Racing tip of the day

  • By: Ian Brindle
  • Last Updated: January 23 2014, 14:08 GMT

Our tipster, Ian Brindle hopes that Steve Gollings can continue his fine run of form with a winner at Fakenham today.

Daryl Jacob: Takes mount aboard Ian Brindle's selection
Daryl Jacob: Takes mount aboard Ian Brindle's selection

Make Me A Fortune - 1.30 Fakenham

With a plethora of heavily backed favourites at Kempton and the fabled four-timer landed yesterday across the cards, there's a fair likelihood that those beleaguered bookmakers will be playing one or two favourites short enough this afternoon and I'll be looking to oppose one in the Horningtoft Novices' Handicap Hurdle on Thursday afternoon.

My attention has been caught by Make Me A Fortune as Steve Gollings' inmate makes his debut in handicap company for the first time.

A winner of a bumper at Market Rasen on debut, things haven't quite gone to plan for the six-year-old since switching to hurdles but he looks to have plenty of scope about him and the step up to 2m4f shouldn't be an issue as he ran over three miles in an Irish point prior to joining current connections.

His trainer, Steve Gollings, has certainly been in rude form at present with two winners and a placed horse from his last three starters under National Hunt rules and this is his only runner of the day.

Current market leader, Kodicil will clearly be a tough nut to crack if he can build upon his recent victory at Market Rasen. A stayer in fairly modest grade on the Flat, Tim Walford's charge is in the headgear he wore when successful seven days ago.

Calaf has his second run for Jonjo O'Neill and can be anticipated to give a bold show under Maurice Linehan. A winner at Catterick on the level in October; he can be anticipated to have come on for an outing at Taunton last month.

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