Bets Of The Day: Khurram to go in for Don at Cartmel

Trainer Donald McCain could net a winner at Cartmel on Sunday
Trainer Donald McCain could net a winner at Cartmel on Sunday

Sunday's racing includes fixtures at Cartmel and Windsor, and Alan Dudman has a selection at both...


"From a mark of 119 (raised 5lb after the Perth success), he has more to come, and was rated 112 as a hurdler. He lost his way over the smaller ones, but I would put that down to a few poor runs in deep ground."

Back Prince Khurram @ 4.03/1 in the 15:55 at Cartmel

15:55 Cartmel - Prince can lord it over rivals

Prince Khurram looks a young chaser to be interested in at Cartmel on Sunday, and he can build on two promising efforts to date over fences. I'm looking forward to some jumps action, especially as there are no Godolphin horses to finish second.

His chase debut was not without plus points at Carlisle; where an error four out ruined an otherwise decent jumping display. He finished fourth, but the mistake cost him. However, he made no mistake last time out at Perth; when aggressively ridden from the front to land a novice chase by four-and-a-half lengths. He clearly enjoyed the quicker ground on both occasions.

From a mark of 119 (raised 5lb after the Perth success), he has more to come, and was rated 112 as a hurdler. He lost his way over the smaller ones, but I would put that down to a few poor runs in deep ground.

With Will Kennedy riding for Don McCain, this six-year-old can make his mark over the summer. He might be taken on for the lead here, but he has won over 2m4f, so should stay this shorter trip really well - even with a positive ride.


16:15 Windsor - Dunlop's Rock to get back on track

Soft ground is key to Harry Dunlop's Storm Rock, and he's one that should enjoy the conditions at Windsor on Sunday.

He has the profile of a potentially useful handicapper, and showed he was a three-year-old on the up with good efforts in some decent races last term - including a trip out to France, but he found the ground too quick at Maisons-Laffitte.

His season hasn't got going yet, in two runs he ran reasonably well in the Lincoln, but was a no-show in the Thirsk Hunt Cup when last seen.

The dangers here are obvious, but Felix Leiter needs a personal best, whilst Grand Inquisitor is a massive player on two Ascot runs, but he might want quicker ground.

Conditions won't be a problem for Storm Rock, and I am happy to give him a chance to return to form from a mark of 97 - in what looks a slight drop in grade. He was a non-runner at Newmarket yesterday, so I hope he turns up.


Sunday's Recommended Bets (*both half point)

Back Prince Khurram @ 4.03/1 in the 15:55 at Cartmel
Back Storm Rock @ 8.07/1 in the 16:15 at Windsor


Weekly P/L: -4.50

Previous week: -2.25

2015 P/L: +20.14

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