Alan Dudman has studied this evening's cards at Kempton and Pontefract, and our man has come up with a big-price double, boosted to 80/1 on the Betfair Sportsbook...
"A stiff track like Pontefract, and one that benefits pace-setters to suit, and if he can quickly get away from stall seven, he can maintain the good form of the Easterby team with the headgear retained."
Walker's filly a big price for opening leg of double
it's a big weekend for trainer Ed Walker and owner David Ward, as his stable number one Starman bids for the Betfair Sprint Cup on Saturday - he's the 1.9210/11 favourite currently on the Exchange for another top level success.
Walker and Ward team up on Friday night at Kempton with the filly Peintre D'Etoiles, and she's a big price at 8/1 to get us rolling for our first leg.
The first positive is the step up to 1m tonight as a daughter of Sea The Stars, and with the track riding slow she will appreciate the stiffer test.
Her ability was flashed on her second start at Lingfield, staying on nicely. She also finished second at Salisbury last month, but met all sorts of trouble on the inside in a field of 10 and lost a shoe. She looks to have a fair mark for her handicap debut.
Gonna has his mojo back
Ella McCain and Tim Easterby are proving to be a good combination of late and I had McCain marked down as a fine front-running jockey in the amateur races she is often used in, and she guided Nearly A Gonna home last time out. The sprinter from Yorkshire is a 5/1 chance on the Sportsbook to go in again in a winnable handicap on Friday night.
A lull in form was righted at Nottingham with a much improved effort in June. He took full advantage of a reduced mark of 61 to make all to win easily at Colwick Park by four lengths. Sectional times indicated a perfectly controlled ride from the front on that occasion by McCain.
Quick ground and the first-time visor worked the oracle, plus the drop back to sprinting as he had dabbled with 7f races since winning his Ripon maiden last summer.
A stiff track like Pontefract, and one that benefits pace-setters will suit him, and if he can quickly get away from stall seven, he can maintain the good form of the Easterby team with the headgear retained.
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