Nick Shiambouros starts the new week with a selection from Chepstow and one from Wolverhampton...
"It has been a few years since the top class sprinter Striking Ambition was in the care of Giles Bravery, but he is still a very astute conditioner and places his horses well"
14:00 Chepstow - Patching
Patching should go close in this interesting race.
This filly put in a much improved effort last time out when beating Ocean Temptress at Yarmouth earlier this month. Wearing a visor for the first time, she took the lead a furlong from home and pulled clear to win with plenty in hand. The new headgear appears to have had the desired effect, and she should move forward. It has been a few years since the top class sprinter Striking Ambition was in the care of Giles Bravery, but he is still a very astute conditioner and places his horses well. She looks value on the exchange at 4.216/5.
Halinka heads the market at 2.942/1. She was narrowly beaten in a handicap at Salisbury last month, but is winless in nine starts. She has a solid chance on the book, but represents poor value in my opinion.
17:15 Wolverhampton - Glenamoy Lad
Glenamoy Lad is an interesting runner in this maiden.
This Irish import makes his debut for new yard and has not been seen since finishing sixth to Blitz at Dundalk last November. He also finished last in the Railway Stakes at the Curragh, but was not beaten all that far. That piece of form alone would be good enough to take this easily, but has also run respectably in maidens. His new conditioner should have him ready to do himself justice and is fairly priced at 3.55 on the exchange.
The short priced favourite is Right About Now who is trading at 2.3211/8 on the exchange. He ran in to a place behind Don't Give Up at Kempton, but the winner was long gone. This is not the strongest race around, but I have no interest in him at that price.
Monday's Recommended Bets
Back Patching in the 14:00 at Chepstow
Back Glenamoy Lad in the 17:15 at Wolverhampton
Weekly P/L -2.49
*For P/L purposes, all Exchange recommended bets will be settled at BSP if successful
Weekly P/L -2.49