Tuesday’s 34,198/1 Lucky 15 – Our UK Racing Best Bets On February 8
Horse Racing Tips on Tuesday, February 8
There are three meetings spread across Britain on Tuesday, February 8th with the action coming from Market Rasen, Taunton and Southwell. Our expert tipster has produced their best bets across the cards, which make up our advised Tuesday Lucky 15.
Wigglesworth (3.00 Taunton)
Both Highest Sun and Slate House were rated significantly higher at their peaks and warrant respect in this feature Taunton Kia Supporting Love Musgrove Handicap Chase, but neither have got their heads in front for over two years now, and at the prices, the better bet appears to be WIGGLESWORTH.
Dr Richard Newland’s charge made a successful chase debut at Worcester in October, when trading at the maximum 999/1 in-running. He has failed to complete in three of his four subsequent starts, yet ran with credit when fourth at Plumpton on penultimate outing, and can be forgiven a subsequent unseat at Doncaster when having issues with his tack.
He looked almost certain to play a significant part in proceedings that day before gravity took over, and therefore running off an untouched mark here (same rating he scored off of at Worcester), Wigglesworth can gain compensation.
Recommended BetWIGGLESWORTH (3:00pm Taunton) 6/1 Bet Now! New Customers only. 18+. T&C’s Apply. begambleaware.org.
Cracking Find (3.20 Market Rasen)
The eyes are immediately drawn towards the last time out winners Guetapan Collonges and Animal for this 3m Book Summer Plate Date Now! Handicap Chase, yet both have questions to answer, with the former up 9lb for winning an incredibly weak race (two main market rivals both disappointed) at Wetherby, and Animal having jumped out to his left at left-handed tracks in all three chase starts to date.
With this in mind, it looks well worth chancing CRACKING FIND, who is approaching the veteran stage of his career, but shaped as though there were still races to be won with him when a close third at Catterick on penultimate start.
He subsequently failed to complete at Wetherby on Boxing Day, but that came in 0-140 company, and he’s running in a Class 4 0-120 handicap here, with his form figures in Class 4 races over obstacles currently reading an impressive 1123113.
Add into that the fact that Cracking Find was beaten just a length on his only previous course run, and that his yard won this contest as recently as 2019, there appears more than enough to put him forward here.
Recommended BetCRACKING FIND (3:20 Market Rasen) 7/1 Bet Now! New Customers only. 18+. T&C’s Apply. begambleaware.org.
Iron Mike (3.35 Taunton)
Harriet Brown has her string in good form at present, and she will be hoping to continue the run when IRON MIKE takes to the track in this Mike Morgan Electrical Services Supporting Love Musgrove Handicap Hurdle.
This son of Gregorian is a fairly modest 1-26 under rules, yet he came close to attesting to that when runner-up on his stable debut at Wincanton in December.
He has failed to match that form back at Wincanton the last twice, yet those efforts came over fences, and he reverts to the smaller obstacles 6lb lower than when last seen in this sphere.
Harry Cobden retains the partnership here, and it looks particularly notable that connections have reached for blinkers as he gained his sole victory in the headgear. Expect him ridden positively dropped back to this distance and if he is allowed an easy time of things he could prove difficult to peg back.
Recommended BetIRON MIKE (3:35pm Taunton) 22/1 Bet Now! New Customers only. 18+. T&C’s Apply. begambleaware.org.
Blame The Game (3.55 Market Rasen)
Freddy Fanatapan heads the market for this 3m Racing TV Novices’ Handicap Chase yet he took a very poor race at Huntingdon last time out in first-time cheekpieces and there appear no guarantees that the headgear will work a second time around.
Paseo catches the eye on debut for the in-form Venetia Williams stable, yet he hasn’t been seen since finishing last of three at Uttoxeter in September, has stamina queries over this trip, and is now over two years without a win.
With many of the remainder arriving out of sorts, it looks worth chancing Chris Gordon’s BLAME THE GAME, who admittedly doesn’t shout winner with current chase form figures of P86P, but was set a difficult task in the Sussex National last time and has been given a real chance by the handicapper since dropped 8lb.
That puts Blame The Game on a mark of 107, a whopping 18lb below his hurdles rating and it allows him to run in 0-105 company for the first time. These factors make him bet-worthy at double-figure odds for the bang in-form Chris Gordon, who has sent out 5 winners from his last 16 runners (31% strike-rate).