Southwell 5.10 tips – backing Grey a case of black and white

Southwell 5.10 tips - backing Grey a case of black and white

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Definitly Grey

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Betting Tip: Definitly Grey @ 7/2 with bet365

At this time of year you can’t go too far wrong following trainer Charlie Longsdon and especially when he teams up with Richard Johnson.

The trainer-jockey combo have a 23% strike over the last five seasons and that rises to 27% (7-26) this season alone, so DEFINITLY GREY, their sole representative at Southwell this afternoon in the closing 2m4f handicap hurdle, is of interest on that stat alone.

But that’s not the only reason to think the five-year-old, ex-winning Irish point-to-pointer has every chance of breaking his British duck at the seventh attempt. Disappointing on his stable debut at Kempton last October, he’s gradually been finding his feet and his latest run at Stratford in May was his best yet as he was bang in the firing line throughout before weakening on the flat into fourth.

On that evidence he can definitely find a small race like this one off his current handicap mark and today’s slightly shorter trip is probably about right for him. The booking of the champion jockey suggests he’s ready to go despite a 135-day absence and the application of a tongue-tie for the first time might be just what the grey gelding needs to take another step forward.

Betting Tip: Definitly Grey @ 7/2 with bet365

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