Tuesday 10 September horse racing tips – Young’s thriving 11/4 chance can leave Kelso bookies feeling Cross
Brian Healy gives his race-by-race selections and best bets across all of Tuesday’s UK and Irish racemeetings.
Tuesday’s UK and Irish fixture list of horse racing action sees another five meetings going to post, with flat racing from Catterick and Leicester; while over the sticks there are meetings from Kelso and Worcester, as well as the third day of Listowel’s Harvest Festival fixture.
Catterick (flat) – 1.55 – 5.45pm (8 races)
Listowel (jumps) – 2.05 – 5.15pm (7 races)
Worcester (jumps) – 2.10 – 4.45pm (6 races)
Leicester (flat) – 2.20 – 5.25pm (7 races)
Kelso (jumps) – 4.25 – 7.10pm (6 races)
TUESDAY 10 SEPTEMBER NAP SELECTION CATTERICK
(2.30) THE GREY ZEBEDEE (11/2, Coral) has been in good heart since returning from a break, making the frame in all four starts which includes a course and distance win in August where the Zebedee gelding ran out a near-two lengths’ victor over Northern Society.
Tim Easterby’s charge had finished a close runner-up the time before, also over course and distance, and following his last success he finished a good third behind Northern Society under a penalty at Musselburgh nine days on from that win.
Reassessed 1lb lower in the weights for this latest outing, a return to the north Yorkshire track could see him get back on the scoresheet and he is chanced to get back to winning ways on this occasion.
(3.00) FLOWER POWER (10/3, William Hill) looks worth chancing as she bids to follow up her latest success at this venue earlier in the month, and the Bollin Eric mare still looks well-treated on her old form despit her subsequent rise in the handicap.
Tom Coyle’s charge was a dual-course and distance winner last October, scoring twice in the space of eight weeks, and although her profile this term has been patchy she twice finished third in starts at Doncaster and Beverley during July.
Latterly an easy winner over Point Of Honour over course and distance, where she won by four lengths, a 4lbs penalty still leaves her well-in at the weights given she had posted her previous success from a mark of 66 and a repeat of that effort may be good enough to see her strike again at this venue where she has a good record.
1.55 – Hong Kong Harry
2.30 – The Grey Zebedee
3.00 – Flower Power
3.30 – Absolute Dream
4.00 – Burtonwood
4.35 – Indian Pursuit
5.10 – Fiery Breath
5.45 – Jan De Heem
(3.05) THECRAICISNINETY (7/1, Bet365) had been in good form over fences prior to pulling up back over hurdles at Bellewstown latest, but all may not have been well with Padraig Roche’s charge.
The Presenting gelding was a hurdles winner last July at Ballinrobe, beating Zaofu, after he bounced back from a poor subsequent effort at Kilbeggan to get off the mark over fences at Sligo in September.
He had been holding his form well in the wake of that success, making the frame in all four subsequent outings over the larger obstacles prior to his last disappointment back over hurdles when last seen behind Pass Hymn.
A subsequent break ought to have freshened him up and hopefully sees him over whatever ailed him on that occasion, and he could be worth chancing to bounce back here under a 4lbs claimer where it is perhaps too soon to write him off just yet.
(4.05) PEACHES AND CREAM (7/2, William Hill) has won two of his last three starts, the latter of which came on his latest outing when beating Licklighter at Clonmel five days ago.
Gavin Cromwell’s Salutino gelding had also won at Downpatrick in July, and he finished fifth under a penalty in a start inbetween those successes at Killarney. He wasn’t seen to best effect, and three of the first four home in that race have won since along with two others who finished behind the selection.
He has a 5lbs penalty to contend with here as he bids to follow up again, but his claiming rider can utilise his full 7lbs claim here which will help and with the yard in good heart he can strike again quickly back up in trip.
2.05 – Glint In Her Eye
2.35 – Weihnachts
3.05 – Thecraicisninety
3.35 – Gardens Of Babylon
4.05 – Peaches And Cream
4.40 – Sayo
5.15 – Harrison Line
(2.40) LANDSMAN (13/8, Bet365) made a decent start to his chasing career when finding only one too good at Southwell last month, and with the potential for improvement to come in this discipline then Tim Vaughn’s charge looks worth siding with to go one better.
