March 13, 2021 Lee Bolingbroke

Pre-Cheltenham Saturday is upon us, with coverage of Imperial Cup day at Sandown and three races from Wolverhampton thrown in for good measure.

Beginning at the Esher track, first up is the EBF Paddy Power National Hunt Novices’ Handicap Hurdle at 1.50, with 16 standing their ground in a highly competitive opener.

6-1 the field gives a flavour of the race and our primary hope is the Emma Lavelle trained Sam Barton, which is available at 17-2.

Just 3 hurdles runs have resulted in a 5th, a 2nd and a win last time out at Doncaster, when Trevor Hemmings‘ 6-y-o stayed on takingly to master the race favourite, with the third a distant 18 lengths away.

The form of that race is working out nicely, with two of the ‘also rans’ winning since and a handicap debut mark of 132 looks workable. Have an each way bet.

Our other pick in the race is Beauport, from NTD‘s yard.

Although kept to ‘gaff’ tracks thus far, this 5-y-o looks on a very good mark for its first handicap and, hopefully, will outrun its 33-1 price – that’s the theory, anyway.

The big race, aka the Paddy Power Imperial Cup Handicap Hurdle at 2.25 has been blighted by non-runners, presumably with the ground drying out, but 11 stand their ground with Natural History the 5-2 favourite.

Bought for a paltry £105,000, this 100+ Flat rated 6-y-o was beaten in its first two hurdle races, before making a bit of a mockery of an opening handicap mark of 116 by cantering to victory at Plumpton. The handicapper’s revenge has been a 16lb hike today’s 130 (so there) and, although it could still be good enough, 5-2 just ain’t much fun.

We prefer to have a whack at Langer Dan, which has the look of a well handicapped beastie.

A close sixth in the Fred Winter at the Festival off a 5lb higher mark last year illustrates that Dan Skelton‘s 5-y-o is off a decent mark and the latest tenderly handled 4th at Market Rasen after a break and a wind op seems to imply a better showing today.

Still just about an each way price, we recommend a bash at 11-2.

We are also sweet on the chances of Miranda from the Paul Nicholls operation. This 6-y-o mare does not know when she’s beaten and is still improving, so, with her burden much reduced by Angus Cheleda‘s 7 lb claim, we suggest an each way tickle at 8-1.

The 3.00, also televised, is a Listed Bumper, in which we are very definitely ‘no bet’, so it’s on to the Novices’ Handicap Chase at 3.35.

All 10 runners have stayed in as we write and we recommend a bet on the fragrant Venetia‘s potential improver Farinet at 6-1.

This 6-y-o grey jobby had good form in France and finished a staying on 3rd on stable debut at Haddock 3 weeks ago. That was its first run since last July, so, provided the slightly faster going is OK, we should get a run for the moolah.

Tapeta action starts with the Lady Wulfruna Stakes at 2.05 and this Listed contest appears to rest between the first three in the market.

With the admirable ‘oldie’ Documenting returning from a break and Mums Tipple trying today’s 7f for the first time, we suggest a slightly wimpy each way bet on the still improving Highland Dress at 4-1.

Fitness has to be assumed with many of the runners in the Lincoln Trial Handicap at 2.40 and that’s the case with our selection On A Session.

David Barron‘s 5-y-o makes stable debut today, having been last seen finishing 3rd of 16 in a valuable Galway handicap last August. Entered for the big race, OAS is undoubtedly the best handicapped runner in the race and we go each way at 9-2.

Finally to the Betway Handicap at 3.15.

Here we like the look of the top weight Summerghand, the mount of Adam Kirby. Winner of the Stewards’ Cup last season off 108, the two recent runs will have put this course winner spot on for today and it should be backed at 100-30.

That’s it – back on Tuesday with a full analysis of the meeting at Sedgefield.


