Best Bets for Tuesday 4 February – Tips for Sedgefield, Market Rasen and Kempton

Brian Healy gives his best bets for Tuesday ’s UK horse racing meetings where three meetings go to post.

Tuesday’s fixture list of UK horse racing action sees just three meetings going to post with jumps racing on the agenda at both Sedgefield and Market Rasen; while there is also all-weather action in the evening with a fixture on the Kempton polytrack.

Sedgefield (jumps) – 1.25 – 4.35pm (7 races)
Market Rasen (jumps) – 1.40 – 4.20pm (6 races)
Kempton (flat, aw) – 4.50 – 8.30pm (8 races)

Having assessed all three racecards, Brian Healy gives his best bets for Tuesday ’s UK horse racing action with tips in all 21 races going to post throughout the day.

BRIAN HEALY’S NAP OF THE DAY – TUESDAY 4 FEBRUARY

BEST BETS FOR TUESDAY 4 FEBRUARY RACING

1.40 Market Rasen – THE MIGHTY DON (5/6, Bet365)
1.55 Sedgefield – AGENT WESTY (9/4, William Hill)
2.10 Market Rasen – BLUE HUSSAR (3/1, William Hill)
3.30 Sedgefield – ROSTELLO (7/4, BetVictor)
3.50 Market Rasen- QUANTUM OF SOLACE (3/1, William Hill)
4.35 Sedgefield – TWO HOOTS (5/1, William Hill)
4.50 Kempton – FUNNY LITTLE WAYS (4/1, William Hill)
6.30 Kempton – HOME BEFORE DUSK (5/2, William Hill)
7.00 Kempton – KAMRA (9/2, William Hill)

SEDGEFIELD

(1.55 Sedgefield)

AGENT WESTY (9/4, William Hill) has yet to make the frame in six starts over hurdles but the Fame And Glory gelding could be worth chancing to go well back tacking the smaller obstacles on the back of a chase success in December.

Evan Williams’ runner beat Zen Master by four lengths at Fakenham when last seen out, posting his second success over the larger obstacles, and he could be well-treated reverting to hurdles if he were to replicate that effort.

This shorter trip shouldn’t pose an issue and he is 3lbs lower returning to hurdles, while Isabel Williams’ 7lbs claim adds further credence to his chances. He could be worth chancing to replicate that recent winning run over fences back over these obstacles for his in-form yard, and he can follow up.

Our best bets for Tuesday 's horse racing features an Evan Williams-trained runner.

Our best bets for Tuesday ‘s horse racing features an Evan Williams-trained runner.

(3.30 Sedgefield)

ROSTELLO (7/4, BetVictor) was disappointing here last time on his debut for Dr Richard Newland; but the Fuisse gelding could be worth chancing to do better this time around.

Formerly a decent sort in France, reaching the frame both over hurdles and fences for Alain Chaille-Chaille, he could only finish fourth on his debut for his shrewd yard last time although thje drop back in trip for this latest outing could see him in better light.

He perhaps paid the price last time of getting into a cut-throat duel with the runner-up with the pair racing from a long way out; but he could be capable of better and remains with scope so he could be worth forgiving that run.

(4.35 Sedgefield)

TWO HOOTS (5/1, William Hill) has two wins and two placed efforts to his name from six starts at the Durham track and the Tikkanen gelding took a step back in the right direction when finding only one too good at Market Rasen last month.

Julie Forster’s charge scored his last win here over two miles back in April last year, and his latest outing saw him denied only by a half-length behind Balgemmois who races earlier in the afternoon and could boost the form.

The front pair pulled twenty lengths clear of the rest and assuming that race hasn’t left a mark then he could go well. A 5lbs rise in the weights for that last run places him just 2lbs higher than his last successful mark and if building on that last run then he can get back on the scoresheet here.

1.25 – Bertie Blake
1.55 – Agent Westy
2.25 – Ulterior Motives
3.00 – Roxyfet
3.30 – Rostello
4.05 – Sign Of War
4.35 – Two Hoots

MARKET RASEN

(1.40 Market Rasen)

Smart hurdler THE MIGHTY DON (5/6, Bet365) has faced some stiff tasks to date over fences, latterly falling when tried in the Grade One Kauto Star Novices’ Chase at Kempton on Boxing Day.

Nick Gifford’s Shantou gelding had shown some ability over fences prior to that fall and he ought to find this contest a good deal easier than his recent assignments so he may well be able to take advantage and get off the mark in this sphere.

He has to brush up on his jumping though and he has perhaps been held back a tendency to make mistakes; but he sets the standard on his runs to date over the larger obstacles and he is favoured by these weights so if he can put in a clear round then he holds solid claims of a first win over fences.

The Mighty Don can win at Market Rasen on Tuesday.

The Mighty Don features in out Tuesday best bets for Market Rasen.

(2.10 Market Rasen)

BLUE HUSSAR (3/1, William Hill) appears to have found some improvement faced with stiffer tests of stamina, getting back on the scoresheet over course and distance last month with a defeat of Highway Girl.

