Saturday racing tips: Bets for Sandown, Leopardstown, Lingfield
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GINO TRAIL won this race last year and I’m confident for his chances of repeating that triumph.
The 12-year-old has only finished outside the top three twice from 15 runs for Kerry Lee, and put in commendable performances in the Grand Annual and Red Rum Handicap last season.
A superb front-runner who has champion jockey Richard Johnson in the saddle for the first time, I think he’s the one to beat.
The Irish Champion Hurdle is the first of many Grade 1s this weekend, and APPLE’S JADE is going to be tough to beat.
Following back-to-back defeats to Benie Des Dieux at the end of last season, the seven-year-old has responded emphatically this campaign and is a perfect three from three.
She won a Grade 1 here over 3m at the end of December and also boasts a 20-length victory over last year’s winner of this race, Supasundae.
Despite the drop back to 2m, I think she’s all set to claim another Grade 1 en route to the Mares’ Hurdle at the Festival.
We have a Betway handicap in the fourth race at Lingfield, where I like the look of HIGHLAND ACCLAIM .
The eight-year-old has 85 runs under his belt and hit some decent form (2221) towards the end of 2018.
A dead-heat victory on this course last time out over 7f sets him up nicely here and I think he’ll relish the drop back down to 6f.
Finishing off with another Grade 1 in the Scilly Isles Novices’ Chase, and I think Kim Bailey’s VINNDICATION will remain unbeaten.
The six-year-old is a flawless six from six over obstacles and was particularly impressive last time out when claiming a Grade 2 at Ascot, beating Jerrysback, Lil Rockerfeller and Count Meribel.
A brilliant jumper and proven over this distance, I think he’s going to be very difficult to beat.
APPLE’S JADE | VINNDICATION
GINO TRAIL | APPLE’S JADE | HIGHLAND ACCLAIM | VINNDICATION
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