Tuesday horse racing tips – Best bets at Lingfield, Huntingdon and Sedgefield
Tuesday sees three more meetings heading to post across the UK and again there is no racing in the evening or in Ireland. We’ve looked through the trio of racecards taking place to pick out our Tuesday horse racing tips and best bets.
We have just three UK horse racing fixtures taking place on Tuesday as we edge closer to Chrismas and a short break before the Boxing Day extravaganza of the King George VI Chase at Kempton and the day’s fare sees jumps racing at both Huntingdon and Sedgefield, while there is also all-weather racing on the Lingfield polytrack in the afternoon.
There is no all-weather action or racing in Ireland to take in so Tuesday’s line-up sees 23 races unfolding across the day’s trio of meetings and we’ve looked at each to pick out our Tuesday horse racing tips and best bets.
TUESDAY HORSE RACING TIPS – BEST BETS AT LINGFIELD, HUNTINGDON & SEDGEFIELD
12:45 Lingfield – Betway Handicap Cl3 (3yo+ 0-95) 5f
The veteran WATCHABLE might be worth chancing to bounce back to winning form and the Pivotal gelding can make his presence felt reunited with Adam Kirby.
David O’Meara’s charge posted his last success when partnered with Kirby at Chelmsford back in September although his form since has been patchy and he was last seen beating only one home at Wolverhampton last month although that run did come on the back of a busy spell and he possibly just needed a break given it was his fourth outing in a month.
He’s been given time off and returns here in a weaker grade having been dropped 2lbs which leaves him below his last winning rating and with the likelihood of a decent pace to aim at he could go close.
1:05 Huntingdon – Fitzdares Fancies Goose Over Turkey Handicap Chase Cl4 (4yo+ 0-120) 2m7½f
WAIKIKI WAVES was a prolific winner in 2019, winning five of his six starts that year including on his seasonal debut at Fontwell; however things went awry for Gary Moore’s charge and he appeared to be going through the motions on a couple of starts this term at Fontwell where he finished fourth on both occasions.
The Alexandros gelding however got back to winning ways at Leicester latest where he won a shade readily from Big Difference and he could be worth chancing to follow up now with confidence restored.
Softer ground here will present no issue given he won twice in the mud during his successful spell a couple of seasons ago and his 6lbs rise in the ratings for that last win is offset by his good claiming rider’s allowance which will effectively leave him 1lb below the mark from which he struck from last time.
The return to three miles is a slight worry given he’s yet to win over this trip and his winning form has all come over shorter; but if he can replicate the performance of his last success then there’s every chance he can go close here.
1:25 Sedgefield – Read Davy Russells Exclusive Blog starsportsbet.co.uk Handicap Chase Cl5 (4yo+ 0-100) 2m½f
MY RENAISSANCE goes well at this track, winning for the fourth time over course and distance when successful in September and the Medicean gelding looks worth chancing back here to return to better form having been running better than his bare form figures suggest.
That win was followed up by a good third next time under a penalty and he was an early casualty at Musselburgh when last seen at the beginning of November.
He can compete here from the same mark which is only 1lb higher than when posting his latest bronze medal finish two runs ago and he should handle this softer ground so he looks to hold a big chance of getting back on the scoresheet.
1:35 Huntingdon – Fitzdares Thanks Lily O’Shea This Christmas Handicap Hurdle Cl4 (3yo+ 0-110) 2m4½f
PROJECT MARS was a fair sort over timber when trained by Nick Gifford but the Presenting gelding has improved since joining Fergal O’Brien and has shown steadily progressive form in his six runs to date for his current handler.
2-2 at this venue he posted the latest of those successes last month when getting a short-head verdict over Passing Shadow, getting up in the final stride for the win. The second and third from that contest have filled the same positions in subsequent outings so the form looks fair and there might still be more to come from him despite a 4lbs rise in the ratings.
He’s a heavy ground winner so he should have no issue with these conditions which indeed might help and it wouldn’t be a huge surprise to see him firmly in the mix again for all this is a slightly stronger race.
1:45 Lingfield – Betway Casino Handicap Cl4 (3yo+ 0-85) 1m4f
George Baker has certainly got a tune out of FAME N FORTUNE who is 3-4 since joining the yard and being denied by a short-head on the occasion he lost out. He’d also won over ten furlongs at this venue for previous handler Joseph Tuite.
All his runs for his new handler have come here and he latterly ran out a comfortable winner over Marion’s Boy over course and distance where he scored by just over one length.
The visor deployed on the Thewayyouare gelding has worked the oracle and he has a very good record here with four wins and two efforts in the frame from seven starts at the Surrey track and with the bit firmly between his teeth at present he should continue to give a good account and it would come as no surprise to see him register win number five here.
1:55 Sedgefield – Hinton Memorial Handicap Chase (Northern Lights Middle Distance Chase Series Qualifier) Cl4 (4yo+ 0-115) 2m3½f
ROAD WARRIOR finished behind reopposing Cybalko here in October but the Fair Mix gelding could be worth siding with to gain revenge on these more favourable terms.
Rebecca Menzies’ charge was only sixth on that occasion where he got 1lb from the winner when his rider’s claim is factored in. It is possible the quicker ground wasn’t entirely suitable and he might not have been seen to best effect.
He bounced back from that lesser effort when faced with a more testing surface latest at Wetherby, finding only Light Flicker too strong by one length with the front two pulling clear.
He’s been raised 4lbs for that but he now gets 7lbs from Sam Drake’s charge on these revised terms plus his rider’s 7lbs allowance which ought to see him close the gap; while the softer ground is likely to suit him better than his old rival and he might be able to finally open his win account this time around.
3:15 Lingfield – Betway Heed Your Hunch Handicap (Div II) Cl6 (3yo+ 0-65) 1m2f
CASUAL REPLY has been running better than her bare form figures suggest and while the Frankel filly remains a maiden she could well open her account dropping in class and easing further in the ratings.
Runner-up on each of her first two starts for Roger Charlton back in late-2019 over longer trips she didn’t show her best in a couple of turf starts and the drop to one mile back on the all-weather at Kempton in September was probably too sharp.
Not seen to best effect next time, the application of a tongue-tie coincided with a better effort to finish two lengths’ fourth behind Athmad and the switch to James Fanshawe might elicit further improvement back up in trip where the headgear is retained for this outing.
Eased a further 1lb in the weights she could go well in a fairly ordinary race where she drops into a Class 6 contest and the easier grade might see her get off the mark now.