Leicester 5.00 tips – Classic Pursuit can chase down his rivals

Leicester 5.00 tips - Classic Pursuit can chase down his rivals

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Classic Pursuit

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Betting Tip: Classic Pursuit @ 6/1 with bet365

The 5f handicap run later on the card (due off 5.00pm) looks even more competitive, but we should get a good run for our money by backing the Ivan Furtado-trained CLASSIC PURSUIT. The five-year-old was in a battle with the handicapper after winning at Salisbury last July and was switched to his current stable for the start of this season. The move almost paid instant dividends as he went down by less than a length over track and trip on his reappearance, despite not enjoying the clearest of runs, and he would have finished closer than fourth when returned here next time if his rider hadn’t got his reigns tangled up close home.

Clearly the switch of scenery has done him the world of good, though a slipped handicap mark has also contributed to his resurgence, and he must again go close this afternoon off the same mark. His trainer, who has earned a deserved reputation for improving other stable cast-offs and is in form (three winners from his last eight runners), has booked Martin Harley to ride. That is significant as he was won on board for the gelding’s Salisbury win last summer and he has also has an eye-catching 50% (3-6) strike rate on all the stable runners.

Betting Tip: Classic Pursuit @ 6/1 with bet365

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