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
MIDNIGHT CHILL may reward a modest each-way selection in an intriguing race given he should strip fitter for a recent spin at Exeter last time out.
That was the seven-year-old’s first run back following wind surgery so the outing might have been required to help his confidence and today’s test should be well within his remit considering he ran out a smooth winner of a spring handicap here in March.
IMPERIAL ACOLYTE has also undergone a wind operation and I’m hopeful that remedial work is a catalyst to a positive performance on his return to action.
The Kalanisi gelding won on his first run back at Wetherby last season but failed to build on that performance with some subdued efforts following that five-length victory. I would find it surprising if his yard don’t have him fit and ready to go on his comeback and the talented Zac Baker is always a huge positive in races of this nature.
There were some long faces at Ditcheat when the son of Zoffany was beaten on his stable debut at Chepstow in an early-season juvenile event.
Trainer Paul Nicholls wasted little time equipping the Irish recruit with headgear prior to his next start at Wincanton where he ground his rivals into submission to score by nine lengths. In all honesty, that wasn’t much of a race and today’s assignment will require further improvement from the selection, but SIR PSYCHO is strongly fancied to make a mockery of his initial handicap mark (117) and it will be disappointing if he can’t vindicate the faith of his connections.
TODAY’S BEST BETS
MIDNIGHT CHILL (Ludlow, 2.55) 1/2pt ew @ 5-1
IMPERIAL ACOLYTE (Ludlow, 4.00) 1/2pt ew @ 10-1
SIR PSYCHO (Taunton, 4.10) 1pt win @ 5-6
Sir Psycho is part of your daily double for Thursday.
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