Sam Turner's Best Bets BlogIRV (Redcar, nap, 2.40) caught the eye staying on tidily over 6f at Thirsk last month, looking as though connections were conditioning him for a race such as this on Tuesday.

The selection has gone off at fancy prices on all three runs including the Thirsk outing when friendless at 80/1. He certainly outran that market value and no doubt was quietly entered into many a notebook.

Irv has respectable speed figures to date which give him a serious frame chance in a wide-open contest but there looks more to come over another furlong on his first try in handicap company.

Irv - Get 10/1 @ bet365

JAN DE HEEM (Redcar, nb, 5.40) won this race last year in a strong speed figure and, although he isn't the easiest ride, a return to today's conditions should see him go close.

The eight-year-old was readily left behind over an inadequate trip at Catterick last time and should appreciate this stiffer test at one of his preferred venues.

Jan De Heem - Get 10/3 @ PaddyPower

SWORDBILL (Kempton, 8.30) was a tidy winner at Chelmsford in first-time cheekpieces, overcoming a stumble in running at a vital stage as the pace was quickening. He did well to recover and score cosily, and tonight’s step up in trip could induce more improvement.

Swordbill - Get 11/4 @ Ladbrokes