The weather has decimated Saturday’s cards, with Lingfield and Naas the only surviving afternoon meetings. They will be the venues hosting the ITV Racing, which will provide some cheer on a very chilly day.
We’ll have ITV Racing Tips for all the action on terrestrial TV. That being said, I’m aiming for more double glory. After landing a 1065-1 double two Saturdays ago, I’m back again trying to repeat the feat.
You can find my selections below, let’s keep our finger’s crossed for a pair of big runs!
2.15 Naas – Reigning Supreme (20/1)
Previously trained by Nicky Henderson, Reigning Supreme scored on three occasions, including a victory over fences at Kempton in November 2018. He’s been absent under rules since, however, with his next eight runs coming between the flags.
Scoring on a pair of attempts for his new trainer, he acquitted himself well in that sphere and now returns to regulation fences. He returns off a mark of 123, which could turn out to be lenient, given that he was rated 134 at his peak for Henderson. He did pull up when last seen at Knockmullen House, but he’s tongue-tied back under rules and should be capable of bouncing back from that.
He’ll relish the heavy going and if continuing the momentum he gained in point to points, he could turn out to be a huge price.
3.10 Lingfield – Bealach (14/1)
Previously trained by Eve Johnson-Houghton, Beaclach was unable to score in ten starts for that trainer. He ran with credit on multiple occasions, however, including a course second over twelve furlongs. His final start for the stable came at Kempton in September, finishing a clear second behind a runaway winner.
Joining Gary Moore subsequently, the mile was simply too sharp for his stable debut two weeks ago. That effort is best forgiven and he should be seen in a much better light over this trip. He’s on the same mark as his two aforementioned placed efforts and after just eleven outings, the best may be yet to come.
Even this trip may be slightly too short for him, but he’ll get a strong pace to aim at and will be staying on best of all in the closing stages.
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