Haydock 1.45 tips – bookies in for a grim result

Haydock 1.45 tips - bookies in for a grim result

Atkinson Grimshaw

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Betting Tip: @ Atkinson Grimshaw each-way @ 14/1 bet365 with bet365

Atty Persse has been gelded since finishing stone last behind Cracksman at York last August and this is a far more realistic target, with his form figures in handicaps reading 121. The lack of a run is no real concern either as I doubt Roger Charlton would bring him here undercooked given this is a prestigious prize and prize money on offer. Charlton, who deserves more good horses year on year, showed he can ready one after a layoff when sending out Withold to land last Saturday’s Northumberland Plate and this might have been the target for Atty Persse all along.

Of course, none of that had been lost on bookmakers and best odds of 4/1 at the time of writing don’t leave much room for manoeuvre. He’s still worth a saver at least but the value lies further down the betting list and I stopped at ATKINSON GRIMSHAW, who is a 14/1 shot with bet365. Described as “tricky” after winning at Chester (1m4f,good to firm) in May of last year for Andrew Balding, he was snapped up for 38,000gns by Iain Jardine at the autumn sales and that could prove to be a shrewd purchase as his stable debut in what was a messy affair over 1m2f at Ayr over hinted at better to come. Held up and quite keen early, he came off an ordinary gallop to grab second and it could be that a gelding operation has been the making of him. In which case, his current mark of 87 shouldn’t be beyond him and he’ll carry just 8st 3lb in this race thanks to Jamie Gormley’s claim, with the step up in trip being another thing in his favour.

Betting Tip: @ Atkinson Grimshaw each-way @ 14/1 bet365 with bet365

All odds were correct at time of posting.

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