Friday, 10th Aug 2018
Birds Of Prey, Mister Belvedere and Super Kid feature among potential punts for Horsbetting.com experts in their Haydock Park Ladies’ Trophy Handicap betting tips for the 1m 3f lady amateur riders contest on Saturday, 11 August. Birds Of Prey is taken to land the spoils following two eye-catching efforts. The in-form Mister Belvedere looks sure to go well and rates the main danger, while Super Kid odds make him the each-way punt. For full details on these horses, read our in-depth 2018 Haydock Park Ladies’ Trophy Handicap betting tips preview. Birds Of Prey the bet in Haydock Park Ladies’ Trophy HandicapBirds Of Prey has caught the eye on both his starts this season and looks the answer to the 1m 3f Haydock Park Ladies’ Trophy Handicap on Rose Of Lancaster day at the Merseyside venue on Saturday (13:55).
This gelding finished runner-up to subsequent Epsom Derby winner Wings Of Eagles as a juvenile when trained in Ireland by John Oxx. He went on to land back-to-back handicaps at Gowran Park at this time last year, after which he was sent to join Paul Nicholls.
There was lots to like about his first start for the Ditcheat handler when fourth of 11 to Count Calabash at Kempton. After being held-up at the rear, the four-year-old ran on strongly to be gaining all the way to the line and beaten just two lengths.
It was a fine effort following 217 days on the sidelines and the winner went on to follow-up off 4lb higher at Ascot. That gives the form a solid look and Birds Of Prey has since finished a luckless 2 1/4 lengths fourth of 13 to Buzz at the same venue.
He was denied a clear run when making his move and had to be switched twice to get daylight. When eventually in the clear, the son of Sir Prancelot kept on nicely without being unduly knocked about.
Birds Of Prey looked a desperately unlucky loser and is able to race in this off an unchanged mark of 90. It makes him a huge player at the weights as he is, in effect, a winner without a penalty.
With the stable operating at a strike rate of 33 per cent in the last 14 days, and Megan Nicholls once again in the saddle, Birds Of Prey looks the one to be on in this. He is therefore our best bet among 2018 Haydock Park Ladies’ Trophy Handicap betting tips.In-form Mister Belvedere sure to go wellThe Michael Dods trained Mister Belvedere comes into the race in fine form and is thus feared most in a wide-open contest. The four-year-old got back on the scoresheet on his penultimate outing at York when staying on strongly to beat Pacify by a neck in the 12-runner Queen Mother’s Cup – one of the most prestigious lady amateur riders’ contests in the calendar.
Mister Belvedere was then unable to confirm the form with that rival last time out at the same venue when beaten 4 1/2 lengths into second. However, Pacify was entitled to come out on top given that he was 7lb better of at the weights, so it was still a solid effort in defeat.
The fact that he has proven form in a race of this nature is a big plus and Mister Belvedere is also an uncomplicated ride who goes well for amateurs. He also has a useful pilot in the plate in the shape of Paula Muir.
This son of Archipenko is also just 2lb higher in the weights than when last successful and that gives him every chance from a handicapping perspective. So, taking everything into account, Mister Belvedere has plenty going for him and looks sure to give it his best shot to land a third career success.Kid has a Super each-way chanceYorkshire trainer Tim Easterby regularly plunders races like this and saddles both Appointed and Super Kid. Both carry the black and red diamond colours of Mr Macleod, but the latter looks the pick of the pair having bounced back to form when scoring in good style last time out at Wolverhampton.
Super Kid was sent off 40/1 that day, but there was no fluke about the success as he travelled well throughout and quickened clear at the furlong marker to score by 1 1/2 lengths. It was an authoritative display and the son of Exceed And Excel scored with tons more in hand than the winning margin suggests.
The handicapper has put him up 5lb for that victory, but a revised rating of 88 still looks very exploitable for Super Kid – given that his previous success came off 90. He has also been placed off 95 and 96, so is undoubtedly on a handy mark if backing up his Wolverhampton run.
The fact that the excellent Rachel Richardson has presumably chosen him over Appointed also looks significant; so, at the odds on offer, Super Kid had to be the each-way selection in our 2018 Haydock Park Ladies’ Trophy Handicap betting tips.Your Next Bet