Each Way - 4 Places
WhichBookie racing analyst Andrew Blair White provides a preview and betting tips for races at York and Killarney on Friday 19th August.
|The Mouse Doctor||12/112/1||Each Way - 3 Places
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Date of Tips: 06/07/2022
Disclaimer The odds for these selections were correct at the time of publishing (11:19 06/07/2022) but may have changed since. Please check the latest price before placing your bet.
It has been a tough start to the month as there have been limited opportunities to get stuck into the action currently, with some tough flat racing and also some equally tough national hunt racing in England. July is a long month though with Killarney and Galway on their way, so therefore it probably is prudent to keep the powder dry at this early stage and hopefully try and recover it at those big meetings and festivals. Attention for today turns to Fairyhouse, with two selections from this evening’s card.
Starting with the 5.25 race, which is the rated race over 1m5f and has some useful performers in it. Ebendi is the favorite and rightly so after his run last time out, but he does have to give weight all around here and back up a huge effort, so it might be best off leaving him win at a prohibitive price. Instead, I am transporting myself back to 2018, where by far my biggest cliff horse doing the rounds was the likable The Mouse Doctor, who is now back in the care of Tony Martin after a spell in northern England with Adrian Keatley. He equipped himself well there for a season, with a series of close efforts in these types of races, and he certainly has got a rating to be competitive, with talented young claimer Jake Coen – taking an added seven pounds off his back.
The Mouse Doctor is not getting any younger, and perhaps is vulnerable to some younger legs in this contest, but given he blew the cobwebs away last time out over fences, he should be primed to run well here and he should be competitive in these conditions. At a price of 12/1 with Bet365, he should be backed each way.
The second selection of the day comes in the 6.55 race, which is the 7 furlong maiden and this 18 runner race has attracted some good market support for a few runners. The most interesting support is for the newcomer, Elephant John for Barry Fitzgerarld, who can ready a first time out recruit – but this four year old will have to be at his best and be quite smart to make a winning debut.
Instead, I am keen on the form option – which I believe to be Solar Breeze, for the criminally underrated Sheila Lavery team with Robbie Colgan taking the ride. This filly has run some good races in her time, especially two starts back when finishing just a nose off winning a hot maiden at the start of the season. She slightly disappointed last time out on handicap bow off a mark of 83, when only finishing sixth – but she returns to a maiden with a mark of 80 making her extremely competitive in this race.
I am hoping that race experience will stand to her in this race and that she can take the world of beating in this contest. At a price of 4/1 with Bet365, she should be backed.