Racing tip of the day

  • By: Ben Linfoot
  • Last Updated: January 20 2014, 15:42 GMT

Ben Linfoot heads to the Southwell fibresand and he's chancing a son of Dubai Destination on his surface debut.

Southwell: The scene of the tip of the day
Southwell: The scene of the tip of the day

Gabrial's Wawa - 2.40 Southwell

I panicked on Sky Sports News Radio this morning and put up Secular Society in the 5.30 Wolverhampton as the tip of the day.

I do at least think he'll win. He looks sure to improve for the step up in trip, the form of his latest effort in a maiden has been boosted and on that basis alone a mark of 74 looks to have underestimated his ability.

However, he's only slightly better than even money and you don't need me to tell you he has a good chance, as his claims are obvious.

So, it's to the Southwell fibresand we go and the less obvious chance of Gabrial's Wawa in the Download The Ladbrokes App Handicap at 2.40.

Roger Ingram's charge has dropped 9lb in the weights since transferring from Richard Fahey's yard and his mark of 67 today is a career low. Indeed, he's won off a rating of 73 before.

Obviously, he's been regularly beaten to take such a slide in the weights, but his proven ability to stay further combined with his fall in the ratings could spark the desired performance this afternoon.

The angle I really like about him is that his sire's stock often go well at the track. Dubai Destinations have a habit of taking to the Southwell surface as winners at the course, such as Merchant Of Dubai, Dubai Hills, Global Village, Hannahs Turn and Eastern Hills testify.

Seven furlongs, the Southwell angle, a career-low mark and prices around the 9/1 mark (he has been backed in from double-figure odds this morning too which boosts confidence) make me think he's worth a small investment.

And, if you're not convinced, you could always go all in on Secular Society.