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."
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.
Alan's Bets of the Day - P/L
This week so far: +2.0
Previous week: -3.30
Back Choco Box 0.5pt @ 4.507/2 in the 15:00 at Newmarket
Back Lord Cooper 0.5pt @ 5.04/1 in the 21:15 at Kempton