Sunday 6 October horse racing tips – Morgan’s 7/2 chance looks a Beautiful bet at Uttoxeter
Brian Healy gives his race-by-race selections and best bets across all of Sunday’s scheduled UK and Irish horse racing meetings.
Three UK and Irish horse racing meetings go to post on Sunday, and the day takes in jumps racing action from both Uttoxeter and Kelso; while there is action in Ireland from Tipperary where there is Group Three action as well as jumps on a mixed card.
Tipperary (mixed) – 1.40 – 5.10pm (8 races)
Uttoxeter (jumps) – 1.45 – 5.20pm (8 races)
Kelso (jumps) – 2.20 – 5.30pm (7 races)
(2.00) Cheekpieces have certainly delivered a jolt of improvement to the fortunes of CYRUS DALLIN (4/1, Ladbrokes) who has made the frame in all four starts since being equipped with the headgear which includes a pair of wins at Roscommon and Listowel.
Those runs have all come over seven furlongs, and Denis Hogan’s has to prove stamina for this step up in trip; but his latest defeat of Laughifuwant last month hinted that he should see out the extra distance and the third and fourth horses home in that contest have both won since.
Now 7lbs higher following that latest success, he could be worth chancing in his current rich vein of form, and if the headgear continues to have the same positive effect then he could go close here.
(2.30) Lightly-raced DUBAI DOMINION (5/1, Paddy Power) could be worth chancing to get back on the scoresheet on the back of a solid run at Haydock last month, and a repeat of that outing ought to see Ed Vaughn’s charge going close.
A Newmarket winner last July, the Pivotal colt has largely ran well in good company without seriously threatening to add to his tally; but he ran arguably his best race to date when denied only by a neck behind Qaysar latest, where he was perhaps unlucky not to win given he met with plenty of trouble in running.
Back in Group company here, he ought to relish these conditions and while he probably does need a shade more improvement if he’s to win this contest it wouldn’t come as a huge surprise to see him take another forward step to go close.
1.30 – Dawn Patrol
2.00 – Cyrus Dallin
2.30 – Dubai Dominion
3.00 – Petit Mouchoir
3.30 – Way Back Home
4.00 – Jake Peter
4.35 – Champagne Classic
5.10 – Escaria Ten
(2.20) DIEU BENISSE (6/1, William Hill) took a little time to get to grips with hurdling following her arrival from France into Nicky Henderson’s Seven Barrows yard; but the Blue Bresil mare ended her time with the master trainer with a win at Ffos Las back in May, and she sets out here on her first outing for the shrewd Philip Kirby where she can make a winning stable debut.
She ran out a three lengths’ winner over Dream Machine when landing that victory, scoring a shade cosily, and she could find improvement for her new yard where she sets out handicapping from a workable rating.
She could have more to offer, and despite being sold out of Seven Barrows relatively cheaply, she could be worth chancing follow up that success here.
(3.20) Grade One winner Simply Ned could take a bit of beating on his reapperarance, but the 12-year old may need this and it might be worth chancing on FOREST BIHAN (9/2, Ladbrokes) to make a winning return of his own.
Brian Ellison’s Forestier gelding won a Grade Two contest as a novice a couple of seasons back, as well as making the frame in a Grade One at Aintree behind San Benedeto in the 2017 Maghull Novices’ Chase.
He has proven himself a smart sort since that win, beating Nicky Richards’ star over course and distance at the beginning of the 2017/18 campaign and later winning a Newcastle bumper. He’s been winless since that success last March however, and he ran his best race last term when finishing fourth behind Croco Bay in the Grand Annual at the Cheltenham Festival although he disappointed next time at Ayr.
He has been eased 3lbs in the weights ahead of this return to action, and he has shown in the past that he can go well fresh so he could be worth chancing to get back on the scoresheet.
1.45 – Lucky Flight
2.20 – Dieu Benisse
2.50 – Kaizer
3.20 – Forest Bihan
3.50 – Mr Muldoon
4.20 – Millarville
4.55 – Nortonthorpelegend
5.30 – Norwegian Woods
(3.10) BEAUTIFUL BEN (7/2, Paddy Power) been largely consistent this term, scoring at Perth when returned to fences before running well in defeat under a penalty at Market Rasen four days later, eventually finishing third.
Brought down early at Kelso next time, he bounced back with an other third over the same course and distance before returning to Market Rasen latest where he ran out a comfortable winner over First Figaro despite only scoring by a neck.
Laura Morgan’s charge has been hit with a 4lbs rise in the weights for that success, but the claim of Jonjo O’Neill Jr largely offsets the increas leaving him with just 1lb more to defy compared to that last win and he ought to go well again.
(3.40) ERICK LE ROUGE (7/4, William Hill) showed progressive form last term over hurdles, winning four times prior to running disappointingly in the Coral Cup at the Cheltenham Festival where he was pulled up.
The Gentlewave gelding has the size though to make a chaser, and he steps out on his seasonal debut over the larger obstacles where Jane Williams’ charge could make his mark in this discipline.
If he were to run up to the best of his hurdles exploits on his first try at chasing then it wouldn’t be a surprise to see him posting a big run and he can get back on the scoresheet.
2.10 – Tingo In The Tale
2.40 – Famous Response
3.10 – Beautiful Ben
3.40 – Erick Le Rouge
4.10 – Cracker Jak
4.45 – Moores Novelty
5.20 – Ashfield Paddy