Meade runner value at 12/1 with trip in his favour

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Betting Tip: Leighterton @ 12/1 with bet365

Yesterday’s three selections all ran well without winning, though you would have made a nice profit backing Chilworth Icon (third) each-way at the advised 20/1. William Haggas’ Foreign Diplomat looked an unlucky loser at Ripon, having been boxed in with nowhere to go at a vital stage of the race, and he’s one to back next time he runs.

For today’s best bets I’ve tried to find three horses who have perhaps slipped under the bookies’ radar, rather than horses with more obvious chances, starting off with Martin Meade’s LEIGHTERTON, who can be backed at a double-figure price for the extended 1m3f maiden at Lingfield (2.40pm). That’s a bit surprising as he has finished third in both his starts and, while beaten a long way over 1m2f at Newmarket last time, he travelled kindly for much of the way and was rallying inside the final furling. The extra furlong and a bit he has to travel this afternoon should therefore see him in an even better light and he is value against the forecast favourite Justice Belle, who has finished second on her last four starts, the last twice as market leader.

The interesting one in the race is Mythical Moment, who hails from the in-form stable of William Haggas. She showed precious little in two starts last season but the second of those was in the Doncaster maiden won by Star Of Seville, which has produced several winners already this season. The bookies are taking no chances, though, quoting her at just 11/4 and I’d much rather punt the selection.

Betting Tip: Leighterton @ 12/1 with bet365

All odds were correct at time of posting.

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