Tuesday racing tips – Top horse racing bets at Fakenham, Exeter and Southwell
Tuesday 19 January horse racing best bets
With three more horse racing fixtures going to post across the UK on Tuesday we’ve picked out our top horse racing bets and tips throughout the day.
Another trio of UK horse racing fixtures head to post on Tuesday with action over the sticks and on the all-weather for punters to take in.
The day’s jumps racing action comes from the cards at Fakenham and Exeter; while on the all-weather there is an all-weather meeting under the floodlights on the fibresand at Southwell.
We’ve looked over all three of the day’s racemeetings where we pick out our top horse racing tips throughout the day across each meeting.
TUESDAY RACING BEST BETS – TOP HORSE RACING TIPS AT FAKENHAM, EXETER & SOUTHWELL
1:15 Exeter – Use The racingtv.com Tracker Mares’ Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race) Cl4 (4yo+) 2m7f
MIDNIGHT CALLISTO showed some smart form in bumpers, winning on debut at Fontwell and then placing in a Listed contest behind Panic Attack; Anthony Honeyball’s charge could get off the mark now over hurdles at the third attempt.
One of two in the race for the trainer who also won this race twelve months ago the Midnight Legend mare finished third on her first try over obstacles at Plumpton, but she failed to back up that performance next time at Wincanton when only fourth.
She might improve for the application of a tongue-tie for this latest outing while she steps up considerably in trip and if the longer distance doesn’t catch her out then she could go close here under Aidan Coleman.
1:45 Exeter – Get Daily Tips At racingtv.com Novices’ Chase (GBB Race) Cl3 (5yo+) 3m
It might be worth chancing DOLPHIN SQUARE on his first try over fences and the former winning pointer can give a good account here.
Philip Hobbs’ charge won four times over hurdles with the latest coming in a handicap contest at Ludlow last January and he rounded off that campaign by finishing runner-up to One For The Team at Newbury in February.
The Shantou gelding returned with a fine second to Dell’Arca at Newbury on his reappearance and might have found Grade Three company too much of a test when pulled up at Haydock when last seen. However he could quickly bounce back switching to the larger obstacles and he’s sure to have been well schooled by his top yard.
Given his point-to-point background he earns a narrow vote to get off the mark in this discipline at the first attempt and no surprise to see him go close with a clear round although this is a decent contest.
1:55 Fakenham – Little Snoring Handicap Hurdle (Challenger Stayers Hurdle Series Qualifier) Cl3 (4yo+ 0-135) 2m7½f
Things haven’t gone to plan for LABEL DES OBEAUX with his last few seasons peppered with long absences. However he showed he retains plenty of ability when finishing five lengths’ fourth behind Queenohearts at Haydock when last seen and the Saddler Maker gelding might be capable of getting back on the scoresheet here.
A Grade Two winner in his younger days who also contested at the Cheltenham Festival he won three times over fences and contested at a very decent level in that discipline including finishing sixth in the 2018 Scottish Grand National.
He hasn’t really troubled the judge since in a handful of runs over hurdles that has been punctuated by lengthy spells out; but his latest outing was a step back in the right direction and if he can build on that last run then he could be worth chancing with his yard in good form at present.
3:25 Fakenham – Colkirk Handicap Chase Cl4 (5yo+ 0-110) 2m½f
AWAY FOR SLATES is proving expensive to follow and the veteran Arcadio gelding hasn’t won since reeling off a hat-trick in the spring of 2019; however despite failing to add to his tally he’s proven largely consistent and he has been running well of late with three efforts in the frame from his last five starts.
Michael Winters’ charge did turn in a below par effort latest when only fourth at Warwick on New Years’ Eve, but he may have found that trip just stretching him and he’ll be happier dropping back to two miles for this latest outing.
The handicapper has eased him another 2lbs and he’s dangerously weighted if bouncing back from that effort so every chance he can end his losing streak if turning in a better effort.
3:45 Exeter – Watch Racing TV In Stunning HD Handicap Chase Cl5 (5yo+ 0-100) 3m
DON HERBAGER was only moderate over hurdles but since returning from a lengthy absence and switched to fences the Saddler Maker gelding has taken his form up a level.
Venetia Williams’ charge has raced twice over the larger obstacles, beaten less than one length each time in finishing runner-up at Lingfield and at Ffos Las latterly when crossing the line in third behind Lamanver Bel Ami.
The trip last time might have been too sharp but back up in distance here he can defy his 5lbs rise in the weights given he remains open to further improvement in this sphere and he’s taking on mostly exposed rivals.
6:10 Southwell – Bombardier British Hopped Amber Beer Handicap Cl4 (4yo+ 0-80) 7f
A slow start might have cost PERFECT SWISS here twelve days ago but he ran well for the runner-up berth to keep his good spell of form going and the Swiss Spirit gelding might be worth siding with to get back to winning ways.
Tim Easterby’s charge had won two of his three previous starts, posting wins at Newcastle and here latterly on New Years’ Day where he romped to an eight lengths’ victory over Thrill Seeker. He was racing under a penalty latest but made little impression on the winner having been slowly away but he ran on well enough without troubling the gold medal spot.
That winner has come again since to register another win and he could get back to winning ways here if the drop to seven furlongs doesn’t catch him out.
6:40 Southwell – Play Ladbrokes 5-A-Side On Football Handicap Cl5 (3yo 0-75) 6f
MARVE has shown he handles this surface well, finishing fourth on his first fibresand attempt back in December on just his second career start and then getting off the mark over this course and distance latest where he beat Ghost Rider by two lengths.
Lawrence Mullaney’s Twilight Son gelding made all that day and appeared to win a shade readily and switching now to the handicap ranks he could have more to offer from an initial mark of 71.
The form of his success has been franked by the runner-up going one better next time, while the third horse home – reopposes here – bagged a silver medal on his next start. This likely demands a shade more improvement, but he’s going the right way and proven on the surface can continue his progression.