Today’s race meetings are in the lap of the weather gods. But assuming the meeting at Taunton goes ahead, here is our resident tipster’s selection.
Sunday December 30
Taunton 2.20 WIN
Trainer Nicky Henderson is on the crest of a wave after a bumper Christmas -- and he should saddle another nice winner here in this Listed hurdle for mares. After being bought for 130,000 guineas, the strong and lengthy four-year-old grey arrived in this country with a lofty reputation, which was quickly justified when she ran away with a modest event at Haydock. Stepping up in class at Newbury last time, she was equally impressive, travelling like the winner before getting touched off close home by a fast-improving mare who has bolted up since to frank the form. Today’s race provides an ideal opportunity for compensation, particularly as Barry Geraghty is on board, having opted to spend a rare Sunday in the UK.
TIP OF THE DAY SUPPLIED BY SCOOP RACING (RICHARD SILVERWOOD).