Klopp landed the big bet of the day for Sam Turner yesterday and the speed figures guru is back in action at Newcastle again on Friday.
Just A Thought (Chepstow 3.20)
JUST A THOUGHT hasn’t yet lived up to the initial promise shown when winning two bumpers for Rebecca Curtis but has rarely run a bad race, including here last time out.
Campaigned over all sorts of trips and even at Grade 2 level when not beaten far behind the smart Roksana, the mare just keeps finding one or two too good. And again 71 days ago she battled all the way to the line, just being outfought by Perfect Man with the third and fourth winning since.
Yet to race on going this testing - although she did run in an Irish point-to-point on soft/heavy - Just A thought gives the impression that the muddier the better and with first-time cheek pieces employed to aid concentration at the business end of proceedings, she can gain a deserved third career victory.
First Response (Newcastle, 4.15)
FIRST RESPONSE has been erratic since winning over course and distance in October but perhaps hasn’t quite been getting home over distances beyond a mile. Whilst he has gone close over further, both of the five-year-old’s successes have been over that trip and connections return him to his comfort zone.
This looks tight but First Response is top on my speed calculations and is due a return to the winner’s enclosure.
Commander Han (Newcastle, 5.15)
COMMANDER HAN has only won once and it was nearly two years ago but he’s accumulated nearly £27,000 in prize money and has recently joined a shrewd outfit.
Both runs for Stuart Williams have been here and after a decent effort in a Class 5 handicap (Big Les the winner) over the minimum trip in late November, he posted an eyecatching effort behind Heath Charnock in a better race last time over 6f when he had trouble getting competitive after being held up.
The drop back in distance is expected to suit this evening in a similar contest.
SAM TURNER'S TOP TIPS
Just A Thought 1pt win (3.20 Chepstow) 2/1 bet365
First Response 1pt win (4.15 Newcastle) 4/1 Coral
Commander Han 1pt win (5.15 Newcastle) 11/4 Betfred
Just A Thought is your NAP of the Day for Friday.
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