Alan Dudman signs off his latest stint in the tipping chair, and eyes two more bets for Thursday's racing...
"He's only had two runs this season, and the Donny effort was certainly a step in the right direction finishing third. He stayed on quite nicely on that occasion, so I would like to see him press on here over the 2m at Ludlow."
Scudamore chaser a big price to return to form
16:00 Chepstow - Back Streets Of Promise @ 14.013/1
Yesterday was frustrating with a non-runner, but Zefferino is running in Chelmsford's 19:15, and it looks an easier race. Here's a little bit of background on him from Wednesday's preview and why I fancied him at a big price.
On to today.
Streets Of Promise is well-handicapped at present, and she should have her optimum conditions on Thursday.
Back in 2016 she was very progressive, but she has since struggled in a better quality of race. However, a revival shouldn't be too far away considering her mark has plummeted this term. From a peak of 131 last December - she has dropped down to a lowly 113.
You couldn't back her on her last run at Ffos Las, but a drop in class today could help here.
The mare loves heavy ground and the mud flying around, and as an out-and-out stayer she will not lack for stamina.
I prefer her making the running, and she might be able to dominate in this easier class. And as a fairly sound jumper who stays - she looks overpriced.
Moriviere to get back on track
17:15 Ludlow - Back Cyrius Moriviere @ 7.06/1
At one stage in his career, Cyrius Moriviere looked to have a fair bit of potential. He was a decent novice hurdler who ran in the Tolworth, but his subsequent appearances over fences were an absolute disaster. He clearly wasn't in love with those bigger obstacles.
Trainer Ben Pauling has slowly pieced the horse together, and it looked as though a bit of confidence returned in quite a good handicap hurdle at Doncaster last time.
He's only had two runs this season, and the Donny effort was certainly a step in the right direction finishing third. He stayed on quite nicely on that occasion, so I would like to see
him press on here over the 2m at Ludlow.
The 8yo ran from 127 last time, and he goes again off the same mark - and he is well up to this sort of level under Nico de Boinville.
Alan's Bets of the Day - P/L
This week so far: +33.86
Previous week: +12.50
Back Streets Of Promise 0.5pt @ 14.013/1 in the 16:00 at Chepstow
Back Cyrius Moriviere 0.5pt @ 7.06/1 in the 17:15 at Ludlow