Horse Racing Tips on Tuesday, February 15
Wetherby and Hereford are the two jumps meetings in Britain and Ireland on Wednesday. Three from the former and one from the latter feature in our editor’s 8,134/1 Lucky 15 top tips.
Rockadenn (2.40 Wetherby)
ROCKADENN actually began life in Great Britain over fences, but ran out for Paul Nicholls at Musselburgh.
That may have been an inauspicious start in this sphere for him, but he won all three chase starts when trained in France. That provides significant encouragement for his return to fences now with Alastair Ralph
He has been beaten comfortably by Tommy’s Oscar on a couple of occasions this season, but was second to the progressive Celebre D’Allen in December off 2lb higher than this.
He also won a handicap hurdle for Nicholls off that mark of 135 and he can definitely be competitive down in class.
Timeless Beauty (3.15 Wetherby)
A poor run last time has contributed to TIMELESS BEAUTY opening at an alluring price in this handicap on Wednesday.
The seven-year-old won on her debut for Fergal O’Brien at Lingfield in November and ran two solid races at Cheltenham and Southwell afterwards. The first of those, behind Vienna Court, now read well given that horse hosed up in better company next time out.
She is only 2lb higher for that run in an easier and more open contest. A mark of 115 is not an impossible one for her and O’Brien is just one winner away from overhauling last season’s total of winners.
Beat Box (3.50 Wetherby)
His form numbers suggest his win came out of nowhere last time. However, the comfort of BEAT BOX’s victory means a repeat success is very possible.
After four fairly hopeless runs, wind surgery worked wonders at Ayr as he won by six lengths. A 10lb rise will be something to deal with, but not one which is guaranteed to stop James Ewart’s six-year-old.
Alan Doyle can claim an extra 2lb in this contest with him now off top weight. However, there is every chance of further improvement on his second run after wind surgery and he could well go in again.
I Spy A Diva (4.10 Hereford)
Among the least experienced horses in the field, I SPY A DIVA has only run one poor race under rules and could well prove well-treated on her handicap debut.
She hung horribly to the right at left-handed Stratford during her only disappointing run, but has been second on both starts right-handed at Huntingdon and at this track. She dropped back two furlongs, but her stamina could come into play still on what looks set to be soft ground.
Having also won a bumper prior to this season, she clearly has ability. The market suggests how open this race is and many of those more experienced have struggled to win.