Haydock 1.50 tips – Lion set to roar

Haydock 1.50 tips - Lion set to roar

Persian Lion

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Betting Tip: @ Persian Lion @ 13/2 with betfair

Mekong confirmed he was going the right way when finishing a respectable fourth in the Melrose at York last time, but he’s a skinny-looking 9/4 at the time of writing and I’d much rather take a chance on Jessica Harrington’s PERSIAN LION at Betfair’s 13/2.

He has yet to encounter ground as soft as this, which might explain his price, but Harrington doesn’t usually travel over from Ireland for races of this nature and she must think he will handle the conditions. He’s certainly on an upward curve having built on some solid efforts in maidens over shorter to win pretty much as he liked when upped to 1m7f on his handicap debut at Leopardstown (1m7f) last month. His trainer said afterwards that he “can only improve” on that performance given he was “so big and gangly” when she got him at the start of this year and, in which case, he can surely rate higher than his current mark of 86.

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Betting Tip: @ Persian Lion @ 13/2 with betfair

All odds were correct at time of posting.

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