Bets of the Day: Drumviredy should be bang there at the finish

Venetia Williams has a good strike rate at Leicester
Venetia Williams has a good strike rate at Leicester

Despite a 20% rule four to Alan's winner yesterday he still managed to come out with a profit. Today he has two selections from Leicester and Catterick...


"has only had three starts over fences, so there could still be plenty more improvement to come and this drop back in trip wont hurt her."

Back Drumviredy @ 5/2 in the 1540 Leicester

1540 Leicester - Back Drumviredy @ 5/2


There are some trappy small fields across much of today's card but I do like the look of Venetia Williams six-year-old mare Drumviredy, in this handicap chase. She may be 5lb worse off than when beating Hollow Blue Sky by two lengths, at Bangor over three miles, but I felt she may have won that with a bit more in hand. She will have to carry top weight here today but has only had three starts over fences, so there could still be plenty more improvement to come and this drop back in trip wont hurt her.

Powerful Symbol is currently the worthy favourite and looked like being a winner on his first start over fences at Catterick, but he dumped Aidan Coleman out the saddle at the third last. He is another that could easily improve past these, gets in here off the same mark and is the obvious danger. But the Williams team have a decent record at Leicester, they are 23% over the last five seasons and that rises to 30% if you just look at their chasers, I just think at the prices I would rather be with Drumviredy who looks an out an out stayer.



15:20 Catterick - Back Nomoreblackjack @ 5/2


Another lightly raced runner today is the six-year-old Nomoreblackjack, who has only competed three times over fences but posted a career best on the third attempt when second here behind Halcyon Days just a couple of weeks ago. He was only beaten a neck that day after rattling home just too late to catch the winner. They renew their rivalry today but Nomoreblackjack is on 2lb better terms today, not to mention that this further trip is likely to suit him much better, he was a point to point winner over three miles.

Sue Smith is going well at the minute, had a couple of nice winners at Newcastle and Southwell over the weekend and this could be an interesting runner under these conditions to add to her recent stats. The equally impressive Danny Cook is doing the steering and there is plenty to like about Nomoreblackjack today.


Recommended Bets:

Back Drumviredy @ 5/2 in the 15:40 Leicester
Back Nomoreblackjack @ 5/2 in the 15:20 Catterick


2017 Overall (prior to this week): +6.95 pts

This week so far...

Staked: 8 pts
Returned: 10.20 pts

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