Turf race returns in Britain today and top tipster Andrew Mount has two value selections at Yarmouth
BARTHOLEMEW J returned from a break of just over three months to score at Chelmsford on his latest start and is taken to defy a similar absence in the 1m6f Betway Handicap at Yarmouth (1.20). All-weather winners switching to turf can offer some good value and that’s especially true with Chelmsford winners. The Essex venue offers excellent prize money and the proximity to the Newmarket training centres means that the races are usually competitive. Last-time out Chelmsford handicap winners won 67 of their 379 starts when switched to turf for their next run (17.7% strike-rate) for a profit of £91.50 to a £1 level stake at SP. Bartholemew J has gone up 5lb for his latest win to a mark of 69 but his latest turf win – on fast ground here in July 2018 – came off the same mark.
On last season’s evidence it will help to be drawn middle to high on the straight course at Yarmouth. In fields of ten or more runners last term, stall 1 was 0-32 in race over 5f-1m and in handicaps only, the five lowest draws scored just three times from 120 runners. MORNING SHADOW did too much too soon when a 20-1 sixth at Newcastle on her latest start and could be the way to go when she makes her turf debut in the 7f Betway Handicap (5.25). She ran well first time up last season, finishing second at 33-1 at Chelmsford, and the forecast tailwind should help if she makes the running again.
ANDREW MOUNT’S BEST BETS
Bartholomew J - 1pt win, 1.20 Yarmouth (15/2 Betfred)
Morning Shadow – 1pt win , 5.25 Yarmouth (12-1 generally, including BetVictor
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