15 June horse racing tips – Best bets for Tuesday’s UK racing action
UK horse racing tips and best bets Tuesday 15 June
Five meetings head to post across the UK on Tuesday and with plenty to look forward to including a top class first day fixture at Royal Ascot we’ve picked out our racing tips and best bets for Tuesday’s action.
What a Tuesday we have in store as the 2021 Royal Ascot Festival gets underway with a top-class racecard that features no less than three Group One contests; the action at Royal Ascot dominates the day’s fixture list which also sees afternoon flat racing at Thirsk as well as racing over the sticks at Stratford.
In the evening meanwhile there are fixtures on the flat at both Beverley and Brighton and a total of 35 races will head to post across the course of the afternoon. We’ve looked over the Tuesday fixture list to pick out our top UK racing tips and best bets.
TUESDAY HORSE RACING SELECTIONS – TIPS AND BEST BETS FOR TUESDAY’S UK RACING ACTION
1:50 Stratford – MansionBet’s Summer Of Love-Ly Offers Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle Cl5 (4yo+ 0-105) 2m2½f
RONDE DE NUIT is lightly raced over hurdles having joined this yard from France and Philip Hobbs has shaped with some promise, finishing fourth in heavy ground at Ludlow in February and getting off the mark when last seen at Taunton in April where she beat Mi Laddo by just over one length.
The Doctor Dino filly overcame a mistake three out to win a shade cosily despite being headed on the run in, finding more for his rider and winning going away again so there could be more in the locker and this longer trip could help bring that improvement to the fore.
That form has also been boosted by the third winning next time and a 5lbs rise in the weights doesn’t look particularly harsh with jockey Ben Jones able to offset some of the hike with his 3lbs claim in this conditional jockeys’ event.
There’s likely more to come from the lightly-raced sort and she can make her presence felt here.
3:20 Thirsk – vickers.bet Supports The Rainbow Applause Charity Handicap (Div I) Cl4 (3yo+ 0-80) 7f
MIDNITE BRIDE reeled off a hat-trick of wins either side of a break, returning from more than six months off to land the third leg at Ayr having previously won at Catterick and Redcar.
Kevin Ryan’s charge has finished in the frame on both subsequent outings at Beverley and back at Ayr over further than this trip, beaten just one length each time and most recently by the thriving Tommy G.
The Kodiac filly is refitted with cheekpieces here which might help her find a shade more and racing off the same mark as last time could be capable of going one better this time around dropping back to seven furlongs – a trip over which she won her hat-trick.
She ought to be involved in the finish again and no surprise if she were to get back on the scoresheet.
4:20 Ascot – St James’s Palace Stakes (Group 1) (British Champions Series) (Colts) Cl1 (3yo) 1m
A few of these reoppose from the 2000 Guineas at Newmarket last month and it might be worth taking a chance on CHINDIT who finished fifth in the colts’ Classic, but the Wootton Bassett colt can step up on that performance.
Richard Hannon’s charge had shown some top-class form as a juvenile, winning three times which included the Champagne Stakes before finding the ground too soft in the Dewhurst next time. He made a winning return to action at Newbury in the Greenham Stakes, turning in a workman-like performance to score by a neck prior to heading to Newmarket.
He didn’t appear to handle the track all that well, appearing unbalanced going into the dip but flying home late once he hit the rising ground and finishing to good effect. There’s a fair chance then that he could do better back at this venue where he’s won in the past and it wouldn’t come as a huge surprise to see him firmly in the mix.
5:35 Ascot – Wolferton Stakes (Listed Race) Cl1 (4yo+) 1m2f
SOLID STONE finished runner-up here in softer ground when finding only Njord too strong in the Balmoral Handicap and Sir Michael Stoute’s charge turned in a promising effort back here on his reappearance in April behind Oh This Is Us, beaten two lengths.
The Shamardal gelding might have needed that and he stepped up on the run to strike impressively at Windsor next time where he beat Stormy Antarctic and Oh This Is Us in the Listed Royal Windsor Stakes. That form is working out well with the runner-up, fourth and fifth all winning since.
That win was all the more impressive as he raced on his own on the near side rail while the rest of the field went centre to far side and he was well on top at the finish, posting a two lengths victory and he’ll have no issue stepping back up in trip for this latest outing.
The handicapper has hit him with a hefty 8lbs rise in the weights but there’s likely more to come and his form stacks up well in this race so it wouldn’t be a surprise to see him turn in a bold performance under Ryan Moore.
6:40 Beverley – Dacre Arms EBF Conditions Stakes Cl3 (3yo+) 5f
For one which typically goes well fresh JUDICIAL appeared to need his reappearance in the Palace House Stakes at Newmarket and with that run under his belt it might be worth giving Julie Camacho’s charge another chance.
The Iffraaj gelding isn’t getting any younger but he remains capable of useful form and he won twice last term in Group Three and Listed company from his six starts on turf and the all-weather; he beat only one home on his recent return however, but he should strip fitter here.
This is a drop back in grade so he should find this company easier, while he’s unbeaten in three starts at this venue and if back to his best could take some beating here.
6:50 Brighton – Follow @AtTheRaces On Twitter Handicap Cl5 (4yo+ 0-75) 6f
KENDERGARTEN KOP is quickly turned out after contesting a deeper race at Sandown last Saturday and back in this lesser grade the Kendargent gelding can resume his earlier winning form if none the worse for those exertions.
David Flood’s charge had won his three previous starts at this venue, the most recent coming under a penalty when having to settle for a dead-heat with Batchelor Boy although the pair were three lengths clear.
That was over this trip but he’d won over further in previous successes and the drop to five furlongs was possibly against him on Saturday-past as he couldn’t match the speed of the others late on having tried to make the running and he was swallowed up and faded out of things.
He can’t be judged too harshly on that run and he’ll appreciate calmer waters returned to this venue while Saffie Osborne is also back in the saddle and the rider’s 5lbs claim is a bonus. The pair have also combined for two of the gelding’s three wins and if this doesn’t come too soon then he can quickly bounce back.
8:10 Beverley – Daisy Handicap Cl6 (4yo+ 0-55) 1m2f
ACT OF MAGIC hasn’t got his head in front since scoring at Wolverhampton back in March and he’s had seven runs since for Alice Haynes and latterly John Mackie, making the frame in all four starts for the latter named including over twelve furlongs at Thirsk earlier this month.
The Magician gelding was beaten just over one length latest by Galidermes, helping to force the pace and keeping on well although he might benefit from this drop in trip where he’s likely to make the running and could prove hard to catch from the front.
He can race here from the same mark as last time and he represents a yard in good form at present and he can dominate this field of uninspiring rivals to get back to winning ways.
8:50 Brighton – Sky Sports Racing Sky 415 Handicap Cl5 (3yo+ 0-70) 7f
BAHIA STAR improved for her eight months break to get off the mark over one mile here in April and the Twilight Son filly could build on that effort here and follow up.
Rae Guest’s charge was making just her second start in a handicap and she travelled well through the race before taking up the running entering the last furlong and despite hanging left she won with something to spare with a two lengths’ verdict over Little Sunflower.
That form is nothing special and a subsequent 6lbs rise in the weights demands a bit more from her although she’s certainly open to further improvement and taking on some more exposed rivals she could be the way to go.