Tuesday racing best bets – Tips for Uttoxeter, Fontwell, Wolverhampton and Southwell
Four UK horse racing meetings head to post for Tuesday’s programme of horse racing action and we’ve looked over the day’s cards to give out Tuesday racing best bets and tips.
Tuesday’s fixture list of UK horse racing meetings sees another quartet of jumps racing and all-weather racing fixtures going to post.
Jumps racing comes from the meetings at Uttoxeter and Fontwell on Tuesday afternoon, while there is also afternoon all-weather racing on the flat from Wolverhampton on tapeta.
Completing the Tuesday line-up is Southwell who race under the floodlights on Tuesday on their fibresand surface and we’ve looked over each of the day’s cards to pick out our Tuesday racing best bets and tips at every meeting going to post.
TUESDAY RACING BEST BETS – TIPS FOR UTTOXETER, FONTWELL, WOLVERHAMPTON & SOUTHWELL
1:05 Fontwell – Thank You To The Cisswood Team Handicap Chase Cl4 (4yo+ 0-110) 2m3½f
CAVE TOP probably needed his reappearance at Ffos Las over hurdles back in October, but the Court Cave gelding has done much better in more recent runs and he got back on the scoresheet when last seen out at Southwell last month.
Oliver Greenall’s charge ran better than his runner-up effort at this venue in October suggests where the trip might have been too sharp when finishing 15 lengths behind Bad Boy Du Pouldu; but he made no mistake latest with a defeat of Shady Oaks where he appeared to win a shade readily and he could have a big say in this contest if turning out in similar mood.
He’s only 4lbs higher here and the visor he wore last time is retained in hope the headgear continues to have a positive effect. Well-treated on old form as a previous winner from a mark as high as 122 over fences he can go close.
1:15 Uttoxeter – Follow At The Races On Twitter Beginners’ Chase (GBB Race) Cl3 (4yo+) 2m4f
NORTHOFTHEWALL won three times over hurdles last term and Dan Skelton’s charge could be worth chancing to get off the mark over the larger obstacles at the third attempt.
The Mahler gelding probably needed his reappearance run when finishing fourth at Uttoxeter in October, but he was in the process of running a big race at Aintree when last seen out and he held a slender advantage when falling two out where he likely would have gone close had he stayed upright.
Assuming that fall hasn’t dented confidence then he might be able to make amends in what looks a decent little race for his in-form yard and it would be no surprise to see him going close if none the worse for his mishap last time.
2:08 Fontwell – Change Your Life With mysense.com Handicap Chase Cl3 (4yo+ 0-135) 2m5½f
BLACK KALANISI has proven successful in all disciplines, posting wins on the flat and over hurdles prior to switching to chasing and the Kalanisi gelding wasted little time in opening his account over fences when scoring at the third attempt.
That win came at Plumpton last month where Joseph Tuite’s charge showed a good attitude to hold off Francky Du Berlais by three lengths and he can continue to improve as he gains further experience of the larger obstacles.
Still unexposed as a chaser he could have better to come with a 4lbs rise in the weights likely to prove workable and every chance he can strike again here.
2:47 Uttoxeter – Sky Sports Racing HD Virgin 535 Handicap Chase Cl4 (4yo+ 0-115) 2m6½f
GO STEADY was just beginning to get competitive when departing three out at Fontwell last time but the Indian Danehill gelding might be able to make amends here if none the worse for that mishap.
Dan Skelton’s charge proved progressive last term, winning three of his four spins over fences ending with an easy two lengths’ defeat of Rosmuc Relay at Hereford. He was just launching his challenge when departing on his return but he remains with scope as a chaser and he can quickly bounce back.
He does step back up considerably in trip for this latest outing having run over much shorter last time, but he should see out the extra distance given he showed no signs of stopping over 2m 4f in that Hereford success last term and he’s proven in the mud so a big run wouldn’t come as a surprise for his in-form yard and with Harry Skelton back in the saddle.
3:25 Wolverhampton – Play Ladbrokes 5-A-Side On Football EBF Maiden Stakes Cl5 (2yo) 1m½f
SHIELDED shaped with some ability despite looking in need of the experience when finishing sixth on his debut at Chelmsford last month and with that under his belt the Buratino colt could step up on that performance where he can go close.
Simon Crisford’s charge was only beaten three lengths, caught for pace at a crucial point before running on well and that form looks fair with the runner-up, third and fourth horses home all running will since with each finishing runner-up in their respective runs since.
This step up in trip could suit given how he finished off his race last time out and with the likelihood of improvement to come it would be no surprise to see him going close here.
5:45 Southwell – Betway Classified Claiming Stakes Cl5 (3yo+ 0-75) 6f
YOUNG JOHN drops back to six furlongs for this contest which is a slight worry given he’s appeared to show improvement over seven furlongs here the last twice; nevertheless the in-form Acclamation gelding can go well once more.
Michael Murphy’s charge was beaten only a nose here on his penultimate start, after which he got back on the scoresheet for the first time in more than one year with a defeat of Liamba – again here – where he wore first-time cheekpieces.
The headgear might have helped deliver some progress in that start which he won readily and with something to spare so a 5lbs rise in the weights might not prove enough of a burden to prevent a hat-trick assuming the drop to six furlongs doesn’t pose an issue.
He has won over course in the past which gives hope he’ll be able to follow up, but his most recent good efforts have come over longer although there should be a decent pace which might help to offset the lesser yardage.