I tipped Minella Daddy among today’s TV tips and with the main danger Gold Present now a non runner, I’m happy to make him a recommended bet (see here for explanation)
Sean Bowen rides Minella Daddy for his father. He’s won at Ascot and achieved his best Racing Post Rating here when 2nd to Regal Encore in December 2016. His next outing was in a hot Kauto Star Chase at Kempton where he went off the same price as Might Bite (who fell in the lead at the last). Minella Daddy was pulled up that day and I’m assuming the reason for the non-complete was what kept him out for 13 months.
He reappeared here at Ascot last month, leading and looking in good heart until tiring badly and finishing a long way behind Acting Lass. Still, I thought he showed enough that day to merit close consideration for this. Prior to that PU last season, his form figures were 22112. He lined up at Kempton on a rating of 145 and here he is, just one run later, off 8lbs less. I think the handicapper has blundered and Minella Daddy looks the value bet of the day and I recommend that you back him.
Minella Daddy 7/1 NAP
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