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Lucas looks lovely at 14s

Posted on by Dave Metcalf

Michael Scudamore has his team in good form, and his Lucas Pitt looks worth chancing at 14/1 in the finale at Wolverhampton (5.40) having shaped as if coming back to form when last seen in action.

The gelding has won only once in 15 career starts, with that victory coming over 1m 4f at Kempton back in November 2010 off a mark of 52.

The five-year-old then disappointed before spending nearly a year on the sidelines and failed to trouble the judge in four starts last year.

However he shaped far better on his first start in 2012 when racing up with the pace before fading late on to finish 7th of 13 to Now At Kempton, and then really caught the eye on his last start there back in January when fifth of 12 to Mayan Flight.

Held-up at the rear that day, he got badly buffeted about in the early stages before making good headway to chase the leaders four from home.

He looked sure to be involved in the finish but could then find no extra and was eventually beaten just over 6 lengths.

However it was a run which suggested that he was coming back to something like his best and he has since been dropped another 3lb to a career-low rating of just 45.

That gives him every chance at the weights, and what is interesting is that his stable are in far better form than they were in the early part of the year.

Today’s 1m 1f trip is probably as short as he wants to go, but from the foot of the weights he is simply too well treated to ignore and at 14/1 looks overpriced in what is a winnable contest.

Daily Sport recommended bet: 2pts each-way Lucas Pitt (14/1 Betfred – BOG)

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