Newmarket 5.50 tips – Jan can catch his rivals on the hoof

Newmarket 5.50 tips - Jan can catch his rivals on the hoof

Richard Fahey

Jan Van Hoof

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Betting Tip: Jan Van Hoof @ 5/1 with bet365

Trainer Richard Fahey has a decent record in the July Course at Newmarket and his JAN VAN HOOF can win a competitive-looking trm-ireland.com Handicap (due off 5.50pm).

The race has drawn a big field of 15 and only one runner – bottom weight Don’t Have It Then – can be ruled out with any confidence. As a result, we can get 5/1 on the selection and that seems fair as he looked progressive in landing his first two starts this season, including a race over 5f here in July, and can be excused his latest disappointing effort at Goodwood (24th of 27), where he lost all chance when badly hampered a furlong out.

Given time to get over that, he can continue his progress this afternoon and win his fourth race in all from just seven starts. He’s won over this longer trip, so there are other worries there, and presumably Fahey wouldn’t be running him if there were any concerns over the forecast “good to soft” ground. The North Yorkshire trainer does well with his runners on the course with a healthy 16% strike rate over the last five seasons for a £1 level-stakes profit of £40.38.

Betting Tip: Jan Van Hoof @ 5/1 with bet365

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