Thursday free racing tips – Selections for 30 January jumps and all-weather racing

Brian Healy looks at Thursday’s UK and Irish horse racing action where he has selections and Thursday free racing tips for every fixture going to post.

Thursday’s UK and Irish horse racing action takes in two all-weather fixtures on the flat where there is afternoon action from Southwell on the fibresand; while in the evening under the floodlights at Chelmsford there is a fixture on their polytrack surface.

Southwell (flat, aw) – 12.50 – 4.05pm (7 races)
Limerick (jumps) – 12.55 – 4.45pm (8 races)
Wincanton (jumps) – 1.10 – 4.30pm (7 races)
Ffos Las (jumps) – 1.35 – 4.20pm (6 races)
Chelmsford (flat, aw) – 5.00 – 8.00pm (7 races)

Keep reading for our Thursday free racing tips for each meeting going to post as Brian Healy assesses all the action.

BRIAN HEALY’S NAP OF THE DAY – THURSDAY 30 JANUARY

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THURSDAY FREE RACING TIPS AT A GLANCE

1.20 Southwell – ASTROZONE (7/2, William Hill)
1.45 Wincanton – TEA CLIPPER (4/1, William Hill)
1.55 Southwell – TELEKINETIC (7/1, William Hill)
2.00 Limerick – LA FELINE (7/4, Bet365)
2.35 Limerick – FRERE FONTAINE (3/1, William Hill)
2.45 Ffos Las – JAMMY GEORGE (4/1, Paddy Power)
2.55 Wincanton – FAIRE PART SIVOLA (5/2, BetVictor)
4.20 Ffos Las – BATTLEOFTHESOMME (7/2, Bet365)
5.30 Chelmsford – DEEDS NOT WORDS (5/1, William Hill)
6.00 Chelmsford – PARTRIDGE (85/40, Unibet)

SOUTHWELL TIPS

(1.20 Southwell)

ASTROZONE (7/2, William Hill) has run well on both visits here, and the lightly raced Fast Company filly can follow up her recent course and distance victory.

Bryan Smart’s charge placed twice on turf last autumn from three starts and she almosts made a winning switch to this surface when denied by less than one length behind Lilkian here in November.

Subsequently third at Wolverhampton, she got off the mark latest with a defeat of Xian Express where she registered a three-parts of a length victory having made all the running. The runner-up has won twice since and she looks sure to go well again here back in a handicap where his proven ability to handle this surface could prove crucial.

(1.55 Southwell)

TELEKINETIC (7/1, William Hill) ran several solid races in defeat for Julia Fielden, but the Champs Elysees mare failed to break her duck for that yard and was moved to Tony Carroll where she has taken her form up a level.

Stepped up in trip for her stable debut at Wolverhampton in December, she was disappointing at Wolverhampton where she finished seventh of ten runners; but the application of a hood for her next start at this venue saw her find improvement and she opened her account with a defeat of Optima Petamus where she won by just over one length.

That form hasn’t stood up well, but she could be worth chancing nonetheless to follow up here assuming the headgear continues to have a positive effect as she returns to the handicap ranks with the in-form Hollie Doyle in the saddle.

12.50 – Qaaraat
1.20- Astrozone
1.55 – Telekinetic
2.30 – Dark Regard
3.05 – Oud Metha Bridge
3.35 – Holy Eleanor
4.05 – Silverturnstogold

Hollie Doyle can land a Thursday all-weather winner at Southwell.

Hollie Doyle is in great form and can ride a Southwell winner on Thursday.

LIMERICK TIPS

(2.00 Limerick)

LA FELINE (7/4, Bet365) probably needed the run and experience over hurdles when finishing down the field at Navan in December, but the Martaline mare put that outing to good use when finding only one too good next time here during the Limerick Christmas Festival.

Paul Nolan’s charge was beaten just over two lengths in that last run behind Eleazar Des Nieges where he had a subsequent winner behind him, while the race-winner has gone close since to another success.

This further step up in trip could unlock another chunk of improvement and in a relatively weak-looking race he might be able to get off the mark now.

(2.35 Limerick)

FRERE FONTAINE (3/1, William Hill) appeared to find a chunk of improvement fitted with cheekpieces when getting off the mark over course and distance last time, and the Cokoriko gelding could follow up here.

Terence O’Brien’s charge struck readily in that last-time success, hinting at better to come; if the headgear has the same positive effect then he might be capable of landing another win here.

He has the scope for improvement and no surprise to see another bold show if finding another jolt of progress.

12.55 – Dolciano Dici
1.25 – Lamarckise
2.00 – La Feline
2.35 – Frere Fontaine
3.10 – Five O’Clock
3.40 – Cafe Con Leche
4.10 – Lotus Hill
4.45 – Freedom To Dream

WINCANTON TIPS

(1.45 Wincanton)

TEA CLIPPER (4/1, William Hill) is 3-3 since joining Tom Lacey from the point-to-point sphere and the Stowaway gelding looked value for more than the official neck winning margin at Huntingdon when last seen in December.

Also a winner at Warwick and Kempton, he beat Magic Dancer latest where he rallied welll on the run-in having relinquished the lead over the last obstacle. That form has taken a few knocks since however, but he remains open to improvement and can progress again.

