Tuesday racing best bets – Selections for the day’s racemeetings

Tuesday racing best bets. Newcastle race over the sticks on Tuesday.Tuesday racing best bets. Newcastle race over the sticks on Tuesday.

Brian Healy assesses the day’s horse racing action over the sticks and and on the all-weather, and he gives his Tuesday racing best bets and tips for every race across the day’s quartet of meetings.

Four meetings go to post throughout Tuesday across the UK and Ireland where there is afternoon jumps racing action from the meetings at Exeter and Newcastle; while there is also jumping in Ireland at Navan featuring the Grade Three Flyingbolt Novices’ Chase.

Completing Tuesday’s quartet of racing fixtures is an evening all-weather fixture with action from the Southwell fibresand under the floodlights.

Navan (jumps) – 1.40 – 4.40pm (7 races)
Exeter (jumps) – 2.00 – 4.30pm (6 races)
Newcastle (jumps) – 2.20 – 4.50pm (7 races)
Southwell (flat, aw) – 5.00 – 7.30pm (6 races)

Brian Healy looks over all four of the day’s racecards over the jumps and on the all-weather and he gives his Tuesday racing best bets and tips for every race going to post.


2.30 Exeter – QUICK WAVE (5/2, William Hill)
2.40 Navan – PUNITAVE (10/3, William Hill)
2.50 Newcastle – EPSOM DES MOTTES (9/2, William Hill)
3.20 Newcastle – SKYHILL (7/4, William Hill)
3.30 Exeter – MILLE SUSSURRI (11/4, Bet365)
3.40 Navan – CUT THE MUSTARD (9/4, William Hill)
5.30 Southwell – TIGRAY (Evens, Bet365)
6.30 Southwell – PARALLEL WORLD (4/5, William Hill)


(2.40 Navan)

PUNITAVE (10/3, William Hill) has shown progressive form over hurdles and arrives here on the back of a last-time win at this venue in January where the Shantou gelding ran out a half-length victor over Sir Bob.

Henry de Bromhead’s charge opened his account at Limerick in November and he was yet to be asked for effort when stumbling and unseating his rider next time at Leopardstown during the Christmas Festival meeting.

He showed no ill effects from that mishap, scoring a shade readily when last seen and that form looks fair. There could be more to come from him despite being raised 6lbs in the weights and he can strike again here with a clear round.

Tuesday racing best bets. Henry de Bromhead can saddle a Navan winner.

Tuesday racing best bets. Henry de Bromhead can saddle a Navan winner.

(3.40 Navan)

CUT THE MUSTARD (9/4, William Hill) is the sole mare in the field and gets weight all round from her rivals which could see Willie Mullins’ charge win again over the larger obstacles.

The Al Namix mare is 2-3 over the larger obstacles, latterly winning a Listed contest at Naas last month when beating Tintangle by six lengths readily. She had finished runner-up the time before in a Grade Two contest at Thurles and likely to have further improvement to come she can enhance her winning record.

This looks a decent contest however with I’m A Game Changer, Sizing Pottzie and Yaha Fizz all in opposition; but she gets 3lbs from that trio and is arguably the form pick of this field so every chance she can give Willie Mullins a third win in the race.

1.40 – Galet D’oudairies
2.10 – Robin Des Sivola
2.40 – Punitive
3.10 – Young Ted
3.40 – Cut The Mustard
4.10 – Spare Brakes
4.40 – Cappacurry Zak


(2.30 Exeter)

Formerly a useful chaser in France, QUICK WAVE (5/2, William Hill) has taken her form up a notch since being switched to the larger obstacles by trainer Venetia Williams and the Gentlewave mare can follow up her recent success.

Runner-up here over hurdles last April, she found only one too good on her chase debut at Warwick in November following more than six months off the track. She was beaten just over three lengths behind Evidence De Thaix, but she showed the benefit of that run to score latest at Leicester last month.

That win didn’t come without a scare as she tried to refuse jumping the fifth fence and lost considerable ground. However, despite that incident she won comfortably and there is surely better to come despite being raised 5lbs for that win.

