Week 9 takes us to Catterick, as Stephen Harris tries to keep bettingexpert on top of the Tipster Challenge leaderboard! He will be taking on SBC News, Timeform and Guest tipster, Jessica Bridge.
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Our experts have provided the following picks for the 7 races. Follow the results of these tips throughout the Catterick race meet via @SBCGAMINGNEWS:
SBC News: Fair Loch
Forecasted rain is a worry, but has been in good form over the autumn.
Should be fitter for recent return and has a terrific record at this track.
Timeform: Fair Loch
Scored in claiming/selling company during the autumn and hasn’t been disgraced in handicaps subsequently.
Should be in the frame despite unlucky debut here last month.
SBC News: Roxyfet
Four Sedgefield wins this season and is taken to edge out My Friend George.
bettingexpert: My Friend George
More straightforward than Roxyfet and can make the running here.
May still be ahead of the handicapper given the manner of his last 2 wins and he can add another success to his tally. My Friend George is a clear next best.
Ladbrokes: My Friend George
Will suit the step back up in trip against this small field.
SBC News: Flemensfirthleader
Would have won on debut but for fall, and responded with victory at Sedgefield late last month.
Has been found a great opening to follow up an impressive Sedgefield win.
Gained deserved compensation for her hurdling debut mishap when scoring comfortably at Sedgefield recently, and, with the promise of more to come, she gets the nod to quickly add to her tally.
Odds-on favourite for a reason. Hard to see anyone else coming close to a victory.
SBC News: Discoverie
Has been runner up on four of five starts for new stable. Due a win?
Has been knocking hard at the door and could dominate here on his own.
Timeform: Nefyn Bay
Generally progressive over hurdles last year and is bred to make a chaser. Bollin Line and Casual Cavalier are other likely players.
Ladbrokes: Bollin Line
Not much between the top two, but Discoverie has history of being the bridesmaid so Bollin Line should have enough in the engine.
SBC News: Cumbrian Farmer
Taken to bounce back today, although he did start as 9/4 favourite last week and didn’t challenge.
bettingexpert: Cumbrian Farmer
Found the trip too sharp last time and can bounce back to form over this CD.
Relished the return to hurdles when winning with any amount in hand over 3m at Southwell recently and will prove hard to beat under a penalty if turning up in the same mood.
Good jockey on board and should be a different horse to last time out.
SBC News: Carlton Ryan
Won at Leicester, progressing nicely and should defy the penalty here, albeit at short odds.
bettingexpert: Carlton Ryan
Looked useful at Leicester and has time on his side aged just 8.
Timeform: Carlton Ryan
Made a pretty seamless transition to regulation fences when scoring at Leicester last month, and is very likely to leave the bare form of that behind, so looks up to conceding weight all round.
Ladbrokes: Carlton Ryan
Hard to ignore as he should take advantage of the longer trip.
SBC News: Kelka
Should have the pace and stamina to challenge. Stable has decent record in this sphere.
Got stuck in deep ground last time when heavily backed and can do a lot better
Shaped with plenty of promise on debut in January, and with above-average improvement forthcoming, could well be the answer, especially as Llanarmon requires a thorough test in this sphere.
Stable does well in these sorts of races and the money is already coming in despite being unraced.