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Salisbury – 30th September: DOM’S NAP + NB | Thursday’s 2 Best Bet

Find out our team’s two best bets for Thursday’s fixture at Salisbury



D881H8 Jockeys weighing room Salisbury Racecourse UK. Image shot 05/2013. Exact date unknown.
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The recent rain should be a benefit for John & Thady Gosden’s colt, whose two wins to date came with a bit of juice in the ground.

Logician John Gosden
John (pictured) and Thady Gosden have four runners at Salisbury on Thursday afternoon

There wasn’t a lot wrong with his handicap debut at Sandown Park and the only substance of form following that contest has been positive, so he is surely worth another chance here.

A few of these rivals are looking a bit more exposed and he is sure to go close off an unchanged mark of 96.

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Perhaps the answer here is with Ryan Moore’s mount who finished a fine third at Ascot on debut and should strip fitter for the experience.

2BXT5B9 Ransom ridden by Ryan Moore wins the Betway Maiden Stakes at Lingfield Racecourse.
Ryan Moore (pictured) teams up with Brian Meehan aboard Hannibal Barca

Plenty of his rivals that day had the benefit of a run but he plugged on creditably to make the podium and can take the gold here on that evidence.

He’s bred to want a bit of a trip in time but there’s a lot to like about his chances on his reappearance.

Dominic Chapman is senior content writer at Low6 with a passion for horse racing. He provides a NAP and NB every day throughout the week on selected National Hunt and Flat cards in both Britain and Ireland. Additionally, he hosts the Paddock Picks Podcast with former Welsh Grand National-winning pilot, Charlie Poste - the pair interviewing and discussing current racing topics with a special guest every week.