Today’s Horse Racing Tips
Todays Racing Tip – DORKING BOY
Time & Track – 2.35 Huntingdon (24/01)
Best Odds – 10/1 @ Betfair (4 places)
Stake – 0.5pt ew
Analysis – These pertemps qualifiers are always tricky to predict, but at the prices I think this lightly-raced six-year old is slightly big considering he’s in search of a hat-trick having won at Taunton and Newbury, the latter came in this grade off only 5lb lower. That recent win came over 2m4f but he’s hinted that the step up in trip would suit and if the plan is to run in the finale of this at the festival then he’d need to be going close based on what the bottom weight ran off last season. Tom Lacey has a fine record at this track (46% with hurdlers) and this is his only runner on the card, four places on offer for the each-way.
Result – Placed + 0.75
Todays Racing Tip – LOCAL AFFAIR
Time & Track – 3.25 Doncaster (24/01)
Best Odds – 14/1 @ Betfair (4 places)
Stake – 0.5pt ew
Analysis – A low grade handicap though with it being for novices’ only there could be a few in here with plenty of untapped potential. I like Charlie Longsdon’s filly to run well at a nice price. She’s yet to win any race under rules but has shown glimpses of ability especially when finishing third (beaten seventeen-lengths) in an Aintree listed hurdle back in December and the form of that I think will be franked earlier on the card by either the winner Midnight’s Gift or Galice Macalo who was upsides when falling at the last. Tom Buckley takes off a handy 7lb and she’s been dropped 5lb since her handicap debut which came over C&D last month when held in a higher grade. There are five places on offer if you shop around but I’ll be going with the four with better odds.
Result – Lost
January Monthly Total: 36.10pts