Itsnotyouitsme to lay down the law in open affair
Back Itsnotyouitsme @ 9/2 in the 15:05 at Carlisle
J Stan Moore most certainly is a jenius and so is Sophie Jones after delivering Bomb Squad late off a frenetic pace to land us our first big price double for a while in yesterday’s column. After several near misses and lots of seconds, the 81 point profit on the day certainly makes up for it.
We’re off to Carlisle for our first bet with Itsnotyouitsme – and he can put his stamina to good use and take care of some of his rivals. And talking of genius, the “It’s not you it’s me” excuse was invented by Seinfield’s George Costanza, used in one of my favourite episodes ‘The Good Samaritan’.
Maurice Barnes’ 8yo has benefited from the change of tactics in going from the front, and has been in grand form with a pair of victories at Hexham over 2m4f. He landed a Class 3 last time and found for pressure, showing improved form once again.
He seems fairly adaptable with ground, with scores on heavy and good, ergo his stamina could be the biggest asset in a field where there is competition for the lead. Especially
I like front-runners at Carlisle and if Ross Chapman sets about the field aggressively to make this a test, we could have half a chance at a decent price with the top weight.
Veteran can enjoy a return to Wolves
Back Fieldsman @ 10/1 in the 17:30 at Wolverhampton
I will break the habit of a lifetime and shun a Saeed bin Suroor runner in the shape of Secret Moment in favour of the bigger priced Fieldsman at 9/1. We also have the Extra Place Special bonus on the Sportsbook.
Tonight will be his 93rd start and with 11 victories in that time with over 80k in prize money earned, he’s been a grand servant for his trainer Tony Carroll.
He’s a front-runner firstly, and won over course and distance back in May setting a good pace from the front and holding on at the end.
A recent second at Brighton highlighted that he remains in good heart, and done well over the 1m at the seaside track considering he had company for the lead against Rodin, but that was a 0-75 and he’ll enjoy the drop back down to 7f at Wolves.
Mollie Phillips is back on with her claim, and she knows the veteran well.
Daily Multi-Sports Double
Leg 1: Back On Springs – 16:50 Carlisle @ 4/1
Adam Houghton says: “On Springs showed improved form when fourth on his handicap debut at Hereford in March, plugging on in the straight to pass the post over eight lengths behind the winner. He lines up from the same mark here, but the booking of Luca Morgan, who is good value for his 5 lb claim, should help him to get more competitive. The application of first-time cheekpieces could also work in favour of On Springs and he is worth another chance to get off the mark.”
Leg 2: Back West Ham to bat Genk & Over 2.5 Goals (KO: 20:00) @ 5/6
Mike Norman says: “Our match previewer Kevin Hatchard expects West Ham to cruise to victory against Genk tonight and I agree totally with him, though I do have slight reservations about the Hammers’ ability to regularly keep clean sheets. A goal against tonight won’t be a bad thing as I fancy David Moyes‘ men to score at least a few in what should be a routine win.”