Bets of the Day: Soft ground won't dampen the Spirit of Rosanna

Steph Hollinshead filly has conditions to suit today
Steph Hollinshead filly has conditions to suit today

Alan had three selections yesterday, a winner and two places, so he is in confident mood ahead of Tuesday's racing. Today's selections are from Brighton and Beverley...


"She was only beaten by two and a quarter lengths last time in a competitive race, where the winner Glimer is now unbeaten in his last three starts."

Back Spirit of Rosanna @ 5/2 in the 14:45 Brighton

14:45 Brighton - Spirit of Rosanna @ 5/2 Sportsbook

Connections have been desperate to get a run into Spirit of Rosanna while conditions have suited. The four-year-old grey filly was entered at the abandoned Chepstow meeting yesterday but gets to run in ground described as soft-good to soft in places at Brighton today instead. She has twice won on good to soft ground and ran a cracker at Chepstow in testing conditions last month.

She is trained by Steph Hollinshead and was only beaten by two and a quarter lengths last time in a competitive race, where the winner Glimer is now unbeten in his last three starts. Spirit of Rosanna gets in here off the same mark as her last run (53) and has to have a big chance on all known form. Stevie Donohoe gets the leg up today and he is in fine form, with five winners from his 19 rides over the last two weeks.


17:30 Beverley - Little Belter @ 7/2 Sportsbook

Little Belter moved from Linda Perrett's yard to Keith Dalgleish's last year and there have been signs that the four-year-old gelding is finally ready to break his maiden tag. He has been placed in three of his four starts for his new landlord and runs again today off 57, has a favourable draw as well as the more than capable Adam McNamara on board claiming a useful 3lbs.

He was a shade unlucky off this mark last time at Hamilton just 19 days ago, when he was beaten three quarters of a length by Roy's Legacy who has subsequently come out and won on the all weather at Newcastle earlier this month.


Recommended Bets

Back Spirit of Rosanna @ 5/2 in the 14:45 Brighton
Back Little Belter @ 7/2 in the 17:30 Beverley


Alan Thompson 2016 P&L

Carried Forward +17.12 pts

This week...

Staked: 11 pts (including today's bet)

Returned: 2.25 pts

Overall Profit/Loss: +8.37 pts

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