Thursday’s Best Bets
THE NAP SHOULD BE HARD TO BEAT! Racing on Thursday from Chepstow, Clonmel, Newcastle and Chelmsford. Daily Double pays 13/2!
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Scroll down to find our most confident selections (NAP & NB) PLUS race-by-race picks for every race across all FOUR meetings again.
NAP – Best selection of the evening
Newcastle 3.40 Cephalus (13/8)
Cable Bay colt who did well to win given how much he had to do prevailing by a short head on return at Chelmsford; improved again to win impressively up to a mile last time; looks well placed to complete the hat-trick.
A 6lb penalty shouldn’t be enough to stop CEPHALUS making it 3 wins in a row at Newcastle on Thursday. He relished the step up in trip last time and was going away at the line. He almost certainly has more to come and this looks a great opportunity for him to extend the winning run. Devasboy was a good third beaten just 2 lengths at Chelmsford last time and is a player on that form but he has to prove himself back up to a mile. Novak won here in October and was third over C&D when last seen. I think he needs a big field and an end-to-end gallop to be seen to best effect though so perhaps vulnerable here. Sparka may be the biggest threat if she has improved after that encouraging run last time.
Chepstow 12.05 Lady Tremaine (2/1)
Likeable mare who improved for the switch to handicaps staying on well in first-time cheekpieces to score at Bangor 4 weeks ago; up 5lb but more to come and yard in great form so leading claims in this field.
Given the front pair pulled some 8 lengths clear from the rest I’ll be surprised if a 5lb rise is enough to anchor LADY TREMAINE at Chepstow on Thursday. She made a winning handicap debut at Bangor last month and she looks open to further improvement now. This test should suit with the ground very deep and she should be galloping on strongly when the others have cried enough. Dame Du Soir is a decent yardstick and she won this last year so has to be feared. She was beaten heavily at Cheltenham last time but might appreciate coming back over hurdles. Ruby Yeats is some 9lb below his last winning mark and handled conditions so could end up being best of the rest in a race lacking strength.
We’ve gone through all FOUR cards again on Thursday so here’s what we’re backing. All our selections can be added straight to your bet365 bet slip (just click the orange links).
Here you will find our Lucky 15 which includes our Notebook runners (now on oddschecker), the Daily Eye Catcher and Value Tip (also on oddschecker). This is one of our most popular multiples.