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Horse Racing Tips: Rocky to fight his way to victory at Ffos Las

DEC 22nd

It's the final day of racing before Boxing Day, where we will see a thrilling renewal of the King George VI Chase, but focusing on today's action there are four meetings taking place. Thursday's racing kicks off at Lingfield at 11:50, while there's alternative racing at Ayr, Ffos Las and Southwell and we pick out some of the most eye-catching naps of the day here...

Check out Thursday's best racing naps.
Check out Thursday's best racing naps.

Dan Skelton's Rocky Man broke his maiden tag at the fifth time of asking last time out at Wetherby and the four-year-old will look to follow that success up this afternoon and is a leading contender for the 14:40 at Ffos Las. Available at 2/1, at the time of writing, Skelton's charge has proven the most popular nap of the day amongst our racing writers as four of them - including Chris Wright from the Liverpool Echo - have napped Rocky Man, who will have to defy a 6lbs rise in today's event to make it back-to-back wins.

Lucinda Russell is ready to unleash Ahoy Senor in the King George on Boxing Day at Kempton Park, but she will look to head into the festive period on the back of a winning note and she will saddle Destiny Is All in the 15:00 at Ayr. Another catching the eye of several tipsters, the Russell charge has been napped by three tipsters for today's contest north of the border, and has been in tremendous form in recent times notching up three wins from his last four outings.

Currently heading the naps table is The Brigadier, who has a profit of £20.29, and that form tipster heads to Ffos Las for the best bet of the day and has napped the 8/11 favourite Altobelli, who is a warm order for the 13:10 race, while the second placed tipster Postdata from the Racing Post has napped the 11/4 shot Amourie, who lines up in the 17:30 at Southwell.

14:40 Ffos Las
Rocky Man silk

Rocky Man

placed
15:00 Ayr
Destiny Is All silk

Destiny Is All

placed
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Newsboy of the Daily Mirror has been in absolutely sensational tipping form the last week and notched up a stunning sixth winning nap on the bounce yesterday and is looking to record a magnificent seventh success on Thursday. The tipster, who now sits 14th in the table, has headed to Southwell's evening all-weather fixture and Newsboy has napped the 7/1 shot Bird For Life. Lining up for Mark Usher in the 20:30 race, Bird For Life will attempt to bag a fourth win in five starts tonight, and with only a 2lbs rise for a recent success he looks a leading player for glory.

Other form tipsters in our naps table include Rory Delargy from The Irish Field, who has napped the 9/1 chance Farne in the 13:40 event at Ffos Las, while the myracing tipster will take on Farne with the Paul Nicholls-trained Complete Unknown, who is a 3/1 chance for the same 13:40 contest.

Steve Mullington from 888Sport has taken a real chance on Thursday afternoon as the tipster has napped the 100/1 outsider Alfa Dawn, who runs in the 15:10 at Ffos Las. Pulled up on his last two starts, Peter Bowen's raider will need to improve on those efforts to stand any chance, but it's certainly one selection to keep an eye on today.

20:30 Southwell
Bird For Life silk

Bird For Life

placed
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