I like Master Tommytucker a lot and will back him as a saver here. But from a value viewpoint I must nominate an old cliff horse of mine from his hurdling days – The Mighty Don. I followed him in vain over hurdles and, at a glance, his fencing career does not look promising. But he really wants 3 miles and he’s been running over half a mile shorter. His jumping has been competent and barring a bad mistake I think he will outrun his odds by quite some way.
The Mighty Don win only 1* bet 40/1 (general)
Master Tommytucker 1* bet 3/1 (general)
Benny’s King has won three of his four races since being transferred to Skelton from Venetia Williams. He seems to be improving and looks to have considerable potential; I wouldn’t be surprised to see him making up to be a Grand National horse at some point
Benny’s King Win only. 2* bet. 4/1 (general)
A hot race but Notebook is worth a bet from a value perspective.
Notebook. Win Only 1*. Bet. 9/1 Betfair
*My usual confidence classification on bets is: worth a bet: I recommend you bet this: I strongly recommend a bet. This season I’ll allocate a star to each of these, three-stars indicating most confidence.
Good luck, and be careful. Don’t bet more than you can afford to lose with a smile, no matter the source of the tip.
All the best.
Brilliant Joe. Notebook was a great selection. I was doubtful that he could serve it up to Laurina or Fakir D’ouardairies. However, he more than justified your confidence that he had a real chance and he won convincingly. Many thanks.