Alan's final selections for the week run in the Group 3 Sovereign Stakes at Salisbury and one from the evening card at Ffos Las...
"the colt was all set for a classic campaign this year and was ready to run in the 2000 Guineas"
Kodi Bear's career has not been without its problems, the colt was all set for a classic campaign this year and was ready to run in the 2,000 Guineas but was cast in his box and Clive Cox had to take him out of the line up. He is taking a drop in class to compete in today's Group 3 event and the three-year-old, who was second in the Dewhurst last year and finished fourth in the Group one Prix Jean Prat at Chantilly just last month must have a big chance.
He likes to be up with the pace and there are plenty of front runners in the field so it will be interesting to see if he tries to take them on or is content to sit in behind. He has a strange but effective running style with his head almost buried in his chest but he is genuine, he will enjoy a nice weight for age allowance and looks like he could still be progressive, I think he will take all the beating.
19:00 Ffos Las - Saffire Song @ 3.7511/4 Exchange
Saffire Song is now running of the lowest mark of his career, he wasn't without support in the betting market at Wolverhampton last time out and finished second that day. While, both her wins to date have been on the all weather, this drop back to five furlongs should suit and running off 51 gives her every chance.
It also looks like the money may be coming for her again today, at the time of writing she is easily the best backed on the exchange and has already been been cut to 5/2 on the Sportsbook. If she runs her normal style she will attempt to make all and lead the field from the stalls opening. Last time over six furlongs she just found one too good and ran out of steam in the final furlong, this time over the minimum trip she should have enough to get home.
Back Kodi Bear @ 11/4 (Sportsbook) - 16:25 Salisbury
Back Saffire Song @ 3.7511/4 - 19:00 Ffos Las
Alan Thompson 2015 P&L
Carried Forward : +7.6pts
Staked : 15 pts(including today's bet)
Returned : 7pts
Overall Profit : +1.6pts