Horse racing ideas: Sandown, Musselburgh, Wetherby, Lingfield and Kempton – Steve Mullen’s betting preview for the racing this Saturday, February 3

THERE’S an opportunity to not be Missed in the Edinburgh Nationwide at Musselburgh (3.15).

MISSED APPROACH loves a marathon and will get to run over 4m off what appears a very reasonable mark.
Put it this approach, it’s a full 10lb decrease than the burden he had when going properly in final yr’s Scottish Grand Nationwide.

 Warren Greatrex runs Missed Approach

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Warren Greatrex runs Missed Strategy

Since then, he has stored some fairly lofty firm over fences with a superb sixth in the Hennessy at Newbury earlier than ending third in the Warwick Basic final trip.

Most horses discover the 3m3f of that contest on the testing aspect however Warren Greatrex’s runner was solely getting going when the ending submit appeared.

The eight-yr-previous goes in any floor and confirmed his liking for an enormous area when second in final yr’s Nationwide Hunt Chase at Cheltenham.

He undoubtedly has a staying win in him — and today could possibly be the day.

Relentless Dreamer has an every-method shout at what might be tasty odds. He’s a radical stayer who gained properly at Ludlow earlier than Christmas.

He ran higher than sixth place suggests at Taunton final time and might sneak into the body.

Wanting Properly is one other contender who seems to be overpriced. He’s been off since the summer time, which in all probability explains his odds.

He goes properly recent and has had slightly assist from the handicapper since a modest effort at Perth. This journey fits and he’s one other to think about.


PRIME VENTURE could be our hero in Sandown’s 3.00.

Evan Williams’ hopeful may need completed lots nearer than fourth at Warwick final time had he made his problem earlier. He ended up tanking in the direction of the line however his run was left too late.

Tom O’Brien takes over from an inexperienced newbie today and that appears a constructive transfer in the huge subject. The seven-yr-previous got here again from an extended break to win at Ffos Las two runs in the past and this journey is right.

A bit extra rain would assist his possibilities as a result of he likes it tender however the floor ought to be fantastic nevertheless it seems.

 Paul Nicholls' Topofthegame has a chance

Paul Nicholls' Topofthegame has an opportunity

Topofthegame ran a belter when fourth in the Listed Lanzarote Hurdle at Kempton newest. He’s nonetheless studying the recreation and was outbattled somewhat in the closing levels.

That stated, it was a superb run and a repeat would put him proper in the shake-up.
Melrose Boy gained by no fewer than 50 lengths at Fontwell final time and was a superb Cheltenham winner three runs in the past.

He’s 12lb greater in the weights now however shapes as if this longer journey will go well with and is one other contender.
At large odds, Kris Spin is able to touchdown a blow — particularly if extra rain arrives.

Venetia Williams has gained Sandown’s 3.35 twice in the previous 4 years and can strike once more with YALA ENKI.

He ran a belter when fourth in the Peter Marsh Chase at Haydock final outing. He was very properly backed that day and confirmed why with a strong effort in the tender circumstances.

This drop in distance shouldn’t be an issue and he’s again on his final profitable mark for the first time since scoring at Kelso final yr.

He retains it easy by going from the entrance and his additional stamina ought to assist him carry on galloping.

Cogry ran a pleasant race when second in the Warwick Basic final time and is one other to think about. He could make the odd mistake however jumped properly and stored on strongly.

He was ok to win at Cheltenham in October and might but decide up some good prizes if clearing his fences higher.

Shanroe Santos is one other who’s susceptible to errors. He acquired his act collectively when second at Plumpton final time and has profitable type over this journey and monitor.

At his greatest he would have a shout and he’s an enormous worth.


12.50 El Borracho

1.25 Jack Bear

2.00 Kachy

2.35 George Dryden

3.05 Victory Bond

3.forty Yamuna River

four.15 American Gigolo


12.forty Ainchea

1.15 Gino Path

1.50 Buveur D’Air

2.25 Terrefort

3.00 Prime Enterprise

3.35 Yala Enki

four.10 Palmers Hill


5.forty five Runaiocht

6.15 Ripp Orf

6.forty five Bungee Bounce

7.15 Morning Has Damaged

7.forty five Humbert

eight.15 Iconic Belle

3.15 Musselburgh – Missed Strategy: 'Loves a marathon check and seems to be on a good mark' (add to your betslip)