Daily Racing Multiple: De Sousa can star with Shine So Bright at Newmarket

Silvestre De Sousa
Silvestre De Sousa is in action at Newmarket today

Alan has picked out a pair of big prices for today's each-way Sportsbook Multiple, with his two selections going at Ripon and Newmarket...

"It certainly can't be a negative to be drawn low as a front-runner, and that's why Shine So Bright makes a bit of appeal at a big price in the Group 3 Abernant."

So Bright can shine from the front

15:00 Newmarket - Back Shine So Bright

Whether the rail is as important over the far side at Newmarket as the near side is open to debate, but it certainly can't be a negative to be drawn low as a front-runner, and that's why Shine So Bright makes a bit of appeal at a big price in the Group 3 Abernant.

Oxted is the one to beat and won the race last year, but Shine So Bright beat Laurens once upon a time in a Group 2 in 2019.

He's a 7f horse so Silvestre De Sousa will have to press on and gun the horse out. It's a shame we have only seven runners in terms of an each-way bet, but I think he's been overlooked in the market at a fairly big price at 17/2.

Defender looks on a good mark

15:25 Ripon - Back Dark Defender

The 15:25 at Ripon is an EXTRA PLACE RACE on the Sportsbook and there could be a couple here that might run well at bigger prices. Nearly A Gonna could certainly be one at a massive 22/1 back at the track on good ground, but preference is for Dark Defender at 10/1.

He's a bit in and out, but sprinters can be. But his rating of 77 is a winnable one considering he has been in some deeper races in the past.

This will be his first run of the campaign, and he won first time out last season at Newmarket. The draw won't be easy from his wide berth, but I am hoping we can at least sneak a place with four up for grabs.

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