Bets Of The Day: Take a chance on Lord Cooper from low mark

Evening all-weather racing
Lord Cooper could be a force back on the all-weather on Thursday evening

Following two seconds yesterday, Alan Dudman wraps up his week in the tipping chair with a filly at Newmarket and a selection in the finale at Kempton on Thursday....

"However, I am more interested in this horse's form at Kempton - he is simply a much better animal around here."

Back Lord Cooper @ 5.04/1 in the 21:15 at Kempton

Choco can serve up a tasty bet in fillies' race

15:00 Newmarket - Back Choco Box @ 5.04/1

This looks a decent fillies' handicap with five last-time-out winners, and one of those is Ed Vaughan's Choco Box.

She looked very good when winning at Yarmouth last time over 6f. It wasn't a particularly strong race, but she bolted up to land the money by almost four lengths in the style of a decent filly.

Choco Box was probably entitled to win that, but she also has a decent bit of form when finishing fifth at Newmarket in June. That maiden has worked out very well; with the second, third and fourth all winning.

The selection makes her handicap debut here from a mark of 83 and goes back up in trip. Newmarket can often throw up tactical races, and I am not deterred by the possibility, as she has a fair bit of speed.

Lord to cash in on low mark at favourite venue

21:15 Kempton - Back Lord Cooper @ 5.04/1

This selection takes a bit of a leap of faith in the Kempton finale, but Lord Cooper is well handicapped from 60 - his lowest mark since 2016.

He has been thrashed in his last two runs - both for Marjorie Fife since leaving Jose Santos. He's also had wind surgery, and this will be his second run after that - which can often do the trick.

However, I am more interested in this horse's form at Kempton - he is simply a much better animal around here. After all, he finished third behind Repton back in March from 72, and that was a 0-85. Thursday's race is a 0-60.

Lord Cooper likes to pick up from a strong pace, and he has that here potentially - with at least four in the field that like to make the running.

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