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Three value picks to consider for this weekend’s horse racing

A promising novice, a long distance lover and a C&D winner make up this week’s selections



Crossley Tender winning at Market Rasen Racecourse

After two winning selections at 8/1 and 14/1 respectively last weekend, we’ve taken a look through the upcoming cards to hunt down some more value selections.

Here are three runners that could be worth their price tag over the weekend.

Lunar Sovereign – 3.00 Kempton, Saturday (11/1 Ladbrokes)

A trainer in red-hot form, Fergal O’Brien sends Lunar Sovereign in pursuit of a maiden Graded success in the Dovecote Novices’ Hurdle.

The five-year-old has shown promise on his last two starts, landing back-to-back successes in comfortable fashion at Wetherby and Doncaster.

He faces two tough challengers in Atholl Street and Calico, who both won on their last outings.

If Lunar Sovereign can deal with the step up in class, he could well be in the mix here.

Crossley Tender – 3.15 Newcastle, Saturday (12/1 bet365)

A long distance specialist, Crossley Tender does hint some value in a fiercely competitive Vertem Elder Handicap Chase.

With the Midlands Grand National on the agenda for the gelding, the eight-year-old has the opportunity to prove his stamina in the 4m1½f contest.

Paul Henderson’s runner caught the eye on his last start, staying on well to take third in a handicap chase at Ascot last month.

Crossley Tender could relish the longer distance, with his price screaming each-way value at the very least.

Fingerontheswitch – 3.35 Kempton, Saturday (14/1 bet365)

An interesting contender in a large-field contest, Fingerontheswitch could well spring a surprise in the Grade 3 Close Brothers Handicap Chase.

The 11-year-old’s has failed to fire on his two starts so far this season, finishing 4th and 9th at Haydock and Sandown.

Can Neil Mulholland’s Fingerontheswitch run well at a big price on Saturday?

However, Neil Mulholland’s gelding is now on the exact same mark that saw him come second in a Listed Handicap Chase at Doncaster last season, finishing half a length behind Nicky Henderson’s OK Corral.

A course and distance winner here, Fingerontheswitch could well be worth some value each-way here.

Reece Charlton is a Content Writer at Low6 that specializes in horse racing. He is an avid hunter of value in the racing world, picking out longshots six days a week across the National Hunt and Flat cards on offer across the UK and Ireland. He keeps punters and race fans in the know with his racing expertise with previews and value picks for all the big cards and meetings.