The Canford Cliffs gelding was a fair sort on the flat, and he showed aptitude for hurdling by making the frame in each of his first three starts over timber which includes a Musselburgh win back in February.
He was subsequently thought enough of to have a crack at a Grade Three contest at Aintree where the trip in the ground may have stretched him, and his subsequent third at Taunton may have come too soon.
Beaten less than two lengths into the runner-up spot behind Utility on his chase debut, that race has thrown up a subsequent winner and he can build on that experience to get off the mark now where he can show improvement for the experience gained.
(3.10) HALLINGS COMET (5/2, William Hill) dug deep to hold off Competition over this course and distance earlier in the month, and Shane Lycett’s charge could be worth chancing to follow up.
The Halling gelding was winning for the second time here, having also gone in over course and distance in July, and he sandwiched those wins with a pair of efforts in the frame.
The veteran boasts an excellent record here, winning eight of his 14 starts at this track and making the frame on three other occasions, and he escapes a penalty for that latest success which saw him beat the reopposing Excellent Team who was getting 3lbs.
Assuming this outing doesn’t come too soon form him on the back of that latest win then he ought to remain competitive racing from the same mark, and he can strike again here to enhance his fine course record.
2.10 – Regulation
2.40 – Landsman
3.10 – Hallings Comet
3.40 – Danboru
4.10 – Cotton End
4.45 – Desert Roe
(3.50 FANTASTIC BLUE (11/8, William Hill) has shown improved form since switching to the handicap ranks, building on a much-needed return at Nottingham in June to find only one too strong next time at Newbury and then getting off the mark with a defeat of Starfighter at Windsor when upped in trip latest.
Ismael Mohammed’s Iffraaj colt ran out a three lengths’ winner on that last outing, and the form has been franked by the runner-up going one better since.
Unexposed over this longer trip, a 5lbs rise in the weights for that success is workable, and with the potential still for improvement he can follow up here.
(4.55) SIX STRINGS (6/5, Coral) was fancied to follow up his recent win at Catterick on his first start for Michael Appleby when sent off favourite for a Musselburgh contest on Friday, but the Requinto gelding wasn’t able to follow up under his penalty.
However, he caught the eye travelling well but he endured a luckless run against the rails where the gaps wouldn’t fall for him, and by the time he got clear it was all too late. Nevertheless, he finished off the race to good effect to only go down by one length at the line and he could be worth chancing to get back on the scoresheet despite a further 3lbs rise in the weights.
This is a higher grade than he’s tackled in recent outings, but he arrives in good form and may have better still to offer so it wouldn’t be a surprise to see him go close.
2.20 – Woodhouse
2.50 – Court Of Appeal
3.20 – Isobar Wind
3.50 – Fantastic Blue
4.20 – Kyllang Rock
4.55 – Six Strings
5.25 – Destinys Rock
(5.00) PENA DORADA (5/1, William Hill) isn’t the most consistent sort, but the veteran Key Of Luck gelding got back on the scoresheet when successful at Cartmel in July, although he typically failed to back up that success next time at the same venue where he pulled up.
Alistair Whillans’ charge was ending a losing streak stretching back four years when posting that latest success over Nortonthorpelegend, and he bounced back from that lesser effort next time to find only King Golan too good at Hexham earlier in the month where he was beaten four lengths.
This is a slightly easier grade he tackles as he bids to get back on the scoresheet, and the handicapper has left his mark untouched following that last outing so he could be worth chancing to follow up that last-time effort back at this venue where he has run well in the past.
(5.35) ARDERA CROSS (11/4, Ladbrokes) is in a rich vein of form at present, and William Young’s charge can strike again while he remains in good heart.
The Shantou gelding has won his last three starts, scoring twice over fences at Cartmel either side of a Perth hurdles success, and he could have more still to offer back over the smaller obstacles where he is only 2lbs higher in the rankings than when posting his latest chase success.
He seemed well suited by this longer trip on his last hurdles outing where he readily beat Uptown Funk by 15 lengths, and he is dangerous to discount from adding another win to his tally here.
4.25 – Carry On
5.00 – Pena Dorada
5.35 – Ardera Cross
6.10 – Mullinavat
6.40 – Winding Roe
7.10 – Outcrop