Tuesday 30 June horse racing tips – Pipe’s 5/2 chance can strike Terror into Perth rivals
Brian Healy gives his race-by-race selections and best bets for Tuesday’s UK and Irish horse racing meetings.
Six meetings head to post on Tuesday across the UK and Ireland, with the opening day of Glorious Goodwood headed up by the Group One Goodwood Cup. There is also classy support in the shape of the Group Two duo of the Lennox Stakes and the Vintage Stakes.
Elswehere, Yarmouth and Beverley are both also racing on the flat in the afternoon.
In the evening, there is jumps racing from both Worcester and Perth, as well as from day two of Galway where there is a mixed flat and jumps racing card featuring the BMW Mile Handicap.
Yarmouth (flat) – 1.40 – 5.05pm (7 races)
Goodwood (flat) – 1.50 – 5.15pm (7 races)
Beverley (flat) – 2.05 – 5.30pm (7 races)
Galway (mixed) – 5.20 – 8.40pm (7 races)
Worcester (jumps) – 5.35 – 8.50pm (7 races)
Perth (jumps) – 5.45 – 9.00pm (7 races)
(2.15) COMMIT NO NUISANCE (5/2, Bet365) stepped up on a promising debut fourth at Windsor last month behind Knight Shield to find only Hard Nut too strong latest, and the Ivawood colt can find another jolt of improvement to get off the mark at the third attempt.
William Knight’s charge was denied by just over one length last time, keeping on well but proving no match for the winner.
However, this extra furlong ought to suit and can draw some improvement from the youngster who can go one better to open his account.
(4.00) MAJAALIS (11/8, Bet365) looks worth keeping onside having got off the mark at Doncaster latest with a defeat of Crantock Bay, scoring by a short-head.
William Haggas’ Invincible Spirit colt appeared suited by the drop to a sprint trip having looked like a non-stayer over the stiff mile at Newmarket the time before, and his win was all the more creditable as he missed the break before keeping on best of the field to land the win.
Now switching to a handicap, an opening mark of 83 looks lenient, and taking on a relatively exposed bunch of rivals here then he ought to make his presence felt.
1.40 – Etikaal
2.15 – Commit No Nuisance
2.50 – Mobham
3.25 – Knowing
4.00 – Majaalis
4.30 – Sharp Operator
5.05 – Han Solo Berger
(3.00) HEY GAMAN (4/1, Bet365) can get back on the scoresheet here with Frankie Dettori booked again to ride James Tate’s charge.
The mercurial Italian steered the New Approach gelding to victory over Larchmont Lad on his return in a Listed race at Leicester, and following a subsequent Group Three win at Longchamp under PJ McDonald, Dettori returned to the saddle where the pair were denied only by Romanised in the Group Two Minstrel Stakes.
A three-time winner as a juvenile, he was winless that term but largely acquitted himself well in defeat; but he seems to have taken a forward step this term with his form and he may have more improvement to offer.
There are question marks over several of his rivals in this contest, either coming off the back of poor runs or returning from a break, and he looks a a solid option to continue his good form here where he can get back on the scoresheet.
(4.10) LOST IN TIME (8/1, Paddy Power) shaped very well on his debut at Chelmsford earlier in the month, not given a hard time when finding only Subjectivist too strong by seven lengths although the winner did look a useful prospect.
Saeed bin Suroor’s Dubawi colt pulled four lengths clear of the third horse home, but he did race green throughout and can only improve for the outing where he should prove a different proposition now if building on that first experience.
The winner of that race bombed in a Listed race subsequently at Ascot on Saturday past, but he had had the benefit of previous experience over the Godolphin runner which ultimately may have been the deciding factor.
Sure to improve for that debut effort he can get off the mark at the second attempt in what looks a very decent contest.
1.50 – Fayez (EW)
2.25 – Pinatubo
3.00 – Hey Gaman
3.35 – Stradivarius
4.10 – Lost In Time
4.45 – Dark Shot
(2.40) LAFILIA (15/8, Paddy Power) has been running well of late without getting her head in front. However that could change here for the Teofilo filly who can get off the mark now.
Archie Watson’s charge has finished in the frame in each of her last four starts since being fitted with blinkers, and her latest run at Catterick earlier in the month saw her denied only by a neck behind Metronomic.
The handicapper has left her alone for this latest outing, and she could take advantage of that clemency to finally get her head in front with a repeat of that effort.
(3.50) GINGER JAM (6/5, Coral) is on a roll at present, winning four of her last five starts which includes her latest three, and the Major Cadeaux gelding can continue her winning spree.
