This tip has expired. Please check our free horse racing tips section of the website to find the most up to date.
The early selection Bill Silvers didn't manage to land a blow when upped in class, I thought it was worth a try but at this moment in time he's not up to that kind of level. However, Wasdell Dundalk gave us a 2pt winning at Perth when winning in great fashion. There were a couple of fallers in that race, hopefully, they are all okay, but I think he would've won if that didn't happen.
Perth 2:37 – Idalko Bihoue 2/1 (1pt Bet365)
This four-runner field will more than likely be down to a three-runner field with Attitash running yesterday. Though it will be a low number of runners it's still a very intriguing race and I think Idalko Bihoue can make a winning chase debut.
The summer break doesn't concern me for my selection as he on his sole PTP start and won on his hurdles debut so he clearly appreciates a layoff and I doubt Nigel Twiston-Davies would be sending him up to Perth if he wasn't fit and ready. Nigel has a 27% strike rate at Perth, which has come from over 100+ runners, so that shows that he doesn't like to waste his bullets when sending his horses this far north from his Cotswold base. Also, the fact he is willing to travel to Scotland with a chase debutante gives me even more confidence that has been schooling well over fences and that he is well-handicapped off a mark of 127 for his handicap debut.
You'd probably have to say Snake Roll is the main threat, as the odds would suggest. However, I thought Snake Roll was going to kick on over hurdles after looking like a really nice novice early into the previous season but he didn't quite catch fire. He might be one of the typical horses where whatever they do over hurdles is a bonus as they are going to be a chaser, but his odds are far too short and you'd have to say he's going to be bulletproof at those odds on debut, so has to be taken on.
Newmarket 4:45 – True Legend 6/1 (1pt)
It might not be a wise decision to give True Legend another chance, but with Luke Morris back in the saddle, I think he is worth the shot.
I put this horse up at York's Ebor Festival meeting, when he ran in the Melrose handicap over 14f, a couple of furlongs from home he was cruising and Hollie Doyle sent him off, taking a few lengths out of the field but in hindsight that was either a suicide ride or he didn't quite stay, I'd say it's maybe a mixture but the fact Hollie sent him for home so early didn't exactly help the latter. He returned to his previous form last time out at Ascot in a decent Class 2 contest which saw him finish as runner-up behind a progressive horse and that performance produced an RPR of 96 which was 11lbs higher than his mark at the time. The handicapper decided to put him up 4lbs for that performance, which is a bit harsh but they must really rate that winner to do that, so based on him returning to form last time out I think he is worth another chance.
Perth - 2:37 pm
2/1 @ Bet365
Newmarket - 4:45 pm