Tuesday 23 July horse racing tips – Ryan’s 7/2 chance can enhance fine Musselburgh record with third course win
Brian Healy gives his race-by-race selections and best bets for all of Tuesday’s UK and Irish horse racing fixtures.
The week continues on Tuesday with another five UK and Irish horse racing meetings, with the afternoon action on the flat coming from the meetings at Musselburgh on turf, and also Wolverhampton on the all-weather.
Meanwhile, the evening action takes in further all-weather action on the level from Chelmsford; while over the sticks there is racing from Southwell, and also Ballinrobe in Ireland.
Musselburgh (flat) – 2.00 – 5.00pm (7 races)
Wolverhampton (flat, aw) – 2.15 – 5.15pm (7 races)
Chelmsford (flat, aw) – 5.20 – 8.50pm 8 races)
Southwell (jumps) – 5.40 – 8.40pm (7 races)
Ballinrobe (jumps) – 6.00 – 9.00pm (7 races)
TUESDAY 23 JULY NAP SELECTION
(2.30) BYE BYE EURO (7/2, Paddy Power) shaped well despite inexperience when finishing fifth on debut at Carlisle earlier in the month, and if building on that performance then the Dragon Pulse filly can get off the mark at the second attempt.
Keith Dalgleish’s yard have been quiet in recent weeks following a good spell in June, but the Dragon Pulse filly could deliver a shot in the arm to the yard if progressing on the back of that debut outing.
Slowly away and running green throughout, she had plenty of use made of her and the run will have taught her plenty. She can improve and it would be no surprise to see her firmly in the mix.
(3.30) BILL NEIGH (7/2, Coral) is 2-2 over course and distance, and John Ryan’s charge can get back to winning ways having struck his last win here when denying Ventura Flame by a nose earlier in the month.
The Mustjeeb colt has suffered his two defeats at Listed level, finishing down the field in the Windsor Castle Stakes before struggling to get involved at Sandown latest in the Dragon Stakes where he finished seventh behind Liberty Beach; although that run might have come too soon just two days on from his last win here.
Now handicapping, an opening mark of 85 looks workable, and back at the scene of his two career wins then he ought to go close.
2.00 – Juniors Fantasy
2.30 – Bye Bye Euro
3.00 – Gabrial The Tiger
3.30 – Bill Neigh
4.00 – Classic Pursuit
4.30 – Percy Prosecco
5.00 – Alisia R
(3.15) ASTROSPEED (13/2, William Hill) has shown her best form on the all-weather, scoring back-to-back wins at Kempton during the winter following his move from Ireland to join James Fanshawe.
The Choisir gelding struggled subsequently when disappointing on turf at Leicester in April, but he was possibly amiss given the margin of his defeat as he trailed in last of eight runners and a subsequent break suggests all was not well with the four-year old.
He’s been given plenty of time, and he makes his return to action here on tapeta, which he has yet to race on having only experienced polytrack thus far.
However, he could be worth chancing to bounce back returned to an artificial surface, and he ran well following a similar absence last term so it would be no surprise to see a bold show.
(3.45) KODILINE (5/2, Coral) has been in the doldrums since his last win at Lingfield back in January; but David Evans’ Kodiac gelding took a step back in the right direction when finding only one too strong in Ollivander at Beverley earlier in the month, and a repeat of that effort might be good enough here to see him go one better.
Slipping down the weights, he was beaten only one length having run on well from the back, and as a previous course winner he could take advantage of this lowly mark having won from higher ratings in the past.
Given his earlier patchy form, he’s not certain to be in the same mood here; but if he can produce a similar effort then it wouldn’t be a surprise to see him going close.
2.15 – Prissy Missy
2.45 – X Force
3.15 – Astrospeed
3.45 – Kodiline
4.15 – Engrossed
4.45 – Toro Dorado
5.15 – Majeste
(5.50) CENTURION SONG (9/2, William Hill) stepped up on a promising debut fourth to go one place better next time out at Newbury, and if progressing again for the additional experience then Brian Meehan’s charge could get off the mark at the third attempt.
The Camacho colt was beaten just under three lengths at Newbury latest behind Hard Nut, keeping on but unable to match the winner. He might need a stiffer test in time, but he has shown enough over six furlongs to suggest he can remain competitive and further improvement ought to see him go close.
(6.50) MONAADHIL (5/1, William Hill) was a dual-winner as a juvenile, and while winless in three runs last season, Marcus Tregoning’s charge showed a decent level of ability to make the frame on all three starts.
The Dark Angel gelding hasn’t been at his best in two starts this season, only finishing fourth here in June on his reappearance following ten months off; and he crossed the line in the same position at Newmarket on his next outing behind Ouzo, beaten around eight lengths although he wasn’t seen to best effect and is forgiven that effort.
The yard hasn’t had many runners in decent days, but it is operating at a 50% strike-rate and first-time cheekpieces now applied could help to yield some improvement; while a 2lbs ease in the handicap could leave him weighted to go close now.
5.20 – Tarseekh
5.50 – Centurion Song
6.20 – Intuitive
6.50 – Monaadhil
7.20 – Fiery Mission
7.50 – Ghaziyan
8.20 – Chatham House
8.50 – Croeso Cymraeg
(6.40) RED INCA (3/1, Bet365) arrives here in decent heart from the point-to-point sphere, and the Pivotal gelding can build on his recent runner-up effort at Worcester earlier in the month where he finished around nine lengths behind Equus Millar.
The veteran split a pair of higher-rated rivals on that occasion, and back in a handicap for his second outing for this yard he could be worth chancing to go one better in a race where he appears to be well-treated at the weights against some exposed rivals.
(8.10) Despite some lesser efforts over hurdles previously, THIBAULT (11/4, William Hill) appeared suited by the stiffer test when getting off the mark over hurdles at Huntingdon latest, and Oliver Sherwood’s charge can build on that performance to follow up.
The Kayf Tara gelding had struggled in maiden and novice company previously, but he ran out a four lengths’ winner on his handicap debut over The Groovy Hoovy and there ought to be more to come from him despite having been hit with an 8lbs rise in the weights.
5.40 – Phoenix Rock
6.10 – Kings Ryde
6.40 – Red Inca
7.10 – Skeaping
7.40 – Carrie Des Champs
8.10 – Thibault
8.40 – Theatre Act
(7.00) IFICUDIWUD (9/2, Paddy Power) has been in decent form over the summer following a short break, and the Trans Island gelding can get off the mark here.
Noel Meade’s charge has made the frame in three of four starts over hurdles, contesting over varied trips and he latterly was denied only a half-length over two miles at Down Royal last month behind Convara where he was only caught late.
He makes is handicap debut now from a mark that appears workable, and with a 7lbs claimer up to help ease the initial burden he ought to go well given he still remains relatively unexposed as a hurdler.
(7.30) There is nothing on official ratings between Soldier At War and CASTLE NORTH (6/4, Ladbrokes), but slight preference is for Willie Mullins’ charge who boasts course winning form, and the Stowaway gelding can follow up his his win here last time with the longer trip likely to be in his favour.
He had shown a fair amount of ability in bumpers previously, and he showed race by race progress over hurdles before getting off the mark here last time with a narrow defeat of Pakens Rock, where he scored by a half-length.
That race has since thrown up a couple of winners, and while strictly on the form book he probably has a little to find with Gordon Elliott’s rival, he gets the vote to come out on top here.
6.00 – Nibiru
6.30 – Onlyhuman
7.00 – Ificudiwud
7.30 – Castle North
8.00 – Trans Wood
8.30 – Pump Road
9.00 – Above The City