Best horse racing tips: This Paul Nicholls runner can end 22-month winless streak at Sandown plus other value bets

SUN Racing is back to give you some insight on big horses at even bigger prices.

Here, we try to find the value bets which could net you a tasty return from a small stake.


SAN BENEDETO (1.50 Sandown)

Paul Nicholls’ chaser was a classy performer a couple of seasons ago and was good enough to win the Grade 3 Greatwood Gold Cup.


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He’s not won since then but the yard’s horses are in superb form and he needed his return from five months off at Newbury. He can build on that and outrun his odds.

Each way thief

PORTSTORM (2.40 Ayr)

Ian Duncan’s six-year-old loved the mud when scoring here last time out. He improved as the race went on with his staying power a real asset.

He gets testing conditions again and can hit the frame at least.

POTTERS LEGEND (3.00 Sandown)

This veteran has been in cracking form this season with a win and second from his two outings.

He had plenty in hand when scoring at Warwick in November and matched that form when a length off the pace at Cheltenham latest. He stays and handles conditions so should be in the mix again.

Don't forget, SunSport tipster Templegate has given a verdict on every race on Saturday.


11.30   Elegant Love   

Good winner here last time and should go close again.

12.00   Damned Elusive          

Looks on fair mark for handicap debut after good third.

12.35   Abrag  

Well bred and showed promise on debut at Kempton.

1.10     Lunar Deity     

In form and looking for fifth course and distance win.

1.45     Three C’s         

Coming down weights and has won similar races before.

2.20     Shining Success           

Plenty in hand when winning at Chelmsford latest.

2.55     Hidden Breeze 

Went close here last time and more to come.

3.30     Shamshon       

Best run for a good while when fifth here last time out.


12.05   Hystery Bere   

Winner in France and has joined and in-form stable.

12.40   Stormy Ireland            

Much better than this grade if showing her best form.

1.15     Destinee Royale          

Good win last time and should be capable of better.

1.50     Ibleo    

Knocking on the door and went close at Cheltenham latest.

2.25     METIER (NAP) 

Two good wins so far and destined for better things.

3.00     Sir Ivan 

Good effort at Leicester and repeat could be good enough.

3.35     Friend Or Foe (treble) 

Easy win at Wincanton and looks on the upgrade.


12.20   Wetlands         

Easy winner over course and distance last time out.

12.55   Ard Chros        

Won this last year and weighted to go close again.

1.30     The Edgar Wallace      

Promise on hurdles debut and will be fitter for that run.

2.05     Evander           

Easy winner at Doncaster latest and has much more to offer.

2.40     Illegal Model   

Running well and has shown best form in testing conditions.

3.15     Takingrisks (nb)           

Scottish National winner who will like this stamina test.

3.45     Those Tiger Feet         

Plenty in hand when winning here last time out.


4.10     Madeeh          

Has shown best form over this course and distance.

4.40     Red Allure       

Unlucky when second here last time and won’t be far away.

5.10     Australis          

Goes well here and has plenty of stamina for this trip.

5.40     Revolutionary Man     

Handicap winner last time and every chance for new yard.

6.10     Blue Hero        

Has joined top connections and capable of better.

6.40     Lochnaver       

Looks the type to improve plenty over this longer distance.

7.10     Lucky Ava        

Went close here last time and doesn’t need much more.


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