Top 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
RECKLESS ENDEAVOUR has earned his keep over the years having banked over £100,000 in prize money but pickings have been lean of late.
The five-year-old has yet to win for David Barron in 14 attempts but that sequence has seen his handicap mark drop from 94 (highest mark was 101 for Jamie Osborne) to only 78. Consequently, he looked more like his old self over course and distance last time on his return to action after a lengthy 182-day break.
Virtually ignored in the betting, the gelding was away in a daze but picked up 2f out and rattled home all too late. That was so much better and now that he’ll be straighter for the run, he should finish fast again but this time to better effect.
The highly regarded Thomas Darby looks a horse to note in decent races coming up but may just find the fit and in-form MAIRE BANRIGH a very awkward adversary this afternoon.
The selection is unbeaten in her last three and seamlessly took to chasing at Stratford last month when - apart from a couple of blips - she jumped well and eased to victory by 15 lengths in a decent time.
This is a better contest and she drops a little in distance but Maire Banrigh looks a classy mare and can go on to better things.
Yet to win over obstacles, the five-year-old has posted some decent times on the clock and could now prove the class act in a race with little quality on show.
TODAY’S BEST BETS
RECKLESS ENDEAVOUR (Newcastle, 6.05) 1pt ew @ 8-1
MAIRE BANRIGH (Warwick, 1.50) 1pt win @ 2-1
LIGHTLY SQUEEZE (Warwick, 2.25) 1pt win @ 4-1
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