colin tizzardSam Turner is looking forward to a fine couple of days of racing, starting on Friday with two bets at Cheltenham plus a progressive horse at Chelmsford.

Rockpoint (Cheltenham, 12.45)

ROCKPOINT may not be a regular winner but knows his way around Prestbury Park and won a Grade 2 race here over 3m a year ago.

The gelding was due that victory after clocking well on soft ground in a warm Newbury handicap two weeks before and upped his game to score with a relentless performance, winning by nearly three lengths. Unfortunately, his form tailed off after - including a 50-length beating at the Cheltenham festival - as he seemed unable to maintain his effort at the business end of races.

Connections opted for wind surgery as a result and after a decent break, Rockpoint returned to action here for his chasing bow and whilst it was an unspectacular performance, he kept on galloping and built on that last time - again here - with a most promising run.

Staying on well in the mud behind a warm favourite, there were no signs of the engine misfiring and he looks ready to get his career firmly back on track.

Get 4/1 @ Coral

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Falco Blitz (Cheltenham, 3.40)

FALCO BLITZ scooted round Fakenham’s tight turns at the end of October and then built on that with a gutsy run here behind Jatiluwih who was landing a five-timer.

There was no disgrace in defeat up against a rampantly in-form horse and, clearly moving in the right direction, Falco Blitz looks the value call in a competitive contest from a top team.

Get 7/1 @ William Hill

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Good Tidings (Chelmsford, 5.30)

GOOD TIDINGS was all over the place in a warm Kempton race 24 days ago in a first-time visor when slowly away, racing too freely and running into trouble 2f out after he had settled down and started to motor. To his credit, the three-year-old picked up nicely again and clocked impressively in the final furlong.

Good Tidings looked unlucky to me and on my figures can take this tight contest with his usual - and winning jockey - back on board this evening.

Get 10/3 @ BetVictor

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SAM TURNER’S BEST BETS

Rockpoint 1pt win (12:45 Cheltenham) 4/1 Coral

Falco Blitz 1pt ew (3:40 Cheltenham) 7/1 William Hill

Good Tidings 1pt win (5:30 Chelmsford) 10/3 BetVictor


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