Today's Horse Racing Tips | Friday 20th April 2018

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Southwell - Friday 20th April 2018

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  • 16:50 - Reach & Flower Pod Handicap Chase

    A step up in trip could be just what the doctor ordered for dual course winner ULIS DE VASSY and Laura Morgan's veteran could get back to winning ways at a course he excels at. Dartford Warbler was a beaten favourite when 10 lengths second last time and he is respected here off the same mark, which sees him race from a lowly 10st 7lb, while Fergal Mael Duin would be a big danger if putting in a clear round of jumping.

  • 17:25 - Advertiser Media Group Novices' Chase

    PETER THE MAYO MAN disappointed in a ''jumpers' bumper'' when last seen, but that outing can be forgiven. He was running a big race at Musselburgh when falling in a contest won by Barney Dwan the time before that and should be hard to beat if repeating his Doncaster triumph over Stowaway Magic in december. Robbing The Prey would be dangerous if rediscovering his Sedgefield form from the winter, but was disappointing last time, while Western Miller should also be respected.

  • 17:55 - Jigsaw Sports Branding Handicap Chase

    Jonjo O'Neill's runners having been in fine form of late and his Capard King could be capable of building on his third at Warwick last time, while course and distance winner Steps And Stairs has solid claims from the foot of the handicap. The Fresh Prince has been disappointing over fences, but this outing follows wind surgery and any market support should be noted. However, preference is for track and trip specialist RIDDLESTOWN, who will still be finding when many have cried enough and has dropped to 1lb below his last winning mark.

  • 18:25 - Bloomfield Horse Boxes Open Hunters' Chase

    The prolific course and distance winner GALWAY JACK arrives here unbeaten in his last three races and the form of his latest Warwick triumph has been franked by the second Barrakilla running with credit in the Aintree Foxhunters last week. Shimla Dawn has been in fine form in the pointing field and should provide stiff opposition, while Shotavodka and Argot are solid performers in this sphere who must be respected.

  • 18:55 - The Home Of Refreshing Odds Handicap Hurdle

    Conor Dore should see his pair Stuccodor and Hurricane Rita run well once again and both are entitled to respect, while Micky Hammond can do little wrong at the minute and his Dakota Grey could follow up his Carlisle win off the same mark with talented conditional James Bowen keeping the ride. However, a chance is taken on GRECIAN KING, who showed plenty of potential when third at Musselburgh on his latest hurdles start and must be considered from just 2lb higher having had a couple of subsequent spins on the Flat to keep him ticking over.

  • 19:25 - Free Bets For Life Novices' Handicap Hurdle

    BENTONS LAD was only beaten three lengths when fourth last time and Mark Walford's gelding could easily build on that showing from just 1lb higher. Cosmic King is an interesting proposition on his first outing for Fergal O'Bren while others to note are Western Morning and Neil King's Mamoo, who disappointed on heavy ground when favourite last time but could be capable of more now.

  • 19:55 - The Home Of Refreshing Odds Mares' Standard NH Flat Race

    It will be interesting to see if any significant money comes for Manon, who was just three and three-quarter lengths adrift of the highly talented Good Boy Bobby last time at Wetherby and should go close here if repeating that effort. However, INDEFATIGABLE was just three-and-a-half lengths behind Champion Bumper winner Relegate on her sole outing in Ireland and she could be hard to beat if arriving in the same vein on her first start for Paul Webber. Carrolls Milan, second in a point last time, is another who must be respected.

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