Horse racing betting tips for today's Channel 4 live televised races on Saturday 31st January with the best free horse racing tips today.
We have some top quality racing tomorrow throughout England and Wales with action from Sandown, Wetherby and Ffos Las taking centre-stage on Channel 4. Here is a tip for each of the seven races shown live.
Today's Horse Racing Tips
UlCK DU LIN (13/2 Coral) started his season in great form by winning a competitive Listed handicap in November. After a poor run next time out, he showed renewed vigour when coming up short against today’s rival Ballygarvey. He was a little free and made sloppy errors that day and, as he is a young horse that has plenty of improvement to come, I expect him to turn the tables with Ballygarvey.
2.05pm Ffos Las
PUFFIN BILLY (E/W) (12/1 bet365) was a very smart novice hurdler who ended his juvenile campaign by finishing fifth in a Supreme Novices. After a horrific fall last time out, he has been switched back to smaller obstacles and I think on hurdling form he stands out as the class horse. As long as his confidence is still in tact he will take all the beating.
SPLASH OF GINGE (5/1 Paddy Power) was back to his best when winning at Cheltenham on New Years Day, having fallen when traveling well the time before. His overall form looks strong, he has scope to improve further and I believe he will claim his first Grade 1 contest.
2.40pm Ffos Las
In a race likely to turn into a slog over 3m 4f in heavy ground, we need to look for a strong stayer that enjoys testing conditions. FIREBIRD FLYER (E/W) (8/1 Coral) seems the perfect candidate having won last time out for today’s amateur. He looks a marathon specialist that thrives in testing conditions and has the credentials to out-battle his rivals.
POLAMCO (NAP) (7/2 Betfred) got off the mark in handicaps back in December and followed up in impressive fashion at Newbury. He has potential to do better still and could be thrown in at the weights. Harry Fry is in exceptional form and any horse he runs should be treated with the upmost respect.
RETURN SPRING (7/2 Ladbrokes) had strong form over the smaller obstacles, and has dealt well with the transition to fences showing further improvement. His jumping let him down last time out, but with stamina to boot and a trainer that would have schooled him plenty, I believe he will prove difficult to beat.
JUST A PAR (E/W) (8/1 bet365) seemed to be back to his very best with headgear applied last time out when finishing fourth at Cheltenham. With the hood now added I believe it will bring out the best in him, and I can see him running into a place at an e/w price.
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Written by Nick Henderson