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#OddsKnows Racing Preview: 5th Feb

As usual we have our weekend preview for you with the action this week coming from Sandown, Wetherby and Musselburgh. We've also got all weather racing from Lingfield and Kempton and as ever our man #OddsKnows takes a look at the best of all the action here for you on The Cheeky Punts.

Don't forget to check out the #OddsKnows Nap which you can find here as well (from 9am Saturday) as well as all the latest from our days picks on our racing pages

Write ups to follow


First up its Sandown and I quite like the look of is Gunsight Ridge, he looks to have settled now switched to the bigger obstacles and Olly Murphys yard has been in good form of late. He won last time out over course and distance and had Bun Doran behind him that day. The danger could come from Frero Banbou who represent another in-form pairing (Williams and Deutsch). Those who follow me will know how highly I rate Deutsch as a jockey so he is definitely feared.

My next pick is a bit of a punt as L'Homme Presse, for that man again Deutsch, should take this but at odds on there is no value there. So I am going to take a bit of a gamble on Mister Coffey putting it together for the shootout for second. Pic D'Orhy is the clear 2nd fav here but the maestro Paul Nicholls has been in pretty poor form by his standards of late and his horses haven't really been firing. I'm hoping our charge for Nicky Henderson can handle this step up and find a bit to chase home the fav

The 2.55pm at Sandown has 7 places on offer but the one I am keen on is still right at the top of the market, Ree Okka could potentially go off the favourite and has come in for a bit of support already. I like the look of 6YO and whilst it is difficult to call with such a big field, I do think he could be on a very handy mark with more to come. Beauport has a shot and I wouldn't rule out Green Book so with the extra places on offer I will be taking our charge each way at anything over 5/1 and may have a little nibble on a few others. I do have a bigger price for this too but more on that later

Last up from me from Sandown is the 3.30pm and I am siding here with Farinet. I actually put him up last week when a non runner so I think this could be a solid chance here. It is that pair again of Williams and Deutsch (who could have a very good day) and our charge steps up in trip for this one but it does look like its a track he enjoys, the form here reads 2 wins from 2 attempts! Trainer Venetia Williams knows how to get a good stayer going so I do like the chances here and at around 4/1 looks well worth a cheeky punt


Up to Musselburgh next with a few for the day and 2 in particular I do really like. The first of these is in the 2.05pm and its Cool Mix. He has slipped down to a winnable mark and was well clear of Glen Forsa, who re-opposes, last time out when 3rd at Doncaster. Calipso Collognes ranks the obvious danger having run in better company of late but I think our charge can take this one

The 2nd I like here is Smart Lass in the 3.10pm, currently priced at 7/2 I wouldn't be surprised to see her shorten up and this drop back in trip should play in to her hands. It's no walkover as Wor Verge looks a danger and Chuvelo for the McCain/Hughes combination is likely to be popular. That said, I think our charge has a great chance and a bit of rain up in sunny Scotland may help us a little.

My final pick at Musselburgh is The Wolf in the 3.45pm although this is possibly my least confident pick of the 3. This looks a much more competitive race and a case can be made for a number of these but I am happy to take on the Nicholls runner of Highland Hunter who is likely to go off favourite. I'm going to keep an eye on the market for this one and see how the day goes, if Nicholls doesn't fire for the day and land a few across the cards then I'd be a bit more confident in opposing him.


Down next to Wetherby and a card that doesn't really jump out so I'm going for a short price double here with Miss Lamb (1.58pm) and Dubai Quest (3.38pm) who both look to have strong chances, as reflected in the prices. You can get around 7/2 or just short of 4/1 for the double so there could be a bit of value there as long as both can oblige

The Each Way plays

And last up we have an English one, a Scottish one and an Irish one. At Sandown I'm going for the extra places in that 2.55pm race and The Brimming Water looks worth a shot at 14/1. Up in Scotland it's a shorter price but Socialist Agenda should go well in this open looking race and then to finish off the each way shots its over to Ireland with Rightplacerighttime. Don't forget you can see more on the Dublin Race Festival here on The Cheeky Punts

Lingfield (all weather)

Last up a bit of all weather action from Lingfield and we'll have the evening meeting posted on our social media channels for those who love to follow the flat action.

Obsidian Knight looks to have a strong chance as does Radetsky and I am keen to see Rohaan back out who should go well in the 4pm

Good Luck whatever you are backing and don't forget you can follow #Oddsknows on Twitter @KnowsOdds for tips throughout the week and to keep up to date with all the action from @TheCheekyPunts

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