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11/4 Scolari a Crayford cracker

Posted on by Dave Metcalf

There is some Open race action to get stuck into tonight at Crayford (live on RPGTV, Sky 212) and Young Scolari heads a trio of bets that look worth a wager at the odds on offer.

Paul Young’s dog runs in the 8.34pm and looks to have a a good make-up in Trap 2.

The son of Droopys Scolari is a useful sort who made the Cesarewitch Final at Henlow won by the brilliant Reel Trickyone and shaped well last time out over 575m at Romford when slowly away and meeting crowding before finishing a 2 3/4 length third to Head iton Tom.

Pior to that he was given a sping around here in a 380m trial in which he beat the useful Mollys Hope by 5 3/4 lebgths, and tonight’s trip of 540m should be ideal.

What he also has in his favour is that he is the sole middle seed and has four dogs on his outside all seeded wide who should give him bags of space to manouevre on the run-up.

That should give him every chance of turning unscathed in a handy position and I think that will enable him to put his middle pace to good use and makes his class tell.

At 11/4 he rates the best bet on the card.

In the 8.50pm I am very sweet on the chances of Trap 5 Hasty Retreat at a tasty looking 7/2.

The daughter of College Causeway ran a stormer last time out in an Open race over 575m at Romford where she showed early pace and after getting bumped at the first and second ran on to finish a 3 1/2 length runner-up to Cavan Dancer.

The winner is a top class performer in the form of her life and scored in impressive fashion at Romford in midweek, and in the circumstances it was a really solid effort.

It’s also worth noting that the selection made mincemeat of inferior rivals when winning by 15 1/4 lengths over this 714m trip back in November and is unbeaten in two runs at the venue.

She is also the sole middle seed and if breaking in her best fashion should be able to get a nice clear run on the inside of her main market rival in Trap 6 from where she can bring her middle pace into play to land the spoils.

The other dog that appeals at the prices is Trap 2 Curraleigh Noel who runs in the 9.06pm and looks massive at the 6/1 on offer.

The daughter of Blackstone Gene is a consistent sort who possesses both early pace and stamina.

She ran well on her sole over this course and distance in the Bags Track Championship when finishing third to Powerfast Puma where she gave away ground by checking at the sough before running on again to be beaten 3 1/4 lengths.

She finished behind Trap 1 Aero Leanne that day, but granted the circumstances I fancy her to turn the tables on that one.

I think the selection has enough pace to clear T3, and she should then be able to get a good pitch behind Trap 1 who could well lead on the run-up.

She can then bring his stamina into play, and if she did manage to out trap the red jacket and lead at the first it is going to take a big effort for something to pick her up.

I had her priced up at around the 7/2 mark for this, so the 6s on offer looks simply too big and should be snapped up.

Daily Sport recommended bets:

8.34pm T2 Young Scolari (11/4 bet65 – BOG, Coral, Ladbrokes, 888sport)

8.50pm T5 Hasty Retreat (7/2 Hills – BOG, Betfred)

9.06pm T2 Curraleigh Noel (6/1 bet365 – BOG)

 


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