Sam Turner had two winners at Dundalk yesterday and has three selections at Thurles on Saturday.
Sizing Pottsie (Thurles, 3.10)
While the Thurles card lacks a great deal of quality, the Grade 3 Pierce Molony Memorial Novice Chase is a terrific race with SIZING POTTSIE bidding to complete a rapid hat-trick.
A two-month mid-season break post-Christmas seems to have worked the oracle for the son of Kapgarde given he has returned with wide-margin victories at Fairyhouse and Navan, both achieved from the front.
The switch to aggressive, front-running tactics has signalled a marked upturn in the selection’s fortunes and, despite being able to operate well on heavy ground, connections feel he could prove a smart chaser on better ground.
Of Sizing Pottsie’s rivals, it is unlikely we have seen the best of Zero Ten who crashed out at Punchestown when a short price but had previously chased home Arkle Chase participant Cash Back at Naas.
A repeat of that performance would ensure he rates a major danger and the fact he is reunited with rider David Mullins - who boasts form figures of 11211 aboard the seven-year-old – is another cause for concern for Sizing Pottsie supporters.
Kavanaghs Corner (Thurles, 3.40)
KAVANAGHS CORNER impressed over course and distance last time when accounting for Crazyheart in an impressive time for the grade and could be worth supporting to follow up under similar conditions.
I liked the way the veteran travelled for Daniel Holden a fortnight ago and, although today’s race demands more from a revised mark, the selection looks worth backing to follow up under similar conditions.
Johnny Little Legs (Thurles, 2.40)
This 0-95 handicap is a pretty awful heat and one where the market may well illuminate expectations.
Although JOHNNY LITTLE LEGS must prove that today's trip is within his remit, he lost a hind shoe when narrowly beaten over two miles here last time and could be worth chancing to small stakes to gain compensation.
The speed figure for that race was respectable given the grade and the five-year-old has fewer convictions than most of his rivals.
Sam Turner's Best Bets
Sizing Pottsie 2pts win (3.10 Thurles) 9/4 Coral
Kavanaghs Corner 1pt ew (3.40 Thurles) 15/2 William Hill
Johnny Little Legs 1/2pt ew (2.40 Thurles) 10/3 bet365
Open an account, make a qualifying deposit of £5 or more and claim the offer to receive a matched amount in Bet Credits, up to a maximum of £100.
Place qualifying bets to the value of your qualifying deposit and allow these bets to settle.
Your Bet Credits will be available shortly after your qualifying bets have settled. You can then place bets with Bet Credits, just select ‘Use Bet Credits’ in the bet slip.