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.
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