Softer ground is an unknown, but he could thrive for this longer trip and if handling the more testing conditions then every chance he can maintain his perfect record here.

(2.55 Wincanton)

FAIRE PART SIVOLA (5/2, BetVictor) won a bumper at this venue on his racecourse debut last January, and Nick Williams’ charge wasn’t disgraced subsequently despite beating only two home behind Enrilo on his next outing at Kempton.

The winner and runner-up have both shown strong form since – the former has won a Grade Two – and the Noroit gelding got off the mark over hurdles when making his debut over timber at Leicester last month, beating Trincomalee by six lengths in heavy ground.

He looks sure to progress on the back of that initial experience of hurdling, and with Chester Williams taking off a handy 5lbs then he may well follow up that last-time success here.

1.10 – Whitehotchilifili
1.45 – Tea Clipper
2.20 – Darlac
2.55 – Faire Part Sivola
3.25 – Go Steady
3.55 – Virak
4.30 – Baddesley

Virak features in our Thursday free racing tips column

Virak can strike at Wincanton.

FFOS LAS TIPS

(2.45 Ffos Las)

JAMMY GEORGE (4/1, Paddy Power) showed progressive form over hurdles last term, getting off the mark for Harry Whittington with a success at Newcastle in March.

The Multiplex gelding had won a Limerick bumper previously, and following wind surgery in the wake of his hurdles success he has shaped well over fences despite not looking the most natural of jumpers. He got no further than the first at Newcastle on his penultimate start, but he was subsequently denied by less than one length latest at Newbury where he was perhaps just given too much to do.

He is only 2lbs higher in the weights here and a repeat of that effort might be enough to see him get off the mark over fences assuming his jumping holds up.

(4.20 Ffos Las)

BATTLEOFTHESOMME (7/2, Bet365) is excused his last couple of efforts, possibly failing to see out the longer trip at Southwell on his penultimate start and latterly going off too hard early at Warwick on New Years’ Eve where the Mountain High gelding faded to finish third behind Seeanythingyoulike.

He had won earlier at Southwell over fences and Uttoxeter over hurdles, and he remains on a workable mark assuming he can bounce back to form here having been dropped in the weights.

Jamie Snowden’s charge is given another chance on the strength of his earlier winning form and latest run and no surprise if he posts a better effort than was the case last time out.

1.35 – Main Fact
2.10 – Pileon
2.45 – Jammy George
3.15 – Bonne Question
3.45 – Special Princess
4.20 – Battleofthesomme

We're tipping a Harry Whittington runner to land the NAP on Thursday!

Trainer Harry Whittington can saddle a Ffos Las winner.

CHELMSFORD TIPS

(5.30 Chelmsford)

DEEDS NOT WORDS (5/1, William Hill) wasn’t seen to best effect last time out at Lingfield where he was taken off his feet early and outpaced before running on late to only be denied by one length behind Sir Hector.

Robyn Brisland’s charge was due to go up 5lbs in the weights ahead of that run, but he wasn’t able to take advantage; but his revised mark is countered by the use of a good 7lbs claimer as the Royal Applause gelding goes up in trip for this latest outing.

He has only made the frame twice at this seven furlongs distance from a dozen starts, but given the way he finished off last time out he could be worth chancing back over the additional yardage . If continuing in similar form to recent runs then every chance he can go close.

(6.00 Chelmsford)

PARTRIDGE (85/40, Unibet) finished runner-up in each of her first two starts at Salisbury and Haydock respectively before flying too high in the Queen Mary Stakes at Royal Ascot where she beat only a handful home.

Richard Hannon’s charge raced too keenly for her own good at Lingfield when last seen, fading to beat only one rival having been sent off at odds-on; but that form has worked out quite well and the winner has proven a fairly useful sort with a pair of subsequent successes.

She could be worth forgiving that effort in the wake of an absence where she could bounce back here. Her earlier form sets the standard in this contest so no surprise if she were to produce a better effort now.

5.00 – Agent Of Fortune
5.30 – Deeds Not Words
6.00 – Partridge
6.30 – Foxy Forever
7.00 – Superseded
7.30 – Thai Terrier
8.00 – Famous Dynasty

Richard Hannon can saddle a Thursday all-weather winner at Chelmsford.

Richard Hannon can saddle a Thursday all-weather winner at Chelmsford.

THURSDAY FREE RACING TIPS AT A GLANCE

1.20 Southwell – ASTROZONE (7/2, William Hill)
1.45 Wincanton – TEA CLIPPER (4/1, William Hill)
1.55 Southwell – TELEKINETIC (7/1, William Hill)
2.00 Limerick – LA FELINE (7/4, Bet365)
2.35 Limerick – FRERE FONTAINE (3/1, William Hill)
2.45 Ffos Las – JAMMY GEORGE (4/1, Paddy Power)
2.55 Wincanton – FAIRE PART SIVOLA (5/2, BetVictor)
4.20 Ffos Las – BATTLEOFTHESOMME (7/2, Bet365)
5.30 Chelmsford – DEEDS NOT WORDS (5/1, William Hill)
6.00 Chelmsford – PARTRIDGE (85/40, Unibet)

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