Horse Racing tips: Timeform’s Top Thursday Picks at Southwell includes a 13/2 Play

The Timeform experts like multiple course winner Fine Wine (16:10) on his return to an all-weather surface.

Southwell Racing Tips

14:38 Easy Equation
15:08 Tsunami Spirit
15:38 Billyjoh
16:10 Fine Wine
16:45 Water Of Leith
17:15 A Gift Of Love
17:45 Eagle One
18:15 Hill Station

*All prices are bang up to date with our snazzy widgets, while odds in copy are accurate at time of publishing but subject to change.

14:38 Easy Equation

EASY EQUATION is a dual course-and-distance winner and he posted another good effort over this track and trip when third on his latest outing in October. He has since left Stan Moore and joined Charlie Fellowes and looks likely to give another good account of himself under conditions that suit. He is only 1lb above his last winning mark.

15:08 Tsunami Spirit

TSUNAMI SPIRIT is going the right way and went down fighting against another progressive rival when last seen at Catterick in October. Tsunami Spirit looked a potentially decent sprint handicapper when getting off the mark at Kempton on his penultimate outing, quickening clear over a furlong out for a comfortable length and three-quarter success, and his gallant effort in defeat last time did nothing to alter that view.

He goes handicapping from a fair-looking opening mark and, having already shown his effectiveness on the all-weather, ought to give another good account.

    15:38 Billyjoh

    BILLYJOH caught the eye when a close-up fourth at Chelmsford last time, looking unlucky not to go close after meeting trouble when keeping on over a furlong out.

    He clocked a good closing sectional at Chelmsford, despite having his momentum checked, and that effort marked him down as a well-handicapped horse. He remains relatively unexposed after only six starts and is capable of building on recent promise.

    16:10 Fine Wine

    FINE WINE was disappointing on his last couple of starts on turf but he could be a different proposition back on the all-weather after a break.

    He is a four-time course-and-distance winner and has slipped to a mark only 1lb higher than for the latest of those victories, so he is taken to give another good account.

    16:45 Water Of Leith

    WATER OF LEITH is on a long losing run of 14 that stretches back to October 2022 but he has fallen a long way in the weights and has been threatening to take advantage.

    Things haven’t developed favourably for him the last twice as he met trouble in running at Newcastle and Wolverhampton but he offered encouragement on both occasions and is worth siding with here.

        17:15 A Gift Of Love

        A GIFT OF LOVE boasts a good pedigree as she’s by Frankel while her dam, Our Obsession, was a lightly raced listed winner who has already produced a couple of useful types.

        A Gift of Love shaped better than the result would suggest when ninth on her debut for the Gosdens at Lingfield last year as she was never really able to open up, and she duly posted an improved effort to finish runner-up on her first start for Charlie Fellowes at Newcastle last month. A Gift of Love still looked a bit rough around the edges so she ought to go on improving and she gets the vote to get off the mark here.

        17:45 Eagle One

        EAGLE ONE failed to beat a rival at Wolverhampton on his latest start but it’s easy enough to overlook that effort as it was over an inadequate trip.

        He had shaped better than the result might suggest on his penultimate start as he was making headway when short of room over a furlong out, and it’s worth noting he is now 3 lb lower than when beaten only a head on his first start for the Twiston-Davies stable in June.

        18:15 Hill Station

        HILL STATION justified support at Lingfield last week, readily drawing three and three-quarter lengths clear after kicking from the front. He was brushing aside some out-of-form rivals, though the style of success was impressive and a 5lb penalty might not be enough to stop him following up.

          Southwell Racing Tips

          14:38 Easy Equation
          15:08 Tsunami Spirit
          15:38 Billyjoh
          16:10 Fine Wine
          16:45 Water Of Leith
          17:15 A Gift Of Love
          17:45 Eagle One
          18:15 Hill Station

          *All prices are bang up to date with our snazzy widgets, while odds in copy are accurate at time of publishing but subject to change.

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