Tuesday racing tips – Best bets at Wolverhampton, Pontefract, Brighton and Uttoxeter
Tuesday racing tips and best bets
Another day and another round of UK horse racing meetings goes to post across the country with action on the flat and over the sticks. We’ve looked over the day’s meetings to pick out our Tuesday racing tips and best bets.
Four meetings head to post throughout Tuesday’s fixture list of racing action where there are meetings both on the flat and over the sticks.
Afternoon racing action on Tuesday comes from the cards at Pontefract on turf and Wolverhampton on tapeta with both fixtures taking place on the flat; while there is further flat racing action on turf in the evening at Brighton as well as jumps racing from Uttoxeter.
We’ve looked over the day’s racing action on the flat and over the sticks to pick out our Tuesday racing tips and best bets for each meeting taking place around the country.
TUESDAY RACING TIPS – BEST BETS AT WOLVERHAMPTON, PONTEFRACT, BRIGHTON & UTTOXETER
2:10 Wolverhampton – Download The Free At The Races App Handicap Cl5 (3yo 0-75) 6f
KIM WEXLER improved for the switch to handicapping last term without managing to get her head in front but David Loughnane’s charge made a winning breakthrough latest on her return from more than eight months off and the Mehmas filly could be worth chancing to go in again.
She won a shade readily that day from Lucky Ava, scoring by just over one length and a subsequent winner has come out of that race. That win did come over shorter however and she has to prove as effective back over this extra furlong although she did finish runner-up over the trip on her debut.
A 6lbs rise in the weights will demand more but she’s still unexposed and may have more to offer so could go well here and no surprise if she goes close again.
3:00 Pontefract – Weatherbys Bloodstock Pro Pipalong Stakes (Listed Race) (Fillies & Mares) Cl1 (4yo+) 1m
WALIYAK finished ahead of a few of these when crossing the line in third in last month’s Kensington Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot and Roger Varian’s charge can confirm that form here and make a return to winning ways in the process.
The Le Havre filly was a winner last term at Lingfield prior to a creditable fifth in a Yarmouth Listed contest and she showed improvement back from nine months off latest when beaten just one length at Royal Ascot, slowly away and conceding first run having met with trouble before running on strongly and she’d have won in another few strides.
She’s only been raised 1lb for that but takes a step up in class from that handicap contest where she could have more to give given she’s still relatively unexposed and further improvement should put her firmly in the mix.
5:15 Pontefract – Ladies Day On 4th August Handicap Cl5 (3yo 0-75) 5f
AVA GO JOE is quickly turned out after finding only one too good at Beverley just four days ago but the Dragon Pulse gelding could get back on the scoresheet here if none the worse for those exertions.
Tim Easterby’s charge had won the time before at the same venue, scoring by a neck and he was making his first start in a handicap with that latest effort where he was denied only by a half-length having conceded first run.
He makes a quick reappearance here off the same mark and he showed last term that softer ground held no fears so if this doesn’t come too soon then he could get back to winning ways here.
6:35 Brighton – bet365 Fillies’ Handicap Cl5 (3yo+ 0-70) 7f
TELLMEYOURSTORY has improved this term following a break, winning back-to-back runs at Carlisle last month and Mark Johnston’s charge can make it a hat-trick of victories here.
The Karakontie filly hasn’t won either of those starts by much, scoring by a head and a length respectively with the latter coming over one mile. However her earlier win came at this distance and her last success was impressive given she stumbled at the start before making all and scoring readily having set a strong pace.
Dropping back to this trip shouldn’t be an issue and while she has a 6lbs penalty to defy turned out just 3 days on she could prove tough to beat with further improvement anticipated.
6:45 Uttoxeter – Sky Sports Racing Sky 415 Handicap Hurdle Cl5 (3yo+ 0-100) 2m
FOLLOW YOUR FIRE has returned to hurdles in good form following a spell over the larger obstacles, twice finishing runner-up in starts before getting back on the winning trail at Hexham latest where the Le Fou gelding ran out a three lengths’ victor over For Three.
Jennie Candlish’ charge has seen that form being franked since by the runner-up and a 5lbs rise in the weights may not prove enough of a burden towards preventing a repeat showing.
A soft ground winner earlier in his career the conditions shouldn’t pose an issue if they deteriorate with rain forecast and no surprise to see him in the mix again here.
7:15 Uttoxeter – Sky Sports Racing HD Virgin 535 Handicap Chase Cl4 (4yo+ 0-120) 2m
BALLYVIC BORU scored his last win at Wetherby last November and the Brian Boru gelding is taken to get back on the winning trail having been denied only by a short-head from doing so latest at this venue last month.
Brian Ellison’s charge had finished third the time before at Aintree, travelling well into that contest before his run flattened out; but he saw the race out much better latest, running on well after the last and just failing to catch the winner.
That run came in a stronger race than this and he can compete here from the same mark; while he does need to give away weight all round a reproduction of that latest course and distance effort could be good enough to see him resume winning ways if the outing doesn’t come too soon.
7:35 Brighton – Price Promise At bet365 Handicap Cl6 (3yo+ 0-60) 1m
Evan Williams doesn’t have too many runners on the flat so it might be worth siding with FINVARRA who arrives here in good form having struck over course and distance last month and then finding only one too good back here under a penalty latest behind Almadrina.
That winner didn’t do the form any harm on her next run and the selection’s performance was quite creditable given she was slowly away from the stalls and possibly caught further back than ideal before running on.
The Finsceal Fior gelding has only been raised 1lb for that effort and if she can get away on terms this time around then she ought to be in the mix.