Neil Morrice brings you all of his best bets and tips for Tuesday’s racing coming your way from Exeter, Newcastle, and Southwell.
Race 2 No 11 BARDD (Each Way)
Trainer: Mrs D O’Neill – Jockey: Page Fuller
The talented BARDD should not be looking for a first win over fences as he threw away certain victory by idling after being out on his own for a longtime at Warwick. He jumped superbly to have most of his rivals stone cold turning for home, only to be caught in the final 50 yards. However, if in similar mood he could have a big say in this.
Race 3 No 7 KILLER KANE (Nap)
Trainer: Colin Tizzard – Jockey: Harry Cobden
When returning from a break here last month KILLER KANE was afforded kid glove handling and ran much better than his eventual finishing position indicates. He remains a smart prospect, and with the benefit of that needed run behind him should now be cherry ripe.
Race 5 No 2 AYE AYE CHARLIE
Trainer: Fergal O’Brien – Jockey: Paddy Brennan
It’s easy to crab AYE AYE CHARLIE who has squandered a few good chances over fences and often appears to be holding something back. That’s not been quite so evident since he underwent wind surgery, and with a couple of more encouraging frame finishes when last seen in the autumn he’s fresh and fancied for this return.
Race 1 No 1 BENNY’S OSCAR
Trainer: Dan Skelton – Jockey: Harry Skelton
BENNY’S OSCARto beat Ripper Roo is the way the opening novices’ hurdle should pan out. The hat-trick seeking selection floored a well regarded opponent in Lecale’s Article at Warwick which was on debut for the Skeltons after success in an Irish point. There should be plenty more to come from him.
Race 2 No 12 CHARLIE SNOW ANGEL
Trainer: Susan Forster – Jockey: Jamie Hamilton
CHARLIE SNOW ANGEL did us a good turn when scoring at his favourite course of Kelso at the end of December. The veteran has thrived for a mid winter break and if returning in similar mood can get into the money at the very least.
Race 4 No 2 DINGO DOLLAR (Nap)
Trainer: Sandy Thomson – Jockey: Ryan Mania
DINGO DOLLAR is a fascinating runner on debut for his trainer and I strongly fancy him to win. While not without issues he is still young enough to realise his early potential following a scenery change and first time back has to be the time to try to cash in. There are bigger question marks against most of his foes.
Race 1 No 3 SPIRIT POWER
Trainer: Eric Alston – Jockey: Jason Hart
Any cobwebs SPIRIT POWER took to post here last time should have been blown away with his satisfactory midfield finish behind Smokey. His excellent trainer should now have him popping his corks to return to the level of form that saw him score back-to-back wins last January.
Race 3 No 3 HARLOW (Nap)
Trainer: Ian Williams – Jockey: Richard Kingscote
This stable is amongst the winners and inHARLOW has another great chance to put one on the board. In truth he disappointed when beaten in a claimer last week, but previous efforts in handicaps give him a bright chance, one that’s enhanced by the excellent form of the Williams horses right now.
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