After picking an 18/1 place yesterday, Architect Tips is back with six tips for today's racing, including a NAP at Carlisle.
In the Betfred Good Luck To Wigan Warriors Handicap, HEY MR (best price 25/1) makes a bit of each-way appeal at huge odds. He showed quite some useful form for Roger Varian previously, placing six times, as well as winning once from eleven starts. He could never land a blow on stable debut for current connections last-time-out but it appeared that his trainer was using that as a preparatory run and it’s further interesting to see him pitched into this instead of being found an easier opportunity elsewhere.
He has actually never ran a bad race when the ground is described as ‘good’ and he sneaks into this event off a career-low mark of 82 with Lewis Edmunds onboard, who has his only ride of the day. Furthermore, Les Eyre, who’s well established in the sprinting ranks has his only runner of the day and whilst recognising that event is littered with well-handicapped individuals, this four-year-old might be worth chancing at the prices to produce his best with plenty going for him and with four places widely on offer.
JOHN LEEPER (best price 11/2) looked a promising middle-distance performer when winning twice early last year but was well held in the Derby when only ninth and didn’t really kick on afterwards either. However, he left plenty to work on at Chester on his return, where finished his race very strongly to take fourth in the Ormonde Stakes. He looked to be coming with a strong challenge when getting short of room on the turn for home which forced Ryan Moore to bring him wide of the field.
He wasn’t given a hard time of things but stayed on strongly in the closing stages to suggest this longer distance might unlock further improvement. On that form, he doesn’t have much to find with the likes of Thunderous and even though he’s going to need more to win this harder race, there’s a chance he could be a high-class stayer and he’s a very solid each-way player this evening.