Our racing expert Adrian Wall loves a big priced winner and has picked out his three longshot bets for Monday’s racing.
Sprint King Paul Midgley has won this race for the past two years with Captain Colby and Tarboosh. Nobody knows the time of day more than this man when it comes to a five furlong dash. LATIN FIVE has tonnes to find on the form book if he is to win this race. The three-year-old colt was down the field in competitive Curragh handicaps this summer when trained by Joseph O’Brien. He was dropped down to 5f on first start for this yard and didn’t run too bad at Beverley that day, not knocked about. Don’t rule out a massive run from this boy in what could be a tactical affair.
Amy Murphy has trained some massive-priced winners in recent times, including 50/1 shot Jennivere at Kempton last week. Tom Marquand has been booked for the ride on her runner EMOTIONAL MOMENT here. This is a two-year-old Sepoy filly who was very disappointing at Thirsk when last seen. However, there are reasons to believe we can expect a much improved showing here. She was a winner on debut at Kempton in June, and ran a belter when runner-up at Lingfield in August under Silvestre De Sousa. The drop back to seven furlongs and the testing ground should be in her favour.
Richard Kingscote rides this track very well and he gets the leg up on PRECIOUS PLUM for trainer Charlie Wallis. This runner is a three-time course and distance winner and is just 2lb above her last winning mark around here. She disappointed here last time out when 10th of the eleven runners but was given too positive a ride from a wide draw on that occasion. As a consequence, she weakened in the closing stages. She has a wide draw again this time but we’re hopeful that she will be given a more patient ride and can pounce late.