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Tuesday 10 July horse racing tips - Skelton's evens chance can Storm to success at Uttoxeter

Brian Healy 10 Jul 2018
[NAP] 6.30 Uttoxeter - ATLANTIC STORM (Evens, Boylesport) returned to chasing with a solid win at Southwell, and although not entirely fluent with his jumping Dan Skelton's charge ought to improve for the experience; he can follow up in a weak race.
[NB] 7.10 Brighton - GENETICS (5/4, Ladbrokes) struck at Brighton last time, and following a good effort at Epsom over a longer trip, Andrew Balding's charge can score again back down in trip and with the potential to improve.
[TRB] 3.00 Pontefract - PROMISING RUN (11/4, Coral) has to give weight away, but she is a proven Group-class performer, and she is better than she showed last time at Ascot; this is a considerably easier task, and she can take advantage of the drop in class to get back on the scoresheet.
Brighton are racing on Tuesday as five meetings go to post.

Brian Healy gives his race-by-race selections for Tuesday's five UK and Irish horse racing fixtures.

Five meetings will head to post throughout Tuesday, with afternoon action on the flat from the cards at Pontefract on turf, and Wolverhampton on the all-weather.

In the evening there is a further fixture on the level from Brighton; while over the sticks there is racing from Uttoxeter, and also Roscommon in Ireland.

Wolverhampton (flat, aw) - 1.45 - 5.15pm (8 races)
Pontefract (flat) - 2.00 - 5.00pm (7 races)
Brighton (flat) - 5.40 - 8.40pm (7 races)
Roscommon (jumps) - 5.50 - 8.50pm (7 races)
Uttoxeter (jumps) - 6.00 - 9.00pm (7 races)

Tuesday NAP selection


(2.15) SIMON’S SMILE (7/4, BetVictor) shaped with some ability on debut at Carlisle last month, finishing third of nine runners behind Xtara; Karl Burke’s Anodin colt can put that experience to good use and get off the mark at the second attempt.

Beaten around three lengths, he was slow to stride and green early in that debut; but he got better as the race progressed, and he finished off well for third place. The fourth reopposes here, while the winner has run well since in a stronger race.

Open to improvement from that debut run, this extra furlong could unlock further progress and he ought to go close.

Wolverhampton are racing on Tuesday.

(3.45) MISCHIEF MANAGED (7/2, Paddy Power) has been in good heart this campaign, scoring here in May and then following up at Ayr later in the month.

Tim Easterby’s charge has since finished third on both subsequent outings, not beaten far over course and distance behind Showdance Kid, and then when stepped up in trip at Carlisle latest behind Ladies First.

The Tagula gelding represents a yard in good form, and he wasn’t far behind a subsequent winner last time; back down to this trip, he ought to post another big effort, and no surprise to see him in the thick of things once more.

1.45 - Varsovian
2.15 - Simon’s Smile
2.45 - Fashaar
3.15 - Ebbisham
3.45 - Mischief Managed
4.15 - Lunar Corona
4.45 - Move Switftly
5.15 - Tobruk


(3.00) PROMISING RUN (11/4, Coral) sets the standard on her two wins earlier in the year at Meydan, and the Hard Spun mare can get back on the winning trail here.

A Group Two winner earlier in her career, winning the Joel Stakes at Newmarket on her third start, the Godolphin runner has proven a consistent performer throughout her career since. While most of her winning form has come in the Arab state, she didn’t disgrace herself in the Duke Of Cambridgeshire Stakes at Royal Ascot last month, finishing sixth to Aljazzi.

Saeed bin Suroor’s charge probably paid the price for racing too close to the pace, but she is better than she showed, and she ought to appreciate having her sights lowered. While she has to give weight away, she could prove hard to beat if producing something akin to her best form.

Promising Run has to give weight away, but her class could tell at Pontefract.

(4.30) ALIENTO (13/2, BetVictor) didn’t pull up any trees during three runs in maidens last term, but Ollie Pears’ charge has shown improved form switched to handicaps after a break.

Fifth to Christmas Night on her seasonal return and handicap debut at Beverley in May, the Bated Breath filly stepped up on that effort at Wetherby last month, finding only one too good.

While the draw hasn’t been kind, she could have more to offer and this rating looks a workable one; she ought to be competitive again, and she could go close.

