The horse racing NAP of the Day on Friday, 9 September, with SportsLens tipsters is Motown Maggie. She runs in the 2m 6f mares handicap hurdle at Ballinrobe this evening (5:35). Gordon Elliott’s charge looks well worth an each way play on the pick of her form at odds of 9/1 here.
Keeping on into second over 2m 4f in her last horse racing event off the same mark last month, Motown Maggie has been a pretty consistent mare. This five-year-old daughter of Doyen could be well-treated with a claimer booked to ride her today. She is thus our horse racing NAP of the Day this Friday.
Why will horse racing NAP of the Day Motown Maggie hit the frame?
Motown Maggie has won or placed on eight of her 11 hurdles outings to date. After scoring in first-time cheekpieces at Fairyhouse in November, she ran second on all three starts in Scotland – at Kelso and Ayr races including the Scottish Grand National meeting. In amongst those efforts, she was also a fine third to subsequent Grade 3 winner Allegorie De Vassy.
The most eye-catching run of all from Motown Maggie came when chasing home Get A Tonic at Ayr in April. That one previously chased home subsequent Cheltenham Festival Mares’ Hurdle heroine Marie’s Rock at Warwick, so the form looks rock solid. This performance came off a 3lb higher mark than Motown Maggie has now.
A bad mistake two out on her return to action put paid to any chance of a successful reappearance. Putting a line through that race result looks wise. Motown Maggie then only found the in-form and less exposed Shannon Glory too quick for her at Bellewstown last time out. She finished ahead of Jeremys Flame this day.
One horse racing NAP of the Day that looks well-handicapped
That third mare home has placed in graded bumpers, hurdle races and steeplechases. Jeremys Flame also earned an official rating of 136 in this sphere, and is 4lb higher with the assessor over fences. That makes Motown Maggie look very well-treated by the handicapper off her own mark of 116, yet she remains overpriced on top betting sites for today’s assignment.
Just to make sure and give her every chance of going one better for this step up back in trip, Elliott now books Michael O’Sullivan for the ride. He takes a handy 7lb off with his claim. This is his first time riding for the stable, which has a 14 per cent strike rate over the last fortnight. The leading horse racing betting sites could’ve forgotten about Motown Maggie, who looks chucked in taking the additional weight off her back into account.
She just had to be our horse racing NAP of the Day for 9 September, then. A £10 each way bet on Motown Maggie with 888Sport returns £128 if she can get her head in front again. It’s 9/5 for a place, so backing her each way makes sense. New customers that sign up and place such a wager qualify for £40 in bonuses with all the details below…
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