Today’s top selections for the press and media feature a pair of runners at Ayr, alongside selections at Redcar, Wexford and Ayr. Check them out below, alongside an exclusive QuinnBet sign-up offer of up To £25 As A Free Bet + 100 free Spins.
1: MUJTABA (2:05pm Redcar) (3 Votes)
Well-bred second foal out of dual South African Group 1 winner Majmu. Has justified favouritism to land novices at Chepstow and Chester the last twice, handling cut on the first occasion. Now makes his first jaunt into handicap company for an in-form yard and expect him to be bang there at the business end under Dane O’Neill.
(Sunday Mail, Rockavon. Daily Telegraph, Marlborough. East Anglian Daily Times, Dean Kilbryde)
2: EKLAT DE RIRE (3:30pm Wexford) (3 Votes)
Has had just the five career starts under rules yet comes into this with an already impressive rating of 152. Front running winner of his first two chase starts at Punchestown and Naas and still well in contention at the Cheltenham Festival latest before unseating his rider. Should be allowed to do his own thing in front this afternoon and likely has improvement still to come.
(Daily Post, Mercury. 888Sport, Steve Mullington. Wolverhampton Express & Star, Andrew Bladen)
3: AFAAK (4:00pm Leicester) (2 Votes)
Winless since landing the 2019 Royal Hunt Cup with his winless run currently at 12. Made a promising seasonal reappearance at Newbury in August and backed that up with a close second at Haydock last time, a run which suggested that his turn may be near. 4lb below his Hunt Cup winning mark and probably the one to beat on that Haydock form.
(The Sun On Sunday, Sirius. Racing Post, Lambourn)
4: DASHING ROGER (4:00pm Leicester) (2 Votes)
Winner of this race last season and finds himself on a 16lb higher mark for his bid to retain his crown. That rise due to victories at Sandown and Ascot earlier this year. Bombed out in the Balmoral Handicap on Champions Day latest but this is weaker and he has genuinely soft ground in his favour. Enters calculations for a yard amongst the winners.
(Weekender, Paul Kealy. Daily Express, The Scout)
5: ANIMORE (2:30pm Ayr) (2 Votes)
Has done well since returned to fences this season, posting progressive form figures of 321. Latest victory came by a 4l margin at Hexham where she made all to score. Small field here so another lead looks likely, and a 5lb rise for that Hexham win looks manageable.
(Cambridge Evening News, Luke Tucker. Daily Record, Garry Owen)
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