David Pipe has a fine record in the Imperial Cup and the Pond House handler will launch a dual-pronged attack in Sandown Park's showpiece at 3:10pm on Saturday afternoon, with the progressive, unbeaten Bidourey aiming to land the coveted prize.
With a huge bonus on offer for any horse that can win this race before going on to land a Cheltenham Festival, Paul Nicholls's Calipto could be one of those aiming to bag that prestigious double, whilst the likes of West Wizard and Zip Top add great depth to this highlight.
Elsewhere on the card, Robert Walford's Umberto D'olivate will aim to defy top weight in the William Hill - Supreme Guaranteed Return Offer Handicap Chase at 2:35pm, whilst Gordon Elliott's Whistle Dixie will be a leading plater in the EBF Stallions TBA Mares' Standard Open NH Flat Race at 3:45pm.
Wolverhampton will host some decent all weather action on Saturday afternoon and the Ladbrokes Lincoln Trial Handicap at 2:50pm will be the feature event as the likes of Pearl Nation and Mindyourownbusiness go into battle in a thrilling punting race.
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We will be aiming to continue our winning ways after some decent winners over the last couple of months.
National Hunt fans are counting down the days until the Cheltenham Festival kicks off on March 10 as the elite of the jumping world congregate to Prestbury Park for four stunning days of top class action, as the likes of Faugheen and Silviniaco Conti aim to take centre stage.
A host of potentially progressive handicap hurdlers will head to Sandown Park on March 7 for what will be a cracking Imperial Cup, which is the last major race before all eyes veer towards the four-day Cheltenham Festival the following week.
The winner of the race also has the chance to win a huge bonus, as if he can win the Imperial Cup and a race at the Cheltenham Festival then connections will be set for bumper payday.
The National Hunt elite will head to Prestbury Park on March 10 for four days of stunning jumps racing, as the Cheltenham Festival takes centre stage with a host of competitive races taking place through the extravaganza.
Faugheen will be one of the star attractions as he aims to land the Champion Hurdle, whilst Sprinter Sacre and Sire De Grugy are set to do battle in the Queen Mother Champion Chase on day two of a star-studded meeting.
Our resident tipster Steve Chambo will be filtering through the form guides to gain those all-important winners, whilst racing presenter Tom Lee's Horse Racing Tips will be a regular addition to the tipping zone.
So, keep in touch with our tips section, as there is often a selection for the major races as they come along and they could be worth following.Horse Racing Tips
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