ITV Racing Tips – Best Bets Across Friday’s Races
ITV Best Bets on Friday December 3rd
The cards at Sandown and Exeter are as competitive as ever on Friday and here at Racing Tips, we have scoured through the cards to provide our ITV best bets. Check these out below, with our top tips providing extra selections on what promises to be a fantastic day of racing.
Halo Des Obeaux (1.50 Sandown)
Champion Trainer Paul Nicholls sent out an unexposed 4yo novice chaser to land a competitive handicap at Newbury last week, and his HALO DES OBEAUX carries a similarly interesting profile here.
This relation to the formerly top-class Alpha Des Obeaux made a promising stable debut when third at Worcester in October form which has worked out very well since with the winner subsequently going in at Grade 2 level.
He fell when beaten at Newton Abbot last time, but he probably set too strong a pace there in very testing conditions and it’s notable that connections are so quick to send him over the large obstacles off a workable mark of 128.
With better ground to contend with, he rates a solid betting proposition.
Out On The Tear (3.00 Sandown)
Sam Allwood is yet to train a winner this season, but OUT ON THE TEAR is backed to correct that in Sandown’s handicap chase.
This Arcadio gelding had some smart form to his name over hurdles earlier in his career, but he improved for the switch to fences last season, running out a competitive winner at Catterick around this time last season.
Out On The Tear returned from a notable absence when fourth at Worcester last month, where he travelled strongly into the race before fading late on. That run is expected to bring him on plenty and this mark of 115 looks well within his capabilities.
Storm Force Ben (3.15 Exeter)
Philip Hobbs took this race with Woodford County back in 2015, and he can once again claim the honours courtesy of STORM FORCE BEN.
Although coming into this a ten-race maiden, Storm Force Ben was beaten just a length in a handicap hurdle here back in January, where he bumped into a rival now rated over a stone higher.
Storm Force Ben himself is just 3lb higher, and showed plenty of aptitude for this discipline when runner-up on last month’s chase debut.
That run strongly suggested that the best wouldn’t be seen of Storm Force Ben until he got a dour test in this sphere, something he gets this afternoon, and his featherweight of 10st 4lb should come in handy at the business end of proceedings.