Haydock 3.40 tips – course form could prove Priceless

Haydock 3.40 tips - course form could prove Priceless


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Betting Tip: Priceless @ 10/1 with bet365

This sees the return to action of last season’s Wokingham winner Interception and he’s been put in as 9/4 favourite by bookmakers. However, the four-year-old likely to need his first run back with Royal Ascot surely on his agenda again and with his stable still looking for its first winner on turf in 2016, I’m happy to swerve him at such short odds.

Sir Michael Stoute’s Thetis is next in the betting and that’s understandable as she finished second in a Group 2 at Newmarket last October and looked in need of the run when third behind Nemoralia at York on her reappearance. However, I’m not sure the drop back to 6f is what she needs and it’s worth noting that every winner of this race had won over the distance previously, a glaring omission from her CV.

There’s scope for taking a flyer on one at bigger odds then and Clive Cox’s PRICELESS is a very tempting 12/1 with Coral. A seven-length winner of a maiden over track and trip on her racecourse debut last September, she looked a bit unlucky when finishing third in a Group 3 at Ayr on her next start as she had to come around the entire field to challenge, by which time the winner had flown. She finished stone last on her Ascot reappearance but you can put a line through that run as she got bumped leaving the stalls and was panicked into running too fast early, before fading badly close home. Cox, who has made a bright start to the season, rates her a “very smart filly” and she might just prove him right this afternoon in a first-time hood. At the odds, it’s worth paying to find out.

Betting Tip: Priceless @ 10/1 with bet365

All odds were correct at time of posting.

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