Best bets for the horse racing Friday 16th August 2019

I said at the start of the week it would be a quiet one and I have had just the one bet, Spennys Lass at 10-1 on Tuesday, fourth at Lingfield.

Mass Media is the colt I was alluding to in my article of Monday as one I wanted to back and the race out of the three entries he held John Gosden sends his Godolphin owned colt to is the EBF Maiden Stakes over 1m½f at Wolverhampton due off at 3.50. The chestnut colt wears blinkers for the first time with Robert Havlin confirmed to ride nice and early. He has been ridden prominently over 7f looking to get tapped for toe when push came to shove and this extended mile could suit. His prominent running style is no bad thing here and as long as he goes on Tapeta I think he should go close. I have a bit of the 4-1.

They run at Chelmsford City on Friday evening and the one I was hoping would run does here as well but sadly is already odds-on Thursday afternoon! The race is the opener at 5.40 the 7f Bet toteplacepot At Maiden Auction Fillies' Stakes. The filly in question is Collette. She made a right pig's ear of the start on debut before running a good race to finish third over seven at Yarmouth. I would expect plenty of improvement from the Hugo Palmer inmate and with Gérald Mossé in the saddle and she should win but won't be backed at the price. 

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