Horse Racing Tips on Tuesday, May 3
There are six meetings spread across the UK + Ireland on Tuesday 3rd May, with the UK action coming from Ayr, Fakenham, Lingfield, Sedgefield and Wetherby. The Irish action comes from Ballinrobe, who play host to a competitive eight-race card in the evening. Our expert editor has produced their top tips across the cards, which make up our advised Tuesday Lucky 15.
Battle Of Toro (2:10 Ayr)
The race was won impressively by James Moffatt’s Alqamar last year, and we’re siding with his runner BATTLE OF TORO to come out on top in the opener at Ayr on Tuesday.
2021 winner Alqamar had his first run back in February before coming to Ayr and demolishing the opposition, winning last year’s renewal by a huge 16 lengths. Connections have gone down virtually the same route with Battle Of Toro, having made his hurdle debut back in February and if he can repeat the efforts of stable Alqamar, he should have a solid chance in this at a big price.
That hurdle debut in february was an eyecatching run, having been off the track for over seven months and finishing best of those from off the pace. He’s sure to come on for that run and looks far too big a price for last year’s winning connections.
His biggest challengers look set to come from Gordon Elliott’s Ted Hastings, and Sandy Thomson’s Kilbrainy, but both are yet to race over hurdles so the hope is Battle Of Toro can put his experience to good use and give trainer James Moffatt a second successive winner in the race.
Wonder Elmossman (3:25 Lingfield)
Next up is WONDER ELMOSSMAN for Stan Moore, who loves it at Lingfield. His three runs here have resulted in two second place finishes and a win in his most recent race. The only time he was comfortably beaten here was behind Mobashr, who has since come out to win a Class 2 race at Lingfield.
Wonder Elmossman always looked in control of his race last time out, sitting in behind the leader before pushing the button and eventually winning by two and a half lengths. After a slow start to his season, he has come on for each run and seems to be hitting top form now.
The filly Daphne May is likely to give him a run for his money after winning despite meeting trouble on her reappearance, but that was in a Class 5 race and she’s yet to win a Class 4 race. The likelihood is Wonder Elmossman will prove too good for her here.
Exit To Where (3:50 Ayr)
Iain Jardine’s EXIT TO WHERE looks a huge price to follow up his success in this race last year. He cruised to victory in the 2021 renewal by twelve lengths and has dropped to a similar mark (won last year off 107, races off 108 in this).
After a couple of lacklustre runs this season he appeared to have got back to form last time out when chasing home Maypole Class at Carlisle last month. The pair pulled clear of the rest with the favourite Pitempton Power 13 lengths back in third.
Course experience could be key here and he’s one of two horses in the line up to have raced over fences at Ayr, the other being Sirwilliamwallace. Crucially he’s receiving almost a stone in weight from that rival, which could make all the difference. We’re hoping he can put that course experience to good use and with a clear round of jumping, he can make it back-to-back victories in the race at a nice price.
Game Line (4:15 Fakenham)
Our final lucky 15 selection is another who won last year’s renewal of their respective race – Peter Bowen’s GAME LINE. He was a comfortable winner in the race last year, pulling clear of his rivals in last year’s race, and would’ve won by more than the 7 and a half lengths had he not made a slight mistake over the last.
He beat some good horses in this race last year, including Strictlyadancer, who rattled in a hat-trick at the end of the year. There doesn’t seem to be the same sort of quality this year, and with Game Line running off the same mark as when winning the race last year, we’re hoping a return to Fakenham can get him back in the winners enclosure.
This is going to be a test of stamina, and there’s only four runners who have won over this kind of trip – the other three being Supreme Escape, Chic Name and Goodnight Charlie. Of those, he looks to have the most solid claims, although Supreme Escape would be next on the list and looks to have a good chance. But we’re siding with the proven quality and guaranteed stamina of Game Line to sign us off with a winner in our lucky 15 for Tuesday!