Bets of the Day: My Dream Boat can sail in again

Clive Cox can make it back-to-back wins with My Dream Boat
Clive Cox can make it back-to-back wins with My Dream Boat

Alan Thompson returns to the tipping chair today and is looking at the Sandown card, where he hopes to kick off with a couple of winners...


"Clive Cox's five-year-old is the highest rated in the race off a mark of 120, putting him 4lbs ahead of the field."

Back My Dream Boat @ 3/1 in the 14:20 Sandown

14:20 Sandown - Back My Dream Boat @ 3/1


My Dream Boat returns from a break as he did last year before winning this contest, he obviously goes well fresh and he has progressed into an even classier animal this time around in view of his victory in the Prince of Wales's Stakes at Ascot. Clive Cox's five-year-old is the highest rated in the race off a mark of 120, putting him 4lbs ahead of the field and as a course and distance winner with top jockey Adam Kirby on board there is a lot to like about his chances.

The Cox team are certainly in form with four winners from their last 13 runners over the last two weeks and with the trainer quoted as saying that he is is very happy with his preparation, he has done well over the winter and the fact he starts this season without a penalty can only help him, I think the team are quietly confident of a big season from My Dream Boat.



15:30 Sandown - Back Sovereign Debt each way @ 13/2


Traditionally one of the best races on the card and one that has certainly produced some top-class milers with the likes of Toormore winning last year for Richard Hannon and Custom Cut the year before for David O'Meara, this race normally produces a high quality winner. After looking at the race I was initially against Sovereign Debt mainly due to his age, he would be the oldest winner for over a decade but I can't get away from his consistency, this horse doesn't know how to run a bad race.

He hasn't finished outside the first four in his last 12 starts and with Ruth Carr's string in such good form, seven winners from her 27 runners over the last two weeks, I think he is worth taking an each-way chance with.


Recommended Bets

Back My Dream Boat @ 3/1 in the 14:20 Sandown
Back Sovereign Debt each way @ 13/2 in the 15:30 Sandown


2017 Overall (prior to this week): -5.11 pts

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