UK RACING PREVIEW - WEDNESDAY 11 JANUARY
For today premium bet subscribers have been given three high value bets at odds 10/1, 15/2 and 7/2. These are the type of days we like because it’s easy to sneak a few through the back door. If you would like to join our Racing premium bet service the price is £85/€100 per month, or £255/€300 to the end of May. For those of you who are happy with our free picks, we have three suggestions at Taunton and Hereford.
Hereford 2.50 BRYDEN BOY 7/1
The top seven are separated by just 7 pounds, so top weight BRYDEN BOY isn’t giving much weight away to the main principals. Furthermore, Conor Ring is taking off three pounds, so it’s more of a question of whether he’s good enough to defy the handicappers penalty. Last time out Jennie Candlish’s gelding was a very easy winner of a similar race on heavy ground at Uttoxeter, and a repeat performance could be good enough. In fact, despite the seven year old being far from prolific, both his wins have come when the mud is flying. With optimum conditions, he’s worth a punt at decent odds.
Hereford 3.50 LAMANVER ODYSSEY 15/8
The important factor to us is Liam McKenna taking off seven pounds on his mount LAMANVER ODYSSEY. That basically means she won’t be giving weight to big favourite LADY KARINA, and on a level playing field preference is for Harry Fry’s five year old. Stepping up in trip shouldn’t be an issue for the daughter of Lucarno, and this testing ground is ideal. On Exeter running LADY KARINA has just over four lengths to make up on the selection. You can hopefully see the point about McKenna taking off seven pounds!
Taunton 1.05 STAY OUT OF COURT 9/4
ALL KING’S should be fit enough to do himself justice, and he certainly ran well when last seen. However, prior to that he had shown nothing, and he’s always been very big odds. Feeling tells us he might not be as good as the second place suggests, so he’s a take on. In our opinion this race rests between the selection STAY OUT OF COURT, and the Paul Nicholls trained favourite OVERLAND FLYER. The deciding factor for us is David Pipe’s runner stepping up in trip and match fitness.