Bets of the Day: Atalante can win on handicap debut

We're off to Batch (pictured) and Brighton for today's bets of the day
We're off to Batch (pictured) and Brighton for today's bets of the day

Alan Thompson has a couple of selections from the afternoon cards at Bath and Brighton...


"The daughter of Cape Cross and half-sister to French 2000 Guineas winner Landseer, suggests that she is worth keeping onside"

Back Atalante @ 9/4 in the 15:00 Bath

15:00 Bath - Atalante @ 9/4 Sportsbook

Andrew Balding's filly Atalante is lining up in handicap company for the first time after failing to win in her first three starts in maidens. While she failed to make the frame in any of her three runs, improvement is to be expected. On breeding alone, the daughter of Cape Cross and half-sister to French 2,000 Guineas winner Landseer, suggests that she is worth keeping on the right side of, especially in this company.

David Probert is in the saddle, fresh from his brace of winners at Salisbury yesterday, one of which was for the Balding team. Babyfact and Go Amber Go both bring winning course form into the race and while both command respect, preference is for the only remaining three-year-old in the field, Atalante to start to show some of that potential.


15:50 Brighton - Bajan Rebel @ 11/4 Sportsbook

Mick Easterby doesn't run many at Brighton, he has a 33% success rate at the course over the last five years BUT he has only had three runners in that time frame, he has two here today Bajan Rebel and Qaffaal in the 15:20, of the two it is the former that I am most interested in backing.

The five-year-old mare has been in fine form this season winning three times and she gets in here today off the same mark (63) as when she ran her best race to date at Carlisle 10 days ago. I am sure the usual racing tactics will be applied and her regular companion Nathan Evans (claiming his handy 5lb allowance) will be looking to get her out early and ask the field to see if they can catch her.


Recommended Bets

Back Atalante @ 9/4 in the 15:00 Bath
Back Bajan Rebel @ 11/4 in the 15:50 Brighton


Alan Thompson 2016 P&L

Overall (prior to this week): +6.37 pts

This week so far...

Staked: 10 pts
Returned: 1.31 pts

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