Tuesday 13 August horse racing tips – Ivory’s 5/2 chance can Stake Acclaim to a winning run at Nottingham
Brian Healy gives his race-by-race selections and best bets across each of Tuesday’s UK horse racing meetings.
Four more horse racing meetings go to post on Tuesday across the UK, with afternoon flat racing from the cards at Nottingham and Ffos Las; while in the evening there is further flat racing on turf at Carlisle, and also on the all-weather at Lingfield.
Nottingham (flat) – 2.00 – 5.00pm (7 races)
Ffos Las (flat) – 2.15 – 5.15pm (7 races)
Lingfield (flat, aw) – 4.55 – 8.00pm (7 races)
Carlisle (flat) – 5.10 – 8.15pm (7 races)
(3.30) STAKE ACCLAIM (5/2, Paddy Power) overcame a long absence to score on his return at Newbury in April, and Dean Ivory’s charge can get back to winning ways here.
The smart Acclamation gelding subsequently finished fourth on his next outing at Haydock when thrust into Listed company to contest the Achilles Stakes, and dropping back into an easier grade could see the seven-year old in a better light.
He handles softer ground well, so this surface will present no issue, and he can reverse the places with Tarboosh who finished just ahead of the selection in that Haydock event.
There is a possibility that he might just have been lacking some sharpness following his absence and subsequent run which came on the back of another break, and while another absence may not be ideal, he holds solid claims on these terms of getting back to winning ways.
(4.30) UGO GREGORY (2/1, Bet365) appeared to relish the return to sprinting when running out a ready winner over Gregorian Girl latest, and Tim Easterby’s charge can follow up seven days on.
The Gregorian gelding was winning over course and distance, scoring with some authority in the softer conditions and he’ll get similar here as he bids to follow up under a penalty which will make life tougher.
However, he is unexposed over this sprint trip and may have more to offer so he is chanced to go in again if this doesn’t come too soon and his penalty for that last success doesn’t prove too much of an anchor.
2.00 – Leapers Wood
2.30 – Cloud Drift
3.00 – Road To Paris
3.30 – Stake Acclaim
4.00 – Wrenthorpe
4.30 – Ugo Gregory
5.00 – Movie Star
(2.45) VENTURA BOUNTY (Evens, Paddy Power) posted a very solid debut runner-up effort at Nottingham last month, and with that run under his belt Richard Hannon’s charge can improve to get off the mark here at the second attempt.
The Dabirsim colt was beaten just over one length in that debut behind Visible Charm, undone by inexperience. However, he’ll have learned plenty for the outing, and the runner-up went close to a follow-up win on Saturday so the form could be decent.
A Group Two entry suggests he is well-regarded at home, and there ought to be more to come from him so it wouldn’t be a huge surprise to see him step up on that first outing here to get off the mark at the second attempt.
(4.15) CAPE CAVALLI (11/10, Ladbrokes) has yet to open his account in his four outings to date, but the Cape Cross gelding can get off the mark here having made the frame in each of those runs.
Simon Crisford’s charge was last seen finishing third of eight runners behind Make My Day at Goodwood back in June, beaten two lengths although possibly just finding the longer trip stretching him.
The runner-up and fifth horse home in that race have both won since, and a return to this shorter trip with the application of cheekpieces a potential source of improvement now could well be a catalyst for better, and he can open his account now.
2.15 – Sincerity
2.45 – Ventura Bounty
3.15 – Royal Council
3.45 – Chinese Alphabet
4.15 – Cape Cavalli
4.45 – Kashagan
5.15 – Flying Dragon
(6.00) OLAUDAH (11/4, Ladbrokes) has won two of his five outings since returning from a six-month break, scoring at Wolverhampton in April and then getting back on the mark following some lesser efforts when successful back at that venue last time out.
Henry Candy’s charge ran out a neck winner over Kennocha, and while the Equiano gelding is 2lbs higher here as he switches from tapeta to polytrack and drops to the minimum trip, he ought to remain competitive and no surprise to see him going close.
The switch in surface should prove no issue having gone close at Chelmsford on his last outing on polytrack, while he has shown enough speed to suggest he can cope with the sharper trip, and he can follow up his last success.
(7.00) DELICATE KISS (4/1, Bet365) can get back to winning ways returned to this surface having posted his latest success over course and distance back in February, and John Bridger’s charge went close latest when beaten just over one length behind Bring Us Paradise at Sandown last month.
The Delegator mare had struggeld over one mile previous on turf in earlier starts, although she might have needed her reappearance at Windsor, while she wasn’t seen to best effect next time out.
Seven furlongs last time might have been too sharp, but she finished well and should appreciate the return to one mile back at this venue where she usually runs well having won here twice and made the frame on four other occasions from nine starts at the track.
Racing off the same mark as last time, she can post a big effort back at this venue, and it would be no surprise to see her in the mix for the top prize.
4.55 – Steel Helmet
5.30 – Cool Sphere
6.00 – Olaudah
6.30 – Born To Reason
7.00 – Delicate Kiss
7.30 – Vincenzo Coccotti
8.00 – Fancy Flyer
(6.15) ROMAN STONE (5/2, William Hill) finished a never-nearer second here on debut last month, but that experience won’t have been lost on Keith Dalgleish’s charge who can improve for the outing to go one better.
The Noble Mission gelding was beaten a neck behind Yellow Tiger, finishing well; and while the form has taken a couple of knocks since, he is capable of better with the benefit of that run under his belt.
The drop back in trip ought not to be a concern, and while he has to prove as effective on this much slower ground he ought to go well nonetheless.
(6.45) Mark Johnston saddles two in the race, and the contest could be settled between the pair; however slight preference is for FRANKEL’S STORM (3/1, Bet365) who lost no caste in defeat when bettering his debut run at Newmarket with a near-miss at Thirsk next time.
That debut came behind the useful Light Blush, after which he was denied by less than one length behind Diamond Sparkles last time, and he could have better still to come with this longer trip likely to suit.
The softer ground is an unknown, but the services of a good 5lbs claimer will surely help and if conditions don’t inconvenience too much then it isn’t hard to see him going close here for all he probably does need to find some improvement against his stablemate Tulip Fields.
5.10 – Mecca’s Hot Steps
5.45 – Fox Hill
6.15 – Roman Stone
6.45 – Frankel’s Storm
7.15 – Move In Faster
7.45 – Black Friday
8.15 – Edgar Allan Poe