Sam Turner had an easy, well-backed winner yesterday and highlights a Welsh raider heading to Norfolk on Thursday plus two all-weather speedsters.
Cap Du Nord (Fakenham, 2.35)
Welsh trainers are usually of note when heading the very long way to north Norfolk, so CAP DU NORD and Cougar’s Gold will no doubt have been well prepared for today’s exertions.
Preference is for the former who was a well-backed, ready course and distance winner 10 months ago in a similar contest under much the same conditions, landing the final leg of a hat-trick in the process.
That was the end of the winning spree and, after two more outings he was given a summer/autumn holiday and returned to action in November. Understandably, Cap Du Nord then struggled in mainly better races in the mud but looked more like his old self 19 days ago when not disgraced in a near £10,000 Sandown contest.
Still a little race-rusty, he stayed on without really threatening and should now be spot on for this afternoon’s task on going that is drying out.
Hareem Queen (Southwell, 3.30)
Not many have turned up for this 5f dash but it looks an interesting race nonetheless and one that HAREEM QUEEN can boss.
The lightly-raced filly has a fine record here, winning twice and not beaten far in a similar handicap behind Tawny Port (victorious in a better race since) just before Christmas. There were only six runners that day but the time recorded was warm and Hareem Queen was just outgunned.
She built on that with a fine performance in a £19,000 Newcastle heat last time, races off the same mark today back in class and has the figures to impress.
Little India (Southwell, 1.45)
LITTLE INDIA had been running mostly well over further but not getting her head in front until she turned up over course and distance 16 days ago to fend off last time out winner and favourite, Directory.
The filly had no problems with the surface, kept on really well when challenged and looks a Fibresand natural. A 3lb rise should not be a major inconvenience now she has that all important first win under the saddle.
SAM TURNER'S TOP TIPS
Cap Du Nord 2pt win (2.35 Fakenham) 11/4 Unibet
Hareem Queen 1pt win (3.30 Southwell) 15/8 Unibet
Little India 1pt win (1.45 Southwell) 7/4 Betway
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