Nick Shiambouros is hoping to end his current stint in the chair on a high note. He has a strong fancy at Newcastle and a place lay from Brighton...
"I think he will be a lot sharper today and should go very close"
14:20 Brighton - Mount Cheiron
Mount Cheiron looks solid place lay material in this selling handicap .
This gelding ran a couple of days ago finishing fourth to Zeteah over a mile at Salisbury. He could only stay on at one pace in the closing stages, and never looked like taking at hand in the finish.
His overall record is disappointing. He has finished in the money six times in 28 starts and has just two victories to his name. There are no recent signs that he is returning to form, and I am opposing him with some confidence. In addition he has never raced over this idiosyncratic course and could possibly be disadvantaged.
He is currently trading at 2.3811/8 on the exchange and I have layed him. At this price there is minimal downside.
18:35 Newcastle - Extortion
Extortion is an interesting runner in this maiden.
This Kheleyf colt caught the eye on debut when finishing second to Haley Bop at Redcar last week. Despite showing signs of inexperience, he travelled well and finished the race with good energy. I think he will be a lot sharper today and should go very close.
He is trading at 3.814/5 on the exchange which is more than fair in my opinion.
Ticking Away appears to be the main danger to the selection. He finished a closing third to Quiet Reflection at Hamilton last month. I think he is open to further improvement ,and will appreciate the return to six furlongs.
Summer Icon looks best of the others. She finished fifth in a fair maiden at Ascot last month and appears to be improving.
Thursday's Recommended Bets
Lay Mount Cheiron in the place market in the 14:20 @ Brighton
Back Extortion in the 18:35 @ Newcastle
Weekly P/L -3.0