Bets Of The Day: Serenity Now always runs well at Southwell

Serenity Now can go one better than last time
Serenity Now can go one better than last time

Alan failed to get in the winners enclosure yesterday but is looking to close his week in the chair with selections from Southwell and Towcester...


"Serenity Now has an excellent record here, his last seven starts at the track have produced finishing positions of 2132212"

Back Serenity Now @ 7/2 Sportsbook - 15:30 Southwell

15:30 Southwell - Serenity Now @ 7/2 Sportsbook

Brian Ellison runs his versatile seven-year-old Serenity Now again at Southwell in this eight runner handicap, he has won three times on the flat, including 2 wins here, has also won twice over hurdles. Last time out he was only a length away in second here nine days ago and providing he's come out of that race okay, I think he can go one better today. He has an excellent record here, his last seven starts at the track have produced finishing positions of 2132212.

Callum Shepherd claiming a handy 7lbs gets on particularly well with the horse and was also on board for both his wins here at Southwell. The one he has to beat is Countermand from the Andrew Balding yard. The three-year-old Authorized gelding won his maiden here in very impressive fashion just last month but at the prices I would rather be on Serenity Now.


15:40 Towcester - Cajun Fiddle @ 6/4 Sportsbook

I very nearly didn't put Cajun Fiddle up as a selection as it is pretty short at 6/4 but I think it could and probably should be even shorter. She is related to winning jumpers and should know more about her job now after her Wetherby second on debut. Alan King has made no secret of the high opinion he has for the filly. He was recently quoted: "She is a lovely filly and we think she's decent. She was a beaten favourite at Wetherby first time out, but she did nothing wrong in ground that was heavy, and she has come on for that promising second".

It looks to me like she only has one to beat in the bumper and that is Postbridge from the Warren Greatrex yard who also finished second on his only start to date. Alan King won this race last year with Presenting Lisa and I think they will be difficult to stop again this year.


Recommend Bets

Back Serenity Now @ 7/2 Sportsbook - 15:30 Southwell

Back Cajun Fiddle @ 6/4 Sportsbook - 15:40 Towcester


Alan Thompson 2015 P&L

Carried Forward +34.18 pts

This week...

Staked: 14 pts (including today's bet)

Returned: 10.3 pts

Overall Profit/Loss: +30.48

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