Alan Dudman ends his latest tipping stint with two runners at big prices for Thursday's action at Goodwood and Sandown....
"His mark has fallen to a very attractive 95 - which is some way below his peak of 109. He finished second in the French 2000 Guineas a couple of seasons ago, so he has the class edge on some of these who are going up in grade tonight."
Molson to improve for Ascot run
14:00 Goodwood - Back Charles Molson @ 13.012/1
I backed Charles Molson last time in the Victoria Cup, but knew my fate when I read in the paper on the morning of the race that he was short of a bit of work and needed the run. So I have no excuses not to go in again with him and he's most certainly worth a punt at a decent price.
The race at Ascot as previously mentioned, wasn't a total blow-out. The seven-year-old was stranded in the near-side group with six others and he went well for a fairly long way until fitness told. He wasn't beaten far despite finishing 14th. The near-side proved to be the wrong side.
He's a horse that often meets a bit of trouble and has countless hard luck stories. However, Goodwood can suit these quirky customers and the selection has more than enough ability to go close here - especially from a mark of 90. That is 6lb lower than his last victory on the all-weather.
Mark very enticing for Crisford runner
20:40 Sandown - Back First Selection @ 14.50
There are a few potential improvers here, but I want to give another chance to First Selection. He's the bet in a tricky handicap at around 14.013/1.
His mark has fallen to a very attractive 95 - which is some way below his peak of 109. He finished second in the French 2,000 Guineas a couple of seasons ago, so he has the class edge on some of these who are going up in grade tonight.
The selection hasn't fared too badly in his last two starts. Recently he was a bit too keen at Windsor, while the outing before on the all-weather had him posted out from a poor draw.
His trainer Simon Crisford is going well at the moment and First Selection acts on quick ground.
Alan's Bets of the Day - P/L
This week so far: -2.0
Previous week: +5.50
Back Charles Molson 0.5pt @ 13.012/1 in the 14:00 at Goodwood
Back First Selection 0.5pt @ 14.5 in the 20:40 Sandown