Horse racing suggestions: Southwell and Newcastle, Tuesday twenty eighth January
Today’s racing ideas include a twin Southwell winner seeking to finish a run of ‘second-itis’ on his return to the monitor for a first tilt at 6f on Fibresand.
There are three cards to sit up for on Tuesday. Jumps action comes from Down Royal and Newcastle, with right now’s scheduled assembly at Lingfield abandoned because of a waterlogged observe following a morning inspection. Later there’s an all-weather card at Southwell.
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Southwell 5:25 tip: Southwell return might help Sandridge Lad
It must be price chancing Sandridge Lad (Southwell 5:25) to end a sequence of runner-up finishes when he heads back to Southwell this evening.
John Ryan’s charge has gone sixteen begins without getting his head in entrance but has been knocking on the door of late.
He’s a dual winner on the Fibresand at Southwell over 5f, but his three current runner-up efforts have all come over 6f, guaranteeing there aren’t any main causes to be involved about his ability to get this trip.
He has dropped 5lb under his most recent win-mark, from March final around here, and has in-form pilot Ben Curtis for company on what might be his first attempt over this C&D.
The David O’Meara-trained Liamba poses a severe risk but she really had to work hard to win over track and trip final time, despite the race being at her mercy for much of the home straight.
She just held on on the line and, having gone up another 2lb for that slender success, might do nicely to carry off 3/1 probability Sandridge Lad this evening in her hat-trick try.
Southwell 5:fifty five tip: Expecting more success
There was heaps to like in regards to the recent Newcastle success of Wasntexpectingthat (Southwell 5:55) and Richard Fahey’s cost merits a step up in school on his first visit to Southwell.
The four-year-old gelding actually tanked his means via that contest and left his rivals clutching at straws in the closing phases, successful by slightly below three-lengths and seemingly with plenty in reserve.
The assessor has added on an 8lb hike for that win, though the superb Sean Davis can instantly declare again a significant portion of that now.
The manner by which he travelled at Newcastle final time bodes properly for his prospects of taking to this new floor and it’s probably that Wasntexpectingthat can proceed his progress and win again.
Perhaps the most eye-catching alternative is David O’Meara’s Gulliver, winner of an honest soft-ground sprint at York in the autumn when last sighted. He’s ceding race-fitness now nonetheless and must defy a career-high mark of 104 to attain.
Newcastle 2:10 tip: Hill Sixteen going the right way
This contest went the finest way of Ben Haslem’s Rock On Fruity a yr in the