Don't miss four-star McCoy

  • By: Ben Linfoot
  • Last Updated: January 11 2013, 11:27 GMT

Ben Linfoot picks out some bets of the day and horses to look out for in our regular daily preview of today's action.

McCoy: 16/1 for a four-timer
McCoy: 16/1 for a four-timer

Bet Of The Day: Kakatosi 5.00 Wolverhampton

Mike Murphy's under-rated Bedfordshire training operation continues to make steady progress, returning a best-ever tally of 20 winners in 2012. The trainer has done notably well with recruits from other yards and Kakatosi struck on his first start for the yard at Lingfield a fortnight ago. He has gone up 5lb in the weights for that win but remains more than a stone below his highest rating achieved only a couple of seasons back for Andrew Balding before he lost his way and his form. The draw hasn't been kind here but Kakatosi doesn't have to go from the front and there should be sufficient pace on his inside to see him rattle through with a telling challenge in the closing stages over a trip which is as short as he wants.

Best Longshot: Leitrim King 2.00 Lingfield

As usual, our best chance of landing a longshot might be on the all-weather surface at Lingfield. Today I'm keen on Leitrim King, who has his first run for Gary Moore after an uninspiring spell with Murty McGrath. One bad run over hurdles followed by one poor effort at Southwell has seen him drop to a handicap mark of 55, though, and if Moore can unlock the best of the form he showed when with William Haggas he has a chance here in an ordinary handicap. Over a similar trip on handicap debut at Leicester he stayed on for fifth off a 7lb higher mark and that sort of effort would put him in the mix here at a big price.

Race In Focus: 1.20 Huntingdon

A cracking contest at Huntingdon with exciting novice My Tent Or Yours bidding to bounce back from defeat at Newbury last time. That four-and-a-half length reverse with stablemate Chatterbox was disappointing but heavy ground was blamed for his defeat and if he's back to the sort of form that saw him beat subsequent Challow Hurdle winner Taquin Du Seuil at Ascot he'll be tough to beat today. His main aim is the Betfair Hurdle back at Newbury next month - he needs one more run to qualify for the race - and a tidy win would set him up nicely. Smart bumper horses Royal Guardsman and Population and Tom George's impressive Doncaster winner God's Own add to the mix in an interesting heat.

Special Delivery: AP McCoy 16/1 for Huntingdon four-timer

With My Tent Or Yours, Malt Master and Glorious Twelfth all looking likely winners, the champ might only need one more for Sky Bet to be paying out on this special bet. Feast Of Fire, in particular, looks to have a decent chance in the bumper judging by his run at Punchestown.


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