Two Hereford Hotties


Tara looks lovely at 14/1

Love Of Tara has dropped to potentially lenient handicap mark and looks worth chancing at 14/1 in the 2.45 at Hereford after an eye-catching comeback run.

Jennifer Mason’s mare got badly hampered at the first and was well behind until making good late headway under tender handling to finish sixth of 13 to Lord Crewe at Exeter last month after a lengthy spell on the sidelines.

It was an effort which suggested to me that she would be able to pick up a race of this nature, and off a mark of 110 she is certainly well treated enough to do so.

The nine-year-old was a decent sort back in 2009/10 when winning three times over hurdles and was rated 130 after bolting up by 16 lengths at Wetherby in the last of those victories.

Prior to that win she was a cracking second to Strawberry in a decent handicap at Kempton and that race has thrown up plenty of subsequent winners.

A repeat of that effort would see her take all the beating this afternoon, and having hinted that she does retain plenty of ability on her first start last month for 225 days she is potentially thrown-in from a handicapping perspective.

It’s also interesting that connections have once again booked Timmy Murphy to partner her, and with the trip and ground ideal everything looks in place for a huge run.

I had her priced up at around the 8/1 mark for this, so the 14s on offer looks huge and has to be worth an each-way play.

Daily Sport recommended bet: 2pts each-way Love Of Tara (14/1 bet365, Hills – BOG)


12/1 Betty catches the eye

Tom George has his team in good for, and his Betty Browneyes looks overpriced at 12/1 in the 3.15 at Hereford.

The lightly raced mare opened her account when comfortably landing a 2m Folkestone handicap in March, where she beat subsequent winner Goring One by three lengths off a mark of 81.

She then unseated when still holding every chance when sent off a heavily backed 6/5 favourite to follow up at Stratford, after which she was not seen out again until making her belated return to action at Fakenham last month.

Nothing went right for the six-year-old that day, and in the circumstances she ran a good race to finish a 9 length third to Roc De Guye.

She jumped right throughout when in the lead, her rider lost an iron at one stage, and yet she still only lost second place close home.

Today’s circuit should suit her much better, and given that she is still open to further improvement I don’t think her current mark of 88 is beyond her.

There is also a chance that she could get an uncontested lead, and if that’s the case she could take some pegging back.

The 12/1 on offer about her with bet365 looks way too big, and she looks terrific each-way value.

Daily Sport recommended bet: 2pts each-way Betty Browneyes (12/1 bet365 – BOG)

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