The Tipster Challenge continues at Wetherby today, as Charlie McCann from BetVictor makes his play to rival table-topping Alan Alger, the PR Manager from Betway.
Charlie McCann has worked for BetVictor since 2011, previously as the Director of Online Public Relations, before becoming Head of Communications in May 2015.
McCann will be up against sixth placed Timeform and Stephen Harris from bettingexpert, who is looking to move up the table after a slow start to the revised challenge.
bettingexpert: Robbing The Prey
Showed ability on his debut for Jefferson behind Scotchtown (won again on Monday), and should strip a lot fitter for the run here.
Sets a high standard even with a penalty and should prove tough to beat.
BetVictor: Robbing The Prey
The Jefferson yard remain in good form, and Robbing The Prey should appreciate dropping back in trip having travelled well over 2m 3f here at the last meeting.
Made a winning hurdling debut at Kelso and is entitled to improve with that experience behind her.
Made a pleasing start over hurdles when winning at Kelso last month and she looks the solid play with improvement forthcoming.
BetVictor: Catching Shadows
Despite reservations about the form of the James Ewart yard, another dropping back in distance gets the vote in the hope that he is more amenable to restraint with that Carlisle run under his belt.
Comes from a stable in terrific form and can make a winning chase debut with conditions to suit.
Jumped boldly when opening his account in this sphere over C&D last month, and he looks up to defying a penalty.
Hard to oppose Zeroshadesofgrey, who should appreciate today’s softer ground having won at the Charlie Hall Chase meeting over C&D last time.
bettingexpert: Forth Bridge
Was useful on the flat, and can make a winning hurdling debut in a race where the market will be an excellent guide.
Timeform: Coeur de Lion
Makes appeal on paper ahead of his hurdling bow and was going very much the right way on the level this summer.
It could be hats off for a royal winner courtesy of Forth Bridge, but Indirocco is subject to favourable home reports and this half-brother to Irving gets the vote on his racecourse debut.
bettingexpert: Aye Well
Not getting any younger, but clearly needed the run after six months off last time at Kelso and should be spot on for this.
Timeform: Doctor Phoenix
Landed back-to-back small-field handicaps in the mud around this time last year, so he gets a tentative vote.
BetVictor: Doctor Phoenix
David Dennis had a welcome winner at Fakenham last week, and Doctor Phoenix can go well despite the steadier on 11 st 11 lbs in the feature.
bettingexpert: Royal Plaza
Won well at Warwick last week. Looks good here without a penalty, and with conditions to suit again.
Timeform: Royal Plaza
Took further strides forward and scored in convincing style at Warwick last week. He escapes a penalty for that success and should prove hard to beat if returning in the same form.
BetVictor: Royal Plaza
A market move for Visandi would be worth noting, but Royal Plaza goes unpenalised for a facile Warwick success under today’s talented conditional.
bettingexpert: Petticoat Tails
Hails from a yard with a terrific record in bumpers and can make a winning start.
Timeform: Petticoat Tails
Makes plenty of appeal on debut, and just preferred to Keepin Time.
BetVictor: Petticoat Tails
Won a bumper here on her second start; the stable of Warren Greatrex can certainly get them ready first time out.
Tipster Challenge 2016/17 Leaderboard
|1||Alan Alger - Betway||3||11.41|
|2||Phillip Anderson - Before The Off||3||6.17|
|3||Ciaran O'Brien - William Hill||3||5.29|
|4||John Hill - Coral||2||4.25|
|5||Michael Shinners - Sky Bet||2||4.00|
|7||John Cruces - Dafabet||1||1.25|
|9||Ed Nicholson - Unibet||1||0.73|