Bets of the Day: It can be Ladies day again at Nottingham

There is still more to come from Lady Joanna Vassa
There is still more to come from Lady Joanna Vassa

For Alan's final day in the chair he has found two sprinters that are of interest at Nottingham and Hamilton...


"I think she is better than her mark of 58 and has the potential to be a decent handicap sprinter, this sort of contest should be within her capabilities"

Back Lady Joanna Vassa @ 10/3 in the 17:00 Nottingham

17:00 Nottingham - Lady Joanna Vassa @ 10/3 Sportsbook

Richard Guest runs his three-year-old filly Lady Joanna Vassa in this five furlong handicap of the same mark as her last start. She was a shade disappointing on her latest start at Redcar, where she was sent off the favourite for a race very similar to this. Prior to that though she was looking like she was going to improve and show her full potential as a three-year-old after winning over today's course and distance in May before coming a brave second over six furlongs at Ripon.

The return to Nottingham and with Eoin Walsh claiming a handy 3lbs off her today makes her of interest. I think she is better than her mark of 58 and has the potential to be a decent handicap sprinter, this sort of contest should be within her capabilities.


20:40 Hamilton - Apricot Sky @ 11/4 Sportsbook

Apricot Sky produced his best form for a while when winning last week at Ripon, David Nichols charge runs under a 6lb penalty today for that win but returns to a familiar track in Hamilton, where he has already won before over this trip. The son of Pastorial Pursuits has won before off a mark of 80 so running off 78 today should not be enough to stop him making it back-to-back wins.

Nichols is one of the best trainers of sprinters in the game and has plenty of winners at Hamilton (30% strike rate last 12 months), with a favourable high draw and Joe Fanning on board I think Apricot Sky is worth following again today.


Recommended Bets:

Back Lady Joanna Vassa @ 10/3 in the 17:00 Nottingham
Back Apricot Sky @ 11/4 in the 20:40 Hamilton


Alan Thompson 2016 P&L

Carried Forward +17.12 pts

This week...

Staked: 13 pts (including today's bet)

Returned: 2.25 pts

Overall Profit/Loss: +6.37 pts

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