLE SPEED was a huge eyecatcher on his British debut for Ivan Furtado in February, finishing a 40-1 third in a 6f handicap at Newcastle despite making the running into the strong headwind. He struggled when upped to 7f at Southwell later the same month but might be the type best caught fresh and he looks worth chancing at a big price when he reappears in the 6f handicap at Newbury on Wednesday evening. He’s now with David Loughnane. Who has trained ten stable switchers for this owner, with three winning at the first time of asking and two finishing second.
HIGHWAY TO HEAVEN – 6.55 Gowran Park
Course winner HIGHWAY TO HEAVEN went off too quick when a 5-1 fifth of 13 at Roscommon last time, doing second best of those to chase the strong early pace. The runners were going so fast that several failed to negotiate the first bend and, predictably, the pace collapsed, with the 22-1 winner coming from well back. She’s hardly a prolific winner (just one success from 22 Flat turf starts) but she likes it here, with form figures of 183 (1-3) when not wearing headgear.
THE FIDDLER – 8.40 Newbury
Second time back after a break is often when to get with Chris Wall’s horses and he had a 16-1 winner on this system last Sunday. Since 2007, had we backed the yard’s runners who were having their second start after a break of 150+ days (as long as they were running withing 90 days of their previous start) we would have won 55 of our 294 bets (18.7% strike-rate) and made a profit of £55.03 to a £1 level stake at SP. THE FIDDLER is the latest qualifier and can be backed in Newbury’s 1m5f finale. The 1m4f trip was too sharp for him when a modest third at Newmarket last time and the front-runners never came back to the field. HIs record in turf handicaps over trips beyond 1m4f reads U3211 (2-5) and he should get a strong pace to chase.
Today’s Best Bets
Jungle Speed – 1pt each-way – 5.40 Newbury (28-1 William Hill, Sky Bet)
Highway To Heaven – 1pt each-way – 6.55 Gowran Park (10-1 generally)
The Fiddler – 1pt each-wat – 8.40 Newbury (15-2 Betfair, Paddy Power)
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