Bets Of The Day: Furiously for Fahey can be the fastest at Hamilton

Trainer Richard Fahey has a number of chances at Hamilton - including Furiously Fast
Trainer Richard Fahey has a number of chances at Hamilton - including Furiously Fast

Although Pretty Bubbles provided a bit of in-running cheer yesterday, the main selections didn't. So Alan Dudman heads to Bath and Hamilton in search of winners for Monday...

"Even so, he blew the start completely and detached himself in rear. However, he stayed on nicely and showed a modicum of ability."

Back Furiously Fast @ 11.010/1 in the 17:20 at Hamilton

15:10 Bath - Back Royal Roslea

In George Orwell's Wigan Pier, the question of why do you bet was posed. The answer famously was "to have my six penny's worth of hope." I suspect that sort of response had a Monday card like this in mind.

If it's hope you are after, I toyed with throwing in Edge from the in-form Bernard Llewellyn yard reasoning that he wants quick ground and has plummeted at a rapid descent to a mark in the low fifties. He trades at around 40.039/1, which is tempting, but I thought I'd be a bit more prudent with the actual pick.

The selection will be Royal Roslea, and she's at least mildly progressive following a couple of good runs.

Trained by Marcus Tregoning, the three-year-old has course and distance winning form on fast ground, and she performed with credit at Windsor last time (despite being trapped out wide). She's dropping in grade here, and races from a low weight. Aided by Kieran Shoemark's claim - there's a fair bit to like at 4/1.

17:20 Hamilton - Back Furiously Fast

With a sobriquet like this, you'd expect this three-year-old to run like the wind. Unfortunately he isn't that quick, and the horse's ability has absolutely no symmetry with his name. I played football with someone who called me 'Dougie' for five years, I just didn't have the heart to tell him it was 'Dudders', and neither did I run like the wind (well not tracking back anyway).

So let's deal with the trip. He raced over an inadequate 1m recently - his first for the Richard Fahey yard since leaving Clive Brittain. Of course there might be an element of 'a getting to know you' sort of effort. Even so, he blew the start completely and detached himself in rear. However, he stayed on nicely and showed a modicum of ability.

He's one of a handful of three-year-olds in the race and he drops in grade from a 0-80.

Hamilton is a track where they can go with a bit of pace up front, and it should suit this horse who might take a while to get going. Consider throwing in a 20/1 plus back in-running too.


Recommended Bets
Back Royal Roslea @ 4/1 (price on Sportsbook) in the 15:10 at Bath
Back Furiously Fast @ 11.010/1 in the 17:20 at Hamilton

*You can read more tips and information on Monday's racing here on betting.betfair.com.

Weekly P /L (one point each bet excluding advised in-running trades)

Last week total: -3.30

This week total: +3.25

Running total: +16.95

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