El Campeon has been in very consistent form and the drop back from 13 furlongs to 12 should be in his favour. Simon Dow’s son of Multiplex may not have finished improving and rates the best bet in the race at 7/42.75+1751.751.75-0.57.
The 3 year old gelding won back to back races in June over 9.5-10 furlongs, and then stepped up to 12 furlongs. Was ridden with restraint that day probably to get the trip, and got hampered in the latter stages, but still managed to snatch third place. Was stepped up again in trip to 13 furlongs at Lingfield, but again was ridden with a little too much restraint. Likely to be ridden a little more positively back in trip and 59 does not appear to be the ceiling of his ability. Simon Dow runners off for 3-4 weeks who are 8/19.00+8008.008.00-0.13 or shorter have a very good record; 40/167 (23.95%) for £50.41 LSP, giving an A/E of 1.45.
Eric has been a sports journalist for over 20 years and has travelled the world covering top sporting events for a number of publications. He also has a passion for betting and uses his in-depth knowledge of the sports world to pinpoint outstanding odds and value betting opportunities.