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Andrew Mount’s Best Bets (Saturday, May 14th)

Top tipster Andrew Mount returns from a break with five bets across four races on Saturday afternoon. Check out his thoughts on all five selections below alongside 888sport‘s exclusive sign-up offer of Bet £10 and Claim £40 In Bet Bonuses.

Odds correct at time of publishing


LUMINOUS LIGHT – 2.45 Newbury (0.5pt each-way – 14/1 generally)

BIZARRE LAW – 2.45 Newbury (0.5pt each-way – 25/1 generally)

The draw is rarely discussed when it comes to the 1m2f trip at Newbury but low numbers usually enjoy an edge and it certainly seemed that the inside was the place to be on the round course yesterday. Six of the last ten renewals of the London Gold Cup have gone to stalls 1, 2 or 3 and backing them blind would have returned a profit of £27.50 to a £1 stake. Handicap debutants are seven from 40 in the past ten renewal (+£4.00) and I’m tempted by likely pace angle LUMINOUS LIGHT (stall 1). His yard won this with Communique a few years ago.

Andrew Balding’s BIZARRE LAW (stall 4) is another who could go well at double-figure odds from a low draw. He could only finish a modest fourth over 1m at Newcastle last time but a stronger galloper and step up to 1m2f will suit.


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YCCS PORTOCERVO – 2.50 Bangor (1pt win – 11-2 bet365, 9-2 generally)

YCCS PORTOCERVO is a horse I love to oppose when he tackles Class 3 or higher level as he’s 0-12 under such conditions. However, when dropping below that level his record stands at R12111 (4-6) for a profit of £12.60 to a £1 level stake at SP. The runner-up effort came by just half a length. He’s clearly not 100% straightforward but this is the time of year and this track will suit much better than Ludlow where he jumped poorly in Class 3 company last time.


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WIZARD D’AMOUR – 3.00 Newmarket (1pt each-way – 4/1 generally)

The stands’ side ‘golden highway’ was open for business and fully operational at Newmarket yesterday, giving those drawn high a big advantage, even in small fields. This 7f Class 2 handicap lacks out-and-out frontrunners and whoever gets the rail first could prove hard to pass. Lincoln runner-up Saleymm has possibilities if reverting to forcing tactics after his mid-division finish from off the pace in the Spring Cup, though the suspicion remains that he was flattered by his Doncaster effort where the pace held up.

The winner, runner-up and fourth were on the front end throughout from favourable low draws and all finished unplaced next time. Of far greater interest is WIZARD D’AMOUR, who represents bang-in-form Karl Burke. He’s proved very consistent since gelded, recording form figures of 3222312 (1-7) and stall 7 of 11 looks useful. He was well supported when the betting first opened but 4-1 is fair enough with four places on offer and we won’t do much damage if he finds one or two too good.


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CREMANT – 8.20 Uttoxeter (1pt each-way – 7-1 generally, Sky Bet paying four places)

CREMANT, usually ridden with restraint, was rushed up to press the early pace after the second flight in a 2m4f handicap hurdle at Huntingdon on his latest start and then took up the running at the seventh. Like the majority of those who raced prominently in that race, he faded out of contention but his ten-length seventh was still worthy of an upgrade.

He didn’t take to chasing last summer but his record in handicap hurdles reads 4231023227 (1-10) and, with his yard going great guns, he’s going to be hard to kick out of the frame tonight. Sky Bet’s extra place is very valuable if you can be on with them.


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Today’s Best Bets

LUMINOUS LIGHT – 2.45 Newbury (0.5pt each-way – 14/1 generally)

BIZARRE LAW – 2.45 Newbury (0.5pt each-way – 25/1 generally)

YCCS PORTOCERVO – 2.50 Bangor (1pt win – 11-2 bet365, 9-2 generally)

WIZARD D’AMOUR – 3.00 Newmarket (1pt each-way – 4/1 generally)

CREMANT – 8.20 Uttoxeter (1pt each-way – 7-1 generally, Sky Bet paying four places)


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