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.
Singing Sheriff (Wolverhampton, 4.45)
SINGING SHERIFF has only run one poor race on the all-weather and very nearly landed a second Kempton success when last seen 54 days ago.
That was a fine effort considering he was unfancied and returning from a lengthy holiday after flopping on turf at Beverley. Beaten by just a head as he hunted the favourite down - granted a few more yards he may well have prevailed.
Another break has ensued but he goes well fresh and although he has only won once - and that on Polytrack - the selection has posted two solid placed finishes here over a shorter trip and he can better that over today’s extra distance.
Calvinist (Wolverhampton, 5.15)
CALVINIST should be a big price in the lowly stayers’ handicap but a return to anywhere near his best can see him outrun those odds.
The gelding’s form has been patchy since winning a £31,000 York handicap when a three-year-old but he did score at Wolverhampton 14 months ago and has run well over hurdles since.
It all means that his flat rating has dipped from a high of 90 to a lowly 57 and he went into my notebook last Tuesday when staying on here eye-catchingly but way too late over a mile and a half.
Calvinist makes a quick reappearance over 2f further this evening and, in a wide-open contest, looks worth a modest each-way play.
Tzar De L’Elfe (Plumpton, 2.30)
TZAR DE L’ELFE is another tempting at an expected double-figure price.
It is fair to say that a record of one victory from 41 is hardly inspiring but he has placed on the last five starts and seems to like it here.
The nine-year-old’s return to the fray over course and distance after lengthy break might have resulted in a second win but from a bad mistake four-out. He had been going really well before that and if he can muster the same enthusiasm minus the error, then should be most competitive in this open contest.
SAM TURNER'S BEST BETS
Singing Sheriff - Wolverhampton 4:45 (100/30 Unibet)
Calvinist each way - Wolverhampton 5:15 (8/1 Bet365)
Tzar De L’Elfe each way - Plumpton 2:30 (12/1 Bet365)