After the Guests moved to the top of the table last week, Betting Gods are on hand to try and keep the run going. It’s time for the 20th week of Tipster Challenge action at Haydock Races!
The Guest tips have come from Tim who runs Big Race Bookie Busters, one of the Betting Gods tipster services. Upon accepting the invite, he said:
“I’m happy to rise to the challenge of any tipping contest – whether I bring home the bacon or end-up with egg on my face!”
Betting Gods will be up against Stephen Harris, fresh off a winless week at Nottingham last time out. The Horse Racing Guru at bettingexpert will be looking to close the gap to the top, which now stands at just short of 20 points. The experts from Timeform come into the week 4th in the table.
Keep reading for expert tips for each of today’s 7 races at Haydock!
SBC News: Al Neksh
Showed enough promise at Leicester to suggest he can go a few places better here.
bettingexpert: Al Neksh
Caught the eye in no uncertain style on his debut at Leicester and will be very hard to beat here.
Timeform: Al Neksh
Made a very promising start at Leicester and could rate a lot higher before too long.
Betting Gods: Tarseekh
This is a tricky opener for punters and tipsters alike, with 4 of the 6 runners yet to step foot on a racecourse, and many of them with expensive price-tags. But, with gun to head, it’s Tarseekh for me, as Roger Varian often uses Haydock to unleash some of his nicer horses.
SBC News: Fair Eva
Based on pedigree alone, taking the fourth of Frankel’s progeny seems to be the smart bet.
bettingexpert: Fair Eva
Beautifully bred and hails from a stable hitting top form.
Timeform: Fair Eva
Has a stunning pedigree, by Frankel out of the 2008 Sprint Cup winner, and it would be no surprise to see her make a successful debut with Ryan Moore up.
Betting Gods: Fair Eva
Another minefield for punters with 5 of the 9 runners unraced. However, it’s interesting that Frankel-sired filly Fair Eva runs in the colours of Frankel’s owner Khalid Abdullah, and she may well be more than useful.
SBC News: October Storm
Competed well in a strong race at Sandown 3 weeks ago, and taken to step it up here.
bettingexpert: October Storm
Has improved for an increased test of stamina and shaped really well when third in a strong race last time out.
Timeform: October Storm
Might be able to reverse Sandown form with Rasasee looking open to more improvement.
Betting Gods: Kajaki
Has something to prove stepping-up in trip, but has shaped as though it should suit him. The slower early pace of this race may also let him conserve more energy for his finishing effort, with his trainer Kevin Ryan in excellent form.
SBC News: Carnageo
Carries a penalty but will be respected after win at Ripon last week, albeit at a lower grade.
Looks well treated under a penalty for last week’s ready win.
Hard to get away from having fairly bolted up at Ripon last week and he looks much more the finished article now.
Betting Gods: Albernathy
Albernathy needed his first run last season and, despite being well-gambled on at York, he may well have also needed his first run of this season. He won his second start last year, a maiden from which the runner-up came out to win off 84 afterwards. He should also be suited by the step-up to a mile.
SBC News: King Bolete
Came out on top in a decent field at Ascot, and should start as a better than evens favourite here.
Just needed her seasonal reappearance and should strip a lot fitter for that promising effort.
Timeform: King Bolete
Has pretensions to be better than a handicapper and could follow up his Ascot reappearance success.
Betting Gods: King Bolete
King Bolete looked to have improved dramatically from 2 to 3 when winning at Ascot, and is fancied to follow-up here. She led for most of the way at Ascot, and may well be able to dictate her own pace again in this 4-runner field.
SBC News: Forth Bridge
Her last two finishes have been 3rd at Nottingham and 2nd at Salisbury. Logically she wins here?
bettingexpert: Daily News
Bred for middle distances and hails from a stable in terrific form.
Timeform: Forth Bridge
Improved massively from her debut when splitting a pair of subsequent winners at Salisbury and she could be useful.
Betting Gods: Daily News
Another really tricky heat for punters, but it’s interesting that Roger Varian pitches the unraced Daily News straight in against horses with experience. He’s certainly bred to appreciate the trip, and he’s a hopeful selection.
SBC News: Tarboosh
Always hard to call the final race of the day. We’re siding with the Paul Hanagan trained Tarboosh.
bettingexpert: Next Life
Went into the notebook when making a winning debut last season and looks well handicapped here on his reappearance.
Timeform: George William
Produced a solid effort when chasing down a couple of potentially smart sorts over C&D last month and is preferred to maiden winners Tarboosh and Next Life.
Betting Gods: Fang
Whether first-time blinkers and Ryan Moore can bring the best out of Fang remains to be seen, but he did get within two-lengths of Shalaa last year. The horse he beat into third there is also rated 85 now, so there’s good reason to think he can win off a mark of 76.