Bets of the Day: Coorg can continue to defy the handicapper

Coorg can make it four in a row at Chelmsford City
Coorg can make it four in a row at Chelmsford City

Both of Alan's selections won yesterday guaranteeing a profitable week in the chair, but he is looking to finish his week on a high, with his final two selections from Chelmsford City and Kelso...


"The horse seems to thrive at the track and his last three wins here have been impressive, winning by eight, seven and then four lengths."

Back Coorg @ 2/1 - 18:40 Chelmsford City

18:40 Chelmsford City - Coorg @ 2/1

The handicapper is still chasing Chris Dwyer's four-year-old Coorg. A winner in four of his last five starts, when he first won in November it was off a mark of 47. Today, he is running off 75, an extra 8lbs from his last win over Megara (who has since come out and won) over this course and distance three weeks ago.

Josephine Gordon gets the leg up today and takes off a handy 5lbs, at some point the weight will stop him, but I am not sure it will be today. The horse seems to thrive at the track and his last three wins here have been impressive, winning by eight, seven and then four lengths, he has put 19 lengths between himself and the second place finishers.


15:40 Kelso - Shades of Midnight @ 5/1

Donald Whillans runs Shades of Midnight again at his local track Kelso and has son Callum Whillans claiming 3lbs in the saddle. he six-year-old gelding has ran four times at Kelso winning once and following that up with a decent fourth in the grade two Premier Novice Hurdle before winning at Carlisle in his final race before handicapping.

He was off the course for 211 days before returning in a class two handicap hurdle, he was well beaten that day but probably needed the run, he has been much better on his last two course appearances, dropping down in class and up in trip to finish third on both occasions. He is gaining more valuable experience every time he runs in handicap company and I think he could go very close today at a nice price.


Recommended Bets

Back Coorg @ 2/1 - 18:40 Chelmsford City
Back Shades of Midnight @ 5/1 - 15:40 Kelso


Alan Thompson 2016 P&L

Carried Forward +9.97 pts

This week...

Staked: 16 pts (including today's bet)

Returned: 19.25 pts

Overall Profit/Loss: + 13.22 pts

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