Totesport November Handicap betting preview
The final big race of the flat season and this prize often goes to a double figure priced runner after many have had a long hard season.
The hot favourite for the race since declarations has been Pippa Greene who has won all of his three starts to date. Had this race been on soft ground he would have been a confident selection but this will be the first time he has faced a surface this firm and in his last race was declared on the basis that there was soft ground. At a price of 6/1 with Betfred he is passed over but should be looked out for next season.
A horse that has been backed all week has been the Richard Hannon trained Malt or Mash. He has improved with every run this season and has contested some very strong races giving the form a rock solid look. The trainer has warned that he is not guaranteed to run though over ground concerns. He has already won on good to firm but connections don’t want to risk their talented horse on too firm a ground. A late call will be made but your stake will be refunded if he doesn’t run so have a large bet each with Bet365 at 7/1 and if he takes his place it is almost impossible to see him being unplaced.
If Malt or Mash is withdrawn there are two horses with close form to him. On his latest win at HQ Sanbuch was just behind with Bandama in third. Sanbuch is a quirky character who has to come from way back so backing to win in a twenty three runner race isn’t the best proposition at 10/1 with Blue Square . A better bet is probably Bandama at twice those odds with Bet365. This consistent sort looks well capable of running a place.
Another who looks a tad overpriced is the Godolphin top weight New Guinea . This prominent runner will enjoy the low draw in stall three and although he has no secrets from the handicapper he is a very good horse. Stan James are 16/1 and this is another who looks nailed on for a good run at a great price.
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