Today’s top selections from the press and media feature a trio of runners from Exeter, along with a duo from Lingfield. So check out the top five most popular newspaper tips below, along with the best odds available.
1: DAWSON CITY (4:20pm Exeter) (7 Votes)
Winner of this race over the last two years and heavy ground is likely to suit even more than previous runs. Won last years race off the same mark as today, while the recent fourth place at Ascot, though unspectacular, showed a horse in good form and conditioning.
(Racing Post, West Country. Norwich Evening News, Chris Connolly. Racing Post, Spotlight. Irish Herald, Ian Gaughran. Racing TV, The Score. Scottish Sun, Jim Delahunt. Irish Post, Karl Hedley)
2: SPRINGFIELD FOX (2:15pm Exeter) (4 Votes)
Winner in point races and strong performer over hurdles, before winning on chase debut at Chester in a Class 4 contest, when making all. Rises 10lbs today and elevates in class too, but looks likely to only get better.
(The Guardian. Sunday Express. Daily Mirror, Newsboy. Sunday Mail, Rockavon)
3: BROOKLYN BOY (1:50pm Lingfield) (2 Votes)
No win in eight starts for Harry Dunlop, but looked an absolute champ, when romping home to a 14 length win at Southwell on debut for new yard and on fibresand for the first time. Despite the penalty, he still looks to have plenty in hand off today’s mark and looks destined to go close once again.
(Sheffield Star, Fortunatus. Racing Post, The Punt)
4: DANNY KIRWAN (2:47pm Exeter) (2 Votes)
Picked up successive second places in recent starts, with the best of those at Ascot in the Class 1 Supreme Trial. Returns after a couple of month break which should only help, with this Paul Nicholls runner expected to go close once again, if continues the form.
(Daily Express, The Scout. Gloucestershire Echo, Melissa Jones
5: AUTUMN TRAIL (5:00pm Lingfield) (2 Votes)
Impressed in three juvenile outings, including a second at Wolverhampton in November, before returning to action earlier this month and winning a Novice contest at Chelmsford. Makes handicap debut this afternoon and should continue the progression with a strong run.
(myracing.com. Ipswich Star, Matt Polley)
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