Harome is the best bet for The Messenger at Haydock

The Messenger has one bet on Thursday and it is Harome at Haydock.

Haydock 4.00: Harome

Despite a rare off day at Thirsk last time, Harome is a solid sprinter on a pace track and will be competitive at Haydock this afternoon.

This son of Bahamian Bounty is very much at home on fast ground and having failed to stay 6f on his return to the track in 2018 (probably also needed the run) then put in two fine efforts to place second at both Musselburgh and Nottingham last month, both tracks placing an emphasis on early speed.

I am not quite sure why he faded out of contention last time at Thirsk – perhaps he was feeling the effects of a third run in two weeks. He has had a short refresher since and on a track that often rewards pacesetters, especially on fast ground he looks each-way value with a 7lb claimer on board to ease his burden.

Advised bet:

0.75pts each-way – Harome – 4.00 Haydock at 12/1 with BetVictor