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Tuck into the 14s about Treadwell

Posted on by Dave Metcalf

Treadwell has been given a massive chance by the handicapper and looks worth a punt at 14/1 to take advantage in the 3.40 at Newbury.

Jamie Osborne’s charge won the 7f Buckingham Palace at Royal Ascot back in 2010 off a mark of 98 and now gets into this off just 87.

Although he has not scored since then, the five-year-old has clearly had training problems and as he was off the track for 483 days before reappearing at Kempton last November.

The gelding shaped as if badly needing the run, but then showed more promise in his next start when keeping on to finish a 5 length fourth of 6 to Oasis Dancer over an inadequate 6f at Wolverhampton.

He was then never able to get competitive on the all-weather at Kempton before really catching the eye last time out at Haydock when fourth of 12 to Tamareen.

Held-up that day, he raced keenly in the early stages before keeping on under tender handling to be beaten just over 3 lengths and it was a run which suggested he was nearing his peak.

I put him up at Goodwood last time on the back of that effort, but nothing went right for him in the race and he could never get competitive from a poor position.

In the end he was not knocked about was it was clear he would not be winning, and the return to today’s straight 7f could well see him in a far better light.

There is little doubt that he is weighted to play a major role if it does, and he is just the type to pop up at a decent price.

Daily Sport recommended bet: 2pts each-way Treadwell (14/1 generally available – use BOG firms)

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