Free horse racing selections for Monday December 3

Trainer Alan King
Trainer Alan King

Nick Robson expects Redicean to appreciate the return to the Flat at Wolverhampton - he has a tip for every race at every meeting.

Nap: Kalashnikov (1.00 Plumpton)

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511-5OR: 152D
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Double: Redicean (5.45 Wolverhampton)

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49-7OR: 85BF
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All eyes will be on Plumpton when Amy Murphy's Kalashnikov takes the next step on the road to Cheltenham in the Sky Sports Racing Novices' Chase.

Murphy has been tempted by a very generous £60,000 bonus put up by the track to any horse who can win there and go on to success at the Festival in March.

The last to achieve it was Alan King's Voy Por Ustedes way back in the 2005-06 season - but Kalashnikov is already one of the favourites for the Arkle Trophy.

A top-class novice hurdler, he always looked like he would be better over fences and yet he was able to win the Betfair Hurdle and finish an agonising second in the Supreme Novices' Hurdle.

He made his chasing debut at Warwick - and it was without alarm, beating horses he was expected to and doing so comfortably.

Kalashnikov should defy a penalty here before being stepped up in class with March in mind.

Rosy World in an interesting runner in the Cranbrook Underwriting's Bob Katzaros Celebration Novices' Hurdle.

Suzy Smith's charge was beaten just a head on her racecourse debut at Ascot and was then an even-money favourite at Taunton, where she could only finish third.

She finally got off the mark at Uttoxeter, winning by a head, but that was in heavy ground - as was her Taunton defeat - so being by Shirocco it would be no surprise to see her take her form to a new level on a decent surface.

The Steward will not be winning out of turn if coming good in the Racing UK Extra On racinguk.com Maiden Hurdle at Musselburgh.

The gelded son of Street Cry was a high-class performer on the Flat for Sir Mark Prescott and later Dermot Weld, but the story of his jumping career thus far has been one of frustration.

Since being snapped up by Jimmy Moffatt for £15,000 in August of last year, The Steward has run six times, finishing second on five occasions and third once.

He seems to appreciate a sound surface and with conditions in his favour in Scotland, he should prove hard to beat in what looks a weak contest.

Alan King's Redicean is back on the level in the Betway Live Casino Handicap at Wolverhampton.

A smart hurdler at his best, he was last seen finishing fourth in the Grade Two Elite Hurdle at Wincanton behind Verdana Blue.

He simply must have good ground, however, so King has been forced to miss a race or two after a bit of rain.

With a decent prize on offer and a fit horse on his hands, he may as well run him rather than leave him stood in his stable.

In the Betway Stayers Handicap, veteran Yasir is more than three times the age of some of his rivals - but that may not stop him winning over the marathon trip of two miles and 120 yards.

Sophie Leech's 10-year-old, who will be racing for the 108th time, struck over course and distance on his penultimate effort in October - and is up just 2lb since for his trouble.

Sporting Life tips

MUSSELBURGH: 12.15 Tor, 12.45 The Steward, 1.15 Lady London, 1.45 Dance Of Fire, 2.15 Nendrum, 2.45 Cool Valley, 3.15 Weapons Out.

PLUMPTON: 12.30 Acey Milan, 1.00 KALASHNIKOV (NAP), 1.30 Royal Claret, 2.00 Rosy World, 2.30 Cheque En Blanc, 3.00 Highway Star, 3.30 Eden Du Houx.

WOLVERHAMPTON: 3.45 Social Butterfly, 4.15 Toni's A Star, 4.45 Claire Underwood, 5.15 Dance Me, 5.45 Redicean, 6.15 Yasir, 6.45 This Girl, 7.15 Captain Dan.

DOUBLE: Kalashnikov and Redicean.

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