Sam Turner scored with a very well-backed all-weather horse yesterday and has three fancied picks today.
Moveonup (Southwell. 3.20)
The 5f dash at Southwell on Thursday looks like a wide-open contest, packed full of course and distance-winning form but MOVEONUP has had a fine start to the year and drops way back in class after a fine run here on Tuesday.
The speedy four-year-old belatedly won a maiden at Chelmsford in mid January with a first time visor working a treat. Since then he has scored here and ran with credit in defeat two days ago from out of the handicap in a warm Class 2, £12,500 sprint. Gay Kelleway’s gelding has made all on both victorious occasions but couldn’t hold on this time against classier rivals.
Now back down two levels, he is taken to fly from the stalls and hopefully boss the race from the front all the way to the line.
Zylan (Southwell, 3.50)
ZYLAN is another that has been in excellent form on the Fibresand surface but like Moveonup, found it tough in lofty company last time out and was a shade disappointing.
Mind you, he was up against Gulliver who won two valuable handicaps last season including the Coral Sprint Trophy at York and took this race in a warm time, so perhaps a five-length beating was a respectable outcome.
Given a mini-break since, six-time track winner Zylan returns to action in a race he won last year and although the contest has been upgraded, no doubt he will be well prepared and has the track speed figures in the book to run a big race.
Time To Reason (Chelmsford, 5.30)
With Becker a non runner, the Chelmsford opener looks best left to TIME TO REASON who has been performing well at Wolverhampton of late.
An infrequent winner, the selection has dropped to a career-low mark and is 6lb lower than when successful in this lowly contest last year.
He very nearly upset the well-backed Jorvik Prince 10 days ago, is due to go up 2lb shortly and will get few better opportunities.
SAM TURNER'S TOP TIPS
Moveonup 1pt win (3.20 Southwell) 13/8 Unibet
Zylan 1pt win (3.50 Southwell) 10/3 bet265
Time To Reason 1pt win (5.30 Chelmsford) 11/8 Unibet
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