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Tuesday 4 December horse racing tips - Murphy's 5/4 chance can post Fakenham win

Brian Healy 3 Dec 2018
Fakenham's Tuesday meeting over the sticks is one of three fixtures going to post throughout the afternoon.

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

Tuesday sees a further three meetings going to post across the UK with the day’s jumps racing action coming from the cards at Southwell and Fakenham, while on the all-weather there is a fixture at Lingfield.

Lingfield (flat, aw) - 11.50 - 3.20pm (8 races)
Southwell (jumps) - 12.30 - 3.30pm (7 races)
Fakenham (jumps) - 12.40 - 3.10pm (6 races)



(12.50) WOTADOLL (5/2, Coral) is drawn only one from the outside, but Dean Ivory’s charge could be up to the task of overcoming her poor starting berth.

The Harbour Watch filly has been in largely decent form, finishing runner-up two starts ago at Chelmsford and then posting a career-best effort to score back at that venue last month with a defeat of Pindaric.

A 4lbs rise in the weights demands more from the four-year old, but she appeared to win a shade cosily last time out and she remains with scope on this polytrack surface; she could find further improvement and no surprise if she were to follow up here. 

Hayley Turner can steer Glassy Waters to success at Lingfield on Tuesday.

(1.50) GLASSY WATERS (10/11, BetVictor) got off the mark at the third attempt when scoring last August at Pontefract, beaing Caravela; Saeed bin Suroor’s charge was subsequently off the track for almost 14 months prior to failing to beat a rival home on his return at Windsor in October.

The Distorted Humour colt was entitled to have needed that run, while the soft ground may not have been ideal for his return; but he stepped up on the run to defeat King’s Slipper by a neck at Kempton later in the same month, and he can follow up here.

He showed a good attitude to get back up once headed, and he should appreciate the return to this longer trip; only 4lbs higher in the weights, he could prove a tough nut to crack as he bids to add to his tally.

11.50 - Lord Murphy
12.20 - Confrerie
12.50 - Wotadoll
1.20 - Madrinho
1.50 - Glassy Waters
2.20 - Gracious John
2.50 - Society Star
3.20 - Hollander


(1.30) NOTACHANCE (3/1, Ladbrokes) finished runner-up on his sole start in point-to-points prior to joining Alan King, and the Mahler gelding posted a good performance to finish runner-up on his hurdling debut at Bangor last month.

Although he crossed the line some way adrift of the winner, he had a subsequent scorer behind him and likely to improve for that initial experience and first run in almost ten months then he could be up to the task of going one better here.

(2.00) WEMYSS POINT (4/1, Paddy Power) is 2-2 since returning from a five months’ break, and Phil Kirby’s charge could be up to the task of landing a hat-trick of wins.

The Champs Elysees gelding ran out an eleven lengths’ winner at Wetherby on his return, beating Supakalanistic, and he followed up bac over the same course and distance later in November with a defeat of Big Time Dancer where he scored by just over one length.
He showed a good attitude to repel the runner-up on that occasion, and the second has won since to boost the form; he is up 4lbs in the weights as a result, but he could still have more to offer and this even longer trip could coincide with a jolt of improvement.

Although yet to try three miles, he was a winner over 2m5f on the flat at Pontefract back in April, so this longer trip shouldn’t prove beyond him and he can win again.

12.30 - Hoo Bally Diva
1.00 - Walsingham Grange
1.30 - Notachance
2.00 - Wemyss Point
2.30 - Rouge Vif
3.00 - Oologist
3.30 - Ben Buie

Southwell are racing over the sticks on Tuesday.


(1.10) TARA MAC (5/1, Coral) could be worth chancing to get back on the scoresheet, and Tim Vaughn’s charge is capable of going close here at her best.

The Kayf Tara mare struck twice in the first half of 2018, posting wins both over hurdles and fences, and the nine-year old got back on the winning trail at Worcester in September with a 13-lengths defeat of Northern Beau.

That success came over fences, but she wasn’t disgraced next time at Hexham over the smaller obstacles, finishing sixth; that run may have come too soon however, and returning from a break she can do better despite being 11lbs higher in the weights for her return to chasing.

(1.40) SKANDIBURG (5/4, Ladbrokes) won a bumper here in October when returning from a break and making his first start for Olly Murphy; the Sageburg gelding then shaped well on his hurdling debut at Wetherby last month, finishing just over three lengths’ third behind Kajaki.

The Sageburg gelding could find a jolt of improvement on the back of that initial experience, and he ought to be suited by this longer trip; he can build on that recent effort to get off the mark here.

12.40 - Willyegolassiego
1.10 - Tara Mac
1.40 - Skandiburg
2.10 - Song For Someone
2.40 - Show’s Over
3.10 - Dowhatudodobest

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