19th Oct 2017 | Horse Racing
Newcastle Tip: Manatee Bay
Won two starts ago and course and distance record is 2316. Only time out the placing he was badly treated in a claimer.
Betting markets can have short memories. Manatee Bay won just two starts back but in the 8.15 Newcastle he is priced up as a no-hoper. Sure, he was beaten 12 lengths on his last start but that came on soft ground and there may have been an injury we don’t know about.
A six-time winner, he has a decent strike-rate for a moderate sprint handicapper and his record at Newcastle is particularly good. Over course and distance he’s finished 2316 and the only time he’s finished out of the places was when badly treating in a good quality claiming race.
A mark of 75 is on the high side but not insurmountable with Natalie Hambling’s 7lbs claim.