Tuesday 9 July horse racing tips – Bridgwater’s 5/2 chance can leave bookies feeling Cross at Uttoxeter
Brian Healy gives his race-by-race selections and best bets for all of Tuesday’s UK and Irish horse racing meetings.
Five more UK and Irish horse racing meetings will head to post on Tuesday, with the afternoon’s action on the flat coming from the cards at Wolverhampton on the all-weather, and Pontefract on turf where there is Listed action on the card with the Pipalong Stakes.
In the evening there is further flat racing on the card from Brighton, while Uttoxeter and Roscommon in Ireland are both racing over the sticks.
Wolverhampton (flat, aw) – 2.00 – 5.00pm (7 races)
Pontefract (flat) – 2.15 – 5.15pm (7 races)
Brighton (flat) – 5.40 – 8.40pm (7 races)
Uttoxeter (jumps) – 5.50 – 8.50pm (7 races)
Roscommon (jumps) – 6.00 – 9.00pm (7 races)
TUESDAY 9 JULY NAP SELECTION
(3.00) ANGEL EYES (4/1, Bet365) has rattled the crossbar on each of her last two outings, but the Piccolo filly could get off the mark now.
John Riches charge was denied by a short-head at Newcastle two starts ago, after which she found only Bahlwan too good at Musselburgh back on turf where she kept on well once headed having tried to make all.
She remains well-treated on the pick of her form returning to the all-weather, and this represents a slight drop in grade so she could well be capable of taking advantage of this mark to open her win account.
(4.30) Twice-raced INCREDULOUS (11/10, William Hill) could take some beating here, having gone close last time out at Thirsk when denied only by a half-length behind Loolwah.
Fifth on debut at Ripon earlier in June, the Intello filly stepped up on that run next time where she was just outgunned towards the finish. The pair had pulled clear however, and it is possible that the softer ground there may just have caught her out.
She tries an all-weather surface for the first time, but she remains capable of finding further improvement, and she can make it third time lucky here with the longer trip likely to suit.
2.00 – Kennocha
2.30 – Lucky Lodge
3.00 – Angel Eyes
3.30 – Grace Note
4.00 – Street Poet
4.30 – Incredulous
5.00 – Swansdown
(3.15) Clon Coulis could go one better than his fast-finishing Royal Hunt Cup second, but BILLESDON BROOK (11/4, William Hill) is taken to successfully give away weight all round, and the Champs Elysees filly can follow up her last-time win.
Richard Hannon’s charge won last season’s Qipco 1000 Guineas, after which she performed with some credit without adding to her tally in three further starts, including finishing fifth of nine runners behind Laurens in the Sun Chariot Stakes.
Having finished a solid third on her reappearance behind Worth Waiting in the Dahila Stakes, she went the wrong way in the Lockinge Stakes prior to beating Cross The Line at Chelmsford latest to get back on the scoreboard.
She overcame some trouble in running on that occasion, travelling well before being denied a clear run approaching the final furlong; but she won a shade readily and one of those rivals she beat in that race has since made the frame in a Group Three contest.
Despite having to give upwards of 3lbs to this field of rivals, she could prove too strong if able to reproduce that performance and she is taken to go in again in the feature race of the day.
(5.15) HARROVIAN (Evens, Coral) has posted a pair of promising efforts in defeat thus far this term, finishing runner-up on both occasions and beaten only by a half-length each time.
John Gosden’s charge found only Apparate too strong on debut at Newmarket, after which the Leroidesanimaux colt chased home his potentially smart stablemate First In Line at Lingfield last month. He was only run down late that day, and the third has won since to give the form a boost.
He remains open to improvement, and it wouldn’t come as a surprise to see him find a further jolt of progress; he can go one better as a result and he can open his win account at the third time of asking.
2.15 – Havana Dawn
2.45 – Three Card Trick
3.15 – Billesdon Brook
3.45 – Tommy Taylor
4.15 – Harrovian
4.45 – Jimmy Greenhough
5.15 – Kingdom Brunel
(6.10) WORLD TITLE (9/2, Paddy Power) stepped up on a promising debut third at Haydock last month to open his account at the second attempt, beating Northern Hope by a head.
Archie Watson’s Dandy Man colt knuckled down well to land that win, showing a willing attitude having been strongly pressed throughout the last furlong. A drop back to six furlongs ought not to prove an issue, and he remains open to further improvement for a yard enjoying a solid season with its’ juveniles.
This demands a shade more as he takes on a couple of potentially useful rivals, but he is chanced to continue his progression and it would be no surprise to see him going close here.
(7.40) On her first try at one mile here last month MISS RECYCLED (8/1, Bet365) landed odds of 100/1, and Michael Madgwick’s charge is chanced to prove that result to be no fluke by following up here.
The Royal Applause filly had shown only very moderate form in starts prior to that success, never finishing better than fifth, and he only had a short-head to spare at the line last time out from Joyful Dream where the fierce pace looked to have helped.
There is no guarantee that a similar scenario might unfold here, but his rise in the weights is offset by the booking of 5lbs claimer Cieran Fallon and he could be worth siding with to go close once again.
5.40 – Red Tycoon
6.10 – World Title
6.40 – Momentarily
7.10 – Francophilia
7.40 – Miss Recycled
8.10 – Princess Florence
8.40 – Urban Highway
(6.50) JOLY MAKER (4/1, Bet365) showed some fair form over hurdles for Enda Bolger in Ireland last term, and the Saddler Maker gelding has continued to run well since moving to Jonjo O’Neill where he has finished third on each of his two starts to date for his new handler.
The latest of those bronze medal finishes came at Market Rasen last month where he finished four lengths behind Diamond Rose, and now switching to chasing he could have more to offer.
He looks to possess the size and scope to develop into a useful chaser, and he could be worth chancing to make a winning transition to the larger obstacles where he could be well treated off this mark judging on his form over hurdles.
(7.50) MOANS CROSS (5/2, Totesport) has shown a fair level of ability in his three starts to date over hurdles, making the frame in his last two which includes finishing runner-up latest at Fontwell where he was beaten five lengths behind Slaine.
A fair sort on the flat, David Bridgwater’s Spring At Last gelding remains open to improvement in this sphere, and a further step up in distance could unlock further improvement.
This task is no easy one, but he has looked to be potentially progressive over hurdles and it wouldn’t come as a surprise to see him take another forward step here where he can open his win account.
5.50 – Ourmullion
6.20 – Pacify
6.50 – Joly Maker
7.20 – Vancouver
7.50 – Moans Cross
8.20 – Oscar Maguire
8.50 – Takingitallin
(7.30) MIAMI BEACH (6/1, Coral) found improvement for the application of a tongue-tie, and Joseph O’Brien’s charge can follow up his last-time success at Kilbeggan last month where he ran out a five lengths’ winner over Tomeric.
The Invincible Spirit gelding had cut little ice in a trio of previous starts, but he scored readily latest and he ought to have more to come assuming the headgear has the same positive effect.
He receives weight all round from this field of rivals, and the longer trip of this contest should suit so there is every chance that he can find another jolt of improvement to follow up here.
6.00 – Isle Of Destiny
6.30 – Little Haarth
7.00 – The Abbey
7.30 – Miami Beach
8.00 – Iamastartoo
8.30 – Watching Brief
9.00 – Getaway Some Day