Free horse racing selections for Monday December 17

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Nick Robson provides selections for tonight's action at Wolverhampton.

Ok Corral can make a winning debut over fences in the Mayfield Sussex Hop Gin Novices' Chase at Plumpton.

Extremely talented but just as fragile, the eight-year-old has only made it to the track seven times in his life.

While he has only won three of those, he was second in the Albert Bartlett last season to Kilbricken Storm, finishing in front of his highly-touted stablemate Santini.

While Santini did turn the tables at Aintree, Ok Corral possibly found that track a bit sharp.

An out-and-out stayer, Nicky Henderson had declared him to run at Cheltenham on Saturday but pulled him out on account of the quick ground.

Plumpton often attracts a decent novice chaser as they offer a bonus to any who can win there and at Cheltenham in March, and Henderson will no doubt already be thinking of the Festival given how well he handled the occasion last term.

Alan King's Mr Pumblechook caught a tartar last time at Newbury and should take the beating in the Derek Hunnisett Memorial "National Hunt" Auction Maiden Hurdle.

He was second to Tom Lacey's Kateson, who looks destined for bigger things and is heading towards the Grade One Challow Hurdle next.

Mr Pumblechook arguably travelled better to the second-last before being outbattled, but there was no shame in that and he should surely have no trouble opening his account.

Financial Outcome is trained by Rebecca Curtis and runs in the colours made famous by her fine staying chaser Teaforthree.

He has got a long way to go to achieve anything like that one, but he made a nice enough start to life under rules when third to the potentially useful Danny Whizzbang at Hereford.

A point-to-point winner, his future clearly lies over fences but if the Walters Group Novices' Hurdle at Ffos Las is enough of a stamina test, he may prevail.

Stick With Bill looks a likely type on paper in the Mansionbet "Newcomers" Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race.

The Harry Whittington-trained four-year-old is out of a half-sister to the smart Made In Taipan with plenty of other winners in his pedigree.

Panmolle is clearly not one of John Gosden's star performers, but she is given one more chance in the Sun Racing No1 Racing Site Novice Stakes at Wolverhampton.

The Lawman filly had shown plenty of ability in her first two starts, when second at Lingfield and Wolverhampton.

Sent off odds-on favourite last time out at Kempton, everything looked to be going to plan as she cruised up to the leaders. However, she found disappointingly little.

This looks a weaker contest and the hope is she may be able to do it without coming under too much pressure.

Dragon Beat is an interesting contender as she makes her first start for Mick Appleby in the Ladbrokes, Home Of The Odds Boost Nursery Handicap.

She has shown flashes of ability, most notably when finishing close up to 109-rated performer Vintage Brut on her debut, but things just have not fallen quite right for her in the interim.

Appleby can certainly get the best out of a horse, so Dragon Beat could be one to watch through the winter.

Sporting Life tips:

FFOS LAS: 12.40 Urbanist, 1.10 Leaving Home, 1.45 Carole's Vigilante, 2.15 Financial Outcome, 2.50 Radical Archie, 3.20 Sutter's Mill, 3.50 Stick With Bill.

PLUMPTON: 12.25 Collooney, 12.55 OK CORRAL (NAP), 1.30 Mr Pumblechook, 2.00 I See You Well, 2.35 Seaweed, 3.05 Bolister, 3.35 Jackson Hill.

WOLVERHAMPTON: 4.15 French Mix, 4.45 High Command, 5.15 Independence Day, 5.45 Burtonwood, 6.15 Dragon Beat, 6.45 Ostrich, 7.15 Beryl The Petal, 7.45 Panmolle.

DOUBLE: Ok Corral and Mr Pumblechook.


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