Wednesday saw Alan tip up an 11/1 winner in Justice Good (Betfair SP 17), and he is hoping to end a profitable week on a high with two bets for Thursday evening at Chelmsford City...
"The obvious worry is Tyrsal getting shuffled too far back, but he travels well, and if close enough, can unleash his change of pace. He has a reasonable draw in four too."
18:25 Chelmsford - Cole can be the King of Essex
This looks a decent 0-85 sprint with a few young guns taking on their elders, and a horse who I have been waiting for to appear on the all-weather is out on Thursday night.
King Cole is his name, and he created quite an impression from his first two starts on the artificial. A winner at the track on debut last winter, he overcame a tardy start there in a rough beginning, facing plenty of kickback too. And not many win from off the pace in a 5f Chelmsford sprint.
He wasn't seen until April afterwards, and was a massive eyecatcher over 6f at Wolverhampton on handicap debut. He again missed the break, and almost got there despite racing five wide off the turn.
I've put a line through his sole start of the turf season, as he didn't stay 7f at Salisbury and hated the quick ground.
As a son of Scat Daddy, he is bred to relish this sort of surface, and he is built like a tank with a massive stride. His trainer Robert Cowell took a decent 0-105 handicap at Chelmsford earlier this week, and I have the feeling that King Cole has been kept for an all-weather campaign. He should be winning races from a mark of 81.
19:25 Chelmsford - Tyrsal interesting back down in trip
Even though Tyrsal is better known as a 1m2f horse these days, he looks worth a punt dropping back down in trip to 1m, and the price more than compensates for the risk.
He's a horse who possesses a neat turn of foot in a low grade, and this isn't a particularly strong affair.
This sort of level at 0-65 grade shouldn't hold any fears whatsoever, and the horse has produced a series of frustrating runs recently; showing a knack of starting slowly and travelling well, and then not quite seeing his race out.
The obvious worry is Tyrsal getting shuffled too far back, but he travels well, and if close enough, can unleash his change of pace. He has a reasonable draw in four too, and is definitely worth a go at this distance.
Thursday's Recommended Bets
Back King Cole 0.5pt @ 6.005/1 in the 18:25 at Chelmsford
Back Tyrsal @ 0.5pt 9.08/1 in the 19:25 at Chelmsford
Weekly P/L: +5.07*
Previous week: -5.25
*Grove Silver win settled at 7/4 SP rather than 5.509/2 due to three non runners on Sunday.