Vaughan runner can take Number One spot

Vaughan runner can take Number One spot

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Number One London

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Betting Tip: Number One London @ 16/1 with bet365

This is as tricky as they come and a case can be made for at least half the 20-runner field. Bookmakers rate the chances of William Of Orange, making him a general favourite around 6/1, and he could well be the answer as he has been running well over shorter, including when third here last month, and the way he races suggests he will thrive over this marathon trip. However, he’s up another 4lb, meaning he carries top weight of 9st 10lb, and I’m not sure his odds are big enough to compensate.

Instead, I’m going to take a chance on Tim Vaughan’s NUMBER ONE LONDON. He was difficult to win with when trained by Brian Meehan on the flat, but his sole success did come in a handicap here and he’s now only 3lb higher. What’s more he looks to have improved for the switch to his current stable, winning over jumps at Newton Abbot two starts back before finding 2m on the sharp side when runner-up at Uttoxeter. Fit as a flea from those efforts and clearly at the top of his game, he’s decent value each-way at around 16/1, with the booking of David Probert also catching the eye.

Betting Tip: Number One London @ 16/1 with bet365

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