Tuesday horse racing tips – Best bets for every meeting
The Cheltenham Festival dominates Tuesday’s fixture list of horse racing action. Brian Healy has Tuesday horse racing tips and best bets for every fixture including the opening day of the Festival.
Whilst all eyes will be fixated on the action on the opening day of the Cheltenham Festival, the top-class fixture is just one of a quartet of meetings going to post on Tuesday.
In addition to day one of the ‘greatest show on turf’ there is also further jumps racing action taking place at Sedgefield; while on the all-weather there is a meeting at Southwell on the fibresand.
Completing Tuesday’s quartet of horse racing fixtures is an evening fixture on the Newcastle tapeta under the floodlights.
Cheltenham (jumps) – 1.30 – 5.30pm (7 races)
Southwell (flat, aw) – 1.45 – 5.00pm (6 races)
Sedgefield (jumps) – 1.55 – 5.10pm (6 races)
Newcastle (flat, aw) – 4.40 – 8.15pm (8 races)
Brian Healy gives his Tuesday horse racing tips and best bets for all four of the day’s meetings.
TUESDAY HORSE RACING TIPS AT A GLANCE
2.10 Cheltenham – NOTEBOOK (10/3, William Hill)
2.25 Southwell – DE BRUYNE HORSE (9/4, Bet365)
2.35 Sedgefield – LASTOFTHECOSMICS (7/2, Paddy Power)
2.50 Cheltenham – DISCORAMA (8/1, Ladbrokes)
3.15 Sedgefield – GETAWAY NORTH (11/4, Bet365)
4.25 Southwell – HIGHLAND DRESS (7/4, William Hill)
5.15 Newcastle – GREENGAGE (5/2, Ladbrokes)
6.15 Newcastle – MILITIA (13/2, Paddy Power)
CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL RACING TIPS
NOTEBOOK is unbeaten over fences in four starts and the Samum gelding can strike again here.
Henry de Bromhead’s charge was progressive over hurdles, only once finishing out of the frame over timber when down the field in last season’s Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle. However he bounced back with a better effort next time at Punchestown and he’s made his mark this term switched to the larger obstacles.
He’s already beaten a couple of these rivals at Leopardstown to land successive Grade Ones, latterly beating Cash Back in the Irish Arkle which was an even more creditable effort given he bolted on the way to the start and raced keenly through the contest. It is perhaps testament to his ability then that he still held enough in reserve to see off the strong challenge of Willie Mullins’ rival.
Likely to improve again he ought to prove a tough nut to crack and he can extend his unbeaten chase record to a perfect 5-5 under Rachael Blackmore.
DISCORAMA has finished runner-up in each of the last two Cheltenham Festivals – one each over hurdles and fences – and Paul Nolan’s charge ought to appreciate this return to further switching back to chasing.
The Saddler Maker gelding hasn’t won under either code since scoring on his chase debut at Naas back in November 2018, but he has largely acquitted himself well in defeat which includes being narrowly beaten in the National Hunt Chase twelve months ago and then filling the same spot behind Delta Work in a Grade One at Punchestown.
He’s had three starts this term and arrives fresh having had a break since finishing third over hurdles latest. That trip was short of his best and he’ll be more suited by this test. He could also be improved by having had wind surgery and sporting a tongue-tie for this assignment.
This handicap mark is certainly within his scope and he’s still relatively unexposed so every chance he can post another big Cheltenham Festival performance.
1.30 – Fiddlerontheroof
2.50 – Discorama
3.30 – Cilaos Emery
4.10 – Benie Des Dieux
4.50 – Beakstown
5.30 – Carefully Selected
SOUTHWELL RACING TIPS
DE BRUYNE HORSE was a useful performer a few seasons ago for Richard Hannon, but the Showcasing gelding has since pitched up at a number of different yards with only moderate success.
He’s now with Derek Griffiths and he was making his third start for the yard when getting back on the scoresheet over course and distance last month, beating Extrodinair by a neck despite behind 1lb out of the weights.
He appeared suited by the stronger pace on this surface and he could prove equal to the task of following up here from only 3lbs higher in the weights if able to replicate that effort.
HIGHLAND DRESS was a debut winner on turf in Ireland for John Oxx, but the Shamardal gelding failed to build on that success in two subsequent starts.
Now with Archie Watson, he made a pleasing reappearance/debut for his new handler over course and distance two days ago where he finished just over two lengths behind Wasntexpectingthat and he can go one better here if the run doesn’t come too quickly.
He possibly just failed to see out the race on his return from more than six months off, but if none the worse then he could build on the outing to get back on the scoresheet here with a good 5lbs claimer in the saddle now.
1.45 – Mukha Magic
2.25 – De Bruyne Horse
3.05 – Capla Spirit
3.45 – Decision Maker
4.25 – Highland Dress
5.00 – Sociologist
SEDGEFIELD RACING TIPS
LASTOFTHECOSMICS can win a poor race and Ian Jardine’s charge has been generally consistent with some fairly useful efforts this term which includes twice making the frame in starts at Musselburgh and Catterick.
Heavy ground possibly proved against him last time out at the latter venue when only finishing sixth to Talkingpicturestv, but he had got to within a neck runner-up behind Hassab the time before and a reproduction of that would put him firmly in the mix.
With first-time cheekpieces now applied and Brian Hughes taking over from an amateur rider for this latest outing it wouldn’t be a surprise to see a better effort forthcoming now and he can get off the mark.
Roxyfet is a standing dish around here and arrives on a hat-trick; but the veteran is 5lbs higher than when winning latest which could make him vulnerable and GETAWAY NORTH takes the verdict to follow up his own recent success at Catterick.
Charles Pogson’s charge ran out a seven lengths’ victor over the reopposing Elixir on that occasion having been given a more positive ride and a repeat of that effort might be enough to see him defy an 8lbs higher mark.
The Getaway gelding has been bettering his efforts over fences with each start and treated as if still relatively unexposed then every chance he can go well here to double up his win tally.
1.55 – Lugg River
2.35 – Lastofthecosmics
3.15 – Getaway North
3.55 – Nefyn Point
4.35 – Clondaw Fixer
5.10 – Graces Order
NEWCASTLE RACING TIPS
GREENGAGE wasn’t seen to best effect at Wolverhampton latest in an amateur riders’ contest, but Tristan Davidson’s charge could still in good form and the Choisir mare had been running well previous to that defeat.
She finished around six lengths’ sixth to Running Cloud when last seen, but she had won three of her previous for starts which include over this course and distance two runs ago when beating Sulafaat by three-parts of a length.
Back down in trip for this outing she could be worth chancing to bounce back from the same mark and no surprise if she turns in a better effort now.
MILITIA could be worth chancing on his reappearance following almost five months off and the Equiano gelding finished off his time with Richard Fahey in good heart.
A dual-winner on turf, scoring at Ayr and Musselburgh, he ran well under a penalty when last sighted finishing third at Pontefract behind Our Little Pony.
He’s been absent since but he has teamed up with the shrewd Paul Midgley who could get a spark out of the five-year old on his return. A mark of 74 looks workable given he has placed from higher in the past and he is unexposed on the all-weather so could be capable of improvement on the back of his break.
If fully wound up on his return then he could go close in this contest if continuing in a similar vein as when last seen.
4.40 – Nataleena
5.15 – Greengage
5.45 – Intrinsic Bond
6.15 – Militia
6.45 – Paddyplex
7.15 – Ritchie Star
7.45 – Ghatanfar
8.15 – With Approval