2.00 - Octave
2.30 - Life For Rent
3.00 - Promising Run
3.30 - Highly Sprung
4.00 - Herculean
4.30 - Aliento
5.00 - Military Madam


(6.40) GAINSAY (9/4, BetVictor) has improved for the switch to handicapping, winning three of her five starts this term with successes at Wolverhampton, here and Lingfield to her name.

Her two defeats can be excused, having failed to act on soft ground at Yarmouth in May, and then racing too freely on her penultimate start. But she quickly bounced back to win a shade readily last time, beating Hilight by just over one length despite hanging.

A 5lbs rise in the weights looks manageable, and proven at this idiosyncratic track and on the quicker ground, the Sayif filly ought to give another good account.

(7.10) The thriving Roy Rocket bids for a hat-trick of wins, but the course specialist could be vulnerable up in grade and the vote goes to GENETICS (5/4, Ladbrokes) who struck here last month with a defeat of Oasis Fantasy prior to going close at Epsom earlier this month.

Possibly undone by the drop back in trip, Andrew Balding’s charge returns to the longer distance over which he won last time, and still with the potential to do better from the same mark he can halt the winning run of John Berry’s charge who is penalised for his latest success here and takes a big step up in grade.

Small fields seem to suit the son of Manduro, and the four-year old ought to go close here. 

5.40 - Seaforth
6.10 - Burj
6.40 - Gainsay
7.10 - Genetics
7.40 - Hidden Stash
8.10 - Lalania
8.40 - Chizz De Biz


(6.20) BOOT CAMP (7/2, Coral) has been brought along steadily by trainer Gordon Elliott, and the Milan gelding could be the answer to a tricky puzzle.

The five-year old has had just a handful of outings, but he showed ability in bumpers for Jessica Harrington and then this yard, taking on the likes of Blackbow and Lone Wolf in starts prior to making a winning hurdles debut at Down Royal last month.

Carrying the Gigginstown colours, the Milan gelding beat off State Of Nirvana to score by two lengths, suggesting he’d be better for the experience and also a stiffer test. He gets the latter here with an extra half-mile added to his journey, and entitled to improve he ought to go close.

Davy Russell can ride a winner at Roscommon on Tuesday.

(7.20) SPRING WATCH (2/1, BetVictor) proved a different proposition when returned to better ground on just his second handicap start, scoring with some authority at Punchestown in May with a four lengths victory over Crown Of Thorns.

Mouse Morris’ charge had been floundering in the mud prior to that win, and with the potential for better to come having struck in that big-field event which has thrown up winners since, he gets to vote to follow up despite being raised 9lbs in the weights. 

While this looks tougher, he lurks dangerously at the foot of the weights, and with a top claimer on board it wouldn’t come as a surprise to see the Mahler gelding firmly involved at the business end.

5.50 - Santiago De Cuba
6.20 - Boot Camp
6.50 - Naturally Blond
7.20 - Spring Watch
7.50 - Cottonvale
8.20 - Supreme Trix
8.50 - Gateway To Europee


(6.30) ATLANTIC STORM (Evens, Boylesport) fell on his chase debut at Towcester back in December, but Dan Skelton’s charge posted an improved peformance when faced with fences again at Southwell last month, readily beating Boss Des Mottes.

The September Storm gelding had gone close previously over hurdles on his return from a four-month break, and while his chase success latest wasn’t a particularly strong contest he did do the job well enough.

There could be more to come from him now in this sphere, and likely to improve for the experience he should go close in another uninspiring race.

(8.00) DESERT RETREAT (13/2, Paddy Power) showed some useful form over timber for Philip Hobbs back in the 2016/17 season, making the frame three times, although later efforts were less inspiring which include finishing fourth of five runners in a chase at Chepstow last April.

The Sandmason gelding has since left the Hobbs yard and after a spell in the point-to-point ranks with Alan Hill, he has had wind surgery and subsequently moved to Lawney Hill, for whom he makes his yard debut.

He rounded off his time with Alan Hill with a win between the flags at Garthorpe, and he could be worth chancing back under Rules in a first-time tongue-tie.

6.00 - Eric The Third
6.30 - Atlantic Storm
7.00 - Premier King
7.30 - Movie Set
8.00 - Desert Retreat
8.30 - G For Ginger
9.00 - Cailin Du Brizais

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