Tuesday Top Tips – Best Bets On November 16
Horse Racing Tips on Tuesday, November 16
Tuesday’s horse racing comes from Fakenham, Lingfield and Ayr as the Jumps season continues. Our expert tipster has delved through these cards, identifying their best bets across the three meetings.
Whydah Gally (12.20 Lingfield)
This opening 2m7f handicap hurdle can go the way of Colin Tizzard’s WHYDAH GALLY, who was in the process of running a big race when falling two-out at Plumpton in March.
He was given a nice confidence-boosting ride on reappearance at Newton Abbot last month, where he kept on for pressure to finish third. That run strongly suggested that stepping up in distance would suit and the handicapper has somewhat leniently dropped him 2lb since.
Whydah Gally can continue his yard’s excellent recent run of form by landing the spoils this afternoon.
Sabbathical (1.50 Fakenham)
The best bet across Tuesday’s cards appears to be the Evan Williams trained SABBATHICAL in Fakenham’s extended 2m handicap chase.
This 6yo ran out an impressive Carlisle winner just four starts back and made an eye-catching seasonal reappearance at Ffos Las last week when a staying-on second to the potentially useful Desque De L’Isle.
He badly needed his reappearance in each of the last two seasons, so that comeback run was very promising, and it is fascinating that connections turn him out again so quickly.
Current market leader The Some Dance Kid is coming on for three years without a win and hasn’t been seen since August, whilst Little Light has generally been out of form for a while now. As such, Sabbathical looks by far the most solid play at the prices.
Animore (2.50 Ayr)
Iain Jardine’s ANIMORE has been in excellent form since receiving wind surgery, producing form figures of 3212. She was an impressive winner at Hexham last month and came agonisingly close to following up at Ayr afterwards when just mowed down in the shadows of the post.
She has been pushed up just 1lb for that which looks far from excessive especially as the addition of first-time cheekpieces looks capable of unlocking some improvement.
With those closest to her in the market both coming into this on the back of absences, she can put her race fitness to good use by landing today’s prize.
Finawn Bawn (3.23 Ayr)
Backing horses on the back of over two years off the track is clearly a concern but in the case of FINAWN BAWN, he looks simply too well handicapped to ignore off a mark of 128.
Olly Murphy’s charge was a Graded operator over hurdles back in the 2018/19 season, and he was last seen making a very promising chase debut at Chepstow when beaten just a couple of lengths by the now 150-rated Truckers Lodge.
He reappears with his yard in flying form, will handle forecast ground conditions and – having won a bumper here back in 2018 – has no issues with the track. This combined makes him a strong play at the prices.