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Tuesday racing best bets – Tips for Ayr, Bangor, Sedgefield and Wolverhampton

Another busy day of horse racing action awaits punters around the country on Tuesday and we’ve scoured the scheduled fixtures to pick out our Tuesday racing best bets and tips for Ayr, Bangor, Sedgefield and Wolverhampton.

Our daily tips continue to weed out winners and we turn our attention to Tuesday’s fixture list where four meetings in all will head to post. Tuesday’s action on the flat comes from north of the border at Ayr, while over the sticks there are meetings taking place at Sedgefield and Bangor.

Fans of the all-weather aren’t left out with a twilight fixture at Wolverhampton under the floodlights completing the day’s quartet of race-meetings and we’ve picked out our Tuesday racing best bets and tips for the day’s equine action.


1:30 Ayr – Scotty Brand Handicap Cl4 (3yo+ 0-80) 6f

It could be worth sticking with JOHN KIRKUP who has a decent record at the Scottish venue with two wins and two placed efforts over course and distance.

Michael Dods’ Assertive gelding has been in good form this term since returning to action on the all-weather at Newcastle in June, collecting silver medals in outings at Ripon and here prior to getting back to winning ways over course and distance in August.

Not disgraced in subsequent runs which include finishing fourth in the recent Ayr Bronze Cup he should be competitive from 1lb lower and in an easier grade here where he steps back into Class 4 company.

He might prefer softer ground than he’s likely to experience, but showers were forecast for Monday and if conditions don’t prove an inconvenience then he could post a big run for his yard which is in decent heart at present.

1:40 Bangor – Betsafe Leading Over The Last Free Bet Handicap Hurdle Cl3 (3yo+ 0-135) 2m½f

TEQANY could prove equal to the task of having to concede upwards of 7lbs to this field and the Dark Angel gelding can follow up his recent Newton Abbot success.

Useful if a little inconsistent when trained in Ireland, he has yet to run a bad race since joining in-form Fergal O’Brien last campaign, winning at Stratford in September prior to a break and wind surgery.

He had been competitive on both starts this term prior to running out a three lengths’ victor over Ferrobin last time out and while a further 5lbs rise in the handicap demands more, he’s going the right way and can improve again for his shrewd yard which is enjoying a good spell at present.

Tuesday racing best bets. In-form Fergal O'Brien can saddle a winner at Bangor.

Tuesday racing best bets. In-form Fergal O’Brien can saddle a winner at Bangor.

2:05 Ayr – Branding Hub Handicap (Div I) Cl6 (3yo+ 0-65) 7f

Equidae is in good heart, chasing a hat-trick although another 5lbs on his back could make things tougher for him and KODIMOOR could prove the answer to this tricky handicap.

Mark Walford’s Kodiac gelding reeled off a hat-trick of wins last term which included one over course and distance and twice from a rating higher than his current mark.

His form this term has been somewhat patchy but recent efforts at Catterick and Beverley just seven days ago suggest he could be ready to strike and he should benefit from this return to seven furlongs having possibly just done too much over the stiff Beverley mile last time.

The fifth horse home in that race has won since and a repeat of those recent runs ought to see him competitive again so no surprise if he makes his presence felt in this contest with Paula Muir taking off a handy 3lbs.

3:00 Sedgefield – bet365 Novices’ Handicap Chase Cl5 (4yo+ 0-105) 2m5f

The drop back to two miles at Kelso probably didn’t show LOVELY SCHTUFF in the best light last time out with the Court Cave gelding eventually finishing fourth behind Kiruna Peak; but Jackie Stephen’s charge had won the time before over course and distance and is taken to get back to winning ways here.

He’s not the most consistent by any means but he is capable when putting everything together as was the case here last month where he ran out a comfortable seven lengths’ victor over Brotherly Company.

That form has been boosted since with the fourth winning next time, but the selection was let down by his jumping at Kelso latest and can do better back up in trip returning to the scene of his latest win and having been eased 1lb in the ratings.

3:25 Bangor – Read Donald Mccain’s Blog At Betsafe Handicap Chase Cl3 (4yo+ 0-135) 3m

ROYAL VILLAGE is given another chance to show the sort of form that saw him develop into a useful and progressive trainer last term; form which yielded two wins as well contesting in the big summer handicaps at Market Rasen and at the Cheltenham Festival.

Ian Williams’ charge has faced a couple of tough assignments since returning from a break, shaping as if in need of the run on his reappearance in the Summer Plate at Market Rasen in July before posting a fair fourth in a decent Perth contest behind Cracking Destiny where he wasn’t helped by being hampered three out and he couldn’t get back into the race.

Although he’s yet to win at three miles he has posted some solid efforts at this trip and this is at least a step down in class for the Scorpion gelding who is back on his last winning mark following a 2lbs drop in the ratings.

He has the services of a very good 5lbs claimer to help ease his burden at the weights also and with good ground no issue he can take advantage of this lesser grade to get back to winning ways.

Tuesday racing best bets. Tips for Bangor, Ayr, Sedgefield and Wolverhampton.

5:10 Wolverhampton – Wolverhampton Holiday Inn Nursery Handicap Cl6 (2yo 0-60) 7f

INFINITE BEAUTY has been running better than her bare form figures might suggest and the Dark Angel filly can get off the mark here.

James Tate’s charge has possibly found one mile stretching her stamina, but the form of her fourth at Doncaster two starts ago is solid with that winner since running well in a Group Two contest and she failed to last home in softer ground at Bath when last seen where she helped force a strong pace.

The runner-up in that race has won since, while the winner has collected successive silver and bronze medals and the selection could prove a different proposition now switching to tapeta over this shorter trip which should suit the speedy daughter of Dark Angel.

A wide draw perhaps isn’t entirely ideal, but she likely has scope for better from this mark and she can go close.