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Here are Alan Alger‘s best horse racing tips from Lingfield, Newcastle and Kempton to get you started.
TOP PICK: ENCORE D’OR
The first of two classy Betway-sponsored races on the Lingfield all-weather card, which will be shown on ITV4.
It’s a small field but a case can be made for each runner.
Gracious John and ENCORE D’OR fought out the finish to this race last season, with the former prevailing by a short head. I’ll take the latter to gain the upper hand this year, having been in better form going into this race.
TOP PICK: BAYWING
A marathon trip of over four miles for this classy handicap chase. Favourites have a poor record in the race with just one win in the last eight runnings of the contest.
Claiming jockeys have had a decent run of success with three wins for conditional jockeys in the last four seasons. The weight they are taking off is a valuable advantage when travelling this distance, especially if the ground has some cut.
Last year’s winner BAYWING can follow up having shown a liking for the conditions.
TOP PICK: ANGELS BREATH
In the last eight seasons this race hasn’t been won by a horse returned at an SP over 5/1, and in that time 50 per cent of the runnings have been won by the favourite.
This will be a fast-paced hurdles contest on the forecast good ground.
Trainer Nicky Henderson has won this race in three of the last six seasons. His ANGELS BREATH should justify favouritism.
TOP PICK: DOUBLE SHUFFLE
We stay at Kempton for the final race of the competition.
I really like the chances of DOUBLE SHUFFLE from the Tom George stable. He ticks a lot of the boxes of previous winners of the race and his trainer won this in 2009 and 2012 with Nacarat.
Highly-tried in the King George here last time, this course and distance winner can improve on his 2017 run when second in this race.