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Minella four star the value option

In different circumstances, Ffos Las proprietor Dai Walters would be disappointed with the turnout for the William Hill Welsh Champion Hurdle (2.40), which is worth £45,000.

However, the Welshman owns the short-priced jolly in Oscar Whiskey, an improving gelding which cannot realistically be opposed. However, he is no betting proposition at the likely prohibitive odds.

Much better value is offered by Minella Four Star in the williamhill.com Handicap Chase (3.10) over three miles. The eight-year-old, which ran well for a long way on his recent debut for the David Pipe stable, now looks set to oblige. He rates a decent bet.

Over at Wetherby, Frankie Figg stands out in the totesport.com Handicap Chase (2.10). The selection's jumping had been error-prone until he put it all together over the fearsome Aintree fences last time out. With the Howard Johnson stable in cracking form, free-running Frankie Figg should take plenty of catching.

Irish Independent