Bets of the Day: Gordon ready to Lord it again at the Curragh

Gordon Lord Byron to show his class
Gordon Lord Byron to show his class

Alan's best bet of the day was a non runner yesterday but he did find a winner at 4.84/1 out of his other two selections. Today he has found an old friend in Ireland and chaser he fancies at Stratford...


"The now seven-year-old who has amassed over £375,000 in prize money is capable of showing his class."

15:10 Curragh – Gordon Lord Byron @ 11/4 Sportsbook

15:10 Curragh - Gordon Lord Byron @ 11/4 Sportsbook

Gordon Lord Byron finished second in this race in 2013 and while he may well have dropped a little from his group one winning days, the now seven-year-old who has amassed over £375,000 in prize money is capable of showing his class and taking this group 3 prize home.

He didn't have too many problems in a six furlong listed contest here last time out when he won by 3 lengths and was staying on well at the finish. He has to give weight to the three-year-olds today but I don't think that will be enough to beat him back over what could be his ideal trip.


15:15 Stratford - Owen Glendower @ 4.47/2 Exchange

I think Owen Glendower is an interesting runner in this contest, he was just beaten by a short head last time out at Perth after trading at 1.101/10 in running and comes into this race off the same mark. As per usual the more than capable Ciaran Gethings gets the leg up, claiming a very useful 7lb and trainer Sophie Leech knows what it takes to win this race, she did so with Mostly Bob two years ago, she also saddles the top weight Midnight Appeal but I much prefer Owen Glendower.

One of the main challengers will be Sporting Boy who is seeking a hat-trick after winning at Newton Abbott last time and here the time before that. Those wins though have seen him climb up the ratings from 120 to today's mark of 127, while he has to be respected the highest rating he has ever won off is 124.


Recommended Bets

15:10 Curragh - Gordon Lord Byron @ 11/4 Sportsbook
15:15 Stratford - Owen Glendower @ 4.47/2 Exchange


Alan Thompson 2015 P&L (EW bets are .5pt unless otherwise specified)

Carried Forward : +7.59 pts

This week :-

Staked: 9 pts (including 2 pts today)

Retuned: 6.8 pts

Overall Profit: +7.39 pts

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