Tuesday horse racing tips 10 December – Gosden’s 7/4 chance can get off the mark at Wolverhampton
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Four meetings go to post across the UK and Ireland on Tuesday, with the afternoon jumps racing action coming from the cards at Uttoxeter and Fontwell; while there is also a meeting over the sticks in Ireland at Tramore.
Rounding off Tuesday’s fixture list is an evening all-weather fixture on the tapeta at Wolverhampton.
Tramore (jumps) – 12.20 – 3.20pm (7 races)
Fontwell (jumps) – 12.30 – 3.30pm (7 races)
Uttoxeter (jumps) – 12.40 – 3.10pm (6 races)
Wolverhampton (flat, aw) – 3.45 – 7.15pm (8 races)
BRIAN HEALY’S NAP OF THE DAY FOR TUESDAY 10 DECEMBER
(2.20) THREE IS COMPANY (SP) remains a maiden, but the Mahler gelding has been running some creditable races and his two starts to date over fences haven’t been devoid of promise.
Gordon Elliott’s charge showed himself to be a fair performer over hurdles during the summer, finishing third in four of his six starts over timber, and he bagged another bronze medal on his chase debut at Ayr in October where he finished just over four lengths behind Chateau Robin.
Not seen to best effect when last seen out at Cork, he could yet do better in this discipline where he remains with scope and he could be worth chancing here to get off the mark given he remains open to progress.
12.20 – Dolcita
12.50 – Lord Boru
1.20 – Five O’clock
1.50 – Romella
2.20 – Three Is Company
2.50 – Mr Bolt
3.20 – One Down
(1.00) MANOFTHEMOUNTAIN (15/8, William Hill) was just beginning to creep into contention when unseating Nico de Boinville at Taunton late last month, but Emma Lavelle’s charge can atone for that mishap with a return to winning ways.
The Mahler gelding had won his first two starts for his new handler who switched him immediately to chasing having already shaped with some promise for previous handler Jamie Snowden; while he had placed between the flags for Sean Doyle.
Having scored on his chase debut at Newton Abbot in August, he followed up in October with a defeat of Trumps Benefit where he scored readily; and he had yet to be asked for effort when departing the contest latest.
He is forgiven that effort, and this looks a decent opportunity for him to quickly bounce back onto the scoresheet so it wouldn’t come as a surprise to see him posting a big run as he bids to get back on track.
(2.30) MYSTIC DREAMER (13/8, Paddy Power) can step up on her promising debut over hurdles at this venue last month, and the Sans Frontieres mare can open her account over hurdles at the second attempt.
Nick Gifford’s charge showed a decent level of ability in bumpers, winning at the third attempt when beating Floressa at Cheltenham, and that race has since thrown up a number of winners since over hurdles including the runner-up who has struck at Listed level.
She subsequently returned to action following seven months off the track and faced with hurdles for the first time to cross the line in third place over course and distance last month, and likely to be sharper for that reappearance, she could be suited by this longer trip which may elicit some further improvement.
She remains with scope to do better so there’s every chance she can step up on that return to action to go close here, and it wouldn’t come as a surprise to see her competitive once more.
12.30 – Two Sams
1.00 – Manofthemountain
1.30 – Gelboe De Chanay
2.00 – Quarenta
2.30 – Mystic Dreamer
3.00 – Spiritofchartwell
3.30 – Marley Firth
(1.10) A few of these have something to prove, so hat-trick seeking VEREINA (4/1, Ladbrokes) looks the one to side with here and Oliver Greenall’s charge can land her three-timer.
The Universal filly showed some fair form over hurdles during the summer, but since returning from a break she has gone 2-3 with victories at this venue and Bangor latterly, and she could go in again if turning up in similar vein.
Her breakthrough win came over course and distance, beating Amlovi by fifteen lengths, and she ran out a similar margin winner latest over Catchmeifyoucan where she posted another easy success.
That latest success came in a conditional jockeys’event, and while she is much higher in the weights for her hat-trick bid her rider can utilise his claim this time around and take 5lbs off her back to ease her burden.
She can continue to run well as a result, and it wouldn’t be a surprise to see her firmly in the mix despite her big weight.
(2.10) TIDAL FLOW (6/5, Paddy Power) showed a good level of form over hurdles last term, winning twice before failing to fire in a Grade Two contest at Warwick behind Beakstown; but Philip Hobbs’ charge bounced back with better efforts at Newbury and Exeter, finding only Geordie B too good on the latter occasion.
The Black Sam Bellamy gelding went well for a long way on his chase debut at Ffos Las in October, beaten seven lengths behind Poker Play, and he ought to strip fitter for that reappearance where he can find improvement for the outing.
The runner-up and fourth horses home in that contest have both won since, and with the scope to improve now with that run under his belt then he could go close here if the heavy ground here doesn’t inconvenience.
12.40 – Demon D’aunou
1.10 – Vereina
1.40 – Bullionaire
2.10 – Tidal Flow
2.40 – Goodnight Charlie
3.10 – Freddie Darling
(4.15) MILLICENT FAWCETT (7/4, Bet365) perhaps didn’t handle the fibresand surface at Southwell when last seen out, but John Gosden’s Kingman filly is given another chance back on tapeta.
She had finished runner-up in both previous starts prior to that outing and either side of a six months’ break, getting to within a short-head of Quick at Newbury on her debut back in April and then going down by less than one length behind Qamka on her return at Newcastle in October.
The third from that race has won since, while the victor has acquitted herself well in Listed company subsequently, and a return to that level of form could be enough to see her get off the mark here given she remains open to improvement.
(4.45) MITTY’S SMILE (10/1, Bet365) is easily forgiven her run at Kempton last time where she endured a luckless passage; but the No Nay Never filly could be worth chancing to atone for that run and get back to winning ways.
Archie Watson’s charge had won the time before at the same venue, beating Miss Thoughtful, but she never got a run latest after being bumped at the start and losing her pitch, and was never a factor in beating only one home behind Waddat.
Her earlier winning run had seen her make all, and she beat a subsequent winner on that occasion so could well bounce back with a bit more luck in running.
3.45 – Goddess Of Fire
4.15 – Millicent Fawcett
4.45 – Mitty’s Smile
5.15 – Bahuta Acha
5.45 – Distruptor
6.15 – Mohareb
6.45 – Grey Mist
7.15 – Sir Hector
BRIAN HEALY’S BEST BETS FOR 10 DECEMBER
1.00 Fontwell – MANOFTHEMOUNTAIN (15/8, William Hill)
1.10 Uttoxeter – VEREINA (4/1, Ladbrokes)
2.10 Uttoxeter – TIDAL FLOW (6/5, Paddy Power)
2.20 Tramore – THREE IS COMPANY (SP)
2.30 Fontwell – MYSTIC DREAMER (13/8, Paddy Power)
4.15 Wolverhampton – MILLICENT FAWCETT (7/4, Bet365) (NAP)
4.45 Wolverhampton – MITTY’S SMILE (10/1, Bet365)