Sam Turner goes jumping and all-weather racing on Wednesday with two top speed selections rated to run big races.
Reasoned (Wolverhampton, 2.30)
REASONED bookended the Christmas period with two victories here over 7f - and latterly today’s trip - to record her first successes after 11 attempts.
The filly had been knocking at the door at Dunstall Park so it was no big surprise to see her score for the first time with a gutsy performance to hold off all challengers in an nerve-racking finish. It may not have been much of a contest but the victory was no fluke judged on her imperious sprint win here earlier this month.
Backers had no concerns this time around as she showed fine speed from her outside berth, was booted clear a furlong out and had the field well strung out behind, including Griggy who was on a hat-trick.
Reasoned has serious pace to burn judged on that and with my stopwatch impressed as she took the race apart, looks very competitive again at this level despite a 7lb rise.
Getaway Totherock (Newbury, 12.45)
GETAWAY TOTHEROCK was a two-time point-to-point winner in Ireland last year and used that experience to see off an odds on favourite at Ludlow before Christmas.
The selection had run well up to a point in mid-November on her UK hurdling bow in a £13,000 Ludlow contest, competing well until hitting a wall three out. No problem next time though as she travelled strongly in the mud, taking it up four out and then clear two jumps later. The £30,000 purchase just kept on galloping, clocked well for the conditions and won as she liked.
Today’s race looks a suitable next step and, with an engine proven in the mud, she looks the one they all have to catch.
SAM TURNER'S TOP TIPS
Reasoned 1pt win (2.30 Wolverhampton) 11/3 Unibet
Getaway Totherock 1pt win (12.45 Newbury) 4/1 Betfred
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