Nick Shiambouros returns to HQ with a couple of selections from the high quality card...
"Trainer Jeremy Noseda is a master at preparing horses off a long layoff."
15:30 Newmarket - Mehmas
Mehmas should go close in this mouthwatering race.
This colt has been a model of consistency this year and lost little in defeat when finishing second to Churchill at the Curragh earlier this month. He took the lead two furlongs from home, but the winner had him in his sights and powered clear. I think the winner could be something special, and will likely start odds on in the Dewhurst next month.
This talented performer has never finished out of the first two in seven career starts and I am expecting a big run from him today. He is currently trading at 5.79/2 on the exchange and I have backed him at that price.
Blue Point is the short priced favourite at 2.3211/8. He won the Gimcrack in great style from Mokarris last month and deserves his position at the head of the market. The selection finished ahead of him in the Richmond at Goodwood and makes more appeal.
16:10 Newmarket - Bravo Zolo
Bravo Zolo is my idea of the winner of this historic race.
This gelding was last seen on a racecourse when finishing an excellent second to Secret Brief in the Lincoln back in April. He ran his heart out but the winner proved the stronger near the line. This was a super effort from this lightly raced four-year-old and there is likely more to come.
Trainer Jeremy Noseda is a master at preparing horses off a long layoff. A few years ago he landed a huge gamble when the filly Laddies Poker Two bolted up in the Wokingham after a 610 day absence.
At his current price of 16.015/1 he is well worth an investment.
Third Time Lucky won this race last year and Richard Fahey has this gelding primed after his close fifth to Firmament at York last month. He has had his eye on this race for some time and must be respected. He is the favourite at 11.010/1 on the exchange.
Saturday's Recommended Bets
Back Mehmas in the 15:30 at Newmarket
Back Bravo Zolo in the 16:10 at Newmarket
Weekly P/L -4.24
*For P/L purposes, all Exchange recommended bets will be settled at BSP if successful