Free horse racing selections for Sunday November 18

Defi Du Seuil in action at Aintree
Defi Du Seuil in action at Aintree

Storm Rising is Keith Hamer's best Sunday bet and he has a tip for every race in the UK and Ireland.

Storm Rising has already looked a bargain buy for Dr Richard Newland's team and can take his unbeaten run for new connections to three with a notable success in the Unibet Greatwood Hurdle at Cheltenham on Sunday.

Newland paid just £20,000 for the five-year-old out of Denis Hogan's stable at Goffs September Sales, and has been rewarded with victories in a 16-runner event over this course and distance followed by a facile success from six rivals when a long odds-on favourite at Wetherby.

The handicapper has reacted by putting Storm Rising up 14lb - but even that might be not be enough to stop the Canford Cliffs gelding from picking up this prestigious prize.

Sceau Royal can show he is champion two-mile material on his comeback in the Shloer Chase.

Alan King's talented performer has been absent since winning over fences for the fourth time in five attempts at Doncaster in January. He is reported to be raring to go and can make an early claim for honours.

Last season turned out to be a virtual write-off for Defi Du Seuil, but the vibes are he can resurrect his career over fences, starting with a debut success in the Racing Post Arkle Trophy Novices' Chase.

After going through the previous campaign unbeaten in seven races and the undisputed champion juvenile hurdler, the Philip Hobbs-trained gelding was well beaten in his only two starts during the last campaign.

Those races were over hurdles, but he is reported to have been working well at home and he could be a totally different proposition switched to the bigger obstacles.

Anytime Will Do may not have beaten much in two races over the smaller obstacles so far, but he is worth a second look in the Sky Bet Supreme Trial Novices' Hurdle.

Trainer Dan Skelton found the five-year-old two ideal opportunities at Uttoxeter and Bangor to give vital experience ahead of this Grade Two test.

Skelton can also scoop the Sun Racing Southern National Handicap Chase at Fontwell with Potter's Approach.

He comes into this race as a relatively unknown quantity having run just twice over fences, but he shaped with real promise when winning at Chepstow last time.

Cheeky Rascal looked potentially more than useful when making a winning debut over the smaller obstacles at Wincanton and can double up in the Like Sun Racing On Facebook Juvenile Hurdle.

The three-year-old colt failed to win on the Flat for Richard Hannon, but made no mistake first time for Oliver Sherwood and jumps could be his game.

Faugheen started and ended last season with victories at Punchestown and can get this campaign off to the best possible start by repeating his 2017 display in the Unibet Morgiana Hurdle.

Willie Mullins' highly-popular 10-year-old is fancied to show he is still a force to be reckoned with at the top level over two miles.

Sporting Life tips:

CHELTENHAM: 1.15 Mr Mafia, 1.50 Defi Du Seuil, 2.25 Sceau Royal, 3.00 STORM RISING (NAP), 3.30 Anytime Will Do, 4.00 Hold The Note.

CORK: 12.15 Charmed Life, 12.45 Presented Well, 1.20 Churchtown Glen, 1.55 Tell Me Annie, 2.30 Castafiore Park, 3.05 Jaunty Thor, 3.40 Alpha Male.

FONTWELL: 12.25 Silver Sea, 12.55 Moabit, 1.30 Royal Magic, 2.05 Cheeky Rascal, 2.40 Potter's Approach, 3.15 Snowy Oscar, 3.50 Turban.

PUNCHESTOWN: 12.05 Full Cry, 12.35 Mastermind, 1.05 Neddyvaughan, 1.40 Orion d'Aubrelle, 2.15 Faugheen, 2.50 Ozzie's Way, 3.20 Relegate, 3.55 Malone Road.

DOUBLE: Storm Rising and Defi Du Seuil.

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