Today’s top selections from the press and media feature a pair of selections at Bangor and Chelmsford, plus a runner at Fontwell. Check these out below and an excellent new customer offer at 888sport. Simply Bet £10 and Claim £30 in Free Bets, plus £10 Casino Bonus
1: FISHKHOV (1:50pm Bangor) (4 votes)
Finished second in an Irish point race back in December 2019, with the winner subsequently placing in a Grade 2 hurdle. Continued that promise on only career start under rules, when second at Uttoxeter in October, finishing fourth and some 8 lengths back in a bumper. Makes hurdle debut this afternoon and looks the one to beat
(Daily Post, Mercury. Racing Post, West Country. Daily Telegraph, Marlborough. The Leader, Arthur Shone)
2: KNOCKNAMONA (2:20pm Bangor) (2 Votes)
Winner here last month (2m 4f, heavy), when 8 lengths clear of Khairagash and followed up a week later, with a second at Uttoxeter (2m 3f, heavy), 3.75 lengths behind the winner. 6lbs rise is not too taxing and with a record of 1261 at this venue, he can go close once again.
(Sunday Telegraph, Whistler. Daily Express, The Scout)
3: CRISTAL SPIRIT (2:30pm Fontwell) (2 votes)
Comes into this race looking for a treble, having secured the double at Plumpton (2m 4f, soft) eleven days ago. That followed a victory here at Fontwell (2m 1f, soft) last month, when 3 lengths clear of Embole. This is a tough ask with a penalty and with Lily The Pink expected to push him all the way.
(Racing Post, RP Ratings. Racing Post, Postdata)
4: ARIJ (8:00pm Chelmsford) (2 votes)
Picked up a maiden win here in penultimate start (1m 2f, a/w), when dead-heating with Power Of States, before following up with a fourth at Wolverhampton (1m 1f, a/w), finishing 1.75 lengths adrift of the winner, having slowly got into stride. More to come and relatively unexposed too, with favouritism justified.
(Racing Post, The Punt. Daily Mail, Robin Goodfellow)
5: MASKED IDENTITY (7:00pm Chelmsford) (1 votes)
Three wins in nineteen starts, with the last of those at Newmarket (7f, soft) in July. Finished third at Chelmsford (1m, a/w) more recently in November and has since dropped off a little with a six and seven place, bot at Wolverhampton. Currently 0-6 on polytrack, but is down to last winning mark and can feature.
(Morning Star, Farringdon)
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