Another interesting weekend awaits in store for racing fans, with several jumps meetings taking place on both sides of the Irish sea.
Punters have been picking apart racecards in the hunt for some considerable value, and we have done some digging of our own.
Here are three nicely-priced runners to consider for Saturday’s contests.
Gala Ball – Greatwood Gold Cup (1.50 Newbury, 25/1 @ bet365 + William Hill)
It is a known fact that Paul Nicholls has dominated this contest since its inception in 2004, and he does hold two entries in market favourite Grand Sancy and 25/1 Capeland.
But the one that caught the eye here is Philip Hobbs’ Gala Ball. The 11-year-old is back at the same mark that he won a handicap chase here back in 2019.
He loves racing at Newbury, as he has placed in four of his six starts over fences here.
With a enticing price of 25/1, Gala Ball screams each-way value for this contest.
Rayna’s World – Virgin Bet Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle (2.20 Doncaster, 6/1 Various)
From the Phillip Kirby yard, Rayna’s World has had a season of mixed fortunes but she could bounce back to winning ways here.
A 100/1 third in the Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle at last season’s Cheltenham Festival, the six-year-old is stepped up to an extended three miles after coming fourth in the Jane Seymour Mares’ Novices’ Chase just over two weeks ago.
She could relish the longer distance here, with a 6/1 price tag catching some interest in a wide open affair.
Beware The Bear – Grimthorpe Handicap Chase (3.30 Doncaster, 7/1 @ Ladbrokes)
Nicky Henderson’s runner could see his first victory here since landing the Ultima Handicap Chase at the Cheltenham Festival back in 2019.
The top-weight is a winner over the 3m2f distance and the 11-year-old is back down to an interesting mark of 153.
At 7/1, the price could be appealing for each-way punters in this contest.