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Andrew Mount’s Best Bets (Saturday, July 30th)

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On the back of landing an incredible 1-2 in the Golden Mile handicap with a 25-1 winning selection and 9-1 second, top tipster Andrew Mount has six selections across the cards on a busy Saturday of racing. Check out his thoughts below, alongside a new customer offer from Matchbook, which is offering Money Back as a Free Bet up to £30 if your first bet loses.

Published: 5:01pm – 29th July (Odds correct at time of posting, where available)



THE LAMPLIGHTER – Goodwood 1.40 (1pt each-way – 16-1 bet365, 14-1 generally)

On GG’s Weekend Watch podcast/video I nailed my colours to the progressive Lethal Levi, the 7-4 favourite, and he’s obviously the most likely winner.

However, Lethal Levi faces competition for the early lead from Digital and Abate and there’s just a chance they could set it up for a low-drawn closer (yesterday’s King George Qatar Stakes suggests they’ll go far side from the outset).

Dream Composer has possibilities, but the each-way bet has to be course expert THE LAMPLIGHTER.

He’s a tricky customer who needs to be presented on the line, but he should be 8-1, not the 12-1 to 16-1 available at the time of writing. His course and distance record reads 4123101025 (3-10), improving to 41231125 (3-8) on good to soft or quicker going. Two of those defeats came by just a nose.

Back him each-way and by all means have a forecast on him to finish second to the favourite.


13.40 Coral Stewards’ Sprint Handicap (Consolation race for The Stewards’ Cup)
Result
2nd 14/1


MARS HARPER – Galway 2.30 (1pt each-way – 16-1 bet365)

Gordon Elliott’s MARS HAPER has had seven runs on left-handed tracks and lost them all, the latest run coming when pulled up in the Coral Cup at Cheltenham where he reportedly hated the soft ground.

When racing right-handed his record reads 132132215 (3-9) for a profit of £19.25 to a £1 level stake at SP. His yard’s Coral Cup ‘flops’, those who finished worse than third in that race are five from 16 next time out for a small profit of £3.12.


14.30 BoyleSports Handicap Hurdle (Grade B)



INTRINSIC BOND – Thirsk 3.13 (1pt win – 13-2 William Hill)

INTRINSIC BOND has a clear class barrier and tends to struggle when running in Class 3 or better company. He’s 0-20 above Class 4 level but his four runs in Class 4 handicaps have produced form figures of 7111 (3-4) and he runs off the same mark as when scoring by almost five lengths at Catterick in July of last year.

He also won in July of 2020, handles track and ground, and should get a good tow into the race from front-runner Militia in the next-door stall.

15.13 Tomahawk Steakhouses Handicap
Result
1st 13/2


MR WAGYU – Goodwood 3.20 (1pt each-way – 9-1 BoyleSports, seven places, 17-2 William Hill, eight places)

Is it June or July? Yes. Is MR WAGYU running? Yes. Should we bet him? Yes.

I make no apologies for tipping him yet again in his peak period. He did this column another good turn when recording a game success in Ireland last time to take his record in June/July to 15 wins from 29 starts for a profit of £70.35 to a £1 level stake at SP (he’s 0-35 in other months).

Is he well drawn in stall 20? Possibly not, but he has early toe in a race featuring mostly hold-up horses and he’s drawn near likely pace angle Able Kane (stall 22). He’s a seven-year-old but was awarded a career-best RPR (Racing Post Rating) for his Curragh win last time and could still have more to offer.

15.20 Coral Stewards’ Cup (Heritage Handicap)
Result
10th 17/2


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ABLE KANE – Goodwood 3.20 (0.5pt each-way – 33-1 generally, William Hill eight places)

On the subject of ABLE KANE, I think he could go well at a price here. On paper, there isn’t a huge amount of pace in this race and it reminds me of the 2018 renewal when 20-1 shot Gifted Master (‘overall leader on stands’ side’) beat 25-1 poke Justanotherbottle (‘led centre group’) into second and nothing else got into the race.

Rod Millman’s five-year-old was only sixth of seven at Nottingham last time but the pacesetters went off too quick and all finished well beaten, with the first three home described as ‘towards rear’, ‘held up in rear’ and ‘slowly into stride, soon midfield’.

He likes this track, recording form figures of 422 (0-3), including a 33-1 second to Mr Wagyu in the Stewards’ Cup consolation race last year.


15.20 Coral Stewards’ Cup (Heritage Handicap)
Result
22th 33/1


LAMPANG – Goodwood 3.20 (1pt each-way – 28-1 Ladbrokes, 25-1 generally, William Hill eight places)

My third pick is LAMPANG, the likely pace angle towards the far side from his stall 9 draw. He’s two from three since gelded, ran well in this race last year on unsuitably soft ground (finishing fourth in his group) and he’s the fastest horses in the race according to Proform.

His record on officially good to soft or faster going reads 11610800101 (5-11), improving to 161101 (4-6) when rested for at least 15 days. He won in a fast time at Pontefract 24 days ago.


15.20 Coral Stewards’ Cup (Heritage Handicap)
Result
19th 25/1


Andrew Mount’s Best Bets

THE LAMPLIGHTER – Goodwood 1.40 (1pt each-way – 16-1 bet365, 14-1 generally)

MARS HARPER – Galway 2.30 (1pt each-way – 16-1 bet365)

INTRINSIC BOND – Thirsk 3.13 (1pt win – 13-2 William Hill)

MR WAGYU – Goodwood 3.20 (1pt each-way – 9-1 BoyleSports, seven places, 17-2 William Hill, eight places)

ABLE KANE – Goodwood 3.20 (0.5pt each-way – 33-1 generally, William Hill eight places)

LAMPANG – Goodwood 3.20 (1pt each-way – 28-1 Ladbrokes, 25-1 generally, William Hill eight places)