Today’s top selections from the press and media feature a pair of runners at Bath and Southwell, along with an evening selection at Ripon. Check these out below, along with an excellent sign-up offer of Bet £5 - Get £20 In Free Bets with Skybet.
1: THIBAULT (12:15pm Southwell) (3 Votes)
Promising runner, who finally picked up his maiden victory, when winning on handicap debut at Huntingdon last May. Followed on with a second and fourth, but unraced since November. Makes chase debut today and looks to be among the leading contenders amongst this field. Every chance.
*(Norwich Evening News, Steve Marriott. Daily Express, The Scout. Mirror Online, Melissa Jones)**
2: CAPPANANTY CON (1:05pm Bath) (2 Votes)
Five time winner on the all-weather, but it took his fifteenth attempt to finally bag a turf win, twelve days ago over C&D, beating Dreamboat Annie by 1.5 lengths. Rises 5lbs today, but still looks to be the one to beat here, based on recent form.
(Weekender, Paul Kealy. Racing Post, Postdata)
3: MAGICAL DRAGON (2:05pm Bath) (2 Votes)
Third on debut over C&D nineteen days ago and on today’s conditions too. Kept on well, but plenty of chance to improve here and certainly can challenge the front two in the market. Adam Kirby takes over from Hector Crouch this afternoon.
(Racing Post, The Punt. attheraces.com, Lawrence Taylor)
4: RHYTHM IS A DANCER (2:55pm Southwell) (2 Votes)
Has won three of nine hurdle starts so far, although the last of those victories was back ain February 2019. Looks to be in good form, having finished third here two weeks ago, in what looked to be a more competitive event. Extension to 3m should not be a factor and based on his last couple of runs, should be in the hunt for the spoils.
(Wolverhampton Express & Star, Andrew Bladen. Irish Daily Star, Brian Flanagan)
5: MARIE’S GEM (8:45pm Kempton) (2 Votes)
Placed in last two races, including third last time out at Bath, 3.5 lengths off the winner. Has steadily improved and should take the extra 2f without much issue. Runs off the same mark as her previous run and should be firmly in the box seat for the win. Fran Norton continues onboard.
(The Sun, Templegate. Yorkshire Evening Post, Lee Sobot)
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