Horse Racing Tips on Tuesday, April 5
There are three meetings spread across Britain on Tuesday, April 5th with the action coming from Catterick, Nottingham, Lingfield and Kempton. Our expert tipster has produced their best bets across the cards, which make up our advised Wednesday Lucky 15.
Pepper Streak (2.50 Nottingham)
Adrian Nicholls’ latest recruit PEPPER STEAK won first time out for his new trainer by the narrowest of margins over at Newcastle.
He’d previously shown plenty of ability racing in Ireland, so it wasn’t much of a surprise that he shed his maiden tag at the first time of asking. Those efforts were all on turf which is ticks that box here at Nottingham.
There’s surely more to come from him at his new yard and he looks set to go well again.
Bang On The Bell (2.25 Lingfield)
A modest affair line up for this and it really doesn’t look like a race which will take an awful lot of winning.
Indeed only two come here with any real form that catches the eye, and they both find themselves at the top of the market. Both Judy’s Park and BANG ON THE BELL won last time out and we’re siding with the latter to be the better of the two.
He came with an eye-catching run last time out, quickening smartly to go clear two furlongs out and get the job done very nicely.
In the context of this race, a 6lb rise doesn’t look that excessive, and the booking of the talented Tom Marquand is a nice added bonus. He looks the bet at around 2/1.
Protected Guest (3.35 Lingfield)
PROTECTED GUEST has been a model of consistency over the winter with form figures of 221321. His latest effort a fine run to get up coming from first to last at Southwell.
That win reads even better by the fact he hung left in the finish and was forced wide late on but still prevailed.
He holds likely market rival Pirate King on form, and Dark Pine certainly isn’t guaranteed to get this far.
Perhaps Barn Owl, well beaten in the Winter Derby here, will be his biggest threat. We’ll stick with Protected Guest the most solid option in the race though.
Phantasy Mac (7.00 Kempton)
William Buick has a stellar book of rides here at Kempton, and one that certainly catches the eye is filly PHANTASY MAC for George Boughey.
She was a cosy winner in her last run at Wolverhampton coming with a well-timed run in the closing stages and being eased down at the line. That suggested there was more to come here and she may be able to take the 4lb rise in a stride with more progress likely.
Added to the positives is the start of the season form of her trainer George Boughey who had a winner at Ponterfract yesterday.