THERE are very small fields all around the country on Wednesday, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t betting opportunities to be had.
With action from Lingfield, Catterick, Yarmouth, Kempton and Bath, here are three longshots to dig your teeth into.
MECCA’S SPIRIT (4.45, Catterick) is definitely not as talented as her half-sister, Mecca’s Angel, but she should nevertheless be able to strike in Class 6 company off a mark of 55.
It’s not been plain sailing for the daughter of Dark Angel thus far, but this weak handicap presents a good opportunity for her to get off the mark.
Michael Dods is superb at training sprinters, and if anyone is able to get her to improve, then it’s him.
The application of blinkers can help as she’s looked in need of some headgear, and Callum Rodriguez takes off what could be a valuable 3lb.
Three Longshots to fill your boots
4.45 Catterick – Mecca’s Spirit: ‘this weak handicap presents a good opportunity for her to get off the mark’ (add to your betslip)
5.25 Yarmouth – Daring Guest: ‘This is a weaker race than he’s been contesting of late, and few of his rivals are in decent form’ (add to your betslip)
6.25 Kempton – Arrowzone: ‘Rated as high as 80 last year, he’s now working off a mark of 61, so he has the look of a very well-handicapped horse’ (add to your betslip)
DARING GUEST (5.25, Yarmouth) has been horribly out of form this year but has dropped considerably in the weights as a result.
Successful off a mark of 67 last year at Kempton, George Margason’s four-year-old is now competing off 62.
With the addition of first-time cheekpieces likely to improve the son of Fast Company’s concentration, this could be the day that he gets his head back in front.
This is a weaker race than he’s been contesting of late, and few of his rivals are in decent form.
ARROWZONE (6.25, Kempton) is not nearly as talented on the turf as he is on the all-weather, so his reappearance at Leicester can be overlooked.
Naturally, he needs to produce a lot more than he did that day, but he should show the benefit of having had a run.
The seven-year-old was successful twice at Wolverhampton last season, and although that was on Tapeta, he’s won on the Polytrack in the past.
Rated as high as 80 last year, he’s now working off a mark of 61, so he has the look of a very well-handicapped horse.