Bets of the Day: Poyle Vinnie can follow up his Goodwood success in Yorkshire

Juan Elcano
Al has one big price and a shorty from today's racing

Today Alan Thompson has a big priced each-way selection in the big race at Ripon and Doncaster...

"I'm struggling to see him out of the places and as such he rates a good each way bet"

Poyle Vinnie @ 25/1 Each Way (5 places) in the 15:15 Ripon

Poyle Vinnie can make the frame in the Great St Wilfred at Ripon

15:15 Ripon - Poyle Vinnie Each Way (5 places)

For my best bet of the day, I like Poyle Vinnie in the 15:15 at Ripon, each way - I think he can follow up his win in the Stewards' Cup consolation race and win today's feature handicap the Great St Wilfred. The margin of victory may only have been a neck last time at Goodwood but he won far cosier than the bare margin would suggest, that margin sees him have to carry just 4lb extra today which suggests to me that he's still well treated off a mark of 90. That opinion is reinforced given he's won off as high 97 in the past.

Ground won't be any issue, he's won on good-to-firm and at the other end of the scale he's won on soft as well as Southwell's deep fibresand. He's got a good draw in stall eight if the last seven years are anything to go by, where five of the last seven winners have been drawn 10 or lower. Obviously where the pace develops from has just as much affect if not more so than the draw and the good news is that he's drawn next to the pace angle in stall six, Muscika, who should jump out and head for that far rail, taking Poyle Vinnie with him.

His main danger would appear to be Summerghand who ran a massive race when fourth in the Stewards' Cup and who comes from a stable that has done very well in this race in the last ten years. But, I'm happy to stick with Poyle Vinnie for my best bet as I'm struggling to see him out of the places and as such he rates a good each way bet at 25-1 with a fifth of the odds for five places on the Sportsbook.

A double with selections from Doncaster and Newbury

13:50 Newbury - Juan Elcano @ 5/6 & 14:50 Doncaster - Double Kodiac @ 15/8

At far shorter odds Double Kodiac is worth a look in the 14:50 at Doncaster.

Simon Crisford's three-year-old charge scored on debut in France in July 2018, ahead of four subsequent winners, the second a close fifth in a Group One later on last season. To be fair he didn't improve as expected as a juvenile, although he seems to have come back to his best over the winter after being gelded. Returning to action at Newmarket where he finished a close second to a horse called Fox Champion.

Fox Champion (now rated 109) has gone onto much bigger and better things, winning a German Group 2 and was placed in the Prix de Jean Prat behind none other than Too Darn Hot in July. Double Kodiac was just a length behind Fox Champion at Newmarket that day, so on that form alone he really should have the beating of these in handicap company from a mark of just 85.

2019 (prior to this week) : +5.96pts

This week so far...

Staked: 2 pts
Returned: 0 pts

2019 P&L +3.96pts
2018 P&L +82.29pts
2017 P&L +53.30pts
2016 P&L +15.23pts

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