Bets Of The Day: Orchid Star ready at first asking

Today's best bet Orchid Star runs at Leicester
Today's best bet Orchid Star runs at Leicester
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Nick Shiambouros returns with a couple of selections from the meeting at Leicester...

"There is more than enough speed in the pedigree to suggest she will be ready to do herself justice at first asking"

Back Orchid Star in the 14:10 at Leicester

Orchid the Star

14:10 Leicester - Orchid Star

I am going to take a chance with debutant Orchid Star in this interesting novice stakes.

This Charlie Appleby filly is by Dubawi and is out of a Dam that won over 10 furlongs. She is a half-sister to Dark Orchid who won a listed race for Andre Fabre. There is more than enough speed in the pedigree to suggest she will be ready to do herself justice at first asking. She is well worth an interest at around [4.0] on the exchange.

Impulsion is the main danger. She was not disgraced behind Main Edition in a Group 3 at Newbury, and is the clear form pick on the book. My issue with her is that she has a habit of losing ground at the start, which gives cause for concern. I am not interested in backing her at a short price.

Annie to score

15:15 Leicester - Go Annie Go

Go Annie Go is my idea of the winner of this seller.

This filly has run well in this sphere and was a ready winner at Thirsk at the beginning of July. She lost her footing when finishing second to Capla Gilda at Catterick last time out, and would have finished closer with a trouble free trip. She loves this trip, and is one of the more reliably horses in the field. She should be backed art around [5.1] on the exchange.

Good Tyne Girl merits consideration. She fits well with these but is unproven at the distance. If she gets home she will be a danger to all.

Nick’s Weekly P/L

Staked: 2
Returned: 0
P/L -2
*For P/L purposes, all Exchange recommended bets will be settled at BSP if successful

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