You may recognise him from the live racing channels on TV, where he’s represented us the length and breadth of the country at the best tracks in the sport. BetVictor brand ambassador and horse racing expert Sam Boswell is here to lend you his insight for a variety of upcoming meetings, and deliver a selection of his best tips, in his own exclusive column.

 

After a brilliant weekend of Irish action at the Dublin Racing Festival, we return to domestic action with cards at Sedgefield, Market Rasen and Wolverhampton.

Before I highlight two tips for today, I just wanted to take a moment to congratulate BetVictor ambassador Rachael Blackmore on a fantastic Grade One double with Notebook and Honeysuckle.

She is having a brilliant season and heads towards the Spring Festivals with some really exciting rides.

 

Market Rasen (13.40)

Monbeg Zena to win

Back to the action today and the opening Novice Chase at Market Rasen is a contest that Monbeg Zena can land, returning off a break of over a year on chase debut.

Plenty will be looking with interest at The Mighty Don who was last seen contesting the Kauto Star Novices Chase on Boxing day, but I prefer the lightly raced eight-year-old. He won his sole point to point back in Febuary 2017 and was at one stage in the care of Nicky Henderson.

It is hard to read too much into the sole maiden hurdle win at Southwell but having won over fences as a youngster in Ireland, you have to expect him to be the type to enjoy this type of test. The fact that connections have persisted is a real clue that this eight year old by Flemingsfirth must have shown enough to be competitive in this type of event.

The other big bonus is the form of the yard, which is flying right now; a 40

Odds are correct at the time of posting

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