There is a good spread of action today, but overall it could pay to tread with caution betting wise, keep your GG Alerts open and look for horses for the future. However, one Paul Nicholls horse rather jumps off the page at Newbury...
I did really want to back Tara Dylan at Thurles today, as she looks a good thing in the maiden hurdle there. But you’ll rarely if ever find an odds on shot in this column and the market - along with my internet connection - conspired against this earlier this morning. One to note for you GG Alerts from yesterday is Mark Johnston’s Love Kisses, who went off at 18/1 for the 12.05pm Nursery, but ran very well to finish 3rd. The colt fared best of those up with the pace and despite drifting into the far side rail, he tried hard and stayed on for 3rd. For the rest of the card they avoided that inside rail and I daresay Love Kisses’ effort can be marked up a bit. He should make a useful 3yo handicapper as well.
In the 2.25pm at Newbury today, Posh Trish looks a decent bet at anything around the 2/1 mark to follow up her professional recent win at Chepstow. Of course, there are several bumper horses that could come up to the mark first time out over timber in this interesting race, but i thought there was a lot to like about her jumping technique and indeed her ability to knuckle down and put a race to bed when asked. The drop back to two miles is a question she’ll have to answer, but at this stiff and galloping track, her ability to stay further will surely be more of a help than a hindrance against several far less experienced horses. It’ll take a smart sort to beat her, put it that way.
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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