Tuesday’s 8,608/1 Lucky 15 – Racing Tips Best Bets on December 14
Horse Racing Tips On Tuesday, December 14
There are three meetings on Tuesday with the action coming from Catterick, Newcastle and Wincanton. Our expert tipster has produced their best bets across Tuesday’s cards, which make up our advised Tuesday Lucky 15.
Braveheart (12:30 Wincanton)
The opening Maiden hurdle race on Wincanton’s seven-race card looks highly competitive. Huflower was sent off market leader last time out but looked in desperate need of that first start over hurdles and this event is likely to tell us a lot more about Paul Nicholls charge. Jamie Snowden has his team in good form at the moment and BRAVEHEART should be able to build on a couple of runner-up efforts and add another winner for the yard.
After pulling up in a point-to-point, the five-year-old son of Westerner made a highly encouraging stable debut in a bumper at Sedgefield back in October to finish second behind the unbeaten A Different Kind of Donald McCain and pulling miles clear of the third.
Connections wasted little time in sending Braveheart over the smaller obstacles and the five-year-old again bumped into one when runner-up at Taunton last time out after setting the fractions under Paige Fuller. Gavin Sheehan takes over the reins once more and Braveheart should be able to get his own way in front and record the first win.
Whitechurch (13:15 Catterick)
This looks like a modest Novices’ Handicap Chase with several of the field out of form based on their recent displays. The vote goes to WHITECHURCH who has shown some encouraging signs since switching his attention to fences for trainer Donald McCain.
The seven-year-old’s five hurdle runs were very poor and certainly would have had connections scratching their heads after failing to get competitive and well beaten on each outing. However, this former winning Irish point-to-pointer looked much more at home over the large obstacles when going close over 3miles despite jumping out to his left on occasions at Ludlow.
The application of cheekpieces should keep Whitechurch focused and It does look particularly significant that Brian Hughes takes the ride for the first time after that latest effort. The slight drop back in trip to an extended 2m3f should not faze Donald McCain’s charge and this looks like a good opportunity off just 87 to get into the winner’s enclosure.
Rosmuc Relay (2:30 Wincanton)
White Moon has now dropped a staggering 28lb in the handicap since last winning a race, but that was back in 2019 at Exeter and the grey-gelding faired no better returning from a break last time out. Jack Valentine still appears a shade too high in the ratings despite his yard being in tremendous form. It may be worth chancing a return to form for ROSMUC RELAY now reunited with jockey David Bass.
Tom Lacey’s nine-year-old made the perfect start for new connections when winning by 5l at Uttoxeter under Stan Sheppard back in March in Handicap company. Rosmuc Relay however has failed to back that winning performance up on the last three occasions despite being well supported in the market on two of those runs.
Despite the nine-year-old’s patchy record, it looks significant that David Bass now takes over in the saddle after previously being on board for two of Rosmuc Relay’s career wins when trained by Kim Bailey. It therefore would not be a total surprise to see Tom Lacey’s charge outrun his odds on Tuesday afternoon.
Frosted Angel (17:30 Newcastle)
There should be a good pace on here with the likes of Kolossus and last time out winner Heart Throb and that should help boost the winning chances of usual hold up runner FROSTED ANGEL for trainer Brian O’rourke.
The three-year-old filly has struggled somewhat since finishing runner-up on her first two outings at Ffos Las and Catterick back in August. Frosted Angel has shown in her subsequent starts that she is capable of landing a race of this nature and produced an eye-catching run three starts back off a mark of 64 when coming through traffic under hands and heels at Yarmouth in October.
Connections now reach for blinkers to help sharpen Frosted Angel up and have interestingly enlisted the services of Tom Marquand in search of her first career win. Brian O’rourke’s filly now runs off just 57 and this looks like a very winnable 0-60 contest.