Tuesday racing best bets – Tips for Brighton, Hamilton, Stratford and Chepstow
Tuesday racing best bets and tips
Another round of horse racing goes to post on Tuesday and we’ve picked out our Tuesday racing best bets and tips for the day’s quartet of racemeetings.
Tuesday’s fixture list of UK horse racing meetings take in four meetings around the country with a mixture of flat racing and action over the sticks for punters to unravel.
The afternoon action on Tuesday sees flat racing from both Hamilton and Brighton, while the evening racing sees flat racing from Chepstow and also a fixture over the jumps at Stratford. We’ve looked over the day’s racing to pick out our Tuesday racing best bets and tips.
TUESDAY RACING BEST BETS – TIPS FOR BRIGHTON, HAMILTON, STRATFORD & CHEPSTOW
2:30 Brighton – Racing With Pride Handicap Cl6 (4yo+ 0-55) 1m2f
It could be worth chancing on a return to form by BEAU GESTE who has a decent record when partnered by Hollie Doyle and the Lilbourne Lad gelding could get back to winning ways here.
Tony Carroll’s charge hasn’t won on turf but is a three-time winner on the all-weather – all under Doyle – and while his runs this term haven’t been anything to shout about he is reunited with the leading rider for the first time since the pair went close at Wolverhampton back in November.
They have only once finished out of the frame when combining and he shaped better than the bare result when finishing sixth at Newbury in an amateur riders’ contest earlier in the month; he’s since been eased 2lbs and he’s now 3lbs below his last successful winning all-weather mark so could be set for a big run here.
3:05 Brighton – Brighton Supports Racing Staff Week Handicap Cl6 (3yo 0-65) 1m2f
CELESTIAL POINT has improved this term, winning her first two runs of the season which include over course and distance and the Pivotal filly can get back to winning ways here having been thwarted in a hat-trick attempt at Yarmouth earlier in the month.
Gary Moore’s charge finished third on that occasion under a penalty, possibly stretched by the longer trip and she could do better returning to this lesser trip.
She’s only 1lb higher here but the manner of her previous victory hinted that there was better still to come and she could defy this rating with a return to winning ways over a more suitable distance.
3:50 Hamilton – Stay At Hampton By Hilton Almada Mile Handicap (For The Watson Memorial Cup) Cl2 (3yo+ 0-100) 1m½f
HEADINGLEY has looked a difficult ride but has shown ability despite some wayward tendencies and the Dawn Approach colt could get back on the winning trail here now he’s been equipped with headgear.
Mark Johnston’s charge won at Chelmsford last October and resumed this term with another victory at Redcar before snatching defeat from the jaws of victory at Goodwood in April where he hung markedly left for a good while in the race having set out to make all and he ended up under the near-side rail where he likely gave away the win.
Bogged down in heavy ground next time at Haydock he bounced back with a better effort to finish third at Doncaster behind Siam Fox where he again hung to his left; but the application of blinkers now could elicit some improvement and he’s certainly showed enough ability to be a factor in this race.
If the headgear can curb his wayward tendencies then he could go close here from 1lb lower although this is a tougher test. Nevertheless he could make the most of the weight he receives from this field and no surprise to see him going close.
4:20 Hamilton – hamilton-park.co.uk Handicap Cl4 (3yo+ 0-85) 1m4f
ANNANDALE could be worth chancing to get back on the scoresheet having bounced back from a lesser run at Newbury in May to finish third behind Dhushan at Musselburgh latest.
Mark Johnston’s Australia colt won two of his three starts last term and returned from a break to get to within a neck of Tamboradda at Doncaster in March. He’s since won at Nottingham and he ran well latest to land the bronze medal having flopped at Newbury in between.
This looks a shade easier than that contest he took in last time and Franny Norton sides with him havign possibly had the choice of the Middleham pair in this contest. He should continue to make his presence felt and no surprise if he were to resume winning ways.
5:30 Stratford – Join Racing TV Now Novices’ Chase (GBB Race) Cl3 (5yo+) 2m6½f
PREMIER D’TROICE rounded off his time with Archie Watson by winning over hurdles at Taunton and over fences at Fontwell in April prior to a switch to Katy Price and the Great Pretender gelding made no mistake on his first start for his new handler when narrowly outpointing reopposing Ballymoy when the pair met at Newton Abbot earlier in the month.
That one was bidding for a four-timer and was giving the selection 4lbs; but Katy Price’s charge appeared to win a shade readily under a good rider from Ben Poste, delivered at the right time and scoring by a short-head on the line.
He does have to back up that victory on worse terms but there could be better to come from him over fences after just two starts and the drop in trip won’t be an issue so he ought to run another big race and he can strike again here with further improvement anticipated.
6:50 Chepstow – Floyds Turfcare Handicap Cl6 (3yo+ 0-55) 6f
OUR MAN IN HAVANA has made the frame in all four starts over this course and distance which includes two wins and it may be worth chancing Tony Carroll’s charge to follow up his latest victory here on his last run.
The Havana Gold gelding returned to form when finding only one too good two starts ago over the minimum trip here earlier in the month but duly went one better under this rider latest when beating Glamorous Force by a half-length.
He carries a 5lbs penalty here but is well-treated on his old form and with the return to further no issue he can make his presence felt again here where he could add another win to his tally.
7:00 Stratford – Visit racingtv.com Novices’ Handicap Chase (GBB Race) Cl4 (5yo+ 0-110) 2m3½f
SHORTCROSS STORM won over hurdles at Exeter in April and the September Storm gelding has taken really well to chasing since, finding only one too good at Huntingdon in May and then going one better at Newton Abbot latest with a defeat of Special Buddy earlier this month.
Chris Honour’s charge struck by almost three lengths on that latest occasion, racing keenly but making all to score readily despite a couple of late mistakes and a 6lbs rise may not be enough to prevent him from following up here.
The third horse home in that race has won since to give the form a boost and he can take another forward step here to add again to his win tally.
8:20 Chepstow – Finley’s Dream Handicap Cl6 (3yo 0-60) 1m4f
There’d be no surprise to see POLAR ICE prove another handicap plot for Sir Mark Prescott and the Dansili gelding can get off the mark at the fourth attempt now he switches to the handicap ranks upped markedly in distance.
He’s shown improved form with each start on the all-weather, betting his finishing position with every run and most recently finished fourth at Southwell behind Carrothers where he ran on late but never threatened to get involved.
The runner-up from that race has won since and he’s been handed what could prove a very lenient 59 rating ahead of his first run in a handicap so could well do better now stepping up to this much longer trip as so many from the yard do and if the betting markets speak in his favour.