Tuesday’s 2,835/1 Lucky 15 – Our UK Racing Best Bets On January 11
Horse Racing Tips on Tuesday, January 11
There are three meetings spread across Britain on Tuesday, January 11th with the action coming from Doncaster, Exeter and Southwell. Our expert tipster has produced their best bets across the cards, which make up our advised Tuesday Lucky 15.
Bird On The Wire (12.05 Doncaster)
The Sky Bet Extra Places Every Day Handicap Hurdle sees BIRD ON THE WIRE step back up to 3m, which could work the oracle for this ten-race maiden.
2-2 in points for Philip Rowley, this 7yo is yet to get off the mark for the McCain stable but has come close to ending that on a number of occasions, most recently when beaten a short head into second at Bangor in May.
The winner that day is now rated over a stone higher so it looked a case of bumping into one, and although only fifth on reappearance at Newcastle last month that was a run full of promise and represented a career-best on the figures.
Bird On The Wire looks a definite improver now tackling this extended 3m distance and this is a race that really shouldn’t take much winning with the majority of the field arriving with questions to answer.
Sam Barton (1.40 Doncaster)
The Class 3 Sky Bet Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase has attracted a strong field and the eyes are initially drawn to £450,000 purchase Gallyhill. Coming into this on the back of a fall is no easy task, however, and at a bigger price, SAM BARTON looks the better play.
Emma Lavelle’s charge had some smart form to his name last season, which included a fourth in a competitive Sandown Grade 3.
On RPR’s at least, he actually put up a better showing when landing a maiden hurdle here on his start prior, holding off the challenge of the now 135-rated The Edgar Wallace.
Running in the silks of the late Trevor Hemmings, chasing was always likely to be where this 7yo’s future ultimately lay, and although he has cut little ice in two starts in this discipline so far, he has received wind surgery since last seen and now has a tongue tie applied, which could spark an improved showing.
His chase mark of 123 is 9lb below his hurdles rating and looks incredibly lenient on his sole effort at the track, so is surely going to be capitalised upon sooner or later.
Muckamore (2.50 Doncaster)
MUCKAMORE rates the one to beat in the 3m2f Sky Bet UKs No.1 Betting App Novices’ Handicap Chase.
On the face of it this race lacks strength in depth, with the favourite Bretney stepping up markedly in class, Quick Draw having something to prove back chasing, The Macon Lugnatic failing to replicate his best hurdles form in three chase starts and the three outsiders all failing to complete last time out.
8yo Muckamore had some smart novice hurdle form to his name back in the spring of 2020 yet connections wasted little time in sending him over the large obstacles and that decision was supported when Muckamore ran out a dominant 18l winner at Wetherby on penultimate start.
Although not at that level at Bangor subsequently, jumping errors cost him that day and if getting into a better rhythm on this drop from 0-130 company to 0-120 level, Muckamore could prove a class above this field.
Gosuatri (3.35 Exeter)
The second division of the extended 2m5f Get Daily Tips At racingtv.com Handicap Hurdle looks a good opportunity for GOSUATRI to score on his fifth start for the O’Neill yard.
A French bumper winner back in 2019, Gosuatri has evidently had his problems down the years yet shaped as though he was finally starting to come to hand when a 40/1 third at Chepstow in November.
The subsequent switch to fences didn’t appear to suit Gosuatri at Bangor, and as a result it is probably wise to put a line through that run.
Back hurdling here a pound below that Chepstow mark, dropped into 0-100 company, there’s every chance that Gosuatri proves too good for this field – particularly if a first-time tongue tie manages to unlock even marginal improvement.