The bank holiday might be over, but the action doesn’t stop. It’s another six meetings to sink out teeth into, with Brighton, Redcar, Leicester, Tipperary, Lingfield and Yarmouth the hosts. We’ll have horse racing tips for all the racing, including a NAP of the Day and Lucky 15 tips.
After a week of recharging the batteries, I’m back and ready to hunt down some big-priced winners! With 44 races on the menu, I haven’t been short of places to look, and I’ve found three that look overpriced in their respective contests. Find out all the details below!
2.00 Leicester – Larkin (33-1)
Costing £88,000 as a yearling, Tom Dascombe’s Larkin ran a race full of promise on debut at Newbury two weeks ago. Well backed prior to the off, he missed the break and ran very green throughout the journey, with Richard Kingscote forced to administer early reminders.
He got the message in the final furlong, flying home into a never-nearer seventh after looking destined to finish well down the field. The winner was very impressive and if you discount that potential star, he was beaten just four lengths. He should come on plenty for the run and he wouldn’t need to improve much to threaten here.
On that basis, a price of 22-1 is a surprise, especially as Dascombe’s usually improve plenty from their first run.
6.40 Tipperary – Strong Johnson (25-1)
He ran poorly on his seasonal/stable debut at Navan last month, but I refuse to believe that Strong Johnson won’t come on for that. He won on a pair of occasions for Kieran Cotter last season at the Curragh, second off a mark of 88 when bidding for a hat-trick at Navan in July.
Both his subsequent runs, including that aforementioned stable debut, have been a long way below that standard. Excuses can be made for that, however, and he’s entitled to strip much fitter on this occasion. He’s obviously capable off this rating, as that Navan run from last July shows, and he’s ground versatile.
Luke McAteer claims a valuable five pounds and if he does take a big step forward from that return, he looks set to play a leading role off a useful rating.
8.30 Yarmouth – Arqoob (20-1)
Showing plenty of ability in three opening runs for Marcus Tregoning last summer, Arqoob was making his seasonal/stable debut when seventh at Newmarket last month. It was an effort much better than the bare form figures suggests, having been pushed along a fair way from home.
Unbalanced and seemingly not handling the track, he kept on well in the closing stages and was ultimately far from disgraced. He should come on exponentially for that effort in terms of fitness and this is just his fourth career start.
He takes a drop in grade, which is another positive, and further progress should be forthcoming from this well-bred son of Estidhkaar. With a good pace to track under Cieran Fallon, he has excellent place claims at a strong price.