Daily Mail racing tipster Sam Turner guides you through Friday's four live Channel 4 races.
Realt Mor and Shuil Royale are likely to dominate the market here after last time out wins and, in the case of the latter who was impressive in victory at Aintree, rightly so. However, the duo will probably account for somewhere near 50 per cent of the market and there could be some value in supporting DUNRAVEN STORM (Best price 11-1) to small money to overturn them both. The selection is arguably a better horse going right handed, but his sole win on a left-handed track came at this venue and he could be worth chancing now he steps back up in trip. He was entitled to need his reappearance when well beaten behind Fox Norton and this level of company maybe more his cup of tea these days.
Bold Henry landed this event emphatically a couple of years ago and could be a threat to all if rediscovering that level of ability on his comeback. However, he is consistently inconsistent and I prefer the claims of SIZING CODELCO (Best price 7-2) and to a lesser extent Pairofbrowneyes against him. The former has been switched to Colin Tizzard by owner Alan Potts and, in the hope he enjoys some better luck at this level, the seven-year-old looks capable of making his mark at today’s trip even if he will need further in time. Surprisingly, Sizing Codelco has unseated both times he has tackled races at this level. Both incidents came at the first fence so if he can negotiate that this time round he looks capable of going close to concede weight all round with his yard in rude health.
A glittering array of previous winners have landed the Steel Plate And Sections Novices’ Chase and ROCK THE KASBAH (Best price 6-1) strives to join illustrious company today. The likes of More Of That, Imperial Commander and Denman have all landed the prestigious Grade 2 event and the Philip Hobbs-trained six-year-old has always been thought of in those terms by his handler and rider Richard Johnson. It has just taken time for the selection to mature and realise his potential, however there were signs he was doing just that on his seasonal reappearance last month at Chepstow when he jumped with precision to see off Theinval and Flying Angel in a truly-run novices’ chase. A repeat performance could make him tough to beat even by the supremely-talented Barters Hill and he looks decent value at his morning odds.
SPIRITOFTHEGAMES (Best price 5-1) must make quite a leap from a modest Ayr novice hurdle into Graded company at Cheltenham, but he oozed class when winning on his debut for Dan Skelton and it could be worth chancing him upped in grade. I loved the way he travelled at Ayr before lengthening in eye-catching fashion on the run to the line and he looked a class act in the making that day. It goes without saying this event represents a completely different examination, but I’m hopeful the four-year-old’s cruising speed will at least carry him deep into the race and he looks to possess the quality required to make his mark at this level.
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