Another second for Alan yesterday with Janika - who was beaten in-running at 1.15. Sedgefield is the focus for Sunday, and our Bets Of The Day man has two wins and an ultra-low lay...
"He has been operating at a poor level for a while, but he showed something last time at Newcastle over a similar sort of trip to warrant an interest."
Drop in trip key for bet in the opener
13:10 Sedgefield - Back Ninepointsixthree @ 7.06/1
The Sam England team are in good form at the moment, with the Guiseley yard firing in six winners and seven seconds from their last 30 runners.
Those are good numbers, so we'll stick with England and go for the trainer's Ninepointsixthree in the Sedgefield opener.
The forecast rain will help him, and this front-runner has a decent record at the track with a tally of 41224.
Last time out Ninepointsixthree didn't stay 2m4f at Sedgefield and got very tired late on. Dropping back down in trip, he has to be of interest in exactly the same grade of 0-120 that he bolted up by seven lengths in back in December.
Go low with Manwell as a trade
14:40 Sedgefield - Lay Manwell in-running @ 1.101/10
It's been a pretty painful couple of days with two seconds both trading at short odds in the finish. Scenery's 1.24 was a blow, but Janika's 1.15 in the run yesterday really was a kick in the teeth. With the in-play hat on, we'll have a look at a really cheap lay for Sunday with Manwell.
Now, he's a horse that is tricky and has plenty of seconds to his name (seven), but he's turned the corner recently with two stylish victories at Wetherby and Catterick. He defied an
8lb hike with a win last time, and he's gone up again to 123.
He really does travel well in his races and expect him to cruise into contention. However, he's got a decent rival in opposition with the progressive Charmant.
I was tempted to go in a with a 1.01, but we'll hover around slightly bigger to try and get him in the run.
Call The Cops twists my arm for a bet
Back Call The Cops @ 8.07/1 in the 15:10 at Sedgefield
We have a bonus third selection for the day, as Call The Cops is so well treated from 102, that he has to make the list.
I'll keep it brief with him, as he's a former Pertemps winner and was rated in the 150s in his prime. He has been operating at a poor level for a while, but he showed something last time with the cheekpieces back on at Newcastle over a similar sort of trip to warrant an interest.
His trainer Ben Haslam has been in a bit of form of late, and he had enough form on soft in his younger days to suggest the forecast rain won't be a problem. Off a low weight, and a plummeting mark, he is worth backing at around 8.07/1.
Alan's Bets of the Day - P/L
This week so far: -2.00pts
Previous week: -0.50pts
2018 P&L: + 44.91pts
Back Ninepointsixthree 0.5pt @ 7.06/1 in the 13:10 at Sedgefield
Lay in-running Manwell 0.5pt @ 1.101/10 in the 14:40 at Sedgefield
Back Call The Cops 0.5pt @ 8.07/1 in the 15:10 at Sedgefield