Sam Barton 1.50 Sandown 1.5pts e/w @ 17-2 (5 places)

Beauport 1.50 Sandown 1pt e/w @ 33-1 (5 places)

Langer Dan 2.25 Sandown 1.5pts e/w @ 11-2

Miranda 2.25 Sandown 1pt e/w @ 8-1 (4 places Hills)

Farinet 3.35 Sandown 1pt e/w @ 6-1

Highland Dress 2.05 Wolverhampton 1.5pts e/w @ 4-1

On A Session 2.40 Wolverhampton 2pts e/w @ 9-2 (4 places Ladbrokes)

Summerghand 3.15 Wolverhampton 2pts win @ 100-30


  1. Philip Feeney 1 year ago

    Excellent preview.
    Will you be attempting the Cheltenham Yankee this year.

  2. Paul Brown 1 year ago

    Great day today got a power up on paddy power had beauport at 45/1 also langer dan and farinet done the other horses ew great day bring on Cheltenham cheers Paul Brown

  3. R Grant 1 year ago

    Once again Lee has proved his previews are awesome another 3 from 3 at sandown today. The preview is so well presented each race broken down for you,cant wait for Cheltenham

  4. Kennion Johnson 1 year ago

    Could not find the box at the bottom

    PS we got 45/1 on Beauport


    • Gary Sherlow 1 year ago

      It’s impossible to heap enough praise on legendary Lee after today. How many of us would have even given a second glance to Beauport?? The other winners were the icing on the cake. Long may your service keep running Lee and thanks again. Top service

  5. Chris Tidd 1 year ago

    Yep well done Lee great preview today ????????

  6. Simon Chell 1 year ago

    Fantastic Tipping Lee I got 40/1 Happy Days

  7. Michael Finnerty 1 year ago

    Hi Lee,

    Well done today, great selections especially the 33/1 tip. That’s more like it – and no silly 6 pt tips either????



  8. Tim Cooper 1 year ago

    Congratulations for this tip. You are not afraid to tip outsiders (remember the 80/1 a few weeks ago?). These tips pay the membership fee and all of the others are the profit (if they come in)!


  9. Kevin 1 year ago

    Well done Lee,
    Excellent day

  10. Steve Sargison 1 year ago


    After today will keep my subscription, get tipping today well done.

    Let’s hope for the same next week

    Cheers Mate

  11. Claude Rome 1 year ago

    A successful afternoon!

  12. Alan John Hartigan 1 year ago

    I have tried many tipping services and was just about done with it, However, I am not sure how I came across your service but so glad that I did, I really don’t need any other second rate advice asking stupid money tipping odds on losers. Thanks for another fantastic winning day!!

  13. David Campbell 1 year ago

    Good evening Lee backed them all yet another great result. I have been betting on the horses for fourty years and have used many different tipsters and can only say that I wish I had come across your excellent service many years ago. Cheers again Dave c. Looking forward to a cracking Cheltenham festival

  14. John martin 1 year ago

    Great day . Good results too! I love Lee’s positive approach in these grim times . Next week looks fun.

  15. Stephen Haywood 1 year ago

    Credit where credits due Lee great tipping on today’s pics had a great day .

  16. Denise 1 year ago

    Well done Lee , another winning Saturday . Another outsider from out of your hat following that 80/1 winner. Thank you

  17. John Thompson 1 year ago

    Fantastic tips yet again.

    Lost count of double figure winners this year alone and only just into march.

    Roll on Cheltenham, hopefully many more


  18. Robert Lipson 1 year ago

    When your battling illness in this pandemic you need a pick up and got one today with great tips from Lee . The family said thank you for the takeaway .

  19. Colin New 1 year ago

    Well done lee great 33/1 winner

  20. David Harrison 1 year ago

    Well done to you and your team. Booked a nice holiday on the last 2 weeks. Thanks

  21. Bob Sargant 1 year ago

    Hi Lee, Wow, what fantastic results you gave on your preview today, and what brilliant prices as well, you are a model of giving out consistent winners, long may it coninue, especially over the Cheltenham festival. Keep up the good work. Bob.

  22. Graeme French 1 year ago

    Great day yesterday, nice little profit. Keep them coming.

  23. Baden Jones 1 year ago

    Having seen Lee produce long odd winners, 80/1 and 22/1 come to mind, I doubled my stake for Beauport. So glad I did. Came in at 33/1.

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