For the fourth consecutive day Alan's best bet of the day won and he has now put up seven winning selections out of 10 (losers were two seconds and a third) this week. Today's selections are from Fontwell and Wetherby...
"he won four races over timber and made a very impressive start to his chasing career with an eyecatching win at Carlisle."
14:25 Wetherby - Yorkist @ 5.04/1 Exchange
Micky Hammond ran Yorkist for the first time after returning to Oakwood Stables at Aintree earlier this month. He needed that run having been off the course for 203 days. On Yorkist's first spell at the Hammond yard he had some really useful bumper and novice hurdle form before he moved to Brian Ellison's, where he won four races over timber and made a very impressive start to his chasing career with an eyecatching win at Carlisle.
He has now returned to Micky Hammond with a chase rating of 139 having finished second to the high class Duke Of Navan in a Listed race at Ayr in his last race for Brian Ellison. If you can draw a line through his debut/return run at Aintree earlier this month then with conditions to suit, he has to have a live chance here.
City Supreme lines up for Anthony Honeyball in this two mile three furlong race at Fontwell off a much more realistic mark of 105 and with David Noonan taking off a valuable 5lbs, the five-year-old gelding should be much more competitive and have every chance of getting his first win.
If you look at City Supreme's last two starts he has been beaten 11 lengths when fifth of six at this track in May and was beaten 71 lengths when running over two mile seven furlongs at Exeter last time out. These last two poor performances came on the back of him amazingly being raised 5lbs by the handicapper for finishing third beaten 15 lengths. Today with the blinkers back on, over a more suitable trip, off a realistic mark, with a recent run under his belt and on ground he will love, I am expecting a much improved performance.
Back Yorkist @ 5.04/1 Exchange - 14:25 Wetherby
Back City Supreme @ 11/4 Sportsbook - 14:10 Fontwell
Alan Thompson 2015 P&L
Carried Forward +11.68 pts
Staked: 12 pts (including today's bet)
Overall Profit/Loss: +29.43 pts