Bets Of The Day: Go in pursuit of a winner for Hamilton's big sprint

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Alan is hoping Flying Pursuit can get his head in front in the Scottish Stewards' Cup

It's Alan Dudman's turn in the hotseat for the next seven days, and he starts with a couple of selections at big prices for Friday night's action at Hamilton and Newmarket....

"He's certainly well handicapped from 96 and he's a horse who is better up in the firing line. Last time out at Ripon the ground was too quick and he missed the break."

Back Flying Pursuit @ 14.013/1 in the 19:20 at Hamilton

Expect more from Easterby's Pursuit

19:20 Hamilton - Back Flying Pursuit @ 14.013/1

Firstly, a rather huge well done to my BOTD colleague Alan Thompson for his tipping efforts over the last seven days. Recording a profit of around 50 points in a week takes some doing (and following). Hopefully we can at least add something to that impressive tally.

On to the action, and Hamilton's big night takes place on Friday, and one of the best races of the day/evening is the Scottish Stewards' Cup. Elsewhere we might be struggling for runners in handicaps, but there are no problems on that score.

And with rain forecast ahead of the meeting, it could pay to take a punt on Tim Easterby's Flying Pursuit.

The 5yo ran in last year's renewal and finished seven lengths off the winner. However, he was on the wrong part of the track that night on the stands' side, and if the bias stays that way for Friday evening, his draw in six is fine.

He's certainly well handicapped from 96 and he's a horse who is better up in the firing line. Last time out at Ripon the ground was too quick and he missed the break. Hopefully we'll see a better Flying Pursuit in this.

Well handicapped Fieldsman can return to form at a big price

20:45 Newmarket - Back Fieldsman @ 14.013/1

I cannot ignore the mark of Fieldsman, and at a big price of around 14.013/1, he is worth a small stakes play in the finale at Newmarket.

The losses are mounting up for this horse and he hasn't won for ages. However, the mark of 68 reflects that, as does the price.

His effort last time might be worth upgrading. He ran in a similar sort of grade at Carlisle in a 0-75, but wasn't in the best position with the way the race developed. Whilst it's probably unwise to give a horse like him an excuse, he didn't run too badly there considering he came from off the pace.

He acts on any sort of ground so I don't have to worry too much about the forecast.

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