Two Hotties for Catterick


Uncle Timmy was a massive eye-catcher last time out and at 9/2 looks the standout bet at Catterick today (2.30).

John Quinn’s gelding went into my notebook as a sure fire future winner when an incredibly unlucky in running sixth of 15 to Look Here’s Lady over 5f at Beverley.

Nothing went right for him that day as he stumbled badly two from home when making good headway from the rear and then encountered traffic problems before staying on well to be beaten just under four lengths.

He also had the worst of the draw in stall 17, whereas the winner had the perfect pitch in stall 3.

To my mind he would have won with a smooth passage, and granted better luck in-running this afternoon I fully expect him to turn the tables with Look Here’s Lady.

The handicapper has also given him a huge chance by dropping him a further 4lb to a mark of just 50, and he has got to take all the beating from such a lowly rating.

He is also far better drawn today in stall 1, and the 9/2 on offer looks more than fair as I actually had him priced up as clear favourite for this at around the 7/2 mark.

Daily Sport recommended bet: 3pts win Uncle Timmy (9/2 generally available – BOG firms)

Singzak is a progressive sort who looks to have been found a great chance to shed his maiden tag in the 4.30 at Catterick.

Mick Easterby’s gelding has finished runner in 3 of his last 4 starts, and put up arguably his best performance last time out at Wolverhampton when chasing home Green Lightning off a mark of 65.

He is allowed to race of the same mark now switched back to turf, and given that he has proved his effectiveness on both surfaces looks to have been shrewdly placed by his handler to take advantage of the handicapper’s leniency.

His second to Betteras Bertie at Pontefract four starts ago of 61 looks extremely strong form in the context of this contest, as Flying Power, Hot Spice and Miss Ferney who finished well behind him that day have also subsequently gone on to score.

A repeat of that run would certainly be good enough to take this, and given that he still seems to be improving and looks to even more to offer this looks a golden opportunity for him to belatedly get into the winners’ enclosure.

At 5/1 he looks a great bet.

Daily Sport recommended bet: 3pts win Singzak (5/1 generally available – BOG firms)



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