Genius. Spot on Dave13:45 Lingfield - I have had a bet on two selections in this race as win bets as the price allows for this and both having winning chances in my opinion.
My first selection is Spurofthemoment who is a 4 year old filly by Brazen Beau. She is trained by Charlie Hills and ridden by Rab Havlin. She raced over C&D for the first 22 days ago and came away as the winner. She and my other selection in this race Smokey both got very good starts. Smokey was a slightly disadvantaged as she was drawn wider and they head into the first bend with Spurofthemoment leading Smokey. They stayed in that ordered into the final bend and as they exited it they came off the line slightly and William Carson was already hard at work on Smokey who looked to hit a bit of a flat spot. Spurofthemoment was travelling really well but the challenge was now from Hollie Doyle on Comeatchoo. Spurofthemoment showed great battling qualities to deny Comeatchoo who finished second and Smokey came with a strong finish to take a very close third spot. The sectionals for this race look above average and the speed ratings back them up.
Both Smokey and Spurofthemoment meet again and this time Smokey is 3lbs better off for a beating of just over 1/2 length. Spurofthemoment has the inside draw in 1 and Smokey again is drawn out wide. I believe we are going to see these two fillies fighting out the finish again and I think Spurofthemoment will prevail but it is going to be very close and the reason whi I have backed both at the prices.
13:45 Lingfield - Spurofthemoment win bet @ 7/2
13:45 Lingfield - Smokey win bet @ 8/1
16:30 Newcastle - I have had a bet on two selections in this race as win bets as the price allows for this and both having winning chances in my opinion. Ventura Lightning is a 4 year old colt by No Nay Never. He is trained by Richard Fahey and ridden by Tony Hamilton. Tony has ridden him on his 5 turf races winning twice and being placed twice, this will be the first time that he has ridden him on the Newcastle Tapeta surface. The first time the colt raced over C&D was in a class 1 race back in June 2020 where he finished a very good 5th and that is really strong form. Since then he has raced over 7F at the course finishing 3rd in a hot class 2 race. He drops back to 6F today and for me is the class horse in the race. I accept that his last race was a bit of a disaster at Wolverhampton over 7F but we all have off days. I think he better judged on his previous runs at Newcastle.
I also like the look of the Marco Botti trained gelding Futuristic. He is 5 years old and very lightly raced and being out of Shamardal he is suited to the All Weather surface. He has raced over C&D and he has won one and finished second in the other both of those races came back in 2019. This is quite a hot race to make your comeback in but Marco Botti knows what it takes to compete at this level and must feel his gelding is up to it. The current market thinks he has a chance as he is second favourite.
My selections both have to beat the current market favourite Rovaniemi for David Simcock and Jamie Spencer. I think they are both capable of winning this hence the bet.
16:30 Newcastle Ventura Lightning win bet @ 17/2.
16:30 Newcastle Futuristic. win bet @ 9/2.