Horse racing: Ace tipster Lee gets a perfect ten

The Yorkshire Evening Post's horse racing tipster Lee Sobot has started 2011 with an absolute bang notching up a brilliant 10 winning naps in succession.

The remarkable run began on Monday, January 3 when Tony McCoy brought the extremely well-backed Salpierre home to victory at Hereford at odds of 5-2.

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And it was the champion jockey again responsible for producing the

goods on nap number 10 at Doncaster yesterday – the similarly well-backed Local Hero easing to victory without turning a hair at the stingy odds of 1-4.

McCoy also did the business on the best-priced winning nap of the bunch – Synchronised – who obliged at odds of 5-1 in Saturday's Welsh National.

The other winners from Salpierre onwards were Smokey George (evens), Stirling Bridge (4-9), Ericht (1-2), Luck Of The Draw (4-5), Synchronised (5-1), Don'tpaytheferryman (2-5), Rackham Lerouge (1-4), Powerful Presence (2-5) and most recently Local Hero (1-4).

And, while many of the selections have been odds-on, backing them all to a 10 level stake would still have returned a tidy profit of 115.40.

Now Lee's goal is to break the Racing Post Naps Competition record of 13 winners in succession set by the Daily Express back in 1985.

Charged with maintaining the run today is So Is She at Southwell (2.30pm), who will be a ludicrously-short price, but barring a major mishap should hopefully further extend the sequence.

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