Alan Dudman starts the week at Ayr and Chelmsford, and has two win selections lined up for Monday....
"He sends Kokoni for the short trip to Chelmsford on Monday, and he looks interesting from a mark of just 67, and should strip a lot fitter after his reappearance at Kempton earlier this month."
15:50 Ayr - Wolf to blow down his rivals
The Keith Dalgleish runner (Little Belter) tipped yesterday, unfortunately played up in the stalls and was withdrawn. He lines up in the earlier 15:20, but it looks a slightly better race. However, he is very well-handicapped, and you can read my thoughts on him from Sunday.
Dalgleish saddles Townsville in the 15:50 at Ayr, and he certainly came under consideration after returning to form at Southwell last time.
However, light showers have been predicted, and it sways me towards Sea Wolf.
He was a fairly precocious juvenile and scored twice in 2014. However, like many two-year-old winners, he struggled a bit with his mark the following year - admittedly in one or two decent races.
Now racing from 82, he is well treated and has won first time out previously. Although he seems to act fine on good to firm ground, I am hoping for showers to arrive as he can quicken swifter on a slightly easier surface. A bit of juice would be perfect. He rates a bet around 4/1, and should go from the front along with Mount Tahan.
16:00 Chelmsford - Stoute to strike in Essex
Newmarket trainer Sir Michael Stoute's horses are in form and they seem extremely forward for the start of the Flat season.
He sends Kokoni for the short trip to Chelmsford on Monday, and he looks interesting from a mark of just 67, and should strip a lot fitter after his reappearance at Kempton earlier this month.
That was his first start since being gelded, so it's encouraging that he will be turned out fairly quickly, and that he has taken that ordeal well. He finished third at Kempton over 7f, and was beaten two lengths by Viscount Barfield.
He ran in two decent maidens last term, and I like him stepping up in trip today. The fact he has two all-weather winners in his pedigree is encouraging, with Betfair's Ryan Moore riding.
Hugo Palmer's We Are Ninety will be a fairly short price for her handicap debut, but Kokoni can run better than his odds of 5/1.
Monday's Recommended Bets (both half point)
Back Sea Wolf to win @ 4.03/1 in the 15:50 at Ayr
Back Kokoni to win @ 5.709/2 in the 16:00 at Chelmsford
Alan Dudman's profit and loss
Weekly P/L: -4.0
2015 P/L: +20.14