A nice 16/1 each way placer has at least got us off and running. I would advise caution if following as most of the bets will be speculative!
Two for Tuesday both coming at Southwell.
13.00 Southwell – Day Star Lad 1pt win @ 12/1
Day Star Lad reopposes with Frankthetank on much better terms here. The step up in trip should suit and I’m puzzled at the discrepancy in price between the two. The trainer has a decent record round here and although the unexposed Pacquita has been well backed – it has also beaten a country mile in every previous race. Columbian Roulette is the most likely winner but at 12s chancing Day Star Lad.
3.15 Southwell – Doctor Parkes 0.5pt e/w @ 20/1
Back down to a mark of 88, and at a forecast big price I’m siding with Doctor Parkes as an EW bet tomorrow. His last run at Southwell, off 92 saw him beaten 4 lengths, and off 4lbs lower he should edge closer to the winners circle. This is an ultra competitive sprint for the course and there are plenty of useful horses to ponder, but at the prices im willing to take a chance of Doctor Parkes returning to form and providing some value.