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Tuesday 25 June horse racing tips - Moore's 4/1 chance can strike at Brighton

Brian Healy 24 Jun 2019
Brighton are racing on Tuesday.

Brian Healy gives his race-by-race selections and best bets for Tuesday's UK and Irish horse racing meetings.

Four meetings go to post across the UK as racing in Ireland takes a day off, and the afternoon’s flat racing comes from the cards at Beverley and Brighton; while in the evening there is further flat racing action from Newbury, while Newton Abbot race over the sticks.

Beverley (flat) - 2.00 - 5.00pm (7 races)
Brighton (flat) - 2.15 - 5.15pm (7 races)
Newbury (flat) - 4.55 -8.45pm (8 races)
Newton Abbot (jumps) - 5.45 - 9.00pm (7 races)



(2.30) DONNELLY’S RAINBOW (9/2, Coral) hasn’t won for a while, but Rebecca Bastiman’s charge can get back to winning ways and end his barren spell.

The Lilbourne Lad gelding struck his only win to date when making a winning debut at Chepstow back in June 2016; but he has largely proven a consistent performer since although he has invariably found one or two too strong.

He has hit the frame on each of his three starts, and he has only narrowly missed out the last twice in outings at Ayr and Carlisle respectively where he has been beaten a neck each time. He was arguably unlucky latest as he was hampered when making headway, and the handicapper lets him run here from the same mark.

He is weighted to go very close again with a repeat effort, and for all this is a slightly stronger grade than he’s been contesting then he ought to remain competitive.

(3.30) WINGED SPUR (7/1, William Hill) has struggled from this mark in the past, but Mark Johnston’s charge could be worth chancing to follow up his latest success at Lingfield back at the beginning of the month where he ran out a two lengths’ winner over Blazing Saddles.

That was his first win since scoring at Redcar last October, and he did appear to win a shade readily last time despite being outpaced mid-race before finishing strongly. 

There could yet be some further improvement to come from him despite him being 3lbs higher in the weights, and he can remain competitive for all he’ll need to be at the top of his game given past runs from similar marks haven’t yielded much success.

2.00 - Frasard
2.30 - Donnelly’s Rainbow
3.00 - Star Ascending
3.30 - Winged Spur
4.00 - Crystal Tribe
4.30 - Elena
5.00 - Oriental Splendour


(2.45) FALDETTA (3/1, Totesport) shaped with promise on her debut, finishing third at Chepstow last month behind Betty’s Hope; Eve Johnson Houghton’s charge stepped up on that experience to win next time over course and distance where she was a cosy winner over My Motivate Girl.

The Helmet filly made all the running that day, proving a tough nut to crack, and although that form may only prove moderate she probably wouldn’t need to find much improvement in order to follow up,

Proven form at this venue can be an asset, and open to further improvement she can double her tally.

(4.15) Dual-course and distance winner LUXFORD (4/1, Coral) can get back on the mark for the first time since joining Gary Moore.

The Mullionmileanhour mare lost her way for previous handler Jim Best, but she has made the frame in three of four starts since her move which includes going down only by a half-length to Muraaqeb at Chelmsford last month.

She was only run down late there, and the runner-up from that race has won since. Now switching back to turf from the same mark and returning to the scene of two of her career wins, she could take a forward step now and no surprise if she were to go close again.

2.15 - Crystal Deauville
2.45 - Faldetta
3.15 - Tartlette
3.45 - Happy Ending
4.15 - Luxford
4.45 - Miss Elsa
5.15 - Toolatetodelegate


(6.35) Godolphin runner Picture Frame has the benefit of experience, and the form of her debut fourth at Newmarket last month is white-hot with the winner and second both scoring big wins at Royal Ascot last week. 

Although she failed to back up that performance on her next run, she is entitled to improve and can go close; but she could be worth taking on with John Gosden’s STAR SPIRIT (9/4, William Hill) who makes her debut here and is bred to be smart.

The well-bred Deep Impact filly is out of a French Oaks winner, and she is a half-sister to the exciting King Of Comedy who ran so well at Royal Ascot last week. The yard had a relatively quiet week last week by their standards, but their representative here represents top connections and she could be up to the task of making a winning introduction.  

(7.40) STRICT (4/1, Totesport) faced some stiff tasks in a trio of maiden contests, and while Andew Balding’s charge didn’t manage to trouble the judge in any of them the Slade Power colt is fancied to prove a different proposition now he switches to handicapping.

Last seen out finishing sixth at Salisbury in ground that probably didn’t suit, he is entitled to do better this time around faced with better ground and stepping up in trip; while first-time cheekpieces applied could also elicit some further improvement.

An opening mark of 62 doesn’t look unduly harsh ahead of his handicap debut, and with the potential for better to come he could go close here.

4.55 - Rail Dancer
5.30 - Carmel
6.05 - Pretty Pickle
6.35 - Star Spirit
7.10 - Mackaar
7.40 - Strict
8.15 - Eligible
8.45 - Cent Flying


(5.45) LAPFORD LAD (7/2, Bet365) is 2-3 at this venue, and the Arvico gelding could enhance his excellent strike rate here.

Sue Gardner’s charge arrives here having won two of her last three starts, both here either side of falling at this venue in May when still travelling well and looking set to go close.

She didn’t win by far last time, but she might just have been coming to the end of her stamina, and dropping back in distance here could prove a good move, while the ground won’t present any issues with both recent wins coming on similar conditions.

He is 6lbs higher here, but given his fine record at the track he could be one to keep onside, and every chance he can go close again in a race in which he is expected to remain competitive.

(9.00) GLANVILLES GUEST (7/2, Coral) won here last June when trained by Nick Mitchell, and while she ended his time with that trainer on a low note, the Sulamani mare bounced back to form on her first start for new handler Keiran Burke, scoring at Worcester at the beginning of the month.

She ran out a half-length winner on that occasion, getting up late, and she has only 3lbs more to carry here. The extra distance of this distance could provide another jolt of improvement, and it wouldn’t come as a surprise to see her getting competitive once more.

5.45 - Lapford Lad
6.20 - Midnight Folie
6.50 - Pacific De Baune
7.25 - The Butcher Said
7.55 - Robin Des People
8.30 - Powerful Society
9.00 - Glanvilles Guest

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Tuesday 25 June horse racing tips - Moore's 4/1 chance can strike at Brighton

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