Tuesday 27 August horse racing tips – 3/1 Peace can Prevail for Jim Boyle at Epsom

Epsom is one of five UK and Irish horse racing meetings going to post on Tuesday.

Epsom is one of five UK and Irish horse racing meetings going to post on Tuesday.

Five UK and Irish horse racing meetings will go to post on Tuesday, with afternoon action on the flat from the meetings at Ripon and Epsom; while in the evening there is further action on the flat from both Bath and Musselburgh.

Completing Tuesday’s fixture list is a jumps card in Ireland at Ballinrobe.

Ripon (flat) – 1.55 – 5.05pm (7 races)
Epsom (flat) – 2.10 – 5.25pm (7 races)
Bath (flat) – 4.45 – 7.50pm (7 races)
Musselburgh (flat) – 5.00 – 8.00pm (7 races)
Ballinrobe (jumps) – 5.10 – 8.10pm (7 races)

RIPON

(2.30) RIDE THE MONKEY (11/10, Paddy Power) was a debut winner at Redcar last September, and while the Bungle Inthejungle gelding has gone the wrong way since that success he has been contesting in stronger races than this.

Last of eight runners when equipped with first-time cheekpieces at Haydock last month, he may have been amiss on that occasion and he’s been given some time to recover. He returns here in a much lower grade where he steps into a seller, and if he can show the level of form he did on his earlier fourth place finish in a Class 4 contest at Redcar then he’ll prove a tough nut to crack.

He could be worth siding with to get back on the scoresheet here in a race which won’t take a great deal of winning, and with the headgear dispensed with this time around he can bounce back with a better effort.

(4.35) SALAM ZAYED (6/1, Coral) has seen his progress halted in his last couple of outings, but Richard Fahey’s charge could benefit from this slightly easier grade to get back to winning ways.

The Exceed and Excel gelding struck twice in July when successful at Chester and Nottngham, and he was subsequently far from disgraced when racing out of the weights at Chester later in the month where he was beaten just one length behind Be More.

The run possibly came too soon when only sixth latest at Redcar at the end of the month which was his fifth of the month and came only four days on from his Chester outing. He’s since had a few weeks to recover and so it wouldn’t be the biggest of surprises to see him coming back to form dropping in grade here.

1.55 – Ultra Violet
2.30 – Ride The Monkey
3.00 – World Title
3.35 – Garden Oasis
4.05 – Big Les
4.35 – Salam Zayed

 Richard Fahey

Top trainer Richard Fahey can get amongst the winners at Ripon on Tuesday.

EPSOM

(2.45) RED FOR ALL (9/1, Coral) wasn’t knocked about on his debut at Lingfield earlier in the month, running green early before finishing with running left once the penny dropped, and the Muhaarar colt can improve for the experience to do better.

Ed Dunlop’s charge finished fourth in that debut, no match for the winner and beaten around eight lengths; but that outing will have taught him plenty, and this slightly longer trip could yield further improvement.

This looks a decent contest for the grade where he locks horns with other potential improvers; but he ought to progress for his first run and it wouldn’t be a surprise to see him capable of better here.

(3.50) PEACE PREVAILS (3/1, Bet365) has won two of her last three starts – both over course and distance – and the Declaration Of War filly could strike again here.

A third place finish, again over course and distance was sandwiched between those successes where Jim Boyle’s charge was beaten only one length behind Ashazuri. Previously a three lengths’ winner over Queen’s Soldier, she quickly got back on the winning trail when successful over Allegiant latest, scoring by almost two lengths.

She did well to overcome a slow start that day, and the runner-up has won since to give the form some substance. A 4lbs rise for that win looks workable, and she remains capable of better still so every chance she can find some further improvement to follow up here.

2.10 – Timon
2.45 – Red For All
3.15 – Thegreatestshowman
3.50 – Peace Prevails
4.20 – Maksab
4.55 – Isle Of Wolves
5.25 – Geneva Spur

BATH

(5.20) ARYYAAF (2/1, William Hill) has shaped with some promise in all three starts in maiden and novice company where her form figures read 442; but Simon Crisford’s charge can get off the mark now she makes her handicap debut.

The Kodiac filly was latterly beaten just over one length behind Modern British Art at Bath earlier in the month, finishing clear of the third, and an opening mark of 69 ahead of this first outing in handicap company could prove workable.

Open to further improvement, the form of her earlier Beverley fourth has been franked, and every chance she can get off the mark here.

(6.20) LADY DAUPHIN (2/1, Ladbrokes) looked in need of the experience when making her sole juvenile start at Yarmouth back in October, but Charlie Fellowes’ charge subsequently showed the benefit of the run when returning from an absence to open her account at Redcar earlier in the month.

The Bungle Inthejungle filly ran out a half-length victor over Ravenscar on what was her first outing for almost ten months, and she ought to come on a bundle for that reappearance to prove a lot sharper here.

The step up to one mile shouldn’t pose an issue given she looked strong at the end of seven furlongs in that successful outing, and with the potential for further improvement to come she can follow up here.

4.45 – Cotton Club
5.20 – Aryaaf
5.50 – Lucky Number
6.20 – Lady Dauphin
6.50 – Buzz Lightyere
7.20 – Whisper Aloud
7.50 – Haveoneyerself

Bath

Bath are racing on Tuesday.

MUSSELBURGH

(5.30) PERCY GREEN (7/2, William Hill) had looked a progressive sort prior to finding a steadily-run race against him last time out, but with the prospect of a stronger pace this time around the Sir Percy gelding can get off the mark.

Karl Burke’s charge posted his best effort to date when finding only one too good at Catterick on his penultimate start last month, returning from a short break to go down by just over one length behind Bankawi, and he wasn’t seen to best effect latest where the longer trip might just have stretched him.

Back at seven furlongs for this outing, he can do better from the same mark and still has the scope to improve so every chance that he could get off the mark now.

(6.00) BE BOLD (9/2, William Hill) has been in decent heart this campaign, getting off the mark for the season when successful here back in July, and the Assertive gelding has hit the crossbar in each of his last three outings.

The ground was heavy when he found only Retirement Beckons too strong by a neck earlier in the month at Ayr, but this better ground will be more up his street and a subsequent 1lb rise in the weights is negligible and in any case offset by his rider’s claim.

A drop to seven furlongs shouldn’t pose an issue, and he won over this trip at Thirsk last year from 1lb higher in the weights so if able to replicate that level of form then he ought to go close here.

5.00 – Rosardo Senorita
5.30 – Percy Green
6.00 – Be Bold
6.30 – Straight Ash
7.00 – Jeffrey Harris
7.30 – Jack Randall
8.00 – Four Kingdoms

BALLINROBE

(6.10) A first-time tongue-tie seemed to work well for long-standing maiden DERBY DE THAIX (9/2, Ladbrokes) last time out at this track with the Coastal Path gelding finishing just over five lengths third behind Alfred Wegener.

The six-year old’s losing streak stands at twenty runs without success, but he has posted some creditable efforts in defeat and it is possible that he could find another jolt of improvement with the headgear retained for this latest outing where he competes from the same mark.

This looks a winnable race, and while he’s not one to place total faith in he could be worth sticking with to get off the mark if he can build on that latest effort.

5.10 – Waitnsee
5.40 – Walking In Memphis
6.10 – Derby De Thaix
6.40 – Herbiegoesbananas
7.10 – Ordinary World
7.40 – Aherlow
8.10 – Jelona