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Thursday's selections Dave Nevison's tips headed by Hotspur

By Dave Nevison@nevisondave
Wed 21 Jul 2021

Our resident tipster Dave Nevison found three winners from three selections on Tuesday and bids to keep the good run going with another trio of tips for the racing action on Thursday. Remember to always bet responsibly.

3.55 Sandown: Russian Virtue

NON-RUNNER

6.05 Newbury: Hotspur Harry

Amateur George Eddery does not ride that often but has a pretty good strike rate in this type of event and partnered this horse to success at Newcastle back in April. Hotspur Harry has performed reasonably well on turf since and his mark has slipped a little so he is now off a lower rating than when landing that All-weather success.

The Newmarket run last time when beaten just two and a half lengths and staying on into fifth is about the best recent effort from this field and he doesn’t need to improve much more to score. I am hopeful this race, as is often the case with amateur events, will be run at a decent pace as a good test will certainly suit my selection.

8.10 Newbury: Mellys Flyer

I would be worried a little if heavy summer storms came and changed the ground dramatically but otherwise I feel this three-year-old has a very good chance of following up his all-the-way Epsom victory under a penalty.

He should get the lead again here if desired and looks to have upside in him now that the penny has dropped, as he won with plenty seemingly in hand at Epsom. A 6lb penalty would not have stopped him there and Ray Dawson's valuable allowance negates half of that extra weight imposition. Trainer George Scott has his team running well (two winners and a second from his last five runners), so it is probably a good thing to strike while the iron is hot.

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