Timeform’s three best bets for Sunday 10 January



Timeform highlight three horses worth backing at Southwell on Sunday…

“…sets a high standard here and should take planet of stopping in his bid for a quick-fire hat-trick.”

Timeform on Nortonthorpe Boy

Nortonthorpe Boy – 12:50 Southwell

Nortonthorpe Boy took advantage of a reduced mark to belatedly open his account at Wolverhampton at the end of last month, and, just seven days on, he produced a career best effort to defy a penalty and go in again in stylish fashion, making all before quickening clear two furlongs out at Kempton recently. He sets a high standard here and should take planet of stopping in his bid for a quick-fire hat-trick.

Tellmeyourstory – 15:20 Southwell

Tellmeyourstory made certain appeal on paper ahead of her debut at Lingfield last month – a Karakonite filly whose half-sister Villandry was a Grade 3 winner in the US – and she offered something to work on, the only newcomer in the field, she stuck to her task well to chase home the well-fancied winner. She remains with the potential for better still and this looks a good opportunity for her to open her account.

Nick Vedder – 15:50 Southwell

It may only have been an ordinary handicap that Nick Vedder won last time out, but he deserves plenty of credit for doing so, coming from a long way back to sweep through the field, staying on well to lead inside the final furlong. He ultimately won with a bit to spare, and given he has dropped so far down the weights over the past 12 months, a 4 lb penalty may not be enough to stop him going in again.