Neil Morrice brings you all of his best bets and tips for Tuesday’s racing coming your way from Bath, Pontefract, Exeter and Chelmsford.
Race 1 No17 DECEPTION VALLEY (Each Way)
Trainer: Mick Channon – Jockey: Nicola Currie
Although beaten in two all-weather handicaps, DECEPTION VALLEY remains a horse to take seriously getting weight from all 16 of his foes in what looks a race strong in numbers only. The Slade Power gelding has endured training issues, but appears to have left them behind and can prove it with a career first win.
Race 2 No8 WONDERFUL WORLD (Nap)
Trainer: Mick Channon – Jockey: Charles Bishop
Stablemate WONDERFUL WORLD ran into one when held by Chipotle in the Brocklesby in which he had Muskteer Three two places behind. The Bungle Inthejungle colt has benefitted from the experience, and can use that card to outpoint his reopposing rival and a bunch of newcomers.
Race 3 No5 KALEIDOSCOPIC
Trainer: Mick Channon – Jockey: Silvestre De Sousa
Waldkonig could well be all the rage on handicap debut, but I think he might struggle to successfully concede a stone to the progressive KALEIDOSCOPIC. The daughter of Le Havre landed two of her final three starts last season at Sandown and Doncaster, and when beaten in a Class 2 didn’t get the best of rides. Her homework stamps her as one to follow, and she’s ready for this under a rider that knows her, and rides this track especially well.
Race 5 No3 KING FRANKEL
Trainer: Mark Johnston – Jockey: Ben Curtis
KING FRANKEL was given a lot to live up to when named, and hasn’t managed to put his head in front in three career starts. That said, he ran well in defeat in back-to-back visits to Goodwood, and is going to enjoy the step up to a mile and a half.
Race 6 No7 SPYCATCHER (Nap)
Trainer: Karl Burke – Jockey: Clifford Lee
On his second placing in the Acomb Stakes at York, SPYCATCHER looks a shoe-in for this novice stakes. The Vadamos colt might not have lived up to that effort in two subsequent outings, but it’s hard to see anything threatening him in what looks a perfect choice of comeback race.
Race 1 No1 STORM HOME (Nap)
Trainer: Colin Tizzard – Jockey: Harry Kimber
With a good conditional taking 7lb off his back, STORM HOME can deservedly get his head in front following a couple of narrow defeats at Taunton. He’s been waiting for this better ground, and is fresh and well for a first outing since the end of February.
Race 6 No1 FALBERTO
Trainer: Jake Coulson – Jockey: Fergus Gregory
Selling hurdles are meat and drink to FALBERTO, who after scoring on debut for this trainer at Stratford can make this a third win from his last four outings. He’s unlikely to be taken on for the lead, and with his slick jumping should prove hard to peg back.
Race 7 No6 EAGLESGLEN (Nap)
Trainer: Tom Clover – Jockey: Jack Mitchell
In receipt of weight and likely to be all the better for a very good first run after a wind operation, EAGLESGLEN can return to winning ways. He’s also reacted well to the fitting of a visor and having his tongue tied down, and can prove a match for the in-form Morlaix.
Place Accumulator Perm (Races 2-8)
2, 5 x 2, 4 x 1 x 1 x 1, 4 x 6, 2 x 4, 8, 5