Tuesday 2 July horse racing tips – King’s 11/8 chance can strike again with Stratford win
Brian Healy gives his race-by-race selections and best bets for Tuesday’s UK horse racing tips, including his NAP of the day.
A further four UK horse racing meetings head to post on Tuesday, and the afternoon action on the flat comes from the cards at Brighton and Hamilton, while Chepstow are also racing on the level in the evening.
There is also jumps racing action taking place in the evening from Stratford.
Brighton (flat) – 2.00 – 5.00pm (7 races)
Hamilton (flat) – 2.15 – 5.45pm (8 races)
Chepstow (flat) – 6.00 – 9.00pm (7 races)
Stratford (jumps) – 6.15 – 8.45pm (6 races)
TUESDAY 2 JULY NAP SELECTION
(2.30) PRECISION PRINCE (5/1, Bet365) isn’t the most reliable, but this race isn’t a particularly strong contest and he has been running well enough in recent starts to suggest that he could go close here.
Mark Loughnane’s charge last got on the scoresheet at Wolverhampton back in February when beating Greyzee by a neck; but he hasn’t been in the same form since, although he has had excuses in his last couple of outings.
The Dragon Pulse colt has been dropped 1lb in the weights which could leave him well-treated; with first-time cheekpieces now deployed there could be some improvement forthcoming, and he is worth chancing.
(4.00) CRYSTAL TRIBE (11/8, Coral) got off the mark at his first attempt handicapping, and there could be more to come from William Haggas’ charge.
The Dansili colt struck by a neck, lit up by the first-time blinkers he wore on that occasion, and he did well to overcome both a slow start and trouble in running to score a shade readily in the end from Temujin.
He’s only been raised 4lbs in the weights, and while he has to back up that performance back on turf, it wouldn’t come as a surprise to see him do so, and if the headgear works again then he can follow up here.
2.00 – Pearl Spectre
2.30 – Precision Prince
3.00 – Clarion
3.30 – Sussex Girl
4.00 – Crystal Tribe
4.30 – Sonnetina
5.00 – Big Lachie
(3.15) THE BIG HOUSE (5/1, Paddy Power) wasn’t seen to best effect last time out at Kempton where he had the worst of the draw to try to overcome, and he wasn’t suited by the way the race developed in any case.
However, the Coach House gelding had finished runner-up on each of his previous two starts since joining the Adrian Nicholls camp, and he could be worth chancing to get back to winning ways here returning to turf.
All things considered, his run last time was arguably better than his finishing position might suggest, and if forgiven that last run then he could go close judging on his previous form.
(4.45) MONDAIN (7/4, Ladbrokes) has only raced on the all-weather to date, but the Dubawi gelding has shown some fair form, and he got off the mark at Lingfield last month when beating Natsovia by three-parts of a length.
Mark Johnston’s charge had finished third on his two previous outings at Wolverhampton and Southwell, and he tries turf now for the first time where he could be fairly treated still from a mark of 72.
If handling the different surface then he could be worth chancing to follow up, and he still looked as if he was learning his trade last time give how he carried his head under pressure. He could be capable of finding further improvement as a result, and he is chanced to win again here.
2.15 – Dragon Command
2.45 – Donnago
3.15 – The Big House
3.45 – Last Empire
4.15 – Victory Command
4.45 – Mondain
5.15 – Firmdecisions
5.45 – Raquelle
(6.30) DRAMATIC SANDS (Evens, Totesport) created a good impression when finishing a debut runner-up at Yarmouth in May, but the Footstepsinthesand colt failed to back up that performance when failing to beat a rival home in the Chesham Stakes next time.
Archie Watson’s charge proved troublesome in the lead-up to that outing however, unshipping Ed Greatrex in the paddock and proving restless in the stalls. He broke out well, and although he was already back-pedalling when hampered, he is worth another chance.
This is a much easier assignment than that Listed contest, and he sets a decent standard on the form of his debut silver medal; a repeat of that run could prove good enough to see him back on the scoresheet here.
(8.30) SEA ART (5/1, Paddy Power) found only one too good at Salisbury latest, finishing three lengths’ runner-up behind Cambric, and the Born To Sea gelding can get back on the scoresheet here.
William Knights charge posted a career-best effort on that occasion, making most before being run down late, and a repeat of that effort back on a better surface could help him to get him to get home in front this time around.
Despite being a shade higher in the weights for this latest outing, there remains a suspicion that he remains feasibly weighted, and he can go close.
6.00 – Jungle Juice
6.30 – Dramatic Sands
7.00 – Aquadabra
7.30 – St Ives
8.00 – So Near So Farhh
8.30 – Sea Art
9.00 – Mi Laddo
(6.45) FIDUX (11/8, William Hill) could do with brushing up his jumping, but he made an impressive debut chase success nonetheless when scoring at Hexham last month, and Alan King’s charge can follow up here.
A smart hurdler, the Fine Grain gelding showed a good turn of foot to readily dispose of Notwhatiam despite not always being foot-perfect at his obstacles.
That experience though will have brought him on, and he can do better now. He has to improve on his jumping, but he remains capable of doing so and may well prove a tough nut to crack on this occasion.
(7.15) INK MASTER (3/1, Ladbrokes) thrived last summer, winning three times over hurdles and fences, and making the frame on several other occasions.
Donald McCain’s Whitmore’s Conn gelding has remained in decent heart since returning from a break and he resumed winning ways when beating Bramble Brook by just over one length at Newton Abbot latest.
He is 5lbs higher here, but he could well prove hard to catch around this venue, and he is chanced to follow up.
6.15 – Purple King
6.45 – Fidux
7.15 – Ink Master
7.45 – Dovils Date
8.15 – Starlight Court
8.45 – Vinnie’s Getaway