Tuesday horse racing best bets – Tips for Lingfield and Wolverhampton
Horse racing best bets and tips on Tuesday 5 January
We look over Tuesday’s fixture list of horse racing action and pick out our fancies for the day’s meetings. We’ve got Tuesday horse racing best bets and tips for both cards taking place.
The cold snap continues to claim victims and Ludlow’s scheduled Tuesday card is the latest to fall by the wayside with the planned fixture called off due to a frozen track.
As a result only two fixtures head to post on Tuesday with no jumps racing taking place and both meetings will unfold on the all-weather where Lingfield race in the afternoon while Wolverhampton stage another fixture under the floodlights.
We’ve looked over both of the day’s fixtures where we pick out our Tuesday horse racing best bets and tips for each meeting.
TUESDAY HORSE RACING BEST BETS – TIPS FOR LINGFIELD & WOLVERHAMPTON
1:40 Lingfield – Betway Casino Handicap Cl5 (4yo+ 0-70) 6f
HEY HO LET’S GO has rattled the crossbar the last twice in starts at Kempton and over course and distance latterly on New Years’ Eve; the Dream Ahead gelding can go one better here having been raised only 1lb.
Mark Hoad’s charge struck his last win over this course on turf back in September last year over the minimum trip and since switching back to the all-weather he’s been beaten a neck and a half-length respectively, the latter on his latest run when behind Come On Girl.
He possibly just did too much too soon on that occasion where he was run down late by the winner and while this is a slightly stronger class of race he should continue to make his presence felt and he can get back to winning ways here despite being 1lb out of the weights.
2:10 Lingfield – Get Your Ladbrokes Daily Odds Boost Handicap Cl6 (3yo 0-60) 6f
Lightly-raced JENNIVERE was a winner on her all-weather debut at Kempton and following a couple of lacklustre runs thereafter bounced back to form in first-time cheekpieces where she was denied only by a head behind Obtuse over this course and distance.
Amy Murphy’s Strath Burn filly was a shade unlucky on that occasion, twice being hampered late on and the form has been significantly boosted with the winner going on to land a hat-trick, while the fourth also won next time out.
She’s only 2lbs higher here but Marco Ghiani can claim a valuable 5lbs and if the headgear has a positive effect again then it wouldn’t be a surprise to see her going one better here.
2:40 Lingfield – Play 4 To Win At Betway Handicap Cl6 (4yo+ 0-55) 2m
It might be worth chancing ALCOCK AND BROWN to get back on the scoresheet returning to the level for the first time in almost four years and Milton Harris’ charge could make his presence felt if at his best in this sphere.
A 63-rated winner on turf when trained in Ireland by Andrew Oliver he rounded off his time with that handler when scoring at Dundalk back in April 2016 and he almost followed up back at the same venue on his final start before his switch to Dan Skelton.
He won four times over hurdles for that yard, including off 122 and while he’s struggled over timber for his current yard he looks very well handicapped back on the level from just 57 while he also has a 5lbs claimer booked so at the weights he looks to hold a solid chance trying two miles in this discipline for the first time.
5:40 Wolverhampton – Bombardier British-Hopped Amber Beer Classified Stakes (Div II) Cl6 (3yo+ 0-50) 7f
POLAR FLEECE is bred to be a good deal better than he’s shown thus far in his three starts to date but the Frankel colt drops in class and could still have more to offer despite beating a collective sum of just three rivals in his runs so far this term.
He failed to beat a rival home on his last visit to this venue in November and he managed to beat only one other runer at Newcastle when last seen; but Mark Johnston perseveres and this isn’t a strong race by any means so he might be able to do better than he’s shown.
The Middleham yard has been in good form of late with its’ runners and while perhaps on his bare form figures he has a bit to do this does represent an easier assignment and given his breeding he could yet prove better in time.
6:40 Wolverhampton – Read Katie Walsh On Betway Insider Handicap (Div I) Cl6 (4yo+ 0-55) 6f
CHARLES LE BRUN has proven himself largely consistent of late, winning in soft ground at Windsor in October and bouncing back from a lesser effort next time to fill the frame in each of his last two outings on the all-weather since fitted with cheekpieces.
Third at Southwell in December the Equiano gelding was latterly beaten only a nose behind Amnaa at Kempton where he was arguably unlucky not to win having met with trouble in running entering the last furlong and needing switched before running on strongly to just fail to overhaul the winner.
He’s only 1lb higher here and if the switch to a tapeta surface doesn’t present an issue then Jonathan Portman’s charge might be able to go one better.