Bets Of The Day: Fatherly Friend to wave goodbye to rivals

Today's best bet Fatherly Friend runs at Carlisle
Today's best bet Fatherly Friend runs at Carlisle

Nick Shiambouros hopes to start the week on a positive note with a lay from Brighton and a win selection from Carlisle...


"Fatherly Friend should be good enough to take this maiden for the in form Karl Burke yard"

Back Fatherly Friend at 3.45 in the 17:40 at Carlisle

16:00 Brighton - Reetaj

I am going to take on Reetaj in this four horse maiden.

This colt has raced exclusively on artificial surfaces, and has finished second on all his starts. He last raced at Lingfield in February when finishing behind Pathway To Honour.
I got the impression that something was amiss that day as he hung when pressure was applied.

His overall form is not that bad, but has yet to prove he can handle turf and has been away from the races for six months.

His current price of 2.767/4 does not represent any kind of value and I shall be pushing the lay button.

My idea of the winner is Ad Dabaran who ran well behind Mustaqqil at Kempton earlier this month. He is a beautifully bred individual and does not have to improve a great deal to take this.

The Andrew Balding trained St Saviour is not without a chance. He ran fairly well in a handicap behind Decorated Knight at Sandown last month.


17:40 Carlisle - Fatherly Friend

Fatherly Friend should be good enough to take this maiden for the in form Karl Burke yard.

This colt by Scat Daddy finished fourth to Eqleem on debut at Haydock last month. He made steady progress two furlongs from home, and finished the race with good energy. There was a lot to like about his performance and I think he will be difficult to beat with normal improvement.

He is attractively priced at 3.45 on the exchange.

Nimr looks like the obvious danger. This well related colt by Shamardal was knocked down to John Warren at Tatts last October for 200,000 gns and must have looked the part in the ring.

He must be considered, but I think his future lies over a longer trip. He would have to be above average to take down the selection.


Monday's Recommended Bets

Lay Reetaj up to 3.02/1 in the 16:00 at Brighton
Back Fatherly Friend at 3.45 in the 17:40 at Carlisle


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