Bets Of The Day: McCain to chip in with a winner at Musselburgh
No joy for Alan Dudman with his two bets on the all-weather yesterday. He is hoping for better with his Sunday selections at Warwick and Musselburgh...
"Don McCain's Danceitothelight likes sharp tracks and is a Musselburgh winner who is solid at this sort of level."
Hobson's chaser the choice for stamina test
15:35 Warwick - Back Petiville @ [9.0]
To say bets were thin on the ground for Sunday is the understatement of the year. Both domestic cards didn't fire up too much interest, but there is a bet to be struck in the 3m5f race.
Playing to small stakes, Richard Hobson's Petiville could improve for the new distance.
He might just stay on two pieces of evidence. He won a novice hurdle at Hexham over 3m in 2017, so there's hope with winning at that track. He also shaped like a stayer at Kelso with his second run over fences. He came off the bridle and picked up there.
His jumping was much better when last seen at Carlisle over fences - and he was a bit unlucky there as he was hampered in the closing stages.
It's a tough old card, but this horse is unexposed and could improve for the distance.
See the light with a McCain front-runner
17:10 Musselburgh - Back Danceintothelight @ [5.0]
Winning form is lacking in most parts for this race and it looks very winnable. Dizoard is the horse with a victory next to his name - but he is only rated 81. That tells you a bit about the level.
Don McCain's Danceitothelight likes sharp tracks and is a Musselburgh winner who is solid at this sort of level. He is at the veteran stage of his career, so we aren't expecting any sort of improvement, but he likes to front run and dominate, and McCain's daughter Abbie knows him inside out as his regular pilot.
He has produced two solid runs at Catterick and Sedgefield on good to soft ground, so conditions shouldn't be a problem.
A mark of 100 certainly gives him a chance, and he can dominate here from the front.
Alan's Bets of the Day - P/L
This week so far: -2.00
Previous week: -3.45
2018 P&L: + 44.91
Back Petiville 0.5pt @ [9.0] in the 15:35 at Warwick
Back Danceintothelight 0.5pt @ [5.0] in the 17:10 at Musselburgh