Bimbo an attractive each-way punt in Newmarket opener

Bimbo an attractive each-way punt in Newmarket opener

Richard Fahey

Bimbo

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Betting Tip: Bimbo @ 16/1 with williamhill

A wide open fillies handicap to get proceedings under way with bookmakers going 7/2 the field and some progressive sorts amongst them. The impeccably bred Angel Vision has to be near the top of any shortlist as she’s 2-3 this season, with both her successes coming at the track. She’s 8lb higher for the last of those, mind, and is dropping back a furlong, which may not be ideal as she wasn’t stopping over a mile last time. At just 7/2, she’s reluctantly swerved.

Woodcraft is the only unbeaten filly in the line-up and she warrants respect despite a 6lb rise in the weights for her latest Kempton win, while Spangled is interesting on her handicap debut for the in-form Roger Varian. She was odds-on when scoring winning her maiden at Lingfield, but the form looks strong after the runner-up won a Chepstow maiden by nine lengths next time out. That of course hasn’t escaped the notice of the bookies and we’re being asked to take just 4/1.

For that reason, I’m going to take a punt on one at a bigger price with Richard Fahey’s BIMBO surely worth a small each-way investment at 20/1 (Betfair) after her stylish defeat of Imtiyaaz over 6f at the track late last month. She was going away at the finish that day and I can’t see the extra furlong being a problem, while the hood she wore on that occasion is reapplied. Fahey’s has always thought a lot of her so she may well be able to build on that success, with her liking for fast ground proven.

Betting Tip: Bimbo @ 16/1 with williamhill

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