Micky Hammond’s charge was winning for the first time over hurdles since scoring at Kelso back in April 2017 although he has won on the flat since that success. Following a promising return to action at Wetherby over shorter in November, he wasn’t seen to best effect behind Dubai Angel back there when first tried over this distance at the same venue in December.

However, he was value for more than the official winning margin latest, keeping on well for the victory with the front pair pulling clear of the rest. A subsequent 6lbs rise in the weights demands more, but he could prove equal to the task and defy his burden to follow up here.

(3.50 Market Rasen)

QUANTUM OF SOLACE (3/1, William Hill) posted several good runs over fences last term which include a Ludlow success over Truckers Tangle and Fergal O’Brien’s charge made a winning return to action at Fakenham last month when grinding out a neck victory over Makety.

The Kayf Tara mare ought to strip fitter for that outing which was her first in ten months and she returns to chasing for this latest outing where she is only 1lb higher in the weights than when beaten less than one length on her final start last campaign.

She ought to remain competitive going back over the larger obstacles and she can make it 2-2 for the season with further success here.

1.40 – The Mighty Don
2.10 – Blue Hussar
2.45 – Balgemmois
3.15 – Mcfabulous
3.50 – Quantum Of Solace
4.20 – Sermando

KEMPTON RACES

(4.50 Kempton)

Joseph O’Brien doesn’t send runners across the Irish Sea unless they have solid claims of returning with the prize so FUNNY LITTLE WAYS (4/1, William Hill) gets the vote in Kempton’s opening race to land the spoils.

The Gutaifan filly has hinted at some ability in her four runs in Ireland, most recently finishing sixth behind Eglish where she was beaten just over two lengths having fluffed the start and running on well.

That form has since been franked since and a mark of 59 for this Kempton raid looks workable with the booking of Ben Curtis catching the eye for this assignment. Assuming the drop back to six furlongs doesn’t present a problem then she could find some progress and no surprise to see her go close.

(6.30 Kempton)

HOME BEFORE DUSK (5/2, William Hill) is a consistent performer and Keith Dalgleish’s charge has a good all-weather record to his name with five wins and three places from 14 starts on artificial surfaces.

All but one of those runs have come on tapeta with the other being on fibresand, and the Medicean gelding makes his polytrack debut here where he can go close having won three of his last five starts.

His last success came over an extended nine furlongs at Wolverhampton and he latterly finished just over two lengths’ third behind Another Touch over this trip at Newcastle where he perhaps wasn’t entirely suited by the even pace and the contest turning into something of a sprint.

That was in a stronger race than this though, and easing slightly in grade he could get back on the winning trail where he competes from an unchanged mark. This could be tactical however with little early pace on, but he remains with scope and he can take advantage of this easier task to get back on the winning trail.

Joseph O'Brien features in our Tuesday best bets with runners at Kempton.

Joseph O’Brien sends runners to Kempton on Tuesday evening.

(7.00 Kempton)

Michael Appleby has got a tune out of KAMRA (9/2, William Hill) who has finished runner-up in two of his four starts for his new handler, most recently finding only Fujaira King to strong here late last month and a repeat of that could be good enough to see him get back to winning ways.

The Stay Thirsty gelding was beaten two lengths on that occasion, keeping on well once headed having tried to make all the running. He remains unexposed over this seven furlongs and he might be able to build on that better performance to go one better where he can compete from the same mark.

He’s won and placed from higher marks in the past when trained by Henry Spiller and no surprise if he remains competitive here.

4.50 – Funny Little Ways
5.25 – Inevitable Outcome
6.00 – Law Of Peace
6.30 – Home Before Dusk
7.00 – Kamra
7.30 – Starfighter
8.00 – Munaajaat
8.30 – Accessor

BEST BETS FOR TUESDAY 4 FEBRUARY RACING

1.40 Market Rasen – THE MIGHTY DON (5/6, Bet365)
1.55 Sedgefield – AGENT WESTY (9/4, William Hill)
2.10 Market Rasen – BLUE HUSSAR (3/1, William Hill)
3.30 Sedgefield – ROSTELLO (7/4, BetVictor)
3.50 Market Rasen- QUANTUM OF SOLACE (3/1, William Hill)
4.35 Sedgefield – TWO HOOTS (5/1, William Hill)
4.50 Kempton – FUNNY LITTLE WAYS (4/1, William Hill)
6.30 Kempton – HOME BEFORE DUSK (5/2, William Hill)
7.00 Kempton – KAMRA (9/2, William Hill)

Today's Best Offers

  • Extra Place Racing Specials
  • Best Odds Guaranteed
  • Lucky Bet Bonuses
  • Best Odds Guaranteed
  • Bet 365 Price Promise
  • ITV Racing 4/1 Offer
  • Best Odds Guaranteed
  • Fail to Finish
  • Extra Place Races