Two more selections from Alan Dudman on his penultimate day of tipping, including bets in the feature at Chelmsford and one at Hamilton for Wednesday...
"He is in form - with a couple of seconds at Nottingham and Ayr. On both occasions Berlios bumped into well-treated horses, and he was a little bit away from the action at Nottingham."
Get off to a flyer with Emirates
15:50 Chelmsford - Back Emirates Flyer @ [11.0]
Some decent racing takes place at Chelmsford on Wednesday including this £32K Moulsham Mile Handicap.
Usually I cannot resist a Saeed bin Suroor older horse, and Emirates Flyer fits the bill from top weight. The trainer is also running at a 33% strike-rate over the past 14 days.
Emirates Flyer is a rather fragile sort and hasn't stood a whole lot of racing as a seven-year-old, but he shaped well over Chelmsford's 1m2f last time when finishing second to Secret Art in a decent time.
The visor comes out for the first time and he drops back down to a mile for this afternoon. He also has 3lb apprentice David Egan on board.
Once upon a time this horse finished second to the great Kingman.
Serena to lay down the law on Berlios
18:00 Hamilton - Back Berlios @ [4.0]
Earlier in the week one of my Rebecca Bastiman bets was a non runner, but the yard have got plenty of horses out for the Hamilton card with representatives in four other races away from this Amateur Riders' event. It could be a day to consider a Bastiman accumulator.
Hopefully Berlios can finally get his head in front after a string of solid efforts.
He is in form - with a couple of seconds at Nottingham and Ayr. On both occasions Berlios bumped into well-treated horses, and he was a little bit away from the action at Nottingham.
From a mark of 60, he also takes a slight drop in grade. Clearly he is very hard to win with, but he has the best in the business on board today in the shape of Serena Brotherton.
Alan's Bets of the Day - P/L
This week so far: -1.75
Previous week: -3.0
Back Emirates Flyer 0.5pt @ [11.0] in the 15:50 at Chelmsford
Back Berlios 0.5pt @ [4.0] in the 18:00 at Hamilton