Tuesday 12 November horse racing tips – Lacey’s 7/4 chance can land further success at Huntingdon
Brian Healy gives his race-by-race selections and best bets for all of Tuesday’s UK and Irish horse racing meetings.
A further four UK and Irish horse racing meetings go to post on Tuesday, and there is jumps racing action taking place at Huntingdon, Hereford and Lingfield; while in Ireland there is a second day of racing over the sticks at Fairyhouse.
Fairyhouse (jumps) – 11.55 – 3.35pm (8 races)
Huntingdon (jumps) – 12.40 – 3.40pm (7 races)
Lingfield (jumps) – 12.50 – 3.20pm (6 races)
Hereford (jumps) – 1.30 – 4.00pm (6 races)
However, Fairyhouse’s card on Tuesday is subject to a morning inspection following the loss of its’ scheduled Monday fixture.
TUESDAY 12 NOVEMBER NAP SELECTION
(12.55) MULTIFACTORIAL (11/2, Ladbrokes) didn’t do a lot wrong when finishing just one length behind Bay Ambition on his reappearance and debut over hurdles at Downpatrick last month, and with that experience under his belt Gordon Elliott’s charge can go one better.
The Stowaway gelding showed some useful form in bumpers, but it took him until the sixth attempt to open his account when successful at the same venue back in March.
He ought to strip fitter and know more following his promising introduction and return, and he can take advantage of his race-fitness to open his account over obstacles with the potential for improvement to come.
(2.25) This looks a strong race, but the claims of high-class hurdler BAPAUME (11/10, Coral) look solid, and the Turtle Bowl gelding could make his mark in this discipline.
Willie Mullins’ charge hasn’t tasted victory since the Grade Two La Barka at Auteuil last June, but he ran to a high level in Grade One company which included finishing fourth in the Stayers’ Hurdle, while he was last seen finishing runner-up in the latest renewal of the La Barka where he was beaten only by Mr Adjudicator.
He switches now to chasing where he has the scope to do well in this sphere, and while he has to give up race-fitness against some noteworthy rivals he could prove equal to the task and can make a winning start to his chase career.
11.55 – Honeysuckle
12.25 – Kid Curry
12.55 – Multifactorial
1.25 – Lagenod
1.55 – Solar Heat
2.25 – Bapaume
2.55 – Steer Cleer
3.25 – From Eden
(1.40) A decent contest which can go the way of SEBASTOPOL (7/4, Ladbrokes) who was a winner last time out at Wincanton, and Tom Lacey’s charge can follow up here.
The Fame And Glory gelding was a bumper winner at Ayr last April, beating Black Pirate, and he was subsequently far from disgraced on his hurdles debut where he finished fourth behind Thomas Darby at Cheltenham next time out.
Beaten around six lengths, he improved on that performance at Ayr in January when finishing third to Whoshotthesheriff, and he made a winning return to action following nine months off the track when beating Grey Diamond latest by seven lengths.
A 10lbs rise in the weights for that success demands a further jolt of improvement; but he is one who is going the right way and with the potential for better still looks worth keeping onside as he bids to follow up here.
(3.10) VEILED SECRET (9/2, Bet365) may have found the run coming too soon after his reappearance second at Exeter in October when beaten almost 25 lengths into sixth behind Percy Thrower at Uttoxeter eight days later; however David Dennis’ charge can bounce back having had a bit more of a breather between runs.
The Teofilo gelding has shown a fair degree of ability over timber, not disgraced last term behind the likes of Michael’s Mount and Gumball, and he got off the mark in this sphere at Taunton back in April when beating Nachi Falls.
Having made an encouraging return to action in October, he wasn’t in the same form next time, but he can do better stepping up in trip and faced with less testing ground so it wouldn’t come as a huge surprise to see him bouncing back this time around to go close in what looks a winnable contest.
12.40 – Archimento
1.10 – Snowy Oscar
1.40 – Sebastopol
2.10 – Fr Humphrey
2.40 – Dan Gun
3.10 – Veiled Secret
3.40 – Shinobi
(Read the full preview of Huntingdon’s Tuesday meeting)
(1.50) BALLYART (11/4, Bet365) won between the flags prior to joining with Nigel Twiston-Davies, and while the Scorpion gelding has been largely disappointing over hurdles and fences to date he could nontheless be worth chancing now he has cheekpieces applied.
He did manage a runner-up effort over the smaller obstacles at Chepstow last December when beaten only a head behind Trixter, and he didn’t fare too badly on his first chase start at Kempton in May where he finished third of four runners behind Templepark although beaten around 15 lengths.
His last run at Bangor might have been needed, and that winner has gone in again since to give the form a boost. He’s been dropped 3lbs following that run, but the application of headgear could elicit some improvement now, and he could be worth chancing to post a better effort.
(2.20) SONG OF THE SKY (2/1, Paddy Power) was a useful dual-purpose sort for Joseph O’Brien, winning both over hurdles and on the level prior to joining her current yard, and the Rip Van Winkle mare has made the frame in all three starts for this handler over hurdles and fences where she has twice finished runner-up.
The latest of those came when denied four lengths behind Sweet Adare at Stratford over hurdles when last seen out last month, while she had chased home the exciting Maire Banrigh the time before over fences although was well beaten by that rival.
Charlie Mann’s charge goes back over fences here where she could find further improvement from this mark, and it wouldn’t come as a big surprise to see her post a big run.
12.50 – Just A Sip
1.20 – Cat Tiger
1.50 – Ballyart
2.20 – Song Of The Sky
2.50 – Ruacana
3.20 – Tanrudy
(2.30) ASK HIMSELF (9/4, Bet365) shaped well in bumpers last term, finishing runner-up at Chepstow on his first outing and then running better than the bare result might suggest when fourth at Newcastle next time.
Michael Scudamore’s charge switched to hurdles for his reapparance from seven months off at Carlisle last month, finding only Multellie too good and a repeat of that effort might be enough to see him go one better.
The Ask gelding was beaten six lengths but have done too much out in front altough he’s entitled to come on for that outing and can do better here given he is open to improvement and should know more about what is required this time around.
(3.00) Grade Two winner VALDEZ (12/1, Bet365) has been relatively lightly-raced in recent seasons, but he showed he retains plenty of ability despite beating only one home at Market Rasen on his reappearance last month, shaping as if he needed the run and he should be much sharper this time around.
Alan King’s Doyen gelding is very much in his veteran years, but despite being a twelve-year old he still doesn’t have many miles on the clock and drops into a very winnable race here from a mark of 142 which leaves him very well treated on his best form.
He’s not the force of old, but likely to be sharper for his reappearance he could take some beating dropping into a Class 3 contest and every chance he can regain the winning thread.
1.30 – No Getaway
2.00 – Stop The World
2.30 – Ask Himself
3.00 – Valdez
3.30 – This Breac
4.00 – Magen’s Moon