Tuesday horse racing tips 3 December – O’Neill’s 5/2 chance could show his class with Lingfield win
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Four UK and Irish horse racing fixtures go to post on Tuesday with afternoon jumps racing from both Southwell and Lingfield, while there is a rare afternoon card on the all-weather in Ireland where there is action at Dundalk on their tapeta surface.
Completing Tuesday’s line-up is an evening all-weather fixture on the Wolverhampton tapeta.
Southwell (jumps) – 12.30 – 3.35pm (7 races)
Lingfield (jumps) – 12.45 – 3.15pm (6 races)
Dundalk (flat, aw) – 1.55 – 5.30pm (8 races)
Wolverhampton (flat, aw) – 3.45 – 7.15pm (8 races)
BRIAN HEALY’S NAP OF THE DAY FOR TUESDAY 3 DECEMBER
(1.00) KATPOLI (11/4, Paddy Power) lost his way following a debut success over hurdles last term at Huntingdon, but Dr Richard Newland’s charge offered something to work on switched to chasing on his reappearance at Chepstow last month and he could improve for that experience to do better here.
The Poliglote gelding finished seven lengths’ fifth behind Simply The Betts, shaping as if he’d be better for the run; that form has since been boosted with both the winner and third scoring subsequent wins.
Likely to be sharper with that run under his belt, he could turn the tables with the reopposing Vado Forte who finished a neck ahead of him although had the benefit of a run and chasing experience, and he can build on that initial outing to post an improved effort where he can go close.
(1.30) FIRST LORD DE CUET (11/4, Bet365) shaped with promise on his hurdling debut in a decent-looking contest at Wincanton last month, and David Pipe’s charge can improve for the experience to go close here.
The Lord Du Sud gelding finished fourth in that outing behind Edwardstone, beaten around twelve lengths, and he had won previously in a Plumpton bumper as well as between the flags when trained in Ireland by Donnchadh Doyle.
He might just have needed that return and first hurdling experience, and he had a subsequent winner in arrears so could be capable of better so it wouldn’t come as much of a surprise to see him post an improved effort at the second attempt where he can get off the mark.
12.30 – Loveherandleaveher
1.00 – Katpoli
1.30 – First Lord De Cuet
2.05 – Mr Love
2.35 – Boss Man Fred
3.05 – True Thoughts
3.35 – Global Fame
(2.15) RUACANA (5/2, Paddy Power) is thriving at present having joined Zoe Davison, and the Cape Cross veteran is 2-2 for his new yard with both successes coming at this venue.
He lost his way for Tim Vaugn, but he ran out a ready winner following six months off the track on his debut for his new handler over 2m3f here in November, and he quickly followed up over course and distance when scoring readily under a penalty the next week with a ten lengths’ victory over Flaminger.
Although he’s 4lbs higher for this hat-trick attempt, he has been rated considerably higher in the handicap in the past, and he goes well in these conditions so another big run wouldn’t come as a surprise back at this venue.
(2.45) MAYPOLE CLASS (5/2, Paddy Power) has been showing race-by-race progression over hurdles, bettering his finishing position with every start and making the frame the last twice since returning from eight months off.
Jonjo O’Neill’s Gold Well gelding finished two lengths’ third at Uttoxeter in October on his seasonal debut, after which he found only Frightened Rabbit too good latest at Carlisle early in November where he was beaten a similar margin.
However, this step up in trip could unlock further progress given he was placed in the point-to-point sphere previously, and he looks to be going the right way over timber so could well be up to the task of winning from this mark with the potential still for improvement.
12.45 – Millstone
1.15 – Early Morning Rain
1.45 – The Manuscript
2.15 – Ruacana
2.45 – Maypole Class
3.15 – Uhlan Bute
(2.25) GETAWAY QUEEN (Evens, Paddy Power) has been in good heart back on the all-weather following some lesser efforts on turf, and David Budds’ charge arrives here having won last time out over course and distance where the Getaway mare ran out a two lengths’ winner over Thefaithfulindian.
That was a first career success, and she appeared suited by the stiffer test of stamina having travelled well into the contest before asserting to score readily, and she could be worth chancing to follow up here with a repeat.
The handicapper has taken few chances with a 10lbs rise, but she is unexposed at this longer trip and could have more to offer with the headgear combination tried again having already delivered some improvement.
(2.55) SAYESSE (14/1, William Hill) has run better than his form figures suggest in recent starts, and the Sayif gelding can get back on the scoresheet here.
Gavin Cromwell’s charge was a winner at Gowran Park in October on just his second outing for this yard, and having subsequently found only the formerly smart Yuften too good over course and distance two runs ago, he latterly finishing just over two lengths’ fifth to Bodak here late last month where he wasn’t seen to best effect having missed the break.
Back in claiming company for this latest outing, he could post a big run if getting away on terms, and he likely won’t be far away if running up to his best form.
1.55 – Spelga
2.25- Getaway Queen
2.55 – Sayesse
3.25 – Turbo Command
4.00 – At War
4.30 – Sabrina Fairchild
5.00 – Ahundrednotout
5.30 – Dubai Rainbow
(4.15) UNFORGIVING MINUTE (5/2, Bet365) has been shunted around a few yards, but the Cape Cross gelding knows how to win – he took this prize twelve months ago – and he could be worth siding with again to follow up on that recent success at Chelmsford.
That was in a claimer in his first outing for current handler Sean Curran, and he had just over one length to spare over the reopposing Azzeccagarbugli, winning a shade cosily.
He escapes a penalty for that success, and he has a previous win on tapeta to his name so the switch in surface is of no concern, and he can make it 2-2 for his new trainer with a repeat of that last outing.
(5.15) MICHELE STROGOFF (9/4, Unibet) is given another chance having gone off far too hard at Lingfield five days ago, and if he’s none the worse for those recent exertions then the Aqlaam gelding could get back to winning ways.
Michael Appleby’s charge had been in largely good form prior to that effort, making the frame in four of his six previous starts, which included over course and distance; but he boasts a decent record here having three course and distance wins to his name which includes from a higher mark than this.
Perhaps not seen to best effect last time where he was taken on for the lead, he might get his own way up front this time around, and he could prove tough to peg back from this mark if granted an easy lead so may be worth chancing to bounce back.
3.45 – Queen Mia
4.15- Unforgiving Minute
4.45 – True Believer
5.15 – Michele Strogoff
5.45 – Three Little Birds
6.15 – Mansfield
6.45 – Weather Front
7.15 – Telekinetic
BRIAN HEALY’S BEST BETS FOR WEDNESDAY 3 DECEMBER
1.00 Southwell – KATPOLI (11/4, Paddy Power)
1.30 Southwell – FIRST LORD DE CUET (11/4, Bet365)
2.15 Lingfield – RUACANA (5/2, Paddy Power)
2.25 Dundalk – GETAWAY QUEEN (Evens, Paddy Power)
2.45 Lingfield – MAYPOLE CLASS (5/2, Paddy Power)
2.55 Dundalk – SAYESSE (14/1, William Hill)
4.15 Wolverhampton – UNFORGIVING MINUTE (5/2, Bet365)
5.15 Wolverhampton – MICHELE STROGOFF (9/4, Unibet)