Monday best bets – top tips from Kelso, Plumpton and Wolverhampton
Chris Loader picks out his best bets at Kelso, Plumpton and Wolverhamptonan on Monday, January 27
The week starts with three fixtures in Britain. Two jumps card takes place at Kelso and Plumpton, while an evening Flat fixture takes place at Wolverhampton
ChRIS LOADER’S NAP OF THE DAY – MONDAY 27 JANUARY
Sandy Thompson’s seven-year-old will surely be a popular runner at the Scottish course today. On his latest outing at Ayr he was very well backed but just bumped into a progressive sort in the shape of Marown. With staying trips looking like his future, he clearly looks the one to beat in the opening race.
BLACK PIRATE (3.45)
James Ewart’s stable have been in good form of late yielding a 33% strike rate in the past fortnight. Black Pirate looks to be an exciting novice and scored well on hurdling debut at Wetherby after a lengthy absence. With champion jockey elect Brian Hughes booked for the ride, he appears to have a strong chance to secure another victory.
HIDEAWAY VIC (3.00)
This son of Stowaway has always been highly regarded by his trainer Anthony Honeyball. The last time we saw him he finished second behind Young Bull, who went on to score again at Wetherby. Since that run he has had a wind op and moving up in trip looks a massive plus as his pedigree screams stamina. With Honeyball operating at 43% in the last fortnight and Rex Dingle claiming 3lb, Hideaway Vic means business today.
ASK THE WEATHERMAN (3.30)
Ask The Weatherman has continued to drop down the weights in the past couple of seasons for Jack Barber. His rating is now 117 and I think connections have found a race that could be within his range. The testing ground will really suit the eleven-year-old and with one of the best conditional jockeys around in the form of Ben Jones claiming 5lb, I’m praying today can be his turn to win.
Seaforth was a comfortable winner last week when winning in selling company at Wolverhampton. Adrian Wintle looks to have found another good opportunity for the son of Acclamation to find the winning post again and he looks well treated despite shouldering a 4lb penalty for his recent effort. Normally a hold-up performer, I expect a late surge in the closing stages to get his head in front.
GEIZY TEIZY (7.00)
Hollie Doyle just seems to keep riding plenty of winners day in day out and this looks her best chance under the floodlights. The four-year-old filly reacted very well to first-time cheekpieces over the course and distance last month and Marco Botti retains the equipment here. The handicapper only raised Geizy Teizy 2lb and that looks fair. With a good draw in stall two, she’s definitely the one to keep on side.