Alan has a double-figure priced selection in the sprint at Redcar, and also likes the look of a Jason Watson mount in a novice event at Wolverhampton on Wednesday....
"With the best draw on the inside in 1 here, and top apprentice Jason Watson booked, I am expecting a big run. She is certainly bred for the surface."
Alston's sprinter can be a player from a break
17:00 Redcar - Back Casterbridge @ 12.011/1
I highlighted the form of trainer Eric Alston recently, so it was rather frustrating his Lydiate Lady was a non-runner on Monday. However, the yard are sending out sprinter Casterbridge following a break of 102 days, and he will be a nice price for this 0-70.
He was last seen at Chelmsford when losing a shoe, so perhaps that explains the absence. But he ran quite well at Thirsk in a better race before that, and on that run alone he is far too big in price.
Casterbridge is a seriously quick horse that likes to get on with things, so if you are looking to trade from around 12.011/1, he's a good proposition as a back-to-lay from those odds into single figures.
With an excuse for a poor run when last seen, I am hoping he can bounce back to form off a rating of 71. We also have the option of playing in the
Godolphin filly to build on promising debut run
18:15 Wolverhampton - Back Falathaat @ 3.55/2
The Godolphin juvenile Falathaat is towards the top of the market, but that doesn't put me off playing in this race. Expect odds of around 3.505/2 to 4.03/1.
She ran well on debut at Kempton and wasn't given a hard time of things for her first run. She was pushed along early with a bit of inexperience, and then came 'three wide' off the turn. She can build on that promise.
With the best draw on the inside in 1 here, and top apprentice Jason Watson booked, I am expecting a big run. She is certainly bred for the surface.
Her trainer Saeed bin Suroor might not have much in the way of juvenile ammunition these days, but he's ticking along nicely on the all-weather with his two-year-olds. With a current
tally of three wins from 10 runners and five placed, Falathaat can continue the team's good form.
Alan's Bets of the Day - P/L
This week so far: +3.50
Previous week: -3.30
Back Casterbridge 0.5pt @ 12.011/1 in the 17:00 at Redcar
Back Falathaat 1pt @ 3.55/2 in the 18:15 at Wolverhampton