Sam Turner's Best BetsBlogTop tipster Sam Turner is a regular on Racing TV and a proponent of speed figures and sectional timing. Here are his best bets for the day’s action

Fard (Newcastle, 8.20)

The Newcastle finale on Friday is not much of a race but that will not concern Fard who finally got on the scoreboard at Thirsk on Monday.

The selection was winning at the 23rd time of asking and although it was only a seller, the time recorded was notable for the grade as he swept through to take up the running late on. The victory had been a long time in coming although he'd shown signs of ability but struggled with the handicapper after being rated in the high 60s.

Now down on a more feasible mark and with confidence boosted by the win, Fard can look forward to more success, starting in this uninspiring contest.

Get 9/4 @ bet365

Sootability (Ayr, 4.55)

Sootability is in decent nick at the moment and was so close to landing back-to-back wins eight days ago when headed on the line in a competitive mile and a quarter Epsom handicap.

The filly had previously taken a field apart at Carlisle over a mile, staying on well but it may have been a trip just too far on the Epsom undulations and she now drops back in distance. Due to go up 3lb, she remains well treated and sits top of the pile on my speed calculations.

Get 11/4 @ Paddy Power

Woody Creek (Ayr, 3.15)

Woody Creek is a two-time winner in Ireland and nearly added Group glory to her cv in the Phoenix Sprint Stakes at the Curragh in August. Just unable to get to the winner on the testing ground, she may appreciate today’s expected quicker going and deserves to win a race of this nature.

Get 4/1 @ William Hill


FARD (Newcastle, 8.20) 2pt win

SOOTABILITY (Ayr, 4.55) 1pt ew

WOODY CREEK (Ayr, 3.15) 1/2pt ew

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