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Pick of the Pundits: Tipsters follow the money at Sandown

| 04.08.2011

There is one huge favourite across the tipster board today and that is the odds-on chance Hunter Forward in the 15:10 at Haydock.

Six tipsters are napping the 4/6 favourite today but five of them are in negative figures for a £1 stake this year and it may be worth opposing Hunter Forward today.

Having won at Sandown eight days ago Luca Cumani’s five-year-old is under a 4lb penalty and Reset To Fit may be the one to upset the odds at Haydock today.

So rather than focus on the odds-on runner, we’re focusing on Martin Chuzzlewit who has been napped by three tipsters today, two of whom are providing a return of over £10 for a £1 stake this year and the other is looking for a third winner in a row.

18:45 Sandown: Martin Chuzzlewit – 6/4

Having already been backed in from 15/8 to 6/4 this morning, both the punters and the pundits believe they have found a good thing in Sir Michael Stoute’s two-year-old.

Owned by Sir Robert Ogden, Martin Chuzzlewit will be making just his second start following a fifth-place finish in a decent maiden at Newbury in July but as Ogden paid €420,000 for the horse, plenty more is expected to come.

With a Derby entry to his name Martin Chuzzlewit needs to start performing to enhance his credentials of next year’s Derby and he can do this in today’s Class 5 1m maiden stakes.

Challenges will come from Cavaleiro and Swing Alone but Stoute holds an impressive 23% strike rate at this course and we can begin believing the hype when Martin Chuzzelwit wins today.

At 8/1 Swing Alone is a huge each-way price following up a fifth in the Chesham Stakes at Royal Ascot with a third place finish at Yarmouth, but the best bet is to follow the money on Martin Chuzzelwit.



Robbie Morris

Robbie studied sports journalism at the University of Gloucestershire, an establishment chosen for its proximity to Cheltenham racecourse, where he was a season ticket holder. Upon graduation, Robbie was a contributor to GolfPunk, a national magazine aimed at ridding golf of its traditionalist image, before joining the news.ladbrokes team.