Ffos Las Races: Harry Redknapp gunning for glory with Shakem Up'Arry today – tips and odds

FOOTBALL hero Harry Redknapp looks set to strike on the racecourse this afternoon.

The former Spurs and Saints boss sends out his well-named Shakem Up'Arry in the first at Ffos Las.

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The 73-year-old's horse was last seen at the Cheltenham Festival and was well beat, but he takes a big drop in class today.

The bookies have him as a warm order and the former Im A Celeb contestant will be gutted if his Shakem Up'Arry can't get the business done.

He's currently a 1-2 shot with Coral to win with the nearest challenger Courtland in at 6-1.

Redknapp has always loved the racing game and famously told his wife he only owned one horse, when he in fact had ten on the go!

A number of top-drawer horses have carried his blue, white and red colours on the course.

The Ben Pauling-trained Shakem Up'Arry will hopefully follow in the footsteps of some of Redknapp's better ones.

Group 3 winner Moviesta was Redknapp's last star and he ensured Redknapp was a regular in the winners' enclosure.

Despite a no-show at the Festival last time out, Shakem Up'Arry should be too good at Ffos Las today.

He has Champion Jockey-wannabe Harry Cobden in the saddle and looks a league above his rivals.

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BIG RACE VERDICT

Shakem Up'Arry is the potential class act in the field and really should be getting the business done here.

But you'd be a brave punter going in at such short odds.

It may be wise to make an each-way play on Tom Lacey's UNOHU. He makes his hurdles debut and the trainer is smart at bringing horses like this through.

His bumper form is solid enough and he should improve with those under his belt and the stable in good form.

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