Today’s top selections from the press and media feature a couple of runners from Newcastle and Southwell and one selection from Lingfield this afternoon. Check them out below, alongside an exclusive QuinnBet sign-up offer of Up To £25 As A Free Bet + 10 free Spins
1: LYDFORD (3:00pm Southwell) (5 votes)
The four-year-old made a highly encouraging start to life over hurdles last time out, narrowly being denied at Leicester by Zabeel Champion who was a talented performer on the flat. A recent wind operation has seemingly improved Dan Skelton's charge and his claims are obvious in a race that won't take much winning. Lydford should be able to win this before being aimed at better races next season.
(Norwich Evening News, Steve Marriott. Daily Post, Mercury. Yorkshire Post, The Duke. Mirror Online, Melissa Jones. Daily Mirror, Newsboy).
2: MILLIONAIRE WALTZ (4:45pm Newcastle) (4 votes)
Ben Haslam's charge has been improving at a rate ok knots, winning his last three starts all over course and distance. The four-year-old now tackles Class 4 company but won very convincingly last time out and millionaire Waltz was some way clear of the eventual runner-up. He remains one to keep on the right side until his progress is halted.
(The Guardian. Sunday Telegraph, Whistler. Yorkshire Evening Post, Lee Sobot. Sheffield Star, Fortunatus.)
3: HEARTBREAK KID (1:25pm Southwell) (3 votes)
Trainer Donald McCain and jockey Brian Hughes have been in sensational form recently, both operating at above 30% strike rate in the past couple of weeks. The in-form team looks to have claims of registering another winner with Heartbreak Kid who was third at Sedgefield last time out over 2m3f. The drop back to 2miles should be ideal for the six-year-old and he can return to winnings ways after a string of consistent placed efforts.
(The Star, Jason Heavey. Liverpool Echo, Chris Wright. sportinglife.com)
4: LOST MY SOCK (3:45pm Newcastle) (2 votes)
The three-year-old returned to form last time out over course and distance, finishing 0.5l behind the winner Fine Wine. Lost My Sock dwelt at the start that day and was unlucky in running when not getting the clearest of runs halfway through the contest. That effort was a step back in the right direction, and if avoiding interference, Lost My Sock can gain the second career success.
(Wolverhampton Express & Star, Andrew Bladen. The Times, Rob Wright.)
5: ALBA ROSE (2:15pm Lingfield) (2 votes)
Mark Johnston's three-year-old has returned in decent form since coming back for a layoff and hold obvious claims in this five runner race. Alba Rose has finished 3rd and 5th recently and has been beaten just 1.5l and 1l on each occasion. Expect jockey Joe Fanning to try and dictate matters from start to finish in this small field and the filly might be able to hold on at the line this time around.
(The Sun On Sunday, Sirius. Racing Post, The Punt.)
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