Today’s top selections from the press and media come in the form of a trio of selections at Musselburgh as well as a pair of Ludlow runners. Check these out below, alongside an exclusive William Hill offer that provides new customers with £50 in free bets.
1: MIRANDA (1:30pm Ludlow) (5 Votes)
6yo mare who was a Grade 2 winner at Doncaster back in January, that victory coming on the back of success in last year’s renewal of this contest. Respectable seasonal reappearance in Listed company at Wetherby last time when just given a little too much to do behind the smart Molly Ollys Wishes. Should strip fitter with that spin under her belt and although now 7lb above last year’s winning mark she is the class angle in the line-up.
(East Anglian Daily Times, Dean Kilbryde. The Sun, Templegate. myracing.com. Racing Post, RP Ratings. Daily Mirror, Newsboy)
2: MINELLA PLUS (1:15pm Musselburgh) (4 Votes)
Progressive since joining connections earlier this year, building on a pair of placed efforts at Bangor and Sedgefield when going in the last twice. Those victories have both come since fitted with a hood, which is retained here for his handicap debut and being a previous course and distance winner, this track holds no fears. This opening mark of 121 shouldn’t be insurmountable, particularly with it difficult to gauge where his limitations currently lie.
(Cambridge Evening News, Luke Tucker. Daily Express, The Scout. The Scotsman, Glendale. Sunday Mail, Rockavon)
3: SKYCUTTER (12:45pm Musselburgh) (3 Votes)
Had some smart French form to his name for Jo Hughes and ran well in defeat without winning for these connections on the flat earlier this year, finishing a 50/1 fourth in the ultra-competitive November Handicap at Doncaster. Exciting recruit to this discipline and bolted up on hurdles bow at Wetherby last time despite jumping out to his right. Going this way round looks a notable plus on that evidence.
(Sunday Telegraph, Whistler. Wolverhampton Express & Star, Andrew Bladen. The i, Jon Freeman)
4: HYLAND (3:30pm Ludlow) (3 Votes)
€21,000 2yo whose price rose to €24,000 as a 3yo. Related to a number of useful French Jumpers, with his dam Medine herself a chase winner across the channel. Powerful yard operating at just shy of a 30% strike-rate with their bumper runners here in recent seasons and this gelding warrants close attention in the market on debut.
(Racing Post, Lambourn. Mirror Online, Melissa Jones. Daily Star Sunday, Moorestyle)
5: UPANDATIT (2:45pm Musselburgh) (2 Votes)
Comes into this a six-race maiden under rules but he put up by far his best performance since joining current connections when third at Ayr on last month’s chase debut. Gets in here running off the same mark and being an ex-point-to-pointer, this step up to 3m looks capable of unlocking some improvement. Should be right in the thick of the action here under Sean Quinlan.
(Morning Star, Farringdon. Racing Post, Spotlight)
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