Chepstow 3.20 tips – unpenalised Sykes can go in again

Chepstow 3.20 tips - unpenalised Sykes can go in again

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Sykes

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Betting Tip: @ 9/4 with bet365

Hobbs could be on the mark again with SYKES in the 2m7f handicap hurdle (3.20pm). The six-year-old showed the benefit of his reappearance second when dead-heating at Aintree last month and may have won that race outright if he’d jumped the last a little more cleanly – he had jumped well up to that point. His trainer considered him well handicapped beforehand so nothing will have changed there as he escapes a penalty, leaving him on the same mark of 118, and he has ample scope to keep on improving after just four starts. With Richard Johnson taking over from a claimer, he can go in again.

The danger according to the betting is the Paul Nicholls-trained The Eaglehaslanded and he’s much respected having won all three of his completed starts for the champion trainer, but he’s a future staying chaser and the selection might just have the better turn of foot at the business end of the race.

Betting Tip: @ 9/4 with bet365

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