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Andrew Mount’s Best Bets – Saturday, January 22

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Top tipster Andrew Mount has been in good form this week and has three bets at Haydock, Taunton and Lingfield on Saturday. Check out his selections below, alongside SBK‘s new customer offer that provides Money Back A Cash Of Up To £50 matched to your first deposit amount.

HARDY DU SEUIL – (12.50 Haydock, 1.5pts win – 11/1)

I wrote the following piece about HARDY DU SEUIL in the Racing Post Weekender after his Hereford victory last month…

Jamie Snowden’s 6-1 shot Hardy Du Seuil took his record in Britain to F1U1 (2-4) when gamely landing the Manor Elite Horse Boxes Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase by three-quarters of a length from Sarasota Star at Hereford last Saturday. The winner lost valuable ground by jumping out to his left on the right-handed track and looked in big trouble approaching the third last fence, dropping back to third place after racing up with the early pace. He was spooked by the fall of 7-4 favourite Can You Call at the second last but rallied to score narrowly from the 2-1 second market choice.

Since falling at the first at Wetherby on his British debut in October, he has raced exclusively on right-handed tracks, but a change of direction could bring about plenty of improvement. Post-race, his trainer said of the four-year-old "We’ve got a few things to brush up with Hardy Du Seuil’s jumping but I think he’s a good horse. I think’s he’s good enough to step up to graded novice company."

..he now steps up to graded novice company, on a left-handed track, and looks generously priced at around 10-1.

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DAME DU SOIR – (2.08 Taunton, 1pt win – 6/1)

DAME DU SOIR usually runs well in January, recording form figures of 113134 (3-6) for a profit of £8.50 to a £1 level stake at SP. She was only fourth when reverting to hurdles at Chepstow last time but probably didn’t take to first-time cheekpieces, which have now been left off.

Those third-placed January efforts were pretty useful – she only went down by three-quarters of a length in the first of them and bumped into useful pair Maskada and Miss Heritage in the other (the former is now rated 15lb higher). She caught the eye in in a mares’ handicap chase at Cheltenham on her penultimate outing, finishing a 16-1 sixth to Vienna Court after sitting too close to the very strong early pace, and is worth chancing back over fences today.

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ENFRANCHISE – (3.40 Lingfield, 1pt each-way – 14/1)

ENFRANCHISE got trapped in the ‘swamp’ on the inside rail when going down by just over one length in third over 1m here last week and may have been unlucky. Her two other course efforts produced a 9-1 debut second where she stayed on strongly over 7f after running green and a 20-1 win over 1m when again strong at the finish.

She challenged on the inside that day which was far from ideal and, from stall 9, should be nowhere near the ‘dead’ rail this time. She had easier options today and it’s interesting to see her upped in trip/class for this contest.

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Today’s Best Bets

Hardy Du Seuil – 1.5pts win – 12.50 Haydock (11-1 William Hill)

Dame Du Soir – 1pt win – 2.08 Taunton (6-1 Bet365)

Enfranchise – 1pt each-way – 3.40 Lingfield (14-1 generally, including Sky Bet who are paying five places)


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