Neil Morrice brings us his best bets and tips for Tuesday’s racing at Goodwood, Catterick Bridge, Leicester, and Windsor.
Race 1 No6 CHAIRMAN POWER
Trainer: Sir Michael Stoute – Jockey: Silvestre De Sousa
CHAIRMAN POWER has had a few chances but comes back from more than three months off following wind surgery. He’s been going well at home, an indication that the operation has worked.
Race 2 No1 PIFFLE (Nap)
Trainer: Ed Walker – Jockey: Oisin Murphy
As one of only two winners in this fillies’ novice stakes, PIFFLE is burdened with a penalty, but there was much to like about the battling qualities she displayed to get home in a photo at Windsor back in July. Her experience should stand her in good stead against several unraced rivals of whom Caryatid takes the eye on pedigree.
Race 8 No2 STEEL AN ICON (Nap)
Trainer: Mick Channon – Jockey: Miss Serena Brotherton
STEEL AN ICON can be a wager worth waiting for at the end of this tricky betting card. The Sixties Icon filly put in an underwhelming performance when out of the money at Thirsk, but with a top amateur now in the irons can dominate her foes from the front. As she’s shown on several occasions, if getting on a loose lead she can be very hard to claw back.
Race 1 No2 LARK LANE (Each Way)
Trainer: Mick Channon – Jockey: George Bass
LARK LANE hasn’t set the world alight since contested handicaps, and could never get in a blow at Brighton last time. However, he’s likely to do better dropped into a seller and back to seven furlongs, and should not be underestimated.
Race 7 No7 TOYBOX (Each Way)
Trainer: Jonny Portman – Jockey: Tyler Saunders
TOYBOX has improved from race to race in three outings this year. The Paco Boy mare has more going for her than most, and with an apprentice that knows her in the plate looks a cast-iron each-way proposition.
Race 1 No3 SIYATA
Trainer: Roger Charlton – Jockey: David Probert
SIYATA was backed as if defeat was out of the question on second handicap start at Newbury, but flattened out in the closing stages to finish fourth to Spanish Star. Now back operating at a sprint distance, she can make short work of her rivals en route to a bountiful autumn campaign.
Race 2 No9 LOCKE (Nap)
Trainer: Brian Meehan – Jockey: Martin Dwyer
Muhaarar colt LOCKE returned from a break to put in a career-best when chasing home Heredia at Windsor. It’s interesting that his connections have elected to keep him in novice company, and he gets the vote over Olympic Eagle and Bell Shot, both of whom have shown promise.
Race 4 No5 TARTAN CHIEF
Trainer: Paul Cole – Jockey: Cieren Fallon
TARTAN CHIEF is closely matched with Night Arc based on their Salisbury clash last month in which the former prevailed by a neck. Tartan Chief is getting better by the race, and with the confidence boost that initial success provided, can follow up on these revised terms.
Place Accumulater Perm (Races 1-7)
3, 6 x 9 x 2 x 5, 3, 6 x 3 x 5, 6 x 10, 3, 4