Horse racing best bets on Tuesday 25 May
A busy day of horse racing action awaits punters on Tuesday where five meetings go to post across the UK on the flat and over the sticks.
The day’s flat racing action on Tuesday comes from Musselburgh in the afternoon, while there also two jumps racing cards at Southwell and Bangor.
Meanwhile the evening’s racing comes on the all-weather with fixtures at Lingfield on polytrack and Newcastle on tapeta to round off the day.
In all there will be 35 races unfolding across the day’s quintet of race-meetings and we’ve looked over the action to pick out our horse racing best bets on Tuesday.
RACING BEST BETS ON TUESDAY – TIPS FOR SOUTHWELL, MUSSELBURGH, BANGOR, LINGFIELD & NEWCASTLE
1:45 Musselburgh – Watch On Racing TV Handicap Cl6 (4yo+ 0-55) 5f
BLUELLA was consistent without winning for Mick Appleby on the all-weather, often making the frame but the Equiano mare wasted no time in getting off the mark for Jessica Macey when scoring at Catterick in April.
That victory was followed by a solid runner-up effort over this course and distance where she was 1lb out of the weights, eventually finishing just over two lengths behind Cool Spirit and she’s only been raised another 1lb in the weights for that run.
She ought to continue to make her presence felt here and she can take advantage of her mark which remains potentially lenient on the pick of her all-weather form.
2:20 Musselburgh – Every Race Live On Racing TV Handicap Cl4 (4yo+ 0-85) 1m1f
CRUYFF TURN got off the mark at Redcar last September, beating Zap by one length on her handicap debut; having looked in need of the run on reappearance at Leicester in April Tim Easterby’s charge improved for the outing to get back to winning ways at Nottingham.
The Dutch Art gelding struck by a neck from Baashir on that occasion where he appeared to win a shade cosily despite the small margin of victory and a 5lbs rise in the weights remains workable with the potential to improve further.
He’s still a relatively unexposed sort and he ought to make his presence felt one more.
3:20 Southwell – Happy Birthday Lucy Titchener ‘National Hunt’ Maiden Hurdle (Arc Summer Novices’ Brush Series Qual’) Cl4 (4yo+) 2m4½f
COLDEN’S DREAM didn’t run like a 40/1 chance when finishing six lengths’ runner-up behind Trailboss and Dan Skelton’s charge can go one better here with that experience under his belt.
The Ocovango gelding finished clear of the third although he was no match for the race-winner; but he shaped as if he’d benefit from a stiffer test and it is no surprise to see him stepped up in trip for this latest outing where he could improve.
He gets weight all round from this field of rivals and his top yard continues all guns blazing so there’s every chance he can progress again to get off the mark at the second attempt.
3:38 Bangor – Tallarn Green Handicap Chase Cl4 (5yo+ 0-110) 3m
Veteran LOCH GARMAN ARIS doesn’t have too many miles on the clock for one of his age and the Jammaal gelding has only once finished out of the first three in six chase starts which includes a breakthrough victory over this course and distance earlier in the month.
Gary Hanmer’s charge was racing from 2lbs out of the weights when beating Furius De Ciergues by five lengths on that occasion, staying on well from two out for a relatively straight-forward victor in a race where only three finished and a 5lbs rise for that victory might yet be within his range.
The longer trip over fences seems to have been a big factor in his resurgence and the eleven-year old can make his presence felt again here if the run doesn’t come too soon just ten days later.
4:30 Southwell – Rolleston Revival Village Event Mares’ Handicap Hurdle Cl4 (4yo+ 0-120) 2m4½f
FIVETOTWELVE has yet to get off the mark over hurdles but Olly Murphy’s charge has run some good races in defeat with the Midnight Legend mare finishing third in each of her last two starts.
The latest of those came at Perth last month where she was beaten around ten lengths by Shaws Bridge, keeping on well having been outpaced. That form looks fair with the winner and fourth both running well since with each collecting silver medals in their respective next starts.
She’s since been eased 1lbin the weights and with Aidan Coleman taking over from a claiming rider for this assignment the seven-year old could benefit from stronger handling and she likely wouldn’t need to improve much in order to take this prize.
5:55 Newcastle – Download The Equine Products App Today Handicap Cl4 (3yo 0-85) 1m2f
MALHOOB has bettered his finishing position with each start, getting off the mark at the third time of asking with a victory at Thirsk latest where he beat Perfect Balance by two lengths.
Roger Varian now steps the Kitten’s Joy colt up in trip which ought to bring about some further improvement as he wasn’t stopping at the end of one mile last time despite taking a firm grip ; that form has since been franked by the runner-up going one better.
While he’s been beaten on both all-weather starts on tapeta he might be able to shake off that unwanted stat here by following up on that latest win on his handicap debut where he might be capable of defying an opening 84 rating with the step up in trip likely to be in his favour.
6:35 Lingfield – Sky Sports Racing Sky 415 Handicap Cl6 (3yo 0-65) 7f
SHAQEEQA was a course and distance maiden winner for this yard back in March when beating My Boy Frankie under this rider and the Dawn Approach filly might be worth chancing to resume winning ways returning to this course and distance.
David Loughnane’s charge made the frame in successive starts following that win, finishing third at Wolverhampton and runner-up at Lingfield prior to disappointing at Windsor where she possibly went off too hard.
She’s 1lb lower in the weights here back on polytrack while Mark Crehan returns to the saddle and can take off another 5lbs so she’s very well handicapped here given she was rated higher when scoring her maiden victory over course and distance
Given her record here she makes plenty of appeal and it wouldn’t be a surprise to see her bounce back from that effort last time out to get back on the scoresheet.
8:05 Lingfield – Sky Sports Racing HD Virgin 535 Handicap Cl5 (4yo+ 0-70) 2m
LONDON EYE has found a jolt of improvement to register back-to-back wins at Chelmsford and Redcar in recent starts and the Australia gelding can land his hat-trick here.
Chris Dwyer’s charge struck by just over one length under Sylvestre De Sousa – who rides again here – when beating Mack The Knife at Chelmsford and that victory was followed up by a tidy success over Travel Lightly when tried over this trip latest on turf at Redcar where he beat Travel Lightly by just over one length.
He appeared to win a shade readily there and a 3lbs rise for that looks fair with the potential for better to come given he’s unexposed over two miles so every chance he can progress again where he can collect the three-timer.