Sam Turner had a mixed Tuesday but landed a well-backed winner and has two today including a nice-priced Leicester horse
Rootless Tree (Leicester, 3.15)
ROOTLESS TREE should be a nice price in a competitive handicap hurdle after being pulled up last time in a slightly better race at Wincanton.
The selection though had a valid excuse for the flop as he was markedly up in distance following his win here over today’s trip and quite simply didn’t get home on only his third run over obstacles. He had won very well-backed first time out in a Huntingdon bumper over one mile and five and a half furlongs, so staying trips look beyond him for the moment.
Connections have taken that on board and Rootless Tree is running back under optimum conditions today. He loves the mud and I will be backing him each-way.
Hassaad (Kempton, 6.15)
HASSAAD has been disappointing since winning a three-runner Brighton novice stakes by nine lengths at very, very short odds.
Winless in eight starts since, the filly has gone close on occasions and ran well up to a point at Newcastle last week but was headed in the final furlong, capitulating again as she had done on her previous two outings.
Handler Archie Watson opts for cheek-pieces for the first time this evening in an attempt to keep the front-runner's concentration sharp and the in-form Hollie Dolye is back in the saddle. Hopefully, that will do the trick.
SAM TURNER'S TOP TIPS
Rootless Tree 1pt ew (Leicester, 3.15) 6/1 bet365
Hassaad 1pt win (Kempton, 6.15) 2/1 William Hill
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