Our racing expert has four horses for potential profit - and a life-changing Lucky 15, perhaps!
There are four British Flat meetings to bet and the following four horses – one from each meeting – might just help you turn a profit.
ENDLESS ACRES (Doncaster 2.30) each-way @ 9/1 bet365
Quite a competitive maiden and the 97-rated Great Glen must go close if running up to his best, but he’s been off the track since last June – it’s safe to assume he’s had his problems – and may be vulnerable to a fitter rival. Charlie Fellowes’ runner could be the one to take advantage having outrun his 50/1 price tag when a clear second over 1m2f at Windsor 11 days ago, with some decent sorts in behind.. Today’s longer trip should suit him better given his breeding and with normal improvement he should take a hand at the finish for his in-form trainer, who is 1-3 with his runners at this track.
OASIS SPEAR (Sandown 4.30pm) @ 11/2 Coral
This is quite possibly the most competitive field of the day and there’s some progressive three-year-olds amongst them, the best of whom may be Andrew Balding-trained bottom-weight Both Sides. However, Chris Wall’s charge is lightly-raced raced for a four-year-old and is progressing nicely judging by his smooth success over this trip at Windsor last time when the ground was plenty fast enough for him. Today’s easier surface should show in an even better light and there is surely plenty of mileage left in his current mark.
RELIGHT MY FIRE (Beverley 7.15pm) @ 7/1 Betfair
Tim Easterby’s six-year-old loves Beverley – four of his five career wins have come over track and trip – and he has slipped back down to a mark 2lb below his last winning one. He nearly took advantage here last-time-out when finishing second behind a progressive Mark Johnston-trained three-year-old and he looks value to topple the likely favourite Viscount Barfield. He was an easy winner at Chester last week and escapes a penalty as the race was confined to apprentices, but the form may be suspect – the pace collapsed late on and closers were heavily favoured – and he’s a skinny-looking 5/4.
ZEALOUS (Haydock 8.30) @ 11/2 Betfair
Alan Swinbank’s charge is taking on older horses here after beating fellow three-year-olds at Doncaster last time, but he’s a progressive sort who will love the forecast give in the ground. A commanding winner of a 7f nursery at this track last October (good to soft), he put a couple of lesser efforts on faster ground behind him when scoring narrowly on Town Moor last time (again on good to soft) and is only 4lb higher this evening. Darryll Holland, who is now 2-8 (25%) on the stable runners, renews the partnership and is travelling up for just two rides, the other being stablemate Go George Go in the closing maiden.
It might also be worth trying a Lucky 15 bet on the above four selections with Betfred, who pay five times the odds for one winner and will add a 10% bonus if all four go in!