ODDSbibleRacing's Best Bets From Tuesday's Action At Exeter, Pontefract And More
I'm away on holiday at the moment but was still delighted that the win double landed yesterday.
Today's tips come from racing at Pontefract on the turf, Lingfield on the All Weather and Exeter over the jumps. Tipperary also hosts an evening flat card in Ireland.
Here are the selections...
Wishfull Dreaming of a win at Exeter
2:50: Exeter - Wishfull Dreaming 2/1.
Shantou Rock will have his fans and I did back him last time but he has to handle a 7lb rise and another quick race in succession here. However, I also advised Wishfull Dreaming last time when he was travelling very kindly before falling at the second last at Taunton.
The winner didn't really frank the form next time but I was taken with the way Philip Hobbs' charge was moving into the race last time and he is taken atone for that defeat in this event.
3:20: Exeter - Nancy's Trix 6/1 Each Way.
Placed over hurdles for David Loder last time but now joins the yard of Tom George who has his horses in fine fettle. The eight-year-old mare was held up last time over three miles and a more positive ride over two miles and three furlongs could see this unexposed daughter of Presenting get her head in front.
4:20: Exeter - An Siltean 11/4.
Harry Fry has string in decent form and this six-year-old son of Milan represents good connections. He has run OK, if not being spectacular in four starts this season but he might appreciate good ground and the applications of cheekpieces for his handicap debut.
5:20: Exeter - Regal Gait 10/3.
Harry Whittington's gelding has been second on his last two starts but he finished behind a decent sort at Wetherby in January and good ground could be a real benefit. He has to prove he will stay two and a half-miles as his pedigree is noticeably flat enforced but he does look progressive.
5:50: Exeter - Lord Ben 6/4.
Run with credit in competitive races recently. Drops down to a hunter chase from competitive Class 3 handicaps. He is the best horse in the race and should take some beating here.
Born To Finish looks set to score at Lingfield
2:30: Lingfield - Team Meeting 8/11.
Saeed bin Suroor has his team in rude health and this well-bred son of Exceed And Excel made a winning racecourse debut at Lingfield over five furlongs in November, winning by a cosy length. This is his handicap debut, but he looks capable of more and the step up to six furlong should suit.
3:30: Lingfield - Viewpoint 4/6.
Finished fifth in a decent Class 4 event last time but now drops into a handicap. Also drops in trip to a mile and a quarter. He is officially rated 7lb higher than his closest rivals and really should be winning this.
4:00: Lingfield - Born To Finish 4/1.
Owned by Ian Wright, Jeremy Gask's charge improved dramatically for a wind operation during the winter, winning four of his last five starts. He remains progressive on the All-Weather and is a dual course and distance winner over this trip.
4:30: Lingfield - Amanto 11/4.
Had been running over the jumps but didn't seem to appreciate partaking in that sphere and has since looked good at this track in two starts. He won well in February before finishing second to a decent sort last time. He looks capable of coping with his current mark of 72 and can win again.
5:00: Lingfield - Powered 3/1.
I gave David Evans' charge last time and he flew home after having a troubled passage to finish second at Wolverhampton. He was second on his only start on the Polytrack at Kempton and he is capable of gaining his just reward in this race.
Brian The Snail to show his pace at Pontefract
3:10: Pontefract - Brian The Snail 7/4.
Impressive in two starts last year, including at this track on his debut. Difficult to assess what he really beat he looks progressive and is capable of winning this event for new connections Godolphin, before going on to better things.
3:40: Pontefract - Medicine Hat 9/4.
Won well at Newcastle on the All Weather last time and only raised 3lb for that.
4:10: Pontefract - Final 9/2.
Mark Johnston's charge was a horse I selected last time but never got into the race at Kempton. He might be capable of better now switched to the turf.
5:40: Pontefract - Kingthistle 11/2 Each Way.
Rebecca Menzie's charge has won three of his last four and whilst he has another 4lb rise to contend with, Lewis Edmunds is a superb young jockey and he could be capable of better switched to the turf.
I dreamed a dream one night at Tipperary
5:45: Tipperary - Onenightidreamed 4/6.
Tommy Stack is doing the business so far with his string and whilst he could only finish third in a Listed event last time, this is a weak race and the ground is ideal for this six-year-old gelding.
226/1 Longshot Lucky 15
2:50: Exeter - Wishfull Dreaming
4:10: Pontefract - Final
4:20: Exeter - An Siltean
5:00: Lingfield - Powered
7/2 Short Priced Treble
2:30: Lingfield - Team Meeting
3:30: Lingfield - Viewpoint
5:45: Tipperary - Onenightidreamed
Words By: Danny Archer