Tip of the day: Generate profits

  • By: Ben Linfoot
  • Last Updated: August 31 2014, 14:44 BST

Ben Linfoot feels his first longing for the winter game as he heads to Worcester for the day's best bet.

Richard Johnson: Rides the selection
Richard Johnson: Rides the selection

BIG GENERATOR - 2.40 Worcester

The first outing of my stripy jumper since April.

Cheryl crying on the X Factor.

Sprinter Sacre and My Tent Or Yours updates on The Morning Line.

Bang average Flat racing.

All these ingredients led me to start hankering for the upcoming National Hunt season last night when I had my first perusal of the 2015 Arkle ante-post market.

My Tent Or Yours is 12/1. Now that could keep me going over the long winter months.

But for now we have Worcester, flying the flag for British racing on another dire Sunday. There's some good action in Ireland and in France, but this daily feature rarely dips its toes into foreign waters and instead we'll focus on the best race to be run in England today; the toteplacepot Handicap Chase at 2.40.

Bullet Street is favourite but is worth taking on. His consistency was rewarded with a win last time but he's an infrequent winner and should struggle raised half a stone by the handicapper.

Able Deputy and Fair Dilemma fought out a finish at Stratford last time, but they too could be in the handicapper's grip and it's hard to see Croco Bay reversing form with that pair.

Hallings Comet will need to settle better if he's to defy a tough-looking opening handicap mark and Sedgemoor Express is 7lb higher than when scraping home over the course and distance.

That only leaves Irish raider BIG GENERATOR at the foot of the weights and he looks well worth an interest now dropped back in trip to two miles.

He won at Wexford two starts ago over the distance and then ran a fine race over two-and-a-half miles last time where he jumped well. He struggled over the larger obstacles earlier in his career but now the penny has dopped he's improving fast and two miles around Worcester looks ideal.

Expect him to track the leaders before forcing the issue in the last quarter of a mile. With his stamina proven for further he's going to be a tough nut to crack if in with a chance at the fourth last at the top of the straight.

With doubts over his rivals, the 4/1 makes more appeal than most racing bets on what looks a good day to keep the punting boots at the bottom of the wardrobe (where the stripy jumper has laid for the last four months).