Newspaper TipsToday’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)

Back FISHKHOV and claim a bet £10 - get £30 in free bets, plus £10 casino bonus

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)

Back KNOCKNAMONA and claim a bet £10 - get £30 in free bets, plus £10 casino bonus

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)

Back CRISTAL SPIRIT and claim a bet £10 - get £30 in free bets, plus £10 casino bonus

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)

Back ARIJ and claim a bet £10 - get £30 in free bets, plus £10 casino bonus

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)

Back MASKED IDENTITY and claim a bet £10 - get £30 in free bets, plus £10 casino bonus

SIGN UP TO 888sport TODAY AND GET £30 IN FREE BETS & £10 Casino Bonus

888New customers only • Min deposit £10 • A qualifying bet is a ‘real money’ stake of at least £10 • Min odds 1/2 (1.5) • Free Bets credited upon qualifying bet settlement and expires after 7 days • Free Bet stakes not included in returns • Deposit balance is available for withdrawal at any time • Withdrawal restrictions & full T&Cs apply