Tuesday 6 August horse racing tips – Fahey’s 6/4 chance can strike again at Ripon
Brian Healy gives his race-by-race selections and best bets for all of Tuesday’s UK and Irish horse racing meetings.
Tuesday takes in five UK and Irish horse racing meetings, and there is flat raciing from both Catterick and Newbury.
Meanwhile, the evening racing action sees further flat racing from Ripon and Nottingham; while over the sticks there is a fixture in Ireland at Roscommon.
Catterick (flat) – 2.00 – 5.45pm (8 races)
Newbury (flat) – 2.15 – 6.05pm (8 races)
Nottingham (flat) – 5.25 – 8.30pm (7 races)
Roscommon (jumps) – 5.40 – 8.40pm (7 races)
Ripon (flat) – 5.50 – 8.20pm (6 races)
TUESDAY 6 AUGUST NAP SELECTION CATTERICK
(3.05) MILLIE THE MINX (9/2, Bet365) has yet to trouble the judge in this sphere, but Dianne Sayers’ charge could be worth chancing to get off the mark on the level having run well over hurdles last time.
The Medicean mare was a dual-Sedgefield winner late last year, and he latterly found only one too good at Cartmel last month when beaten six lengths behind Green Or Black. He had finished fourth on a previous start at Hamilton, but he could do better now he steps up in trip ahead of his return to the flat, and a mark of just 47 looks winnable.
He is still relatively unexposed on the flat, and trying a new distance he could find some improvement so is chanced to open his account in this sphere.
(3.35) Recent winning form is thin on the ground amongst this field, so KODICAT (2/1, William Hill) gets the vote to come out on top and return to winning ways back at the scene of her sole career win.
The Kodiac mare scored here back in April 2017, scoring off 65, and while she has been rather patchy since she has hinted the last twice that she could be about to win again.
Kevin Ryan’s charge was beaten only a short-head behind Kinch here in July, after which he went down only by a length behind Tai Sing Yeh back at the Scottish track latest. That form is fair in the context of this race, and a mark of 58 remains very workable.
It wouldn’t come as a surprise then to see her going close to a resumption of winning ways here in a poor race.
2.00 – Mischief Star
2.30 – Rockley Point
3.05 – Millie The Minx
3.35 – Kodicat
4.10 – Lets Go Flow
4.40 – Rochester House
5.10 – The Stalking Moon
5.45 – Alotabottle
(2.45) AFTER JOHN (4/1, Ladbrokes) was disappointing on his handicap bow at Newmarket back in June in a stronger race than this. But Mick Channon’s charge had looked progressive prior to that run and is given another chance.
The Dutch Art gelding bettered his finishing position each time in a trio of novice outings, getting off the mark at the third attempt at Pontefract where he had a subsequent winner behind.
He could only manage to finish eighth of twelve runners at Newmarket,but that was a stronger contest and the form looks strong with the fourth and fifth horses home both winning since; while the race-winner went on to post an excellent fourth in the Britannia Stakes at Royal Ascot.
Eased back in class and racing from his correct mark, he can bounce back here to resume winning ways.
(4.25) WAFY (4/1, Paddy Power) could be worth chancing having hinted at a revival last time out at Ascot where he found only Duckett’s Grove too strong.
Charlie Hills’ Dubawi gelding was a Sandown winner back in September 2017, after which he tried out without much success in Group company either side of a break.
Having subsequently placed twice, he returned from another break at this venue in April where he beat only one home; but he stepped up considerably for that outing next time, and if continuing to build on that then he could go one better here.
A return to one mile could help, and while this handicap mark looks stiff on balance, there’s a chance that he can improve again so he appears to hold solid claims of posting a big run.
2.15 – Wejdan
2.45 – After John
3.20 – Sesame Biran
3.50 – Perfect Outing
4.25 – Wafy
4.55 – Danny Ocean
5.30 – Tavus
6.05 – Tammooz
(6.00) KING’S VIEW (6/1, Paddy Power) has progressed with each start in novice and maiden company, and Richard Hannon’s charge can find another chunk of improvement to get off the mark now.
