Sam Turner's Best Bets BlogTOP MAN TIM (Sedgefield, 4.55) posted an authoritative display here last month when running out a wide-margin winner in a respectable time figure.

The selection may be a veteran but has only run 11 times under rules and simply cruised to hs course and distance victory, with the well beaten runner-up going one better a week ago. The handicapper has handed out a 10lb hike which looks a little excessive for a 12-year-old but he should take still some beating if in the same mood today.

Top Man Tim 2pt win @ 5-4

DRAGON KHAN (Chepstow, 2.20) is far from a regular winner but emerges with two of the best figures in the race and travelled nicely to a point at Uttoxeter in a decent rating for the grade.

Left behind in the closing stages that day before plugging on gamely, he may find today's track more to his liking and looks worth a small each-way play at a price.

Dragon Khan 0.5pt ew @ 11-2

SOFIA’S ROCK (Ludlow, 3.35) was too keen for his own good at Taunton last time following a wind operation but there appears the prospect of a more genuine pace today with a couple of his rivals keen to get on with it at the head of affairs.

A decent horse on the Flat, who was contesting a host of warm handicaps last year, the addition of a tongue-tie hopefully will also aid the cause, as should this tight, right-handed track with the drying ground out.

Sofia’s Rock 2pt win @ 7-4