Today's Horse Racing Tips: Pony the one to back at Ponte

Today's Horse Racing Tips: Chris Baker's best bet runs at Pontefract.
Today's Horse Racing Tips: Chris Baker's best bet runs at Pontefract.

Saturday was tough! Although One Master ran well to take third in the sprint, my other big hope Magical failed to perform anywhere near her brilliant best and was under pressure a long way from home. That race was won by Addeybb, a horse that I have backed several times this year and was on my shortlist again at the weekend. The final race on the card was a great advert for Sod’s Law. The well fancied Tempus was withdrawn at the start and my 40/1 hope Greenside finished third. To rub salt into the wounds, the race was won by Njord, who I tipped up last time out when he finished fourth under a very questionable ride. 

Sod continued his fine work yesterday when my football bet fell one goal short of a big payout (again).  The circumstances of yesterday are that ridiculous that you wouldn’t believe me if I told you, so I won’t. With Halloween fast approaching, the betting demons are already out in force.

Needless to say, I need a good end to the year. A very good end. Anything is possible though, and I am hoping the week gets off to a good start with one bet at Pontefract.

Pontefract Tip

16:20 – 5f Visit Handicap (Class 4)

With three wins at Beverley and a cosy victory in this race last year, OUR LITTLE PONY (NAP – 1 point win bet at 4/1) is clearly well suited by a stiff five furlongs. She should relish today’s conditions having won three times on sot ground, and she is well drawn in stall 4. Faye McManoman is tremendous value for her 5lb claim and has been aboard for all but one of this five-year-old mare’s six career successes. This daughter of Bated Breath has been beaten in all seven starts since winning here 12-months ago. However, she has been placed on two occasions, was beaten by less than two lengths in a Class 2 contest and finished midfield in a Listed race at Ayr last month. John Kirkup, dropping back to the minimum trip, and Bossipop, a previous course winner, complete the shortlist.

16:20 Pontefract
Our Little Pony silk

Our Little Pony

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