Nigel Tinkler’s charge has won his last three outings over course and distance, latterly scoring by just over one length from Four Wheel Drive just eight days ago but appearing to do the job readily.
He has to shoulder a 5lbs penalty for that last win, but with the likelihood that he still has scope to do better still he can continue his winning run here despite being drawn wide.
2.05 – Lord Of The Alps
2.40 – Lafilia
3.15 – Harry Love
3.50 – Ginger Jam
4.20 – Seductive Moment
4.55 – Dreamseller
5.30 – Bollin Ted
(5.55) THE HOLY ONE (5/1, William Hill) was in the process of running well when falling at Limerick latest, and Jessica Harrington’s charge could gain some compensation here.
The Court Cave gelding was a dual winner over hurdles earlier in the year, scoring at Thurles and Fairyhouse, and having looked in need of the experience of the larger obstacles when finishing sixth behind Wicklow Brave at Ballinrobe in May, he held every chance when departing at the last when last seen out.
Assuming that mishap hasn’t dented his confidence, he could be worth chancing to get off the mark over the larger obstacles at the third attempt for a yard which continues in very good form.
(8.10) John Joseph Murphy won this race twelve months ago with St Gallen, and the trainer could enjoy back-to-back successes in the race this time with his SHARP FOCUS (13/2, Coral) who arrives here in good heart having won last time out at Killarney.
The Rock Of Gibraltar had finished runner-up on his previous start at Tipperary which was his handicap debut, and he had three-parts of a length to spare at the line from Havana Breeze latest where he got up late.
The handicapper has pushed him up 5lbs for that win, but he is likely to have more to come in this sphere, and he can follow up
5.20 – Fast Buck
5.55 – The Holy One
6.25 – Too Soon To Panic
7.05 – Mudlahhim
7.40 – Magnetic North
8.10 – Sharp Focus
8.40 – Highly Approved
(6.05) RAVEN’S TOWER (10/3, William Hill) could be worth chancing on the back of a much better effort last time over fences from a reduced mark at Perth, finding only one too good in Callthebarman.
Ben Pauling’s Raven’s Pass gelding was having just his second start back following five months off the track and wind surgery, and while the handicapper has hit him with a 5lbs rise in the weights he remains well-treated on his past form.
There is a slight concern however that he had become inconsistent in the past, and that trait could resurface; but he can go close if remaining in similar form to last time, and it would be no surprise to see him go close.
(7.50) TAKINGITALLIN (6/4, Bet365) looks hard to oppose from landing a hat-trick of wins having struck readily latest at Uttoxeter where Donald McCain’s Fame And Glory mare ran out a five lengths’ winner over Slaine.
That win came on the back of a Newton Abbot win, and the lightly-raced five-year old could have more still to offer.
She won readily from the front latest, and the handicapper may not yet have her measure despite hitting her with an 8lbs rise given she remains a progressive sort. With the potential for better still, she gets the vote to strike again.
5.35 – Auld Sod
6.05 – Raven’s Tower
6.40 – Dalkingstown
7.15 – Ballyellis
7.50 – Takingitallin
8.20 – Magical Thomas
8.50 – Evita Du Mesnil
(6.15) NIETZSCHE (10/11, Coral) could be worth chancing to get back on the scoresheet having beaten Caius Marcius at this venue on his chase debut, and Brian Ellisons’s charge ought to go well.
The Poet’s Voice gelding reached a decent level of ability over hurdles and on the flat, and he produced a solid round of jumping despite being hampered mid-race when making a winning introduction to fences.
He couldn’t confirm that form next time with the same rival at Hexham, not jumping with the same fluency. But that form has been franked, and while he has to give weight away here he could prove up to the task back at the scene of his first success in this discipline.
(7.25) EL TERREMOTO (2/1, Paddy Power) can go close if his stamina holds out over this longer trip, and David Pipe’s Spirit One gelding is chanced to see out the extra yardage.
A useful sort for Nigel Twiston-Davies over both hurdles and fences, posting wins in each discipline, he returned from a three months’ break and wind surgery to post a creditable fourth in the Summer Plate at Market Rasen earlier in the month although he was no match for the easy winner.
This is easier than that Listed contest he took in last time, and he is well-treated on his best form so every chance he can be competitive in this small-field contest assuming the longer trip doesn’t inconvenience.
5.45 – Purple King
6.15 – Nietzsche
6.50 – Heavey
7.25 – El Terremoto
8.00 – Putting Green
8.30 – Danboru
9.00 – Mrs Davies