Value Bet plunge landed by Misty Bloom at Wincanton

Misty Bloom winning at Wincanton
Misty Bloom winning at Wincanton

Ben Linfoot's Value Bet column hit the bookies for a second-successive Saturday after Misty Bloom landed a gamble at Wincanton on Saturday.

Advised at 18/1 at 5pm on Friday evening with 16/1 widely available, Misty Bloom attracted cash throughout Saturday morning and was eventually sent off at 9/2.

Always prominent under star 5lb claimer claimer Ben Jones, who was enjoying another terrestrial TV success after Gumball last weekend, Misty Bloom took control of the race early in the home straight.

Steadied over the last, she strode clear for an easy six-length victory for winning trainer Emma Lavelle.

Lavelle said: "She's not over-big, so being at the bottom end of the handicap in a race like this was ideal.

"Ben gave her a super ride, he's a proper jockey to look out for."

Linfoot argued: "Emma Lavelle also does well in handicaps in November and she had two good options for this race at the six-day stage so it’s interesting she’s running this consistent mare.

"She’s only finished out of the first three once in her last eight starts and her two runs this season off the back of a five-month break have been the two best runs off her career.

"Adam Wedge went easy on her once her chance had gone at Ludlow last time, but it wasn’t a bad effort at all and with talented claimer Ben Jones, who gave Gumball a fine ride at Ascot last weekend, taking off 5lb, she runs off a featherweight in this.

"Lavelle is fairly local to Wincanton training just 50 miles up the road and she has an excellent record at the track, winning 33 from 199 at 17 per cent, and this mare looks a tad overpriced to improve that record further in an open contest."

The win came on the back of 10/1 and 12/1 winners for the column last Saturday and Escobar at 16/1 on Champions Day.

Value Bet is out every Friday at 5pm.


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