The Safety Net – Piece By Piece to take us past £300

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After successive close shaves in the tennis, we return to horse racing for today’s safety net bet and are confident that Piece By Piece can claim victory at Catterick to take us past the £300 barrier for the first time.

For the second day in succession yesterday, the safety net bet was given a minor scare in the tennis when our selection lost the first set, but Petra Martic eventually recovered to beat Sofia Shapatava.

This success means that we now have a bank balance of £281.50 and fulfilling our aim of making £20 a day will mean going beyond £300 today.

The honour of aiding us in the challenge goes to Piece By Piece in the 14:50 at Catterick, who is 4/7 in the horse racing odds to win the catterickbridge.co.uk Novice Auction Stakes.

With Meanwhile a non-runner in the Class Five contest, only four runners go to post and it seems a straight shoot-out between Piece By Piece and Judas Jo.

Piece By Piece got up to win by a nose on his debut after missing the break and then followed up by finishing second on his latest start at Newcastle behind the unbeaten Parc De Launay,

The form of this race has also been franked since with the third-placed Kenny Powers running with credit in a Group Two at Newmarket last week behind the talented Frederick Engels.

Piece By Piece should relish the step up to 7f for the first time and hand trainer Tim Easterby victory.

Judas Jo will provide some sort of opposition after running moderately in Group company last time, but the trip may stretch her stamina and the form she has displayed so far is not up to the level of Piece By Piece.

Current Status:
Bank: £281.50
Today’s stake: £35
Best case scenario: £301.50
Worst case scenario: £256.50

Last Safety Net bet: Petra Martic to beat Sofia Shapatava @3/10

Wealth warning: although we are confident the safety net bet’s strategy will be profitable over a period of time, the nature of sport means we cannot guarantee you will win every single time.

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Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.