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
DOCUMENTING was perhaps a shade unfortunate not to add to his previous course win in a competitive handicap at the track last time.
The Frost stable have enjoyed a good week with Francis Xavier and Steal The Scene both obliging, the former in a hot heat at Newcastle courtesy of a clever ride, and Documenting offers a great chance of completing a notable hat-trick.
Both sets of connections will have one eye on the King George on Boxing Day and, with the recent rain, conditions could arguably be quite testing by race time.
With a minor stamina doubt surrounding Altior, unbeaten over obstacles in 19 starts, narrow preference is for the enthusiastic Cyrname who is sure to try and dominate his rival and put him under pressure late on by being boldly ridden
CAID DU LIN didn’t find any rhythm at all at today’s venue under a conditional rider last time, but the presence of Sean Bowen may be the catalyst for a better showing and he could worth risking each-way at a price.
The selection won this race 12 months ago following a pipe opener three weeks beforehand and he should get the strong pace he craves courtesy of last season’s runner-up Speredek.
Diego Du Charmil and his unfortunate stablemate CAPELAND looked poised to fight out a good finish here last time, but the former pushed the latter wide of the final fence which led to Capeland’s disqualification.
I will have a saver on the latter as this has been his pre-Christmas plan for a while.
SAM TURNERS BEST BETS
Documenting, (Lingfield, 1.55) 2pt win @ 10-11 Unibet
Cyrname, (Ascot, 2.05) 2pt win @ 6-4 BetVictor
Caid Du Lin (Ascot, 3.20) 1/2pt ew @ 10-1 BetVictor
Capeland (Ascot, 3.20) 1pt win @ 4-1 Unibet
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