Leading horse racing advisor Andrew Mount is a contributor to the Racing Post, Racing Post Weekender, Racing & Football Outlook and the GG.co.uk website. He is also a regular pundit on William Hill radio. Andrew shares his latest stats and systems-based selections below.
Andrew found Newcastle winner CEPHALUS on Thursday and he has three recommended bets at Wolverhampton on Friday January 7th. Follow his tips all year round on horse racing betting sites:
MITSY MOP (system – sire Coulsty on the all-weather)
Progeny of the sire Coulsty have an eight from 56 record on the all-weather and backing them blind would have returned a profit of £88.08 to a £1 level stake at SP. At Wolverhampton only, their record is five from 13 for a profit of £107.08. MITSTY MOP was only eighth of nine on her racecourse debut over course and distance last month but the 33-1 shot blew the start and ran green. She wasn’t helped by being switched to the inside rail after that slow beginning and she’ll know more today. The David Loughnane yard is in good form with three winners from 13 runners in the past fortnight and, while there’s always the worry that we won’t see the best of her until handicapping, she’s worth a speculative each-way interest at huge odds (generally 40-1 at the time of writing).
THREE PLATOON (system – older colts in all-weather handicaps)
Colts aged four and older have a solid record in all-weather handicaps, winning 135 of their 759 starts (17.8% strike-rate) since the beginning of 2018 for a profit of £83.62 to a £1 level stake at SP. Those running over 7f or further in the same period produced a profit of £140.77 (+23.5% on turnover). THREE PLATOON failed to settle when third in a slowly-run contest at Newcastle 72 hours ago and will be happier back at today’s venue. He won over trip and track at 11-1 on his penultimate start and his stable remains in fine form.
CORVAIR (system – sire Toronado on Tapeta)
Progeny of the sire Toronado have a good record on Tapeta, including 18 wins from 96 runners at Wolverhampton for a profit of £60.51. CORVAIR found the 6f trip too short when runner-up here on his stable debut last time and can go one better over this extra furlong.
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