Bets Of The Day: Rusty to rocket home at Catterick on Tuesday

Bets Of The Day: Rusty to rocket home at Catterick on Tuesday
Joe Fanning (red cap) rides Rusty Rocket at Catterick on Tuesday evening

Alan Dudman has highlighted a couple of back-to-lays for Tuesday's racing, and has opted for Rusty Rocket to grab the final race at Catterick...

"The 6yo is dropping into a weaker grade here, and is running from his lowest mark since June 2013. This time last year he performed well at Newcastle in a 0-95, but lost his way slightly afterwards."

Back Rusty Rocket @ 4/1 in the 20:30 at Catterick (price available on Sportsbook)

16:20 Brighton - Boonga Roogeta

Last year's winner Boonga Roogeta is back to defend her crown in this contest, and from a mark 8lb lower than in 2014. Although there is some decent prize money from the track for this race, it's perhaps not as strong as other 0-95 Handicaps elsewhere.

She could be vulnerable to a less exposed type, but she has come down in the weights after some complete blowouts - notably over 12f, but she's much better at 10f.

Course form ticks the box, and there's a good chance she will get an easy lead here, something her jockey Rosie Jessop has pulled off before. I suggest laying back your stake in-running at three points shorter than the SP and hope she clings on at the end because she does battle.


18:00 Catterick - Bond Bombshell

Front runners at the Yorkshire venue is an obvious tactic for a back-to-lay, and the second one for Tuesday will be Bond Bombshell.

The 2yo showed a fair bit of speed behind a quick horse at Beverley last time, and that winner Arranmore Girl could be better than average. Bond Bombshell never gave up and showed pace herself from a poor draw out wide.

This sharper circuit with a better pitch might see her trade under evens In Play.


20:30 Catterick - Rusty Rocket

I was tempted to side with Windforpower in this race from a good draw, as he likes the track and should be fine on the slightly easier going. His course record is consistent, but I've opted for Paul Green's Rusty Rocket.

The 6yo is dropping into a weaker grade here, and is running from his lowest mark since June 2013. This time last year he performed well at Newcastle in a 0-95, but lost his way slightly afterwards.

His recent run at Wolves was OK, but I like him with a tow into the race with any rain floating about, in fact the more rain the better as he likes a soft terrain. His trainer had two winners at Catterick a fortnight ago, and he has a chance to run well - plus Joe Fanning has been booked to ride.


Tuesday's Recommended Bets

Back-to-lay Boonga Roogeta in the 16:20 at Brighton
Lay in-running Bond Bombshell shorter than BSP in the 18:00 at Catterick
Back Rusty Rocket @ 4/1 in the 20:30 at Catterick (price available on Sportsbook)

Weekly P + L (one point each bet excluding advised back-to-lay trades)

- 3.0

(Previous w/e 3rd May -5.40)

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