Tuesday 28 February horse racing tips – Traveller on road to success at Lingfield
Brian Healy has Tuesday horse racing tips and best bets as he gives his race-by-race selections for 28 February racecards.
Tuesday’s fixture list is, like Monday, a low-key affair with jumps racing action coming from the cards at Catterick and Leicester; while Lingfield hosts a meeting on the all-weather.
Lingfield (flat, aw) – 2.00 – 4.30pm (6 races)
Leicester (jumps) – 2.10 – 4.40pm (6 races)
Catterick (jumps) – 2.20 – 4.50pm (6 races)
(2.30) TRAVELLER (10/11, Paddy Power) still looked raw around the edges when finishing third to Faience at Chelmsford earlier in the month; but he had been beaten only a half-length, and the fourth has come out since to boost the form.
Charles Hills’ Henrythenavigator colt’s runs to date haven’t been without promise, and another forward step here could well see him get off the mark at the fourth attempt under Ryan Moore.
(3.00) A competitive contest despite the small numbers, and one which could go the way of DUTCH UNCLE (9/4, Bet365) who will be least inconvenienced by a tactical race.
Ed Dunlop’s charge comes into this race on the back of a career-best win two weeks ago at Wolverhampton, and a 4lbs rise in the weights doesn’t look harsh on that evidence where he had Final just over one length behind.
That runner-up went one better next time, and the Dutch Art gelding is a tactically versatile performer so won’t be inconvenienced by a likely steady pace; he could be the answer to a tricky puzzle, where none of the quintet can be ruled out.
(4.00) MARSHALL AID (11/2, Bet365) has hit the crossbar the last twice, bagging the silver medal in runs here and at Wolverhampton earlier in the month.
Mark Usher’s charge wasn’t beaten far last time behind Vosnee Romanee, going down by just one length; but the Lawman gelding might have finished closer had he not encountered trouble-in-running when trying to deliver a challenge.
The assessor has left him alone for this latest outing, and he looks sure to be thereabouts again.
2.00 – Picansort
2.30 – Traveller
3.00 – Dutch Uncle
3.30 – Mise En Rose
4.00 – Marshall Aid
4.30 – Dukes Meadow
(3.40) DRUMVIREDY (11/4, SkyBet)has been running well this term, finishing runner-up back from a break at Lingfield in November and following up with back-to-back fourth-placed efforts at Towcester and Fontwell.
However, her latest outing at Bangor where she had the reopposing Hollow Blue Sky behind sets a useful standard; while she has more to do to confirm the form on these revised terms, she remains unexposed as a chaser and may well have better to come so no surprise if she were to follow up here.
(4.10) MISS OSCAROSE (5/2, Paddy Power) won two starts ago when scoring at Plumpton, although she was arguably lucky to do so having been left clear; however, she followed up with a solid third last time back at that venue when beaten into third behind Clonusker.
Paul Henderson’s Oscar mare may have found the ground too testing, and the winner has done the form no harm by running well next time; this looks a weak race, and dropped 1lb in the weights she may be able to get back on the scoresheet.
2.10 – Three Of A Kind
2.40 – Dueling Banjos
3.10 – Rebel Rebellion
3.40 – Drumviredy
4.10 – Miss Oscarose
4.40 – Supreme Danehill
(3.20) Only a head separated NOMOREBLACKJACK (5/2, Bet365) and Halcyon Days at the line here earlier in the month, with the latter coming out on top; however, on these revised terms and stepping back up in trip, Sue Smith’s charge can gain revenge.
The Robin Des Pres gelding was closing all the way to the line last time, giving Rebecca Menzies’ charge 1lb; but he meets that rival on 2lbs better terms here, while the extra distance could see that previous form reversed, so he is taken to post a first win under Rules since joining this yard from the point-to-point sphere.
(4.50) It will be disappointing if AENGUS (Evens, William Hill) can’t follow up his recent Wetherby success in a race where most of his rivals are struggling for form.
Jennie Candlish’s charge justified support in the betting to score readily seven days ago, and a 7lbs rise in the weights may not be enough to prevent a follow up if he arrives in similar form. Despite his penalty, he looks well-in at the weights here on the pick of his Irish form for Noel Meade, and he can add to his win tally if this doesn’t come too soon.
2.20 – Café Au Lait
2.50 – Chti Balko
3.20 – Nomoreblackjack
3.50 – Red Rising
4.20 – The Bay Oak
4.50 – Aengus