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
Poetic Legacy has frustrated supporters on the last two outings but now returns to the scene of her one and only victory and is fancied to redeem herself.
The filly bumped into a very strong finisher at Newcastle two weeks ago and again came off second best five days ago at Wolverhampton when unable to overhaul the winner in a race run at a moderate pace. It may be the drop back in trip also didn’t suit so it looks wise to revert to the Polytrack surface back at the Essex venue where three runs ago she was so impressive with a three and a half-length demolition.
Connections will be keen to see another victory on her cv.
Shepherds Way is improving with racing despite being narrowly denied nine days ago.
The selection won her first race on fast going in mid-September, running on in taking fashion over the minimum trip at Musselburgh. It didn’t quite go to plan nine days ago at the same venue but she gave the tough filly Lara Silvia (now on a hat-trick but carrying a 6lb penalty) a fright and handled the slower ground well.
It has to be said that she now moves back up in distance and this afternoon’s conditions are an unknown, but the sharp venue should suit and she can gain revenge for her recent mugging by Lara Silvia, whose one run on heavy turf in mid-August was not a success.
TODAY’S BEST BETS
POETIC LEGACY (Chelmsford, 8.10) 1pt win @ 2-1
SHEPHERDS WAY (Catterick, 2.10) 1pt win @ 11-8
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