Alan Thomson has a fistful of knockout bets for Saturday.
SILVER IN DISGUISE (3.07) rates the best bet on the card in the three-mile handicap chase at Ayr.
Tim Vaughan’s seven-year-old is on a roll and the form of his latest Chepstow victory at was given a boost when third horse Crypto scored for Venetia Williams at Carlisle on Thursday.
MICK MAESTRO (2.25) is trading at mouth-watering each-way odds in the Paddy Power Imperial Cup at Sandown.
The gelding trounced one of today’s rivals, Miss Heritage, by 15 lengths at Catterick at the end of December and returned from a nice break to run third to Ajero at Market Rasen almost three weeks ago.
Miss Heritage finished just in front of him on that occasion, with another of today’s fancied rivals, Dan Langer, held in fourth.
Mick Maestro should strip sharper for that comeback effort and can go close at double-digit odds. Fifteen runners go to post but William Hill is offering six places each-way.
Gary Moore’s Natural History romped home at Plumpton 12 days ago and the assessor was clearly impressed, raising him 16lb.
Paul Nicholls sends Diego Du Charmil back over hurdles but a bigger threat may be stable companion Miranda. She beat Floressa quite comfortably at Doncaster and Angus Cheleda is good value for his 7lb claim.
Dan and Harry Skelton rarely leave empty-handed and NO GETAWAY (3.35) strung out his rivals with a bold front-running performance over course and distance last month.
That was his first run back from a wind procedure and aggressive tactics will sort them out once again in the 2m 4f novices’ handicap chase.
The admirable High Up In The Air reeled off his fifth straight victory at Fontwell 13 days ago and a 9lb rise shouldn’t prevent a bold show.
At Wolverhampton, MUMS TIPPLE (2.05) could have the Wulfruna Stakes, a Listed contest over seven furlongs, run to suit.
There should be plenty of early pace, with well-touted Highland Dress and Lord Of The Lodge likely to help force the gallop.
Ryan Moore should be able to assume a stalking position on Mums Tipple and although Richard Hannon’s gelding can hang under pressure, he could prove too strong. Moore and Hannon teamed up to land this prize with heavily-backed Urban Icon 12 months ago.
Documenting, runner-up on that occasion, handles this Tapeta surface well and turns up fresh following a 112-day break.
Moore has picked up a good ride on Marco Botti’s Mission Boy in the Lincoln Trial but will do well to overcome his wide slot in stall 13.
Mission Boy has ground to make up on his Kempton conqueror Born To Be Alive and a narrow vote goes to TADLEEL (2.40).
Richard Fahey’s gelding is a real Newcastle specialist but is worth risking here under 5lb apprentice Laura Pearson. Tadleel’s defeat of Lord Of The Lodge last time was another solid effort and he is a tasty each-way price, with some firms going four places.
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