Bets of the Day: Major Ben can get back to winning ways at Lingfield

Adam Kirby can steer Major Ben to victory again
Adam Kirby can steer Major Ben to victory again

Alan Thompson is looking for Adam Kirby to have a good day today as he fancies two of his mounts, initially at Lingfield and then in the twilight meeting at Kempton...


"He is still just learning the game and unlike many of his opponents today, remains open to improvement."

Back Major Ben @ 9/2 in the 14:30 Lingfield

14:30 Lingfield - Back Major Ben @ 9/2


I am prepared to give Major Ben another chance after he was slightly disappointing when running here 32 days ago, where he never really put in a challenge and finished fourth of eight runners. Prior to that though after he moved from William Muir's yard to David Evans towards the end of last year, he instantly repaid his new landlord with a gutsy win at Wolverhampton over one mile four furlongs on his first start for the yard.

Adam Kirby was in the plate when he won at Wolverhampton and it is a big plus that he has been recalled to do the steering again today. He switched the horse off and had him settled quickly, preserving the energy he needed to produce a race winning run down the middle of the track to get his head in front right on the line. The four-year-old has only had five career starts and despite already securing a win, he is still just learning the game and unlike many of his opponents today, remains open to improvement.


17:50 Kempton - Back Revel @ 3/1


Once Adam Kirby has finished his rides at Lingfield he will be on his way to Kempton where he has a good book of rides, one of which is Stuart William's only runner at the meeting Revel who makes his handicap debut tonight. He was sent off a pretty short priced favourite when finishing fourth in a seven furlong maiden at Lingfield last time but now upped to a mile, I expect him to run a big race off what could be a low opening mark of 70.

Ed Dunlop's Booshbash looks like going off the worthy favourite after his win at Chelmsford last time out, but the 5lb penalty he has to carry today could make it difficult for him to follow up and my preference is for Revel.


Recommended Bets

Back Major Ben @ 9/2 in the 14:30 Lingfield
Back Revel @ 3/1 in the 17:50 Kempton


2017 Overall (prior to this week): +0.00 pts

This week so far...


Staked: 10 pts
Returned: 8.75 pts

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