Bets of the Day: Buckled can defy his penalty and go in again at Kelso

Buckled is a much better horse over hurdles
Buckled is a much better horse over hurdles

Alan's selection could only finish second yesterday but he has two more today from Kelso where he hopes to get back in the winners enclosure...

"On his last start, he pulled away from his rivals in the later stages and kept on well to secure a five length victory."

14:10 Kelso - Buckled @ 9/2

14:10 Kelso - Buckled @ 9/2

It looks like Sandy Thompson is going to continue to run Buckled over hurdles after he had a crashing fall over fences at Musselburgh in January. The seven year old wasn't seen then for two months but returned to the scene of his fall to take a three mile hurdle race where he pulled away from his rivals in the later stages and kept on well to secure a five length victory. Buckled runs at the Thomson's local track Kelso today, where the team have an impressive 28% strike rate and an even more impressive £100 P&L to £1 stakes over the last 12 months.

He will have to carry an additional 6lb penalty for that latest win at Musselburgh but useful stable conditional jockey Stephen Fox claims a handy 5lb to negate most of that rise. Over hurdles he is a decent horse and the break and subsequent win will have helped build some confidence. I can see him going in again today and at 9/2 I think he is definitely worth taking a chance with.

16:10 Kelso - Superior Command @ 7/1

Superior Command runs for the Grand National-winning trainer Lucinda Russell and has National-winning jockey Derek Fox on board. He has won over course and distance before over fences, albeit off a 4lb lower mark in March and has been far from disgraced over hurdles on two of his last three starts, finishing second at Musselburgh in his penultimate race.

It's very interesting to see him going back over the larger obstacles but conditions should suit and his chasing mark is only 3lb higher than his hurdling mark, so there is potentially more to come over fences. The yard are obviously on a massive high at the minute and I think Superior Command can continue the feel-good factor north of the border.

Recommended Bets:

14:10 Kelso - Buckled @ 9/2

16:10 Kelso - Superior Command @ 7/1

2017 Overall (prior to this week): +3.06 pts

This week so far...

Staked: 11 pts

Returned: 4.33 pts

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