Best bets from Monmouth Park on Saturday

Nick Shiambouros was on the mark yesterday when Empire Angel won at Woodbine. Nick is back with two selections from Monmouth Park…

No Risk here

Race 1 17:50 Monmouth Park – Risk Profile

Risk Profile should go close in this interesting Maiden Special Weight on the main track.

This first-time gelding finished fifth in a similar race at Keenland on debut last October. He was slowly away, but put in some good work in the closing stages and was not beaten all that far. The extra yardage will suit him down to the ground and should bring about plenty of improvement. His work tab has been razor sharp and will be ready to roll. Trainer Chad Brown runs stablemate Johnnypump who will likely be favourite so recommend backing him at BSP.

Mind Control to take charge

Race 11 22:07 Monmouth Park – Mind Control

Mind Control should go close in this Stakes race on the main track.

This colt has cracked heads with some of the best sprinters in the country including Volatile and Vekoma. On his latest start in the Grade 1 Forego at Saratoga he finished down the field behind Winwinwin. He held every chance in the straight but weakened quickly when the chips were down. He has rock solid credentials and is a Grade 1 winner. His form has tapered off a little, but will benefit from the class drop. Seven days ago, he put in a super piece of work and should be ready to do himself justice. I recommend backing him at his morning line price of [2.8].