Bet365 Handicap Betting Tips: Ghostwatch Ticks Boxes for Haydock Opener

Horsebetting.com’s bet365 Handicap betting tips say the progressive Ghostwatch is the one to be on in the 1m 6f contest at Haydock on Saturday, 7 July. Rude Awakening hails from in in-form yard of Sir Mark Prescott and is feared most. Making Miracles looks a solid each-way option. Read our bet365 handicap betting tips preview for full details.

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3/1
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Ghostwatch
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Rude Awakening
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Ghostwatch the bet in bet365 Handicap at Haydock

Ghostwatch is an unexposed stayer on an upward curve and looks the answer to the 1m 6f bet365 Handicap that get proceedings underway on a cracking card at Haydock on Saturday, 7 July (12:35).

The colt is trained by Charlie Appleby and shaped with stacks of promise to make the frame in two starts as a juvenile. They included a fine 3 1/2 lengths third of 10 to Roaring Lion over 1m at Newmarket – and the winner is a top class colt who has gone on to land the Dante Stakes at York and finish third in The Derby at Epsom.

On each occasion, Ghostwatch shaped as if a work in progress and the type that would come into his own as a three-year-old. That has proved to be the case with the Godolphin owned son of Dubawi winning two of his three starts this season.

In the last of those at Sandown, he relished the step up to the 1m 6f of this for the first time when easily beating Sharja Silk by 2 3/4 lengths. Ghostwatch took up the running two from home travelling strongly, but then jinked sharply left approaching the final furlong.

However, when jockey William Buick straightened him out he was soon well in command and forged clear to win with tons in hand. It was a most taking display and one which suggested Ghostwatch was a young stayer who needed keeping firmly onside.

Although hit with an 8lb rise in the weights for that victory, he has bags of untapped potential at this trip and it may well not be enough to stop him going in again. So, with the yard enjoying a fine season, Ghostwatch looks well worth a wager to bag them another valuable prize.

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Rude Awakening a major play for in-form Sir Mark

There are plenty of dangers in a wide-open contest and the Sir Mark Prescott trained Rude Awakening is feared most following his runaway success last time out. The gelding is a typical improver from the yard and could not have been more impressive at Doncaster eight days ago when beating Cape Liberty by six lengths.

After being held-up the three-year-old made smooth headway two from home to take up the running approaching the final furlong and stretch effortlessly clear. Not surprisingly, the handicapper has taken a dim view and hit Rude Awakening with a 10lb rise in the weights.

However, given the manner of the success it is fully justified. Handler Prescott is a master when into comes to exploiting the handicapping system with his horses coming into their own when stepped up in trip.

They start off on lowly marks and often improve enormously to continually defy the assessor and rattle up a sequence of successes. Rude Awakening certainly fits that bill and, with the yard in red-hot form, a bold bid to follow-up looks assured.

Making Miracles a solid each-way contender

Mark Johnston is another trainer that has been banging in the winners of late and his Making Miracles makes plenty of each-way appeal now stepped up in trip.

After being narrowly beaten in his first two starts this season when runner-up on both occasions, the son of Pivotal gained a deserved success when scoring easily at Leicester by 4 1/2 lengths.

Making Miracles was pitched into the very competitive 1m 4f King George V Stakes at Royal Ascot on the back of that victory and was far from disgraced in finishing a staying on seventh of 19 to stable companion Baghdad.

Although beaten 7 3/4 lengths, he responded generously for pressure to be nearest at the finish and it was a run which suggested he was crying out for a step up in trip. Making Miracles gets that in this and off an unchanged mark of 91 a big run looks on the cards.

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