Tuesday’s racing tips – Best bets for the day’s flat and jumps fixtures
Tuesday’s racing tips and best bets
Punters have another round of UK racemeetings to ponder over with action both over the jumps and on the flat and our tipping team pick out Tuesday’s racing tips and best bets for every meeting.
There is more flat and jumps racing action going to post on Tuesday for punters to ponder over where 31 races await throughout the day and into the evening where afternoon action on the flat comes from Catterick; while there is jumps racing at both Chepstow and Bangor.
Moving into the evening attentions switch to the all-weather under the floodlights with a fixture on the Newcastle tapeta for a second successive day.
Our tipping team pick out Tuesday’s racing tips and best bets as they look over all of the day’s racing action.
TUESDAY’S RACING TIPS – BEST BETS FOR THE DAY’S FLAT & JUMPS FIXTURES
2:05 Catterick – Every Race Live On Racing TV Handicap Cl6 (3yo+ 0-60) 5f
VAL DE TRAVERS posted his best run to date when finding only one too good on his stable debut at Musselburgh earlier in the month and Danny Brooke’s charge could be worth chancing to go one better here.
The Swiss Spirit gelding appeared to handle softer ground well on that occasion, running on well and just failing to get up and he’s only been pushed up 2lbs for that effort which could leave him with scope given he’s still quite unexposed compared to most of his rivals.
He didn’t get the best of runs last time and with a bit more luck this time around he could go well and can get off the mark now.
2:30 Chepstow – Cazoo Novices’ Handicap Chase (GBB Race) Cl4 (4yo+ 0-120) 3m2f
PENNYFORAPOUND progressed well over hurdles last term, getting off the mark at the third attempt and the Winged Love gelding can continue where he left off making his return to action.
Rebecca Curtis’ charge won twice between the flags for Colin Bowe one year apart prior to joining this yard and he had just three starts over hurdles following another year off, scoring at Bangor at the third attempt and now switching to chasing he could progress again.
Trainer and jockey combined to win this race twelve months ago and the duo could repeat the dose here with the selection fancied to go well faced with larger obstacles now.
3:15 Catterick – Visit racingtv.com Handicap Cl4 (3yo+ 0-85) 7f
LEGAL REFORM has made the frame in four of his last five outings, most recently just failing to land the spoils at Musselburgh earler in the month where the Lawman gelding was denied only by a nose behind Kats Bob.
Ivan Furtado’s charge did well considering he was racing from the worst of the draw, caught on the line and off the same mark he could be capable of going one better here with conditions no problem.
This is a slightly stronger contest but he’s a consistent sort who should make his presence felt again and no surprise to see him firmly in the mix.
4:15 Chepstow – Winning Post Bookmakers 35Years In Racing Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase (GBB Race) Cl3 (4yo+) 2m7½f
It might be worth chancing PATS FANCY who was placed three times in point-to-points in Ireland and showed up well over hurdles last term following a switch to Rebecca Curtis, winning at Ffos Las and tacking Graded company including at the Cheltenham Festival.
The Oscar gelding made the frame in the Grade Two Bristol Novices’ Hurdle and rounded off last campaign by finishing sixth in the Sefton Hurdle at Aintree; if he were to translate that level of form to the larger obstacles then there’d be no surprise in seeing him turn in a big effort.
Assuming he is fully tuned up ahead of his return to action he can give a good account and with point-to-point experience to call upon now trying fences he can go close.
4:30 Bangor – Yorton Stud Mares’ Handicap Hurdle (Challenger Mares’ Hurdle Series Qualifier) Cl4 (3yo+ 0-120) 2m3½f
GETAWEAPON is given another chance having shaped as if amiss when bombing out at Doncaster when last seen and Kim Bailey’s charge could do better returning from a break.
The Getaway mare had shown up well in starts previous to that disappointment, scoring at Hereford in November on his hurdles debit and then making the frame at Ludlow next time where she was just over two lengths’ adrift of Misty Whisky.
Pulled up next time she couldn’t have been right and given plenty of time she could bounce back from a mark that may prove very workable and it is too soon to write her off.
6:10 Newcastle – MansionBet Beaten By A Head Handicap Cl4 (3yo+ 0-80) 1m
PLASTIC PADDY has been thriving over this course and distance, winning his last two visits here and going close inbetween under a penalty at Chelmsford; Michael Appleby’s charge can follow up his most recent win here.
The Buratino gelding was a comfortable course and distance winner earlier in the month, beating Caballero by two lengths and there could be better yet to come from him despite carrying a penalty here.
He is 2-2 over course and distance now and still unexposed so there’s no telling how much further he can go; but given his latest comfortable success there’s reason to think there’s plenty more in the tank and while this is a higher grade he can make his presence felt once more where he may still be ahead of the assessor.