Southwell afternoon racing tips: Best bets for Monday, March 18

As the dust settles after Cheltenham there's still plenty of good jumps racing action to come this season including a cracking card at Southwell and the Planet Sport tipsters have the tips you need.

We kick off with some details on our four selected horses at Southwell, with a full set of tips from the seven-race card at the bottom of the page.

Don't forget to check out the full racecard, results and live odds in Planet Sport's racing live centre.

Good luck and please gamble responsibly.

(Please be aware selections could become non-runners after article's first publication)


14:25 (Southwell) Great Samourai

Great Samourai can make a successful debut for new connections in the Get The Inside Track With Handicap Chase.

The seven-year-old has shown a decent level of ability without setting the world alight for Dan Skelton, twice filling the runner-up spot from four starts under rules.

He was a firm favourite to make a winning start to his career over fences on his most recent appearance at Huntingdon in October, but had to make do with the silver medal behind No Risk With Lou and changed hands in the new year for the relatively modest fee of £12,000.

Great Samourai is now in the care of Charles and Adam Pogson and the booking of three-time champion jockey Brian Hughes suggests the team mean business.


15:30 (Southwell) Fortunate Man

Fortunate Man has a good opportunity to get back on the winning trail in the Try The Racing App This Afternoon Novices’ Hurdle at Southwell.

Trainer Jonjo O’Neill went to €210,000 to secure the Irish point-to-point winner last year, but he did not get off to the best of starts, unseating Jonjo jnr on his hurdling bow at Ffos Las in December.

He got the job done in fine style at Newbury next time, so it was a little disappointing that he could do no better than a moderate third in his bid to follow up at Wetherby.

That being said, the winner Asta La Pasta is a useful sort, while the runner-up Tedtwo bolted up at Sedgefield recently.

A step up in trip looks the right way to go with Fortunate Man and he is expected to reward those who keep the faith.


16:00 (Southwell) Our Pink Lady

James Owen’s Our Pink Lady can notch a second course and distance win in the space of a fortnight in the Tips For Every Race At Mares’ Novices’ Handicap Hurdle, with a 5lb rise for her impressive first victory judged lenient.

Planet Sport ambassador Harry Cobden is in the saddle and will be looking to strengthen his grip on top spot in the race to be this year's champion jockey.


17:00 (Southwell) Innisfree Lass

Innisfree Lass will be tough to beat in the Enjoy The Racing App For Free Novices' Limited Handicap Hurdle.

She won over this course and distance when fitted with cheekpieces for the first time and the in-form Stuart Edmunds has found a good opportunity for her to follow up that win.


Southwell selections in full:

Southwell: 13:55 Felton Bellevue, 14:25 Great Samourai, 15:00 Barlovento, 15:30 Fortunate Man, 16:00 Our Pink Lady, 16:30 Pozo Emery, 17:00 Innisfree Lass


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