Bets of the Day: Imtiyaaz to score for Varian

Roger Varian trains today's best bet Imtiyaaz
Roger Varian trains today's best bet Imtiyaaz

Nick Shiambouros hit the ground running yesterday when both of his selections won. Today Nick turns his attentions to Haydock where he has two big priced fancies...


"I thought that was a super effort considering it was her first venture in to Listed company"

Back Imtiyaaz in the 15:40 at Haydock

15:40 Haydock - Imtiyaaz

Imtiyaaz could run well at a big price in this interesting Listed event.

This filly finished fourth to Ridge Ranger at Nottingham earlier this month. She ran on well inside the final furlong and finished the race with good energy. I thought that was a super effort considering it was her first venture in to Listed company.

She meets the winner on better terms today, and I will be surprised if she does not turn the tables. Her current price of 10.519/2 on the exchange is more than fair and I have backed her at that price.

Interception is the current favourite at 3.9. She was not beaten all that far in the Group 1 Champions Sprint at Ascot last October, and needless to say this is much easier. Connections will be anxious to gain some Black Type for this well related mare, and should not be far away.


16:10 Haydock - Pearl Secret

I am going to take a chance with last year's winner Pearl Secret in this fascinating contest.

This high class performer has cracked heads with some of the best sprinters in Europe. He ended last season with an excellent third to Goldream in the Abbaye at Longchamp.

He is a pretty consistent sort, and I feel this race is well within his compass taking in to account the probable absence of favourite Mecca's Angel.

At present he is trading at a generous 17.5 on the exchange.

Waady is well worth a mention. He finished a creditable third to Profitable in the Palace House at HQ last month. This gelded son of Approve is lightly raced and I feel we have not seen the best of him yet.

He is priced at 8.88/1 on the exchange.


Saturday's Recommended Bets

Back Imtiyaaz in the 15:40 at Haydock
Back Pearl Secret in the 16:10 at Haydock

Weekly P/L +8.01


*For P/L purposes, all Exchange recommended bets will be settled at BSP if successful


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