Igider a cracking bet with stable going great guns

Igider a cracking bet with stable going great guns

Roger Varian

Igider

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Betting Tip: Igider @ 8/1 with betvictor

A new slot for this race having been traditionally run on the Saturday, but it still looks devilishly hard handicap to solve with a field of 19 runners set to go to post.

Arab Dawn is favourite depending on where you bet and his reappearance third over this trip at Newmarket, his first run since being gelded, will have teed him up nicely for this. However, I’m not convinced he truly stay this far and the likely fast pace and stiff finish may be find him out. A couple of other fancied runners in Ajman Bridge and Warrior Of Light have been beaten off lower marks than today’s, and it could pay to look a little lower down the betting list.

I stopped at the Roger Varian-trained IGIDER and he looks the one to be one at a double-figure price – but be quick about it! Lightly-raced, he’s one of the least exposed runners in the field and he has some sexy form to go with it. Fourth on last year’s debut, he was then a closing half-length second to Second Step in a Newbury maiden and that horse is now rated 118 after winning a Group 2 last month. The selection was in hindsight a certainty when lining up in a Doncaster handicap last time off a mark of 85 and he duly obliged by five lengths under today’s pilot Graham Lee.

The handicapper has reacted by putting him up by 9lb to a new perch of 94, but I doubt that is the ceiling off his ability and his trainer thinks so too, saying in a recent Stable Tour: “Mark my words, he will improve all summer.” With the stable going great guns after a slow start to the season and in identical conditions to last time (1m4f, fast ground), I rate him a cracking bet and my nap of the day.

Betting Tip: Igider @ 8/1 with betvictor

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