Today's Horse Racing Tips: Baasem can land the Newmarket finale

Jockey James Doyle
Jockey James Doyle will be riding both of Alan's selections at Newmarket

Newmarket is where Alan Dudman is heading on Saturday, and he likes the look of Beatboxer and Baasem...

"He looked a stayer to me with the way he won at Lingfield in 2019, and whilst not exactly missed in the market, he appears best in these sort of small field races."

Back Baasem @ 3.55/2 in the 17:10 at Newmarket

Erratic Beatboxer a good price to score for Gosden

16:00 Newmarket - Back Beatboxer @ BSP

You have got to be of a forgiving nature with Beatboxer, a horse who has blown out in many starts of a light career. However, this 0-95 handicap looks a drop in grade for this hit-and-miss character.

Last season he won at Haydock in May, and came from absolutely nowhere to get up on the line. He traded at 140.0139/1 in the run for that and flew home in the first-time combination of the hood and tongue strap.

He finished way down the field in the Hunt Cup last time, but he was drawn on the wrong side of the track and that was also his first start since being gelded.

I'm hoping that any problems he has had, his trainer John Gosden has worked them out.

His mark is attractive at 96 and considering he won on his second start last term, I'll take a bit of a chance with him at a price of around 8.07/1.

Baasem can dominate in small field at HQ

17:10 Newmarket - Back Baasem @ 3.55/2

Baasem will be a fair bit shorter in the market for the second pick of the day, but he deserves to be the price at around 3.55/2 following a good comeback run at Ascot last time.

He travelled very nicely, if a little free early for that effort. He also got hampered late in the race, but I'm taking that as a positive piece of form as it looked a nice handicap.

This horse bolted up by 14 and seven lengths respectively in wins at Doncaster and Lingfield last season - on both soft and good to firm, so at least we shouldn't have any worries with the ground.

He looked a stayer to me with the way he won at Lingfield in 2019, and whilst not exactly missed in the market, he appears best in these sort of small field races.

Baasem's trainer Owen Burrows is having a good season too.


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Alan Dudman's P & L

2020 Overall: -6.07

This week:
Staked: 6.0
Returned: 4.50

2019: +3.25
2018: +44.91
2017: +5.49
2016: +16.38

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