On a typically busy fast and furious Saturday, 20 November, the horse racing NAP of the Day with SportsLens tipsters, is Heart Of A Lion. He runs over fences again in the 2m 4f handicap chase at Huntingdon (2:33). Alan King’s runner is the best value Bet of the Day today at odds of 15/8.
Owned by JP McManus, Heart Of A Lion made a successful debut over the larger obstacles 16 days ago. He defied top-weight at Ludlow to win when tackling fences for the first time. The six-year-old Yeats gelding should appreciate the step up in trip from 2m here. That is one major reason why Heart Of A Lion rates the NAP of the Day with our experts. See other reasons to back this Bet of the Day below:
Why will NAP of the Day Heart Of A Lion win?
King has a fine 20 per cent strike rate with his runners at Huntingdon. Backing them blind over the years would have yielded £6.88 in profit from a £1 level stake. Of four runners sent out from Barbury Castle to this track, two have won and another finished third. Heart Of A Lion has improved a lot for his first try over timber back at Wetherby last October.
After winning a Southwell bumper, he ran eighth to Third Time Lucki, who is now a leading contender for the Arkle at the 2022 Cheltenham Festival. That is because the winner has made up into a Grade 2 novice chaser. Heart Of A Lion then chased home Getaway Luv at this venue and filled the same spot behind Atholl Street at Taunton.
Despite then disappointing in a Lingfield bumper and three handicap hurdles, things look to have finally clicked for him. The switch to fences could be the making of Heart Of A Lion, who conceded weight all-round and chase experience to his rivals at Ludlow. He now goes from carrying a welter burden to bottom weight in the class above.
There could be even more to come from Heart Of A Lion. A 6lb rise in the weights may not be enough to stop him going in again. Backing Heart Of A Lion to follow-up returns £71.88 off a £25 stake. Should he fail to win, QuinnBet refunds that as a free bet.
Get a £25 Risk Free Bet This Saturday at QuinnBet
Any SportsLens readers out there that become new customers of QuinnBet, one of the top horse racing betting sites in the UK, can get their welcome bonus. It’s a £25 risk free bet with your first wager on the sportsbook. If that sounds like a great deal, and it really is, then register for an account with them. Next, make a deposit with an accepted payment method compatible with the new customer offer.
All that needs to happen then is placing a wager on any eligible sportsbook market. Our NAP of the Day may be just the thing for that. If the Bet of the Day or whatever the selection is a loser, fear not. QuinnBet refunds the stake as a free bet up to $25. There are also 50 Free Spins on a featured slots game in their online casino. Remember, separate terms and conditions and wagering requirements apply to that.
How to Claim a £25 Risk Free Bet
- Sign up to Quinnbet
- Log in to the account
- Make a deposit
- Place a qualifying bet
- If that loses, get a £25 free bet (+ 50 Casino Spins)
Not sure where to bet? We get you covered with this list of the best horse racing betting sites.
Interested in the Cheltenham Festival? Follow our guides:
- Looking to wager on Cheltenham? Have a look here for the best Cheltenham betting sites.
- Looking for bonuses? We selected the best Cheltenham free bets.
- You can find even more promo on our dedicated Cheltenham betting offers
- Use the highest odds and earn even more, have a look at the best Cheltenham odds.
- Not sure how to bet? Follow our expert betting tips and predictions about Cheltenham.
- You can find the last Cheltenham Festival results here.
- Looking to watch horse races online? Have a look at the best live horse racing streaming sites.
Interested in the Gold Cup? Follow our guides:
- Gold Cup betting guide and sites
- Gold Cup betting offers
- Gold Cup free bets bonuses
- Gold Cup tips & predictions
- Gold Cup best odds
Interested in the Grand National? Follow our guides: