Horse Racing Tips on Tuesday, December 21
There are three meetings spread across Britain on Tuesday with the action coming from Plumpton, Ayr and Newcastle. Our expert tipster has produced their best bets across the Tuesday cards, which make up our advised Tuesday Lucky 15.
Glentruan (1.05 Ayr)
This looks like a good opportunity for GLENTRUAN, who had some smart form to his name for previous connections, which included a hurdles victory at Cork.
Glentruan went on to finish a neck second over course and distance, where disadvantaged by his rider unable to use their whip, and considering that the front two pulled 28l clear of the remainder that day Glentruan looks particularly well handicapped running off just a 2lb higher mark.
Although not at that level the last thrice, Glentruan is now in the care of Ann Duffield, who makes a rare trip north to Ayr. The yard had a 22/1 winner at Carlisle just over a week ago and their last two runners weren’t disgraced at big odds.
Kevin Brogan looks a positive booking and with this just the 6yo’s 11th career outing he remains open to improvement compared with most of this field.
Ardera Cross (2.15 Ayr)
There are plenty of unexposed runners towards the head of the market for this 2m handicap hurdle but it may be worth chancing the experienced ARDERA CROSS, who knows this track better than most.
A four-time course winner, Ardera Cross gained the most recent of those victories as recently as March and although his form has taken a downturn since, the handicapper has given Ardera Cross a real chance here with the 10yo now 24lb below that last winning mark.
His jumping has proven a little disappointing over the larger obstacles of late, so it looks well worth trying Ardera Cross over timber, and getting back on these more testing conditions should suit a horse whose last five wins have been gained on either soft or heavy ground.
Mr Jack (2.35 Plumpton)
Andy Irvine’s MR JACK has form figures of 4322114 here at Plumpton, his latest fourth here coming on seasonal reappearance when shaping as though he’d come on a good deal for the run.
Mr Jack was beaten less than 6l at Lingfield last time out, where he did best of those challenging from off the track and made his challenge from seemingly the worst part of the track.
Returning to Plumpton will suit Mr Jack, and he has now slipped to a mark a pound below his last winning one. This race represents a significant drop in class from that Lingfield assignment, and therefore it seems to provide connections with a good opportunity to notch a fifth win with Mr Jack.
Juge Et Parti (2.45 Ayr)
JUGE ET PARTI made a winning debut for these connections at Perth in July when seeing off the challenge of Irish raider O Connell Street.
He finished a staying on third on return from a break at Carlisle last time out, a performance which can be upgraded as he made his challenge from further back than the two ahead of him.
His form figures over fences now read an impressive P3113, and on the pick of his form this mark of 124 looks workable. With Brian Hughes retaining the partnership and this soft ground in his favour, he looks a solid proposition.