Andy Holding digs out the best bets from Wednesday's all-weather action.
QUALITY SONG (best price 5/1)
gave the impression he may have had a larger say in the outcome at Kempton last time out with a clearer run and he can reward each-way support in a race that should be run to suit (several front runners in attendance). Although Richard Hughes’ charge isn’t the most straightforward of horses, there is no denying he possess a decent amount of ability and providing he can be nursed into contention at the right time, the son of Elusive Quality should be capable of making his presence felt.
Quality Song - 1pt e/w @ 5/1Placed 0pt
SILVER BID (best price 8/1)
ran a race full of promise on debut at Wolverhampton five days ago and even though there has to be a certain amount of guesswork as to whether he will be as effective on this surface, the price dictates he’s worth a small risk. Slow away and green through the early exchanges at the Dunstall Park track, the son of Exchange Rate was then very keen going down the back straight, so it was testimony to his obvious natural ability that he was able to finish off his race so well in to sixth place in what was a fairly useful maiden. Entitled to come on considerably both mentally and physically for that initial outing, it would come as no great surprise to see Alan Bailey’s charge far more competitive this time around and he looks one to follow whatever his fate this afternoon.
Silver Bid - 0.5pt e/w @ 8/1Placed 0.3pt
DAISY BERE (best price 7/2)
proved that her 66/1 shock win over today’s C&D was no fluke by making the short-priced Pirate’s Treasure pull out all the stops back here last time out and if it wasn’t for the eventual winner carrying her all the way over to the stands side fence, she may have prevailed. Meeting her old foe on much better terms and having the useful apprentice Clifford Lee to take off another valuable seven pounds, is enough to tip the balance in favour of Karl Burke’s inmate on this occasion.
Daisy Bere - 1pt e/w @ 7/2Lost -2pt
ISIS BLUE (best price 3/1)
bounced back to form when reverting to a mile over tonight’s C&D two starts ago and he may well have followed up that smooth success but for unseating his rider in a similar contest last time out. Sitting well off a strong pace, the son of Cockney Rebel was coming with what appeared to be a potent threat up the inside rail when the door was well and truly slammed in his face, causing Alice Mills to be decanted on the Surrey Polytrack. Although it was difficult to say categorically that Rob Millman’s charge would have won, it’s fair to say he would have at least been involved in the finish and with the likes of Franco’s Secret, Mystical Spirit and Charlies Mate all franking the form since, he has to be worth another chance off the same mark.
Isis Blue - 1pt @ 3/1Lost -1pt