Joe Lovelace, PR Executive at Panbet is the latest industry Guest to take the Tipster Challenge on SBC News. He has picked out winners for each of the six races this afternoon at Salisbury. The action gets underway at 2:20, with the final race starting at 4:50.
Lovelace joined Panbet in August 2015 as a Social Media Executive, before moving into his current role in March 2016. An aspiring sports journalist, he previously completed work experience with both The Sun and BBC Match of the Day.
He will be up against SBC, Timeform and Horse Racing Guru, Stephen Harris. After a blank week at Pontefract, Harris will be hoping to reduce the 20-point gap between bettingexpert in third and the Guests at the top of the leaderboard.
SBC News: Beck And Call
Came in third at Newbury last month, and taken to show the improvement needed to push on and win here.
bettingexpert: Beck And Call
Hails from a stable back in the winners after an unusually quiet summer, and she showed plenty of promise on her debut last month.
The expensive and well-bred Akhlaaq holds entries in a couple of Group 2s later in the season and is narrowly preferred to Beck And Call, who caught the eye on her debut at Newbury last month.
This is likely to be Beck And Call’s race but we’ll stick with some each-way value at a bigger price.
SBC News: Jack Nevison
With Pine Ridge off a higher mark, we are siding with Jack Nevison, who went close over a similar distance on this course last month.
bettingexpert: Verne Castle
Has been disappointing this season, but has slipped in the weights and really should be competitive off this reduced mark.
Timeform: Jack Nevison
Jack Nevison produced his best effort yet when losing out only to a thriving sort here last month, and is of interest off his current mark. Pine Ridge and Shackled N Drawn are others to consider.
Panbet: Burning Thread
A few strong contenders in this race but Burning Thread hits form this time of year.
SBC News: Takatul
Unbeaten on his first two starts, and showed enough potential to suggest he will land a hat-trick here.
Has won both his starts so far, and has far more potential than any of his three rivals here.
Takatul had more in hand than the bare margin suggests at Yarmouth 2 weeks ago, so can stretch his unbeaten record to 3 off just 3lb higher.
No prizes for originality, but despite the immaturity shown in the last two races, the odds-on jolly should get best of Torch, who carries a penalty.
SBC News: Sharja Queen
Went well in Chester in late June, then impressed with a win over this course and distance last month.
bettingexpert: Chain Of Daisies
With serious doubts over the wellbeing of the Varian stable at the moment (trains favourite Sharja Queen), a chance is taken on this 4-y-o filly who should be spot on after two sharpeners this season.
Timeform: Sharja Queen
Sharja Queen is the obvious one having easily defied a mark of 88 over C&D last month. Sagaciously is still on the up judging by her win at Glorious Goodwood 2 weeks ago, and is feared most.
Panbet: Sharja Queen
Roger Varian’s charge likes it around Salisbury and has a reliable partner in Andrea Atzeni.
SBC News: Master Gunner
Master Gunner goes off the same mark as at Yarmouth last week, and will be the big favourite.
Has held his form all summer in a busy campaign and should go well here in a handicap lacking unexposed candidates.
Timeform: Master Gunner
Master Gunner was 10 lengths clear of the third when runner-up on his handicap debut at Yarmouth last week, and should be able to go one place better off the same mark.
Beaten by 3 lengths when 2/1 favourite last time out at Bath, but Richard Hannon has picked up winners in the last few days (27% strike rate). In truth, this race is probably best watched.
SBC News: Remember Me
A string of top four finishes in May, and beat a subsequent winner with Lingfield success last month.
Has cheekpieces fitted for the first time and ideal conditions to go close under his promising 3lb claimer.
Timeform: Remember Me
Remember Me returned to form back at this trip at Lingfield last month, forging clear, and she may be up to going again now she’s back on the up from a 6lb higher mark.
Panbet: Exoplanet Blue
Endured a torrid time in soft conditions of late, but could bounce back under good ground here.