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Go get the 7/1 about Gouray Girl

Gouray Girl has slipped back to a handicap mark she can exploit and is of serious interest at 7/1 in the 5.05 at Newmarket.

Walter Swinburn’s filly has put in a couple of good efforts this season without troubling the judge and her last two runs have been over an unsuitable trip of a mile.

However she did show enough last time out when 7th of 12 to Electra Star to suggest that she was now ready to take advantage of her lenient handicap mark now reverting to sprinting.

The daughter of Redback was last successful over 7f in a decent handicap at Newbury last October off a mark of 89 and is now back down to 88 having started this season on a lofty 95.

She also has winning form at today’s trip of 6f, and is ideally suited when coming late off a strong pace.

This afternoon’s contest should be run to suit, and the stiff uphill finish will clearly play to her strengths.

There is little doubt that she is now weighted to take all the beating, and with Richard Hughes in the saddle everything looks in place for a huge run.

At 7/1 she looks an each-way steal.

Daily Sport recommended bet: 3pts each-way Gouray Girl (7/1 bet365, Boylesports, Victor Chandler – BOG)


5/1 Chapter and Verse can have the final say

Chapter And Verse has become potentially very well treated and at 5/1 holds outstanding claims in the finale at Newmarket (5.40).

The gelding has failed to get his head in front for a year, but has run with great credit on a number of occasions and shaped as if he retains plenty of ability.

Mike Murphy’s charge has mainly been campaigned on the all-weather in that time, and was far from disgraced lat time out when fifth of 16 to Red Gulch at Kempton off a mark of 93.

However he has also ran two good races on the turf, when sixth of 19 to the classy Green Destiny at Newmarket and 9th of 28 to Julienes in the Royal Hunt Cup at Ascot off marks of 88 and 87 respectively.

Today he races off a mark of just 83, and that gives him a huge chance from a handicapping perspective of belatedly getting back into the winners’ enclosure.

This is undoubtedly the easiest opportunity he has had on the turf for some time, and the booking of Richard Hughes is a major plus.

The horse is a hold-up performer who has to be delivered late, and Hughesie’s riding style will suit him ideally.

In my eyes he should be favourite for this, so at 5/1 with Coral he looks terrific value.

Daily Sport recommended bet: 3pts win Chapter And Verse (5/1 Coral)


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