October is typically a transition month between seasons and always tricky for the horse player to profitably negotiate. Our tipster Kevin O'Malley has just the one selection today, which runs tonight in the last at Kempton Park...
Auxerre is a warm favourite for the closing Class 3 handicap at Kempton Park tonight and Charlie Appleby’s gelding is going the right way, but he hasn't achieved anything overly intimidating on the track and reaching for cheek-pieces might suggest he is not the most straight forward of Godolphin inmates. At the prices, he’s worth taking on. Global Conqueror is a little inconsistent, while War Glory is often a bit stretched over the mile trip, despite winning over the course and distance two starts ago.
I like the chances of Elector, who hasn’t been finishing off his races particularly strongly over 10-12f since landing a 7f Novice at Ascot last September. But he’s been keeping good company all season, having run behind the likes of Wissahickon, Old Persian, Raa Atoll and others in recent starts and this step back to a mile on his second race after having a breathing operation should help the horse get home with a little more stamina and determination on show. His sire Dansili has a fair record on the surface and at 11/2 this morning, he is the value pick in this select field of nine.
I will be back on the William Hill Racing Radio airwaves this Friday and Saturday, so be sure to tune in! Very much looking forward to Newmarket in the coming days, so watch out for Tips Den heating up over the next few days.
All prices correct at the time of publication in the GG Tips Den, per the top/joint top prices available on the GG.CO.UK Racecards.
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