No joy for Alan yesterday with a second at Hamilton. He returns to the Scottish track on Monday with two more bets at decent prices.....
"The 6yo is also very well treated from a mark of 68. She travelled well to win on her reappearance at Ripon this season - and that was in a better grade than she'll face today."
Geoff to turn the corner on favoured ground
14:00 Hamilton - Back Geoff Potts @ 9.617/2
The Paul Hanagan/Richard Fahey combo turned out to be a disaster yesterday with the selection of Paramount Love. She had her ground but ran no sort of race. I am hoping for better from Geoff Potts on Monday, and there was a little bit of support on the Sportsbook last night.
Yes, he is unreliable. He hasn't won for ages but he seems best on soft ground.
There are also a few excuses this season. He was too wide at Pontefract, too keen at Leicester and very unlucky with a second at Catterick.
The draw over the far side isn't ideal, but it's not a great race by any means. At around 9.08/1 he is interesting as he will race from his lowest-ever mark of 60.
Alston to continue hot streak
16:30 Hamilton - Back Lydiate Lady @ 11.010/1
I often use the trainer angle for a bet, and for that reason we should follow Eric Alston's Lydiate Lady for this 5f handicap.
For a small yard like Alston's, firing in three winners and a second from their last seven runners needs to be seriously considered. Add to that her liking for soft ground, and we have a bet at around 11.010/1. That's surely a little a bit on the generous side?
The 6yo is also very well treated from a mark of 68. She travelled well to win on her reappearance at Ripon this season - and that was in a better grade than she'll face today.
She's tough and genuine with a penchant for making the running. The draw in 4 could be slightly better, but she'll have to bounce out quick to grab the lead.
Alan's Bets of the Day - P/L
This week so far: +5.00
Previous week: -3.30
Back Geoff Potts 0.5pt @ 9.08/1 in the 14:00 at Hamilton
Back Lydiate Lady 0.5pt @ 11.010/1 in the 16:30 at Hamilton