Alan Dudman struck back with two winners from three yesterday - and his third pick was narrowly denied as runner-up having been matched at 1.33 in-running (another one). He signs off for the week with two bets...
"Crosse Fire is drawn in one (although it makes little difference here), and this is much easier than the 0-95 at Epsom he contested last week. He will be happier dominating a small field, and front-runners can be so hard to peg back here."
16:10 Redcar - Jordan to make his mark under Spencer
Jordan Sport makes his handicap debut at Redcar from a mark of 75 on Thursday - and he could be well treated for trainer Richard Fahey.
This son of Dubawi has an impeccable pedigree, and being a brother to Group 1 winner Akeed Mofeed, he will suit a step up in trip later this season.
He runs over 7f today, and with the booking of Jamie Spencer, it's about time this horse settled in a race and delivered on his promise.
The three-year-old actually ran in Stormy Antarctic's Sandown maiden last year (a contender for this weekend's 2,000 Guineas) - a race in which he again refused to settle at the Esher venue.
But he handles soft ground, as shown on his debut at Beverley, and he races off joint-lowest weight.
19:00 Chelmsford - Crosse Fire to dominate small field
The Essex track reverted to type on Monday; a meeting where four winners on the card made all the running to score - and that tactic should suit Scott Dixon's Crosse Fire.
Only three line up (one came out), and one of the selection's rivals (Gentlemen) likes a strong gallop and this might not suit, whilst Hoofalong isn't a natural leader.
Crosse Fire is drawn in one (although it makes little difference here), and this is much easier than the 0-95 at Epsom he contested last week. He will be happier dominating a small field, and front-runners can be so hard to peg back here.
He simply is a much better horse on the all-weather with 5-14 compared to 0-10 on the turf. All of his previous wins have been at Southwell, and his one try at Chelmsford was adequate - a race in which the very fast Bosham blazed a trail - and nobody can match his pace.
There still could be a little more to come from a mark of 89 - especially in this easier sprint with just two rivals.
Thursday's Recommended Bets
Back Jordan Sport to win @ 5.509/2 in the 16:10 at Redcar
Back Crosse Fire to win @ 6.05/1 in the 19:00 at Chelmsford
Alan Dudman's profit and loss
Weekly P/L: -4.0
2015 P/L: +20.14