The horse racing NAP of the Day on Halloween, Monday, 31 October, with SportsLens tipsters in Lord Baddesley. He goes in the extended 2m 4f handicap hurdle at Plumpton this afternoon (2:20). Next Best, meanwhile, is hurdles debutant King Alexander over an extended 2m 3f at Hereford (12:55).
Each of these horse racing from our experts should prove popular with punters. Read the case in full for backing both of these runners below:
- 12:55 Hereford – KING ALEXANDER (NB) @ 9/4 with 888Sport
- 2:20 Plumpton – LORD BADDESLEY (NAP) @ 11/8 with 888Sport
Why will horse racing NAP of the Day Lord Baddesley win?
Chris Gordon is bang in form and remains a profitable trainer to follow at Plumpton, so LORD BADDESLEY can cash in on an ease in grade. Raised just 1lb by the handicapper for his keeping on second in the Silver Trophy at Chepstow races earlier this month, this seven-year-old Doyen gelding is down in class and up a furlong in trip.
The pick of Lord Baddesley’s form gives him strong claims here. Fourth in the Betfair Hurdle at Newbury from out of the weights, he now meets re-opposing and main market rival, according to the best UK betting sites, Royaume Uni off 5lb better terms, so should have the beating of him again.
Lord Baddesley was in-behind subsequent multiple chase winners Straw Fan Jack and Wild Max when fourth back at Newbury. He’s been knocking off the door on ratings around his current mark. With the Gordon stable on a 40 per cent strike rate in the last 14 days and enjoying a double at Ascot races over the weekend, everything is in place for a big run.
It’s for that reason that Lord Baddesley rates our horse racing NAP of the Day for 31 October. A £10 Halloween punt on him returns £23.75 with 888Sport if he can go one better now dropped in class. Lord Baddesley looks the one to be on to make amends for his unlucky stumble on his penultimate start at a track where his trainer does well.
King Alexander can reign supreme on Hereford hurdles debut
Seven Barrows handler Nicky Henderson sends KING ALEXANDER over obstacles for the first time in a maiden hurdle at Hereford, meanwhile. This four-year-old son of Mount Nelson readily landed a Warwick races bumper last month on his racecourse bow. It was a taking performance from a promising prospect.
King Alexander conceded experience to a number of rivals and beat them easily. Only time will tell how the race result works out, but he could do no more than win his first career outing. The fact that connections send him straight over hurdles in a middle-distance event is also interesting.
All of the top horse racing betting sites also know that it pays to follow Henderson runners at Hereford. This leading National Hunt trainer boasts a 34 per cent strike rate at the course. Backing Seven Barrows inmates blind at the track down the years would’ve yielded a tidy £46.55 profit off a £1 level stake.
Taking that into account, King Alexander looks well worth a wager to follow-up on his first try over hurdles. He’s the NB bet this Monday behind our horse racing NAP of the Day, Lord Baddesley, as a result. Odds of 9/4 with 888Sport probably won’t last. New customers who sign up and put £10 on King Alexander qualify for £40 in bonuses with more details below…
888Sport New Customer Offer – Bet £10 Get £30 in Free Bets & £10 Casino Bonus
This is all the info about that new customer betting offer with 888Sport. It’s a bet £10 and get £30 (+ £10 casino) welcome bonus deal open to all SportsLens readers who don’t already have an account with this online bookie.
Sign up to 888Sport today using promo code 30FB and make a first deposit of £10+ via Debit Card. Only this payment method qualifies for funding the account if punters want to get the deal. Don’t use eWallets such as Neteller, MuchBetter, Skrill, Paysafecard and PayPal, as deposits from such options will not unlock the offer.
After punters fund their account correctly, place a £10+ qualifying sportsbook bet at minimum odds of 1/2 (1.50). Both our horse racing NAP of the Day and NB bets have it covered. Once the wager settles, punters get 3x £10 free bets added to their 888Sport account automatically. Other terms and conditions apply to the £10 casino bonus.
How to Get that Welcome Bonus
Stake just £10 on either of our top horse racing bets today and new customers receive £30 in free bets with 888Sport, plus that £10 casino bonus. Punters can claim this sweet deal today when joining and following these six simple steps:
- New customers sign up to 888Sport using promo code 30FB
- Deposit £10+ via Debit Card to the account (don’t use eWallets)
- Put on a £10+ qualifying bet with minimum odds of 1/2 (1.50)
- Once this settles, receive 3x £10 free bets credited automatically
- These free bets are valid for 7 days
- Claim the £10 casino bonus with separate T&Cs within 7 days
Related to Our Horse Racing NAP of the Day
Check out today’s horse racing betting tips across SportsLens including:
- There are three Monday wagers from top tipster Andrew Mount running at Plumpton and Hereford too
- Read up on key Melbourne Cup trends for “The Race That Stops a Nation” in Australia
- For punters that like spread betting on horses, the latest Spreadex analysis has recommended buys and sells
- Andy Newton profiles the UK-based Melbourne Cup runners competing Down Under overnight