Tippin' Jimmy enjoyed three winners from his Thursday tips, and gives us his best five bets from across the UK.
1:30 Redcar – Nicklaus (9/4)
William Haggas has a very good record of winners in the North, and he sends Nicklaus to Yorkshire in an attempt to break his maiden. He finished a respectable sixth on debut, before finishing just one place better on his last outing at Kempton. He’s bred really well, and certainly up to winning this race.
4:00 Wincanton – White Moon (6/4)
It’s very odd for me to go against an unbeaten odds-on favourite, but I think White Moon could be a really smart horse in the making for Colin Tizzard. On his third run in point-to-point company he was really impressive when winning by 15 lengths, and looks like a progressive type on his rules debut. The horse he beat won his next start comfortably, so the form is rather strong. Paul Nicholls’ Dan McGrue is the danger.
4:55 Redcar – Relevant (5/2)
Katie Walsh is one of the leading amateur riders, and she is making a huge journey to ride Karl Burke’s Relevant. The three-year-old has the strongest form in the book too, having finished a close second at Carlisle last time out. She was tested in maiden company, despite being given a very nice opening mark so confidence must be high she is capable of winning a race. This looks an ideal race for her, and conditions are suit. A lot of factors have come into the equation here, all are big positives. She should run a huge race.
5:00 Fakenham – Momella (4/6)
This is a very nice looking horse that I will be keeping an eye out for throughout this season. On her only start over hurdles she beat a really good horse in Brillare Momento, and that form is the strongest on offer here. She will be better against her own sex, but could add a second hurdle victory here.
8:15 Newcastle – Samarmadi (13/2)
This is a horse I really thought could turn out to be a good sprinter, but he has done quite the opposite. Prior to his three disappointing efforts he won on debut, and finished a narrow loser on the all-weather. He returns to that surface today, and is 3lb lower than his previous runs. He should go well on the conditions, and he should still win a few races off this mark. Kit Marlowe may be another bet on the Newcastle card.