Taunton 2.10 tips – Lad a knocking good bet

Taunton 2.10 tips - Lad a knocking good bet

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Betting Tip: Ballyknock Lad @ SP with bet365

Last, but definitely not least, I will be hoping to recover losses incurred on Kim Bailey’s BALLYKNOCK LAD when he runs in the 2m7f novices’ limited handicap chase (2.10pm). I thought he was a good bet at Chepstow on his reappearance and, having watched him travel well and take it up three out, it was heartbreaking to see him collared on the run-in by the winner Tobefair, who was landing a hat-trick and is a horse to follow.

Still, to his credit he stuck on gamely once headed and had the rest well beaten off, so a 5lb rise for that effort seems fair. I thought he was well treated beforehand and took encouragement from some positive comments made by his trainer in a recent Stable Tour, with the gist being he’d had a breathing operation and had done really well over the summer. He doesn’t want the ground too soft and will likely be put away at some point soon until the spring, but today’s race on “good” ground looks an ideal opportunity and his stable could not be in better form.

Betting Tip: Ballyknock Lad @ SP with bet365

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