Bets of the Day: First Wheat to cut rivals down to size

Today's best bet First Wheat runs at Redcar
Today's best bet First Wheat runs at Redcar

Nick Shiambouros returns with a couple of strong fancies from Redcar and Leicester...

"With conditions to suit and expected improvement he is the horse to beat"

Back First Wheat at 5.59/2 in the 13:00 at Redcar

13:00 Redcar - First Wheat

First Wheat is an interesting runner in this large group of maidens.

This gelding caught the eye on debut when finishing third to Explosive Power over this course earlier this month. He put in some good work in the closing stages, and finished the race with good energy.

He is by Monsieur Bond and is out of a Quest For Fame mare, so he is really bred to appreciate the expected soft ground. With conditions to suit and normal improvement he is the horse to beat.

His current price of 5.59/2 is just about right and I have backed him at this price.

Captain Dion looks like the main danger. He finished just behind the selection last time out should move forward.

15:30 Leicester - Manipura

Manipura could run well at a price in this maiden.

This filly put in a much improved effort last time out when finishing fourth to Kashtan at Wolverhampton earlier this month. She finished with a fair old rattle and was not beaten all that far.

She should handle the transition to turf and take another step in the right direction.

Her current price of 10.09/1 is more than fair and is well worth an investment.

Shine Likeadiamond has raced three times in just over two weeks, and has finished second on her last six starts. She has emptied a lot of pockets and is only trading at 4.03/1 on the exchange.

I cannot see her improving any more and looks vulnerable. She may win a race down the road but she will never carry my money.

Monday's Recommended Bets

Back First Wheat at 5.59/2 in the 13:00 at Redcar
Back Manipura at 10.09/1 in the 15:30 at Leicester

Weekly P/L +.41

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