Bets of the Day: Mountain will fight to keep his unbeaten record.

Mountain Fighter to win for in form John Ferguson
Mountain Fighter to win for in form John Ferguson

Another two seconds for Alan yesterday this time trading at 1.192/11 and 1.232/9 in running, close but not close enough - today's selections come from Plumpton and Hamilton...


"unless one of these newcomers is well above average he should have the beating of the others"

Back Mountain Fighter @ 5/2 Sportsbook - 14:00 Plumpton

14:00 Plumpton - Mountain Fighter @ 5/2 Sportsbook

There aren't many trainers in the form that John Ferguson is in at the minute, over the last two weeks he has saddled nine runners of which four have won, two seconds and a third. Today he runs Mountain Fighter who has proved that he can go well fresh so can defy a length absence and keep his unbeaten record.

He only had two runs on the flat narrowly losing the second of those starts in a photo. He then moved to Ferguson's yard and was produced to make a winning debut in a maiden hurdle race at Fakenham over two mile son good ground. The front two were 26 lengths clear of the third and I think he could be worth following again. He does have a penalty to carry for that debut win but unless one of these newcomers is well above average he should have the beating of the others.


14:20 Hamilton - Salvatore Fury @ 4.03/1 Exchange

Salvatore Fury was narrowly beaten last time out at Carlisle over this trip on good to firm ground. Keith Dagleish's gelding could still be well treated by the handicapper and is running again on the ground he needs to put his best foot forward. After watching a recording of the race at Carlisle you could say he was unlucky in running to lose eventually by a head, a clearer run and those placings could easily have been reversed.

He certainly knows his way around Hamilton having run here 13 times previously (won 2 placed 5) and with conditions to suit, he must have a good chance of a turf mark of 72 (he is rated 81 on the All Weather).


Recommended Bet(s)

Back Mountain Fighter @ 5/2 Sportsbook - 14:00 Plumpton
Back Salvatore Fury @ 4.03/1 Exchange - 14:20 Hamilton


Alan Thompson 2015 P&L

Carried Forward : +6.85 pts

This week:-

Staked: 7 pts (including today's selections)

Returned: 0 pts

Overall Profit / Loss : -0.15 pts

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