Tuesday 1 October horse racing tips – Harrington’s 3/1 chance can ‘Check out of Cork with a win

Pincheck can win the Tuesday feature race at Cork

Pincheck can win the Tuesday feature race at Cork

Brian Healy gives his race-by-race selections and best bets across all of Tuesday’s UK and Irish race-meetings.

Five UK and Irish horse racing meetings go to post on Tuesday across the UK and Ireland, and the day’s flat racing action comes from Ayr, as well as from Cork in Ireland where there is Listed action on the racecard.

Meanwhile, there is also jumps racing action from the cards at Sedgefield and Southwell.

Completing Tuesday’s fixture list is an evening all-weather fixture under the floodlights at Kempton.

Ayr (flat) – 1.50 – 5.20pm (8 races)
Sedgefield (jumps) – 2.00 – 5.00pm (7 races)
Cork (flat) – 2.05 – 5.35pm (8 races)
Southwell (jumps) – 2.10 – 4.40pm (6 races)
Kempton (flat, aw) – 5.10 – 8.10pm (7 races)


(2.20) Irish handler Johnny Levins sends to runners into battle for this prize, and TAI SING YEH (7/2, Ladbrokes) is taken to come out on top.

The Exceed and Excel gelding is 2-2 here, last scoring here in July with a defeat of Jacob’s Pillow, and he has largely acquitted himself well in defeat since back in Ireland where he has made the frame in two of his three subsequent outings before finishing just over three lengths’ third to Early Call at Navan latest.

He finished ahead of fellow Irish raider Rattling Jewel on that occasion, and his last success came on ground with some juice. These conditions are the most testing he’ll have encountered to date, but with his rider taking off a handy 3lbs then he ought to remain competitive and if handling the softer ground this time around then it wouldn’t come as a big surprise to see him go close in this contest.

(3.20) BEA RYAN (7/2, William Hill) is much less exposed than her rivals, and Declan Carroll’s charge could be worth chancing to get off the mark at the fifth attempt.

The Dream Ahead filly was beaten just over six lengths’ latest on her handicap debut at Catterick in August, keeping on without threatening having been caught further back than ideal and outpaced briefly as a result.

Each of the first three home has since posted a win and this could prove a decent opportunity for her to get off the mark now having been eased 2lbs in the weights, and if she can handle this more testing surface then every chance she can go close.

1.50 – The Stalking Moon
2.20 – Tai Sing Yeh
2.50 – Manzo Duro
3.20 – Bea Ryan
3.50 – God Of Dreams
4.20 – Sagittarius Rising
4.50 – The Navigator
5.20 – Frightened Rabbit


Ayr race on Tuesday


(3.00) NIETZSCHE (15/8, William Hill) was an early casualty last time out when unseating his rider at Kelso, but Brian Ellison’s charge is worth another chance given his earlier form since being switched to chasing where he has won twice at Perth, as well as finish runner-up twice in outings at Hexham and Cartmel.

The Poet’s Voice gelding had the reopposing Tonto’s Spirit a short-head in arrears when scoring his latest success, keeping on well for the win with the pair having pulled well clear of the rest.

The pair met off level weights on that occasion, and they do so again here with the runner-up having won since. There ought not to be much between the pair again on this occasion, but the application of cheekpieces on Brian Ellison’s runner swings the verdict in his favour, and still relatively unexposed over the larger obstacles he can get back on the scoresheet here.

(3.30) Dual-bumper winner I’M TO BLAME (15/8, William Hill) made an excellent start to his hurdling career, winning three of his first four starts – all here – before possibly being amiss when throwing away a winning chance back at this venue when last seen out in March.

Keith Dalgleish’s Winged Love gelding returns from a six-month absence with fitness to prove; but if he regains his earlier progressive form on his reappearance then it wouldn’t come as a surprise to see him posting a big run.

His winning hurdles debut came on the back of a near-300 day absence which offers hope he’ll be competitive at least on his return, and he should give a good account.

2.00 – Jaxlight
2.30 – Jatiluwih
3.00 – Nietzsche
3.30 – I’m To Blame
4.00 – Murphy’s Law
4.30 – Handy Hollow
5.00 – Definite Warrior


(3.35) PINCHECK (3/1, Bet365) has been running well in defeat and may be the answer to this Listed prize for the Jessica Harrington team.

The Invincible Spirit gelding last tasted success at Leopardstown last August when winning the Group Three Desmond Stakes, after which he finished just over four lengths’ third behind I Can Fly in a Group Two contest.

Following a spell stateside, he has returned to the Harrington cam where he has run well on all four starts this term which includes finishing two lengths’ third behind Space Traveller in the recent Boomerang Stakes, and a repeat of that effort back in Listed company could be good enough to see him get back to winning ways.

2.05 – Madaket Mystery
2.35 – Art Of Unity
3.05 – Facethepuckout
3.35 – Pincheck
4.05 – Hazran
4.35 – Conversant
5.05 – Casting Call
5.35 – Early Strike


Jessica Harrington can win the Cork feature race on Tuesday with Pincheck


(2.10) HURRICANE RITA (4/1, William Hill) could be worth chancing to get back to winning form following a break, and Conor Dore’s charge appears to have been improved by a wind operation to strike chase wins at this venue and Stratford six days apart back in June.

The Sagamix mare subsequently disappointed when finishing last of six runners at Market Rasen over hurdles, but having been given another break since she could bounce back returned to chasing despite a stiff-looking handicap mark.

She had won readily over fences when beating Khairagash for her latest chase success which came under a penalty; but with the assessor since pushing her up a further 10lbs in the weights, she’ll need to find a shade more improvement.

That however isn’t outside the realms of possibility with a break likely to have freshened her up, and she has gone well fresh in the past so every chance of a big effort here on her reappearance.

(3.40) HEAVEY (13/2, Paddy Power) wasn’t seen to best effect latest at Carmel back in August, but Neil Mulholland’s charge had shaped well the time before when scoring at Perth on his hurdles debut and the Trans Island gelding can get back on the scoresheet.

Placed in the point-to-point sphere and in bumpers previously, he possibly wasn’t suited by the long run beween hurdles at Cartmel latest; but he could be better suited to this venue and he steps into the handicap ranks from a mark which looks workable so a big run wouldn’t come as too much of a shock in what looks a fairly open race.

2.10 – Hurricane Rita
2.40 – Kildaven Spider
3.10 – Diomedes Des Mottes
3.40 – Heavey
4.10 – Statuario
4.40 – Go To Court


(5.40) NEWYORKSTATEOFMIND (2/1, William Hill) has yet to win a race in his five starts to date, but William Muir’s charge looks worth chancing to get off the mark having been beaten only by a neck at Lingfield in September.

He finished runner-up on that occasion, the third silver medal of his career; but he is 1lb lower in the weights than at Lingfield now, and he could go close if repeating that effort given he remains open to progress and having finished clear of the third last time out.

(7.40) REVOLUTIONISE (9/4, Bet365) took in some strong company in the wake of a win at Windsor back in June, and Mark Johnston’s duly took advantage of the drop in grade when getting back on the scoresheet over this course last month when beating Gold At Midnight by just over one length.

The Lope De Vega gelding won readily that day, pulling away at the finish where he had a pair of next-time winners behind him so that form looks decent.

A 5lbs rise in the weights could prove workable back up in grade, and while he doesn’t look altogether straightforward with a few quirks, he could find some further progress to follow up here.

5.10 – Twilighting
5.40 – Newyorkstateofmind
6.10 – Rosa
6.40 – Lyricist Voice
7.10 – Crystal Casque
7.40 – Revolutionise
8.10 – Topology