Bets of the Day: Spookydooky for Midlands National glory

Today's best bet Spookydooky runs at Uttoxeter
Today's best bet Spookydooky runs at Uttoxeter

After enjoying four superb days of racing at Cheltenham Nick Shiambouros returns with two selections from the meeting at Uttoxeter...


"I think this marathon distance will suit him down to the ground and should make a bold bid"

Back Spookydooky in the 16:10 at Uttoxeter

13:50 Uttoxeter - Ballyoptic

Ballyoptic sets a good standard in this interesting novices' hurdle.

This Irish point winner beat Potters Corner in good style at Ffos Las last month. He took the lead on the run to the last and pulled clear to win with a bit to spare.

I think he is capable of winning more races and have backed him at his current price of 3.39/4 on the exchange.

Nicky Henderson sends out Pougne Bobbi who is the current favourite at 2.8815/8. He won a four runner affair at Chepstow last month and should appreciate the extra yardage. Improvement is expected, but does look short enough on what he has achieved so far.


16:10 Uttoxeter - Spookydooky

Spookydooky could run well at a big price in this wide open event.

Last time out at Ascot he finished a distant fourth to Sausalito Sunrise at Ascot. He made a little ground in the closing stages, but could never land a blow.

He is best judged on his excellent second to Seventh Sky at Haydock in December over a trip just shy of three miles. He ran on strongly in the closing stages of the race, and finished with good energy.

I think this marathon distance will suit him down to the ground and should make a bold bid.

He is trading at a generous 19.5 on the exchange.

Sizing Coal is the favourite at 6.86/1. This Irish invader had a spin over hurdles last month in preparation for this race. He finished third in the Irish Grand National last year and must be respected.


Saturday's Recommended Bets

Back Ballyoptic in the 13:50 at Uttoxeter
Back Spookydooky in the 16:10 at Uttoxeter

Weekly P/L +5.35


*For P/L purposes, all Exchange recommended bets will be settled at BSP if successful.

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