Horse Racing Tips on Tuesday, May 10
There are five meetings spread across the UK + Ireland on Tuesday 10th May, with the UK action coming from Beverley, Chepstow, Lingfield, Newcastle and Sedgefield. Our expert editor has produced their top tips across the cards, which make up our advised Tuesday Lucky 15.
GRANARY QUEEN (1:15 Chepstow)
Eve Johnson Houghton’s GRANARY QUEEN looks excellent value in the opener at Chepstow. She’s taken the step up in trip to a mile in her stride and is unlucky not to be 2-2 over the distance.
After eight months off, she made her reappearance run over a mile at Bath and impressed to win despite meeting trouble in running and constantly having her path blocked. She beat Covert Mission (who won at Lingfield next time out) along with My Brother Mike and Sir Plate (both in this race).
Next time out she was just touched off at Bath, despite again meeting trouble in running and being short of room when asked for her effort. Had she had a clear run she would’ve undoubtedly finished closer and more than likely would’ve won. A repeat of that performance should be enough to win this.
AUGHARUE (2:00 Sedgefield)
Jockey Theo Gillard is in superb form of late, and he can ride another winner with AUGHARUE at Sedgefield. His two runs over this kind of distance suggest that he’s excellent value in a race that doesn’t have much depth.
His debut run over hurdles was full of promise, where he and two others pulled clear of the rest. After Domandlouis fell two out, he was left clear with the eventual winner but couldn’t peg back Bella Bluesky. Domandlouis has since come out and won to further boost that form.
Next time out, he ran on unsuitably heavy ground and struggled to get close to the two at the head of the betting. He ended up finishing a distant third, but still well clear of the other outsiders in the race.
He then stepped up to 2m 4f and struggled with the further distance, so that run can be ignored. He ran his best run on good ground and with this return to better ground and drop back in trip he can gain a much deserved first win.
KOOL MOE DEE (2:20 Chepstow)
Richard Hannon has been firing in the winners and he can land another with KOOL MOE DEE. The hope is that the step back up to six furlongs should see him in better light, with his record at 6f reading 14042, and there are valid excuses for each of the poorer runs.
His first run over 6f was back in August 2020 at Southwell, where he ran out an impressive winner, pulling clear with one other rival and the pair finished six lengths clear of the rest of the field. The next run over 6f he finished fourth in a Class 2 event, which is a fair effort and this is a Class 5 event so should find this much easier. His next two runs were both on unsuitably soft + heavy ground, which he hasn’t raced on since. The most recent effort over 6f was in Class 3 company at Lingfield and he just missed out by a neck to Marks Bear, who has since come out and placed in Class 2 company.
He’s had two runs this season (both over 5f), and was sent off as favourite for his most recent outing. He was slowly away and was short of room in the run-in, so did well to finish fourth in the circumstances. He’s down to a rating of 69 which is a career low for him, and considering he has won twice off a mark of 77 he looks far too big a price for this.
SWEET BERTIE (5:10 Lingfield)
The final leg of the Lucky 15 runs in the opener on the evening card at Lingfield. Trainer John Butler has sent out five winners in the past couple of weeks (28% strike-rate) and can land another with SWEET BERTIE. He’s been knocking on the door over this trip and this could be the day to see him back in the winners enclosure.
Both runs over this trip have seen him finish second, including over C&D back in February. He was sent off as favourite that day and would have been disappointed not to win that, although he did lose a shoe which wouldn’t have helped. That being said, the third in that race (Rainbow Mirage) won next time out which boosted the form.
He was again sent off as favourite next time out, but the drop back to 7f wasn’t in his favour and he was never troubling the leaders, eventually finishing in sixth. Stepping back up to a mile looks to be a wise move, and he gain a much deserved first win of 2022.