Two To Keep The Wolves From The Door

7/2 Mount McCleod poised to open account

Mount McCleod has been knocking on the door lately and is strongly fancied at 7/2 to open his account in the 7.10 at Wolverhampton this evening.

Jamie Osbourne’s filly blew her chance of winning last time out at Sandown with a slow start but kept on well to finish third and get within 2 lengths of the winner Mr Hendrix.

Before that she had got no luck in running whatsoever when runner-up to Guava in handicap at Nottingham and did well to be beaten just over a length.

After being slowly away, she made smooth headway to track the leaders before being squeezed out when coming to deliver her challenge at the furlong marker and after losing vital lengths produced a strong run to snatch second on the line.

There is little doubt in my mind that she would have won with plenty to spare granted a clear passage, and although she is running off a 3lb higher mark tonight the daughter of Holy Roman Emperor is in effect a winner without a penalty and remains very well treated in my eyes.

Her connections look to have found her a nice opening this evening to register her first success, and from a good draw in stall 2 she rates the best bet on the card

Daily Sport recommended bet: 4pts win Mount McLeod (7/2 bet365 – BOG )


12/1 Carcinetto makes plenty of each-way appeal

Carcinetto hasn’t won for a long time but has slipped down the weights as a result and looks terrific value at 12/1 to register and overdue success in the finale at Wolves tonight (8.40).

Peter Evans’ has not won since August 2009, but has shown definite signs in her last two runs over course and distance that the losing streak is about to end.

She ran really well to finish third to Count Bertoni at the end of September off a mark of 65 and followed that up last time out with an even better effort off the same rating when keeping on well to finish third to Zafeen’s Pearl.

Tonight she is able to race off 63 and that gives her a huge chance from a handicap perspective as she is a massive 32lbs below her last win.

Although at 9-years-old she is obviously no longer the force of old and has deteriorated since that victory there is little doubt in my mind that she is till capable of winning in this grade.

On the book she does have a bit to find with the favourite Zafeen’s Pearl as she is only 1lb better off for the 2 3/4 lengths she was beaten by Dean Ivory’s filly her two weeks ago.

But she is the type who thrives on her racing and can be backed at four times the odds of the market leader.

The huge price discrepancy doesn’t make sense, and at 12/1 Carcinetto looks cracking each-way value.

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

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