Bets of the Day: De Sousa can steer Road To Dubai home at Goodwood

A dual winner over course and distance already
A dual winner over course and distance already

Alan's best bet of the day was worth waiting for as Fakhaar landed the lucky last at Chelmsford yesterday, today he has two more selections from Goodwood and Kempton...


"He is still an improving colt and with Silvestre De Sousa in the plate I expect him to go well today"

Back Road To Dubai @ 9/2 in the 15:10 Goodwood

15:10 Goodwood - Back Road To Dubai @ 9/2


George Scott's three-year-old colt returns to Goodwood this afternoon, the scene of his two previous wins, he has run at the course four times in total and both his wins were over today's trip. He is 1lb lower than his last run here when fourth over a mile and a half and he's only 2lbs higher than when he won here over C&D earlier this year. He has been competing in this class in his last four starts and he has been sent off either favourite or second favourite in three of them, suggesting that he has the ability to take an event like this.

I think he was slightly unlucky in his last start here, where he never got the run of the race, he was blocked twice in the final two furlongs but still stayed on at the end, suggesting not only is he game but that a mile and a half will be well within his capabilities in the future. However, the drop back in trip today on soft ground certainly won't disadvantage him as this might take some getting today. He is still an improving colt and with Silvestre De Sousa in the plate I expect him to go well.


19:40 Kempton - Back Psychotic @ 10/3


Jim Crowley is an eye-catching booking on board David Menuisier's Psychotic at Kempton tonight. The Menuisier team are hardly prolific on the all weather, they are still looking for their first winner on the surface for 12 months (in fairness they have only had 17 runners) and I think they may have found a weak maiden here to get Psychotic off the mark. Although unplaced in both his starts to date he has shown ability in two good maidens and is open to improvement.

The highest rated horse in the race and favourite is Cape To Cuba rated 76, the filly though has proved rather disappointing in her last two starts, finishing a distant (10.5 lengths) last of four at Thirsk over this trip on soft ground last time out. I want to oppose her and I think Psychotic could be the one to take her on with.


Recommended Bets

Back Road To Dubai @ 9/2 in the 15:10 Goodwood
Back Psychotic @ 10/3 in the 19:40 Kempton


2017 Overall (prior to this week): +33.64 pts

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Staked: 10 pts

Returned: 14 pts

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