Daily Mail tipster Sam Turner targets Leopardstown and Musselburgh with three big Saturday selections.
Sharjah (Leopardstown, 3.10)
A decent surface is imperative to the chances of SHARJAH in today’s Irish Champion Hurdle, but conditions should be ideal for the seven-year-old to utilise his potent turn of foot.
Honeysuckle stands in the way of the selection, but this is the first time she has tackled a left-handed track under rules so the percentage call is to side with Sharjah who looked back to his best over course and distance and can crown a big weekend for trainer Willie Mullins.
Wonderful Charm (Musselburgh, 3.15)
WONDERFUL CHARM is 2-2 at this venue and his form figures following a six-month absence or greater read 1112111 so he clearly makes plenty of appeal on his return to the track.
This trip is an unknown but he kept on gamely to land the Champion Hunters’ Chase last May (3m4f) at Stratford so this trip looks well within his remit with his yard back among the winners after a short break.
Ashington (Musselburgh, 2.05)
ASHINGTON arrived on the scene travelling powerfully over course and distance last time before failing to quite see it out.
He may well appreciate a more patient ride today and still strikes me as a horse which is more than capable of winning off his current mark.
SAM TURNER'S TOP TIPS
Sharjah 2pt win (3.10 Leopardstown) 13/8 bet365
Wonderful Charm 1pt ew (3.15 Musselburgh) 6/1 Betfred
Ashington 1pt win (2.05 Musselburgh) 11/4 bet365
Ashington is part of your Tasty Treble for Saturday.
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