Our resident Adrian Wall has always been an avid market watcher. He has spotted a pretty large ongoing gamble taking place in the 1.55pm at Uttoxeter Racecourse today. Don’t miss out on our posts on Twitter @myracingtips where you can message us directly and have your say. Our free horse racing tips are also available every single day and we have been in good form the past month. Let’s take a closer look at this big gamble in more detail below.
This is a Class 5 0-100 handicap for conditional riders and it is unusual to see such a gamble on a horse running from 9lb out of the weights. Outback Boy will make his handicap debut for trainer Oliver Greenall running at the foot of the weights. Although he was a decent yardstick on the Flat, he is yet to taste victory in 10 career starts.
Rated 75 on the level at his peak, this horse is running off 84 over hurdles. Using the ‘add on 40’ rule of thumb, a flat runner that has raced off 75 should be able to in theory run off about 115 over hurdles. If that is the case, then he looks extremely well treated on handicap bow even if he is running from out of the handicap.
Outback Boy will also have a 7lb claimer on his back in the shape of Dylan Johnston to further boost his chances at the weights. Johnston has ridden just one winner in this sphere from 82 rides so he is certainly far from prolific. However, if the money is spot on today then he might have a steering job on his hands.
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