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Bet of the day: Monday’s racing

Frank Monkhouse | 10 July 2017

Lamloom expected to deliver

We start the week with afternoon racing at Ayr and Worcester, before Ripon, Windsor and Roscommon take us through the evening. Coral are betting on every race – winners at the click of a button. Have your say here.

Focusing our attentions on the Scottish schedule, eight legs get going at 1.45pm. Read on as Coral’s team run you through our best bet of the day, or scroll down the page to find race-by-race selections, allowing you to build big price multiples.

NAP arrives in good form

Followers of our NAP are waiting it out until 3.50pm, when a 10-runner handicap is decided over the mile trip. Traders are keen to keep Lamloom close, pricing him up as a solid favourite, and we make that a shrewd call. The three-year-old arrives with confidence onside, having finally got off the mark last time out at this very track.

That success would’ve come as no surprise to those who had been keeping a close eye on David O’Meara’s rep, as he was runner up at Ayr the start before, beaten by odds-on favourite Born To Be Alive on that occasion. The hard work finally paid off last month when banking the prize money in convincing fashion, and at a decent price too, upsetting 11/8 fav Liquid Gold.

O’Meara is easy to trust

That was a decent enough race to be winning, and now making his handicap bow, we’re taking him to go in again. The improving colt had Daniel Tudhope in the saddle that day, and the jockey returns, which will rate as a positive for those happy to follow us in on the NAP. He’s fit and looks to have been given every chance to continue his steady recent form.

Followers of the stats will remind us that O’Meara has a good reputation for getting the desired result from runners on their handicap debut, and Coral’s 9/4 about Lamloom is very easy to back. The recent wet weather means we can rule out a few of the leading contenders.

Ayr selections

1.45 – Another Batt

2.15 – My Girl Maisie

2.45 – Muscika

3.15 – Guitar Pete

3.50 – Lamloom

4.25 – El Hombre

4.55 – Blue Jacket

5.30 – Yes You

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