15:40 Carlisle – Briardale (BEST ODDS 9/2 with Betfair)
It’s no surprise that this horse will probably end up going off favourite. He hasn’t had any problems winning over this trip, at this course or on the all-weather. Briardale won two of his last three starts. He was beaten by a neck in the other race. He goes up ten pounds for his last win, but crucially he is dropping back two furlongs in trip. I think that the reduced distance will help him go very close indeed. This horse is in the form of his life and holds a John Smith’s Cup entry. I’ll gladly take a punt on him at the prices.
A £20 total stake returns £110 with bet365
All prices correct at the time of posting.