Tuesday’s best bets – Racing tips for Newcastle, Goodwood, Catterick and Newton Abbot
Tuesday’s schedule of horse racing fixtures takes in four meetings across the UK and we give our Tuesday racing tips for Newcastle, Goodwood, Catterick and Newton Abbot.
Another action-packed day of UK horse racing awaits punters on the eve of the Doncaster St Leger Festival and the Tuesday schedule takes in four meetings across the UK with action on the flat on turf and all-weather, as well as over the sticks.
The afternoon racing takes in turf action on the level at Catterick and Goodwood; while over the sticks there is a fixture at Newton Abbot. Meanwhile, the evening action unfolds under the floodlights at Newcastle on their tapeta surface.
33 races in all will unfold across the day’s quartet of race-meetings and we look over the Tuesday equine action to give our horse racing tips for Newcastle, Goodwood, Catterick and Newton Abbot.
TUESDAY 8 SEPTEMBER BEST BETS – RACING TIPS FOR NEWCASTLE, GOODWOOD, CATTERICK & NEWTON ABBOT
2:40 Newton Abbot – newtonabbotracing.com Handicap Hurdle (GBB Race) Cl2 (4yo+) 3m2½f
BALLON ONABUDGET struck in an Irish bumper prior to switching to Tom George’s yard where he has shown steadily progressive form. The Arcadio gelding hit the crossbar in four of five starts for this yard following his move before making the breakthrough with a win here last August.
He beat Ballycross by just over one length that day after which he took a crack at chasing although he was a faller at Kempton. A return to chasing in the future may well happen, but he has shaped well on both hurdles starts this term, making the frame both times including here on his seasonal debut where he found only one too good in Doubly Clever.
Subsequently stepped up to three miles for his latest run at Uttoxeter, he was beaten only two lengths into third behind Fleeting Visit, hampered and run down late with the front three well clear of the remainder.
He’s been raised 4lbs for that effort but there remains a suspicion he is capable of better still and a further step up in distance for this outing which could unlock further improvement. Another bold show is anticipated given he has proven he goes well at this venue and no surprise to see him in the shakeup.
2:50 Catterick – Get So Much More With Racing TV Handicap Cl5 (3yo+ 0-70) 7f
This competitive handicap can go the way of ALIOSKI who found a chunk of improvement when fitted with first-time cheekpieces to get off the mark at Ayr last month; Kevin Ryan’s lightly-raced Kodiac gelding can progress again on the back of that breakthrough success to strike again.
The switch to handicapping over this longer trip has coincided with some better efforts and he appeared to relish the testing conditions when registering that first success, beating Big city by one length where he did the job a shade readily. That form has been boosted since with the third winning twice subsequently and a 4lbs rise in the weights for that win remains workable.
This is a stronger contest as he steps into a Class 5 contest, but given his low mileage and potential to improve with the headgear retained then he can deliver another big run with these conditions suitable.
4:40 Goodwood – Royal Sussex Regiment Handicap Cl2 (3yo+ 0-105) 2m
SMART CHAMPION was giving the reopposing Just Hubert 1lb when denied only by one length here back in July but can reverse that form this time around now getting 1lb at the weights.
David Simcock’s charge struck his last win on the all-weather back in Feburary at Newcastle, beating Carnwennan, and he shaped really well on his return from lockdown when finishing fourth to Coeur de Lion in the Ascot Stakes during Royal Ascot.
Although he was a shade disappointing in the Northumberland Plate, finishing ninth, he bounced back with that latest effort where he possibly wasn’t helped by having to race widest of all although he was certainly finishing to good effect.
That run has prompted a 2lbs rise in the ratings which looks workable and he can make his presence felt once more.
5:10 Goodwood – Golf At Goodwood Handicap Cl4 (3yo+ 0-85) 6f
At the foot of the weights it might be worth chancing veteran course-specialist PETTOCHSIDE to get back on the scoresheet and John Bridger’s charge can go one better than his latest outing.
The Refuse To Bend gelding is a four-time course and distance winner and six-time winner overall at the Sussex venue as well as making the frame on eight other occasions. His latest success came at Windsor in July where he beat Atty’s Edge under this rider and he latterly was beaten only a nose over five furlongs here last month behind Saras Hope.
The third from that race was five lengths’ adrift but has run well again since to give the form a little boost and the selection ought to give another good account here despite a 4lbs rise in the weights.
He’s certainly not getting any younger and gives up plenty of years to this field of rival as an eleven-year old; but he looked as good as ever in that last run and he can deliver another bold run back up in trip although softer ground might have enhanced his claims further.
7:20 Newcastle – Download The At The Races App Nursery Handicap Cl6 (2yo 0-60) 7f
HEDWIG hasn’t been disgraced in his three starts to date, latterly finishing fourth behind Samara Bay at Catterick last month and Richard Fahey’s charge could progress.
The Dark Angel colt was making his handicap debut in that last outing where he was beaten around four lengths; but he did well considering he made a mess of the start and he shaped as if this longer trip might suit given he could only muster one pace to the line while he also met with some trouble in running so he can be marked up for that performance all things considered.
That bare form is perhaps only ordinary, but this doesn’t look a particularly strong contest and the handicapper might have taken a chance dropping him 3lbs ahead of this latest run given that he remains with potential and the switch to the all-weather could see him progress although he probably does have to find some improvement.
Nevertheless, he is chanced to make his presence felt in a race that lacks depth and no surprise to see him in the mix.