Nick Shiambouros returns to the tipping chair with two strong fancies from the outstanding meeting at HQ...
"Clearly she is the big improver in the race and is attractively priced at 7.413/2 on the exchange"
15:05 Newmarket - Exmouth
Exmouth is an interesting runner in this high class event.
This filly caught the eye on debut when beating Textured at Yarmouth last month. She missed the break, but finished strongly and put her head in front near the line. There was a lot to like about this performance as she did not appear to be fully wound up.
She is by Elusive Quality and is out of a Dam that won a Group 3 event at HQ as a two-year-old.
Clearly she is the big improver in the race and is attractively priced at 7.413/2 on the exchange.
Fair Eva is the short priced favourite at 1.664/6. She won her first two races in great style but disappointed behind Queen Kindly in the Lowther at York. It is difficult to find an excuse for her defeat, and was beaten fair and square in my opinion.
Connections are stepping her up in trip today and are hoping for a much better effort. I do not like making excuses for beaten horses and have no interest in backing her. I can afford to let her win at this price.
15:40 Newmarket - Custom Cut
Custom Cut should go close in this tricky contest.
This gelding put in a solid effort behind Awtaad at Leopardstown earlier this month. He shot in to the lead two furlongs from home but was no match for the easy winner. This consistent performer has yet to get his head in front this year but appears to be running in to form.
He has the form in the book to win this and is fairly priced at 4.47/2 on the exchange.
The main danger could come from stablemate Amazing Maria who was not beaten all that far behind Tepin in the Queen Anne earlier this year. She is another who has not won a race this term but is more than capable on her day. She could be worth a saver at around 7.613/2.
Friday's Recommended Bets
Back Exmouth in the 15:05 at Newmarket
Back Custom Cut in the 15:40 at Newmarket
Weekly P/L -2.24
*For P/L purposes, all Exchange recommended bets will be settled at BSP if successful