She only faced two rivals there and this looks a tougher contest; but she likely has further improvement over fences still and she can follow up here.

(3.30 Exeter)

MILLE SUSSURRI (11/4, Bet365) sets out on the hurdling trail in what looks a winnable race and Harry Fry’s charge can make his presence felt.

The Milan gelding shaped with promise on his racecourse debut at Ffos Las in October, finishing three lengths’ third behind Induno, and he might have been amiss when disappointing on his next start at this venue on New Years’ Day where he beat only three home behind Tile Tapper.

He crossed the line some fifty length’s adrift that day, but he switches to hurdling now following a break and the booking of Richard Johnson suggests connections are hopeful of a big run.

This doesn’t looks the strongest of hurdling introductions so it wouldn’t come as a surprise to see him going well.

2.00 – The Jitterbug
2.30 – Quick Wave
3.00 – Inspireus
3.30 – Mille Sussurri
4.00 – On The Road
4.30 – Demopolis

Tuesday racing best bets. Exeter are racing on Tuesday.

Tuesday racing best bets. Exeter are racing on Tuesday.


(2.50 Newcastle)

EPSOM DES MOTTES (9/2, William Hill) found a jolt of improvement fitted with cheekpieces for the first time, running out a ready winner over Sporty Yankee in testing ground at Ayr in January. Philip Kirby’s charge possibly found the race coming too soon next time at Lingfield where he escaped a penalty for his win.

He was beaten the thick end of thirty lengths in that last start, finishing a distant runner-up behind Kestrel Valley although that was over a longer trip than this which may just have stretched his stamina and he might have done too much in front.

He’s been given plenty of time since that outing and he could be worth chancing back over a more suitable distance with a good 7lbs claimer in the plate to ease some of his burden at the weights.

(3.20 Newcastle)

SKYHILL’s (7/4, William Hill) progress shows no sign of stopping judging on his latest ready success over Westend Theatre at Kelso in January where the Gold Well gelding was winning for the fourth straight time.

Ann Hamilton’s charge ran out a four lengths’ victor that day, keeping on well and the form of that success has been franked with a subsequent winner coming out of the race.

A return to this longer trip from an 8lbs higher mark demands more from him in what looks a deeper contest; but he remains open to further improvement given the manner of that last success and his winning spree might not be at a finish just yet so he looks worth keeping onside while in his current spell of form.

2.20 – Mayo Star
2.50 – Epsom Des Mottes
3.20 – Skyhill
3.50 – Bingo D’olivate
4.20 – Molly Carew
4.50 – Wetlands


(5.30 Southwell)

TIGRAY (Evens, Bet365) is 2-3 over course and distance and the Tapit gelding could be worth siding with to get back on the winning trail.

Michael Appleby’s charge struck the latest of those wins here in February, scoring by almost one length over this distance with a defeat of Adjutant. He failed to beat a rival under a penalty seven days later at Newcastle where the slow pace was against him; but he bounced back with a better effort back here latest when finishing third to Mukha Magic.

He did compromise his chance with a slow start so to finish where he did suggests it was a better effort than it appears at face value and he can give a good account here dropping into a seller.

Tuesday racing best bets. Michael Appleby can saddle a winner at Southwell on Tuesday.

Tuesday racing best bets. Michael Appleby can saddle a winner at Southwell on Tuesday.

(6.30 Southwell)

PARALLEL WORLD (4/5, William Hill) returns here following a short break with a hat-trick within his sights and the Morpheus gelding can collect the three timer.

Karl Burke’s charge has already struck a pair of wins over seven furlongs at this venue, latterly beating Milagre Da Vida by almost four lengths when last seen out in late-December.

He switches to the handicap ranks here on his return from a couple of months off and an initial rating of 80 looks workable given he is still unexposed and is likely capable of better; while he has a good 3lbs claimer in the saddle which will help to relieve his burden at the weights.

This step up in trip is unlikely to faze him and with the potential to improve again he can collect his hat-trick.

5.00 – Six Strings
5.30 – Tigray
6.00 – Going Native
6.30 – Parallel World
7.00 – Cape Greco
7.30 – Jem Scuttle