There’s no doubting Thomas – get on at 12/1

A top-up to my Festival tips with Sam Thomas to be top jockey at 12/1 which is generally available. Sam has terrific prospects on Denman and Twist Magic plus will have the pick of Paul Nicholls horses after Ruby Walsh has decided his mount. OK, so he gets what could appear to be the second string but such is the strength in depth of the Ditcheat yard that he’ll have some terrific rides, especially in the handicaps. He is certainly not 12 times less likely to be top jockey than Ruby who is trading at around evens so this is definetely a value bet.