Sam Turner's Best Bets BlogWELD AL EMARAT (Southwell, 1.55) did this column a favour a week ago and I can see no reason to desert the speedy son of Dubawi on Thursday.

In fine form on the Fibresand surface, the gelding could have been on a four-timer today but for being hampered by a poor draw two runs ago when Angel Palanas made all from an advantageous berth. However, seven days ago and drawn in the same box as this afternoon he gained sweet revenge, overhauling his recent conqueror close home in a sizzling time. That made the seven-year-old 3-4 at the Newark venue and, spookily, two of those successes have been from berth three where he finds himself again.

Weld Al Emarat is healthily clear on my figures and judged on his beating of Showboating here over a mile, should relish being back over that trip.

Weld Al Emarat 2pts win @7/4


BLACK SALT (Southwell, 2.25) is another that could have be going for four in a row but for a foray to Wolverhampton where he took way too long to get going at the business end of the race. He also put Angel Palanas in his place here a few days before Christmas and, being unbeaten on this surface, can shrug off an 8lb rise.

Black Salt 1pt win @5/4

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The theme continues with MASTER WORK (Leicester, 2.20) who understandably couldn’t complete a hat-trick when well beaten by Al Dancer at Cheltenham in mid-December.

That race is starting to work out well with the second Not That Fuisse (flagged up in this column) scoring yesterday and Master Work can make it three wins from four, in what should be a lesser test.

Master Work 2pts win @5/2

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