The Dark Angel colt latterly finished fourth behind Fleeting Prince at Windsor last month, beaten around six lengths; but he makes his debut now in a handicap where a mark of 69 could prove workable especially with this longer trip expected to bring about some progress.
With the Hannon team in decent heart at present, he could well be the one to side with, with the prospect of more to come and it would be no surprise to see him going close here.
(6.30) DESERT LION (3/1, Bet365) got off the mark at the third attempt in novice company, beating Colonel Slade by three-parts of a length, and David Simcock’s charge can follow up that success switching to a handicap now.
The Lope De Vega gelding won easier than the official winning margin might success, given he still looked a little raw around the edges under pressure; but he could have more improvement in him, and an opening mark of 76 doesn’t appear harsh judging on his performances to date.
With the potential for better to come, he remains unexposed and despite signs of temperament in that latest success he could prove a tough nut to crack if able to better focus his energies which might come with more experience.
5.25 – Fanzone
6.00 – King’s View
6.30 – Desert Lion
7.00 – Last Look
7.30 – Tattenhams
8.00 – Lady Scatterly
8.30 – Gregorian Girl
(6.10) IFICUDIWUD (9/4, Bet365) could prove the one to be on here, and the Trans Island gelding can gain some reward for recent consistent efforts in defeat.
One of three Gigginstown runners in the race, Noel Meade’s charge was denied a half-length two starts ago at Down Royal behind Convara, after which he finished a solid third of 14 runners behind Broder at Ballinrobe when last seen out making his handicap debut.
Now tried in first-time blinkers, he goes back up in distance for this latest outing, and likely to appreciate the stiffer yardage then he could get off the mark now.
(7.10) ISLE OF DESTINY (11/4, William Hill) scored her only win to date over hurdles at Hexham back in October, but having since made the frame in both chase starts this term it could be worth siding with Gordon Elliott’s charge to open her account over the larger obstacles.
The Gold Well mare was beaten around four lengths last time out at Roscommon, eventually finishing third behind Eoline Jolie, with reopposing stablemate Darling Miss filling the runner-up spot.
Strictly on that form she does have a little bit to find with her stablemate, but it wouldn’t come as a surprise to see her find another jolt of improvement to go close here.
5.40 – Pepperoni Pete
6.10 – Ificudiwud
6.40 – Mr Smith
7.10 – Isle Of Destiny
7.40 – Cliff House
8.10 – Unchango
8.40 – Doyen Breed
(6.20) CLOUDEA (6/4, Bet365) shaped well on her debut at Pontefract in June, running fourth behind Soffika, and Richard Fahey’s charge duly showed improvement from that first outing to get off the mark here last month.
The Clodovil filly had Enjoy The Moment almost five lengths’ in arrears on that occasion, making all under the stands’ side rail and scoring cosily, and there could be better still to come as she gains further experience.
She is drawn away from the rail this time, but given the impressive nature of that success last time out, she could be up to the task of defying the winners’ penalty she has to carry here and it would be no surprise to see her strike again.
(8.20) GOLD ARCH (9/4, William Hill) is 2-4 this term, scoring both wins on the Wolverhampton tapeta surface; but David Lanigan’s charge is effective on turf, and he found only one too good on his last turf start here in June behind Stone Cougar.
The Archipenko gelding sported first-time blinkers that day, and he had the headgear on again when beating Gold Fleece by a head latest where he overcame a slow start before battling gamely to the line.
Only 2lbs higher here, he looks set for another big run back on this surface and it he can follow up that last success with another win.
5.50 – French Flyer
6.20 – Cloudea
6.50 – Secret Identity
7.20 – Sandret
7.50 – Abate
8.20 – Gold Arch