Bets Of The Day: Back Gully's to have the edge at Carlisle

Alan Dudman's pick Gully's Edge runs in the bumper at Carlisle on Thursday
Alan Dudman's pick Gully's Edge runs in the bumper at Carlisle on Thursday

Alan Dudman rounds off his tipping stint with a pair of bets at Carlisle and Southwell...


"He has raced on good to soft both times, so he might just improve on the better ground at Carlisle. But it's a nice staying pedigree (especially on the dam side), and with those outings already under his belt, he can put that experience to good use."

Back Gully's Edge @ 2.9015/8 in the 17:30 at Carlisle

14:00 Southwell - Back Red Danaher

A case could be made for most in this eight runner Novices' Handicap Chase. Three of the contenders will hold a fitness edge, but it's worth siding with Red Danaher here at decent odds of around 9.08/1.

His brief career can hardly be described as sparkling. He scored as a novice over hurdles last term, but completely bombed out in his two subsequent runs. He begins life over fences today from a mark of 115 and this could be a starting point for better over the larger obstacles.

His trainer Sue Smith hasn't had a runner for a week, but her horses were going fairly well at the start of the month. I'm a fan of the yard, as I like these proper old-fashioned chasers that seem to fight and battle in a race - take Dartford Warbler this season.

Red Danaher's efforts would leave a slight question mark over his stamina - but on pedigree he should be fine, as there are a pair of three mile winners and a Grand National victor down the family line.


17:30 Carlisle - Back Gully's Edge

This looks a reasonable bumper not without interest. I like Gully's Edge, but the market might prefer Charlie Longsdon's Monbeg Charmer - who was a 12 length point winner subsequently sold for quite a lot of money at the Cheltenham sales.

Gully's Edge however has already appeared in two of these events, and should have had a victory next to his dance card already. And with the name, us cricketers all know that gully is the worst position EVER to field, with all those nasty mis-timed slashes.

His inexperience cost him in two Kelso bumpers, having been matched at 1.674/6 and 1.261/4. There's an obvious angle to highlight him as a back-to-lay, but I wouldn't have thought this son of Kayf Tara will be any bigger than 5/2.

He has raced on good to soft both times, so he might just improve on the better ground at Carlisle. But it's a nice staying pedigree (especially on the dam side), and with those outings already under his belt, he can put that experience to good use.


Thursday's Recommended Bets

Back Red Danaher @ 8/1 Sportsbook price in the 14:00 at Southwell
Back Gully's Edge @ 2.9015/8 in the 17:30 at Carlisle


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

Last week total: + 2.95

This week total: +7.50

Running total: +24.45

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