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Saturday horse racing tips from Tom Lunn at Sandown, Aintree and Chepstow

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Tom Lunn has gone through the race cards, form, going and much more to help guide your horse racing betting choices.

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Sandown betting tips

1.15: Constitution Hill by 7+ lengths 8/15

Constitution Hill, with Nico de Boinville up, wins the Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy, by nine lengths, from State Man, on day one of the Cheltenham Racing Festival at Prestbury Park (Photo By Harry Murphy/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

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Constitution Hill, with Nico de Boinville up, wins the Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy, by nine lengths, from State Man, on day one of the Cheltenham Racing Festival at Prestbury Park (Photo By Harry Murphy/Sportsfile via Getty Images)Credit: GETTY

The rearranged Fighting Fifth Hurdle will now be raced here at Sandown after Newcastle’s abandonment due to the freezing temperatures last weekend.

The going is likely to stay soft with slightly warmer temperatures but plenty of rain, which will make every race a fairly tough slog this weekend.

But anything you throw at Constitution Hill will not phase him as the early heavy odds-on price suggests.

He’s likely to go down as a legend of the game if he continues the way he’s going, especially at just six-years-old he could have many years being at the very top of the hurdle game.

He won this race on return from Cheltenham Festival’s Supreme victory last year which was a 256 days break and Nicky Henderson will only ever send him out if he’s 100% happy.

Constitution Hill beat Epatante by 12 lengths – hardly asked for extra effort and it’s usually a case of how far he wins rather than will he win.

It was a similar thing in the Aintree Hurdle in April where Constitution Hill won by just three lengths ahead of Sharjah but realistically it also could have been 15 lengths still at a canter.

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Shishkin who has also missed out on two attempts to kick off his season after refusing to race and then missing out on a handicap chase at Newcastle too last week.

But despite his ability, also shouldn’t stand a chance against Constitution Hill, especially returning to hurdles after so long chasing.

1.50: JPR One 2/1 (2pts)

JPR One beat Monviel on his first start over fences in October, which also came on heavy ground, which bodes well for this weekend with more rain forecast.

He was set to be the winner in Grade 2 company at Cheltenham in November but sadly unseated his rider Brendan Powell at the last fence when ahead of Homme Public and Petit Tonnerre.

So much so he’s been upped 11lb for that run despite not finishing and is set to continue his meteoric rise over fences this weekend.

2.25: Spirit D’Aunou 7/1 each-way (1pt)

There’s a few decent each-way chances in this one. But Spirit D’Aunou trained by Gary Moore appeals the most at quite a nice price and is among the leading contenders.

He’s unexposed, just four-years-old and has won four of his six runs. He might have needed the run in October and can progress on from that here.

He’s won on heavy ground before so should suit the conditions nicely for what will be a tough slog.

3.00: Jonbon to win by 5+ lengths (1pt)

There’s certainly scope for a Nicky Henderson-trained double for the Fighting Fifth Hurdle and Tingle Creek Chase, with Jonbon also a heavy odds-on favourite to win this.

It also wouldn’t be ill advised to go for a winning length double, both winning by 5+ lengths is something that Jonbon can certainly achieve.

Having already beaten many of his rivals he’s set to face this weekend, including Captain Guinness, Edwardstone and Boothill.

Jonbon has only been beaten by one rival over fences since making the switch from hurdles last year, and that was to the brilliant El Fabiolo at Cheltenham Festival in the Arkle.

He also shaped as though he’d improved even further when seen for the first time this season beating Edwardstone by over nine lengths and justified a 4/9 price!

Aintree betting tips

12.55: Pink Legend 3/2 (1pt)

Was just eight lengths behind the incredible Impervious at Cheltenham Festival in March and followed that up with two victories over both 2m and 3m!

This mare can clearly do it all and her form has been exceptional, so there’s hope she can continue that into this season on her 2023/24 debut.

Zambella did beat this horse when they met at Doncaster last year, but she reversed that form at Cheltenham, and looks to be in better fettle since so appeals greatly for that. Though a straight exacta looks very tempting with a much bigger dividend on offer.

1.30: Richmond Lake 9/2 (1pt)

There’s 16 fences to jump here over just 2m4 on a track that can be testing for some horses.

Not just that but there’s going to be a slog throughout with rain forecast across the UK throughout Saturday morning and afternoon.

As such, the only horses that appeal here are those that jump with fluency and efficacy but also love softer ground.

Richmond Lake is one of those with form from last season to now reading 612111.

Making his seasonal debut over hurdles to help brush off the cobwebs for this one at a lovely 9/2 price.

While under Champion Jockey Brian Hughes, this horse has a great chance on a stacked Saturday card.

Chepstow betting tips

2.47: Isaac Des Obeaux (1pt)

Made his seasonal debut in a very tough Class 2 novice hurdle at Cheltenham in October, that saw Encanto Bruno win.

Isaac Des Obeaux never really got involved but on his second run a month later won with ease at 9/4 under Lorcan Williams.

Beating stablemate Hurricane Danny by six lengths and leaving the rest of the field much further back.

That was an encouraging display and returns just two weeks later with Angus Cheleda on board, and looking likely of adding to his progression and victories.


P+L from 09/10/23: +28.37pts

Profit+Loss from 10/07/23-08/10/23: +73.37pts

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