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Bet of the day: Top pick at Southwell

| 23.01.2017

Our punt looks worth having on the all-weather

Southwell host a snappy six-race card on the fibresand on Tuesday afternoon, with the action getting underway at 1.40pm. With the big freeze playing a part across the country, sticking to the all-weather looks to provide a safer option.

The race of interest to us is the 3.40pm handicap, decided over one-mile four-furlongs. Coral traders open the market with L’inganno Felice at the top of the list, and I must agree with their thinking on that one.

Hat-trick hero

Iain Jardine’s seven-year-old gelding was a winner on his last start, scoring over track and trip a fortnight ago, and the team arrive at Southwell chasing down a hat-trick, with a winning effort at Newcastle put up the time before.

That course and distance win saw nearest rival, and SP favourite, Come Back King trail home seven-lengths behind and if we can catch L’inganno Felice in a similar mood today, then we’ll be on to a good thing. He has been budged up 7lb in the weight as a consequence of that form, but seems more than capable of taking it on the chin.


Daily Trader taken to improve a place

Trading in profit

Earlier in the card and we look to start as we mean to go on with a winner. The selection to carry our stake money in the 1.40pm one-mile handicap is Daily Trader who put in a personal best last time out when enjoying a debut spin around this track.

The three-year-old gelding is yet to get his head in front from four career starts, but that effort at the tail-end of last year saw him go mighty close, ending as runner-up behind Haraka by 1 ½ lengths. That was over course and distance and he had no problems with the surface. Further progression is expected and if we see it here, we’ll go close to a winner.

Southwell Selections

1.40 Daily Trader (NB)
2.10 Treaty Of Rome
2.40 Dungannon
3.10 Meadway
3.40 L’Inganno Felice (NAP)
4.10 Saphire Coast

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