Tuesday 29 October horse racing tips – Williams’ 11/4 chance Prime-d for Chepstow success

Brian Healy gives his race-by-race selections and best bets for all of Tuesday’s UK and Irish racemeetings.

Three UK fixtures head to post throughout Tuesday where racing in Ireland takes a day off,while a meeting has also been lost to the weather.

Tuesday’s afternoon action comes from Catterick on the flat, whilst only Chepstow races over the sticks following the loss of the card at Bangor.

Meanwhile, in the evening there is all-weather action under the floodlights on Southwell’s fibresand surface.

Catterick (flat) – 12.30 – 4.15pm (8 races)

Chepstow (jumps) – 1.20 – 4.35pm (7 races)

Southwell (flat, aw) – 4.45 – 8.15pm (8 races)



(1.00) THE GREY ZEBEDEE (3/1, Bet365) posted a rare poor effort at Newcastle in September, but the Zebedee gelding had been in decent heart prior to that run, including when winning over course and distance, and Tim Easterby’s charge bounced back with a near-miss back at Newcastle when denied by only a short-head behind Swiss Connection.

He was only run down late in the day in that latest outing, and the third has won since; and now dropped 1lb in the weights he could get back on the scoresheet now returning to turf and with the conditions likely to be in his favour.

(1.30) BO SAMRAAN (7/4, Bet365) has proven a useful and consistent sort this term, making the frame in all five starts which includes on the back of a five-month absence eight days ago at Pontefract where Mark Johnston’s charge ran out a head winner over Sod’s Law.

The Sea The Stars colt had tried to make all, but he battled back gamely once headed and that attitude could stand him in good stead here as he tries to deny a 6lbs penalty back up in trip.

He could prove equal to the task of defying his penalty however, and with proven ability to handle the conditions he can quickly follow up here.

12.30 – Mighty Spirit

1.00 – The Grey Zebedee

1.30 – Bo Samraan

2.05 – Sparklealot

2.35 – Cornerstone Lad

3.10 – Captain Jamieson

3.45 – My Valentino

4.15 – Chickenfortea


Mark Johnston can get amongst the winners on Tuesday at Catterick



(2.20) FIRAK (8/1, Paddy Power) hails from the same family as the smart chaser Virak, and Dan Skelton’s charge can make a winning debut under Rules.

The Fuisse gelding got off the mark in the point-to-point sphere at the second attempt, after which he joined this yard which is adept at readying one, and he could be worth chancing here to get off the mark at the first time of asking in what looks a winnable contest ahead of his debut.

With the yard continuing in decent form, he looks sure to mount a bold bid on his first hurdles start and no surprise to see a big run.

(3.25) This is much easier than either the Midlands Grand National or Bet365 Gold Cup in which PRIME VENTURE (11/4, Paddy Power) found himself in when last seen, and back in calmer waters it could be worth chancing on Evan Williams’ charge to bounce back and open his win account over fences.

The Primary gelding had made the frame in each of his three previous outings over the larger obstacles, finding only one Ramses De Teillee too good here last December, and he subsequently wasn’t disgraced in defeat stepped up into those more competitive contests on the back of a break.

The handicapper has dropped him 2lbs for his reappearance, and if bouncing back to form on his return faced with an easier assignment and with experience on his side then every chance he can get back to winning ways here.

1.15 – Sandy Boy

1.45 – Shamilan

2.20 – Firak

2.50 – At First Light

3.25 – Prime Venture

4.00 – Akkapenko

4.30 – Cardiff Bay


Chepstow race on Tuesday over the sticks



(5.15) SECRET DIARY (9/2, William Hill) stepped up on her debut at Beverley back in September to finish third next time out at Newcastle, still looking as if she needed the experience when crossing the line just over five lengths’ adrift of High Accolade.

Declan Carroll’s Mukhadram filly made most of the running before fading over the seven furlongs of that contest; but dropping in trip to six furlongs here could help, and a repeat of that last performance might be good enough to see her get off the mark at the third attempt assuming she can handle this surface.

(5.45) COLD HARBOUR (7/2, William Hill) is 3-4 on over course and distance, and the North Light gelding can get back on the scoresheet here following a lesser outing at Newcastle eleven days ago where Robyn Brisland’s charge beat only two home.

He had earlier ran out a three-parts of a length winner over course and distance over Loose Chippings, keeping on well and beating a couple of subsequent winners in the process.

Eased 1lb in the handicap following that poor run last time, he could be worth chancing back on fibresand to post a better effort, and he can go close here.

4.45 – Thahab Ifraj

5.15 – Secret Diary

5.45 – Cold Harbour

6.15 – Hammer Gun

6.45 – Arzaak

7.15 – Mongolia

7.45 – Freshfield Ferris

8.15 – Searanger