Southwell 5.25 tips – Steel a real springer in the market on stable debut

Southwell 5.25 tips - Steel a real springer in the market on stable debut

Alexandra Dunn

Spring Steel

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Betting Tip: Spring Steel @ 5/1 with bet365

The opening 2m handicap chase (5.25pm) looks wide open and I’m going to take a flyer on one at big odds (well, that was the idea). The Alexandra Dunn-trained SPRING STEEL has some shocking form figures to his name, being pulled up on his last three starts, and he’s not been seen out since December 2015. However, he’s making his stable debut here and his handicap mark has capitulated to just 93, having been as high as 110. And it’s not like he has no form to recommend him either. Indeed, he finished second to Tea For Two on his bumper debut and, more relevant to today’s test, he was beaten just under four lengths when second on his novice chase debut at this very track.

Clearly, I’m not the only one to have cottoned on to his chances as the seven-year-old has been well backed since I began writing this piece – now a best-priced 5/1 having been 12/1 when I first looked. I’ve missed the boat in terms of price (damn!) but I’m still going to put him up as 5/1 winners don’t grow on trees and, you never know, he might even drift a little once the bookies have stopped running around like headless chickens!

Betting Tip: Spring Steel @ 5/1 with bet365

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