10/1 Red Cobra handicapped to strike

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Red Cobra has become dangerously well treated and makes plenty of appeal at 10/1 in the 4.40 at Haydock today.

The gelding’s sole win came in the mud at Ayr back in 2012 where he made all and only had to be driven out to score by 1 1/2 lengths.

Tim Easterby’s charge was given an opening mark of 70 on the back of that effort, and now runs off a career-low of just 54.

That gives the four-year-old every chance at the weights, especially as he hit the frame three times last season off higher.

The son of Redback also made a highly promising reappearance when showing plenty of pace before being hampered late on and finishing a 2 1/4 length sixth of 15 to M J Woodward over 5f at Carlisle.

Although he has failed to back that run up in two subsequent starts, the handicapper has continued to relent and his shrewd handler is sure to place him to good effect sooner rather than later to take advantage of his plummetting mark.

There has also been plenty of rain about this morning in the North West which may well see the track ride on the soft side of good, and the ground – in my opinion – will certainly not be quick.

That will suit Red Cobra, and at the odds on offer he looks overpriced and well worth an each-way wager.

Daily Sport recommended bet: 2pts each-way Red Cobra (10/1 generally available – use BOG firms)

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