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
Bellevarde (Windsor, 6.30) wouldn’t appear an obvious candidate tow in this five furlong handicap, however the daughter of Kodiac could prove a wise each-way play with her speed figures suggesting she should make an impact on this event.
The ground isn’t certain to play to the strengths of all her rivals, but the selection will be perfectly at home on an easy surface and I like the fact she is reunited with David Egan, even if the duo were beaten under a big weight at the track last week.
That defeat came over six furlongs and I prefer the fact, Bellevarde returns to the minimum trip with some cut in the ground as her career-best display on the figures was achieved under those circumstances in the spring.
Her Windsor stats read 52174, while Egan also partnered her to victory at Lingfield back in March 2018 over five furlongs so he clearly knows her well.
Macs Blessings (Catterick, 4.30) has made more racecourse appearances than Madness in recent weeks, however the signs are the gelding is thriving on the workload and his track stats read 85132 so he should again be on the scene this afternoon.
Megan Nicholls was agonisingly beaten a nose on the 3yo at Ayr last time for a career best and, although she is not present in the saddle today, the talented Sean Davis also knows the gelding well so another big run should be in the offing.
Stall 11 may not be ideal for The Grey Zebedee (Catterick, 5.00) but if the runners for this spring do steer a passage towards the stands’ side as they can do on easy ground at the north Yorkshire venue then the speedy grey could finally get off the mark at the 14th time of asking.
A narrow defeat at the hands of Dancing Mountain over course and distance represented the best turf run of the selection’s career to date and he can go one better today.
TODAY’S BEST BETS
Bellevarde (Windsor, 6.30) 1pt ew
Macs Blessings (Catterick, 4.30)1pt ew
The Grey Zebedee (Catterick, 5.00) 1pt ew