Get Knotted in Coral Sprint Trophy and Great Order also among York Saturday tips
David Metcalf | 8 October 2016
Coral Sprint Trophy bets: Punters can Get Knotted
When it comes to Coral Sprint Trophy bets, trainer Michael Dods has an excellent record in the race. That means Get Knotted odds looks to hold leading claims of enhancing it with victory in this year’s renewal of the valuable 6f handicap (15:45).
Winning two of the last three runnings, County Durham based handler Dods’ Get Knotted is an in-form gelding who’s looked better than ever this season.
After scoring at Thirsk on the second start of the campaign, the four-year-old posted three solid efforts before landing a 7f contest at the venue.
Course form a big plus
Get Knotted backed that up with a cracking third to the ultra-progressive Certificate in a hot 14-runner handicap at Doncaster. He comes into the race on the back of a fine second of 22 to Roudee in the 6f Ayr Silver Cup.
Looking a likely winner in the latter when taking up the running inside the closing stages, Get Knotted picked up close home and found himself beaten 1/2 a length.
Although now 2lb higher in the weights, Get Knotted is clearly right at the top of his game. He runs the York track well have won, being placed twice in three starts at it.
Great Order to get back to winning ways
Great Order lost little in defeat when runner-up last time out. He thus rates a solid bet to return to winnings ways in the 1m 2f Download The Coral App Stakes (14.35).
Owned by Godolphin, this three-year-old failed by a diminishing short-head to overhaul Huntlaw in a competitive 12-runner contest at Newmarket. The pair pair pulled 2 1/4 lengths clear of the field to give the form a solid look.
Prior to that, the Saeed bin Suroor trained colt won at Leicester and Ascot. Great Order looked way ahead of the assessor in the latter when beating Jacbequick by 1 1/4 lengths.
Pattern performer in the making
After losing stacks of ground when rearing at the start and slowly away, Great Order recovered quickly. He then made stealthy headway a furlong from home to take up the running inside the last and win going away.
The son of Distorted Humour was value for much more than the winning margin. Great Order thus looks a potential pattern performer in the making.
If that is the case, then a mark of 98 should not be beyond the progressive Great Order.
York Saturday tips
14.00: Weekend Offender
14.35: Great Order (NB)
15.10: Perfect Angel
15.45: Get Knotted (NAP)
16.55: Gleese The Devil
17.30: Novelty Seeker
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