Bets Of The Day: Going for gold at Newcastle

Will Gold Show lead the way at Newcastle on Friday?
Will Gold Show lead the way at Newcastle on Friday?

Alan Dudman tipped four winners in his previous stint at 5/1, 3/1, 4/1 and 15/2, and is looking to continue the run with two selections for Friday's racing at Goodwood and Newcastle...


"Now racing from 63, she is still feasibly-treated given her mark from a few years ago for Mick Channon. She could also be a better horse at this track, and we know she travels and stays. This is a weaker contest than her race at Ripon last time."

Back Gold Show @ 12.011/1 in the 17:25 at Newcastle

17:00 Goodwood - Di to be lucky for Hector

When punting at Goodwood, one always needs a fair bit of Daffy Duck.Throw in the mix of a perennial hold-up and a come-late and often unlucky style of runner, this could be a recipe for disaster. You could argue I am asking for trouble here.

But the odds of 10.09/1 on Lucky Di are too large to ignore here, and she's worth a small wager for Friday's 17:00 6f handicap.

Peter Hedger's mare is racing from an attractive mark at 65, and she has the improving Hector Crouch in the saddle. The six-year-old has enjoyed somewhat of a very light turf campaign in 2016 with just three runs at Salisbury, Goodwood and Windsor - sent off big prices in all of those outings. The run at Windsor was quite eye-catching; as usual she attempted to come from off the pace but was denied a clear run. She wasn't given a hard race when her chance had gone.

I like the angle of her being fresher than the majority of the field. She won this race three years ago, and in five starts whizzing around the Sussex downs she has been fairly consistent and not been defeated by far; finishing 6th, 2nd, 3rd, 10th and 1st.

She'll come late and will need luck, but you expect that at this track. But racing from her lowest turf mark since April 2015, she makes appeal on the place market too.


17:25 Newcastle - Tuer's mare set for gold medal

Gold Show may be seven years of age, but she's a really likeable daughter of Sir Percy and holds a decent chance at Newcastle on Friday - a track where she was successful in July.

The new all-weather course in the north east seems a very fair surface; I like the long straight, and it seems you can win from any side. However, I believe you need to be a fairly strong stayer to get home there, which is why Grant Tuer's grey mare appeals.

She was never a match for a three-year-old improver called Bocking End at Ripon recently - and that Michael Bell runner looked much better than a 0-80 handicapper. Plus the track in Yorkshire is fairly unique - some handle it, some don't. Previously Gold Show kept on in dogged fashion at Ayr, and whilst never getting to the winner that day, she passed quite a few horses in closing on the first.

The run in Scotland indicated she looks a stayer, but she travelled smoothly from mid-division when scoring over course-and-distance earlier this summer. That race might not have been particularly strong, but she moved far better than a 56-rated performer.

Now racing from 63, she is still feasibly-treated given her mark from a few years ago for Mick Channon. She could also be a better horse at this track, and we know she travels and stays. This is a weaker contest than her race at Ripon last time.


Friday's Recommended Bets (both half point)

Back Lucky Di @ 11.010/1 in the 17:00 at Goodwood
Back Gold Show @ 12.011/1 in the 17:25 at Newcastle


Weekly P/L: 0.00

Previous week: + 5.05

2015 P/L: +20.14

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