Tuesday horse racing best bets – Tips for Bangor, Catterick, Chepstow and Southwell
We give our Tuesday horse racing best bets and tips for the day’s quartet of fixtures around the country.
Punters have four meetings to look forward to on Tuesday across the UK where the day’s jumps racing action comes from the cards at Bangor and Chepstow; while on the flat there is racing from Catterick as well as on the all-weather in the evening at Southwell.
We’ve looked through the day’s racing schedule and all four cards to pick out our Tuesday horse racing best bets and tips at each fixture.
TUESDAY HORSE RACING BEST BETS – TIPS FOR BANGOR, CATTERICK, CHEPSTOW & SOUTHWELL
1:20 Chepstow – JPW Racing Tipster At tipstersempire.com Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race) (Div II) Cl4
EVERGLOW hinted at a decent level of ability when placed in a couple of bumpers last term and this is a significantly easier assignment facing the Presenting gelding now than the Grade Two Persian War Hurdle he took in for his first hurdles start.
He finished fifth on that occasion over this course and distance, no match for the easy winner and not helped by a couple of late mistakes when tiring. There was little chance of him getting seriously involved, but it perhaps signposts what Philip Hobbs’ chaarge is thought capable of.
Back in a lesser grade he should come on a bundle for that outing which will have shook away any cobwebs and he ought to make his presence felt.
2:10 Catterick – catterickbridge.co.uk Handicap Cl4 (3yo+ 0-85) 7f
PRAXEOLOGY was a three-time winner for Mark Johnston prior to joining David Loughnane and the Dark Angel gelding went close to getting off the mark for his new handler on just his second outing when beaten over course and distance earlier in the month.
That run represented a step back in the right direction and the race-winner did the form little harm when running well latest at Doncaster over the weekend.
The selection has been raised 1lb for his own effort which will make life a shade tougher, but he was a 88-rated winner for his previous yard and he might be able to build on that encouraging run last time out to go one better with Hollie Doyle booked.
2:35 Bangor – ocg-syndicates.co.uk Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race) Cl4 (4yo+) 2m½f
GUARD YOUR DREAMS offered plenty of encouragement on his debut, finding only the potentially smart Bear Ghylls too strong in a Warwick bumper last term and Nigel Twiston-Davies’ charge duly stepped up for that run on his reappearance when scoring at the first attempt over hurdles.
That success came over this course and distance and the Fame And Glory gelding ran out a ready winner over Present And Counting with the front two pulling well clear. While that bare form perhaps is only ordinary there could be plenty more to come from him and he can improve again on just his second start over obstacles.
He has to concede weight all round here thanks to a penalty for that success last time; but there’s likely more improvement to come and he can defy the penalty to strike again.
2:55 Chepstow – Cotswold Racing At tipstersempire.co.uk Mares’ Handicap Hurdle Cl5 (3yo+ 0-100) 2m
FANCY SHAPES has had just three starts over hurdles, improving her form markedly following a wind operation to finish third at Newton Abbot on her return last month and Michael Scudamore’s charge could step up again on the back of that effort.
Placed in an Irish point prior to joining this yard, she struggled in a couple of maiden contests last term but took a big step forward on her return and she should strip fitter for that outing.
The Golden Lariat mare might ideally want more of a test of stamina in time, but she makes her handicap debut here from a mark that might underestimate her and she can go well here with further improvement expected.
3:05 Bangor – Enjoy Ownership At Stockton Hall Handicap Hurdle Cl4 (4yo+ 0-110) 2m7f
WAZOWSKI isn’t getting younger at eleven but he goes very well at this venue and showed his age is no barrier to success when scoring here two runs ago when getting the better of stablemate Gray Day.
That was only his second run back following more than a year off and he lost no caste in defeat next time over course and distance when beaten only one length by an unexposed sort.
Donald McCain’s Overbury gelding is up another 3lbs which makes life tougher, but the softer surface will be no issue and and his course record shows two wins and four efforts in the frame from six outings at the Welsh venue so every chance he can remain competitive with Theo Gillard able to take 7lbs off his back.
3:15 Catterick – racingtv.com Handicap Cl4 (3yo+ 0-85) 6f
Course-specialist REDROSEZORRO looks worth sticking with despite a 4lbs rise in the ratings for his latest win and Eric Alston’s charge can go close again.
The Foxwedge gelding has a very good record over course and distance with two wins and two efforts in the frame from four starts; while he is a six-time winner overall at the North Yorkshire track with five in the frame runs from 14 so he clearly likes it here.
His last three career wins have all come here which includes in heavy ground over an extra furlong than today; but he showed the return to this trip was no issue when beating Zapper Cass by almost two lengths earlier in the month where he made all and scored a shade cosily.
With conditions ideal he should continue to make his presence felt and while this appears to be a slightly stronger heat than the one he took latest he should nevertheless give another good account and no surprise to see him firmly in the mix again.
6:50 Southwell – Heed Your Hunch At Betway Handicap Cl6 (3yo 0-65) 1m6f
BEAT THE HEAT makes his fibresand debut and while his overall record on the all-weather isn’t convincing having failed to trouble the judge in three starts he could be worth chancing nonetheless to make his mark.
Jim Boyle’s charge won twice over this trip on turf last month, scoring victories at Lingfield and Nottingham respectively but he couldn’t land his hat-trick when stepped up to two miles for a run at Kempton latest where he finished around five lengths’ fifth behind Anisoptera.
He drops back in trip for this outing and has to prove he can handle this surface; however that is a comment that applies also to a few of these rivals and he might still have scope for better so he can make his presence felt assuming he’s not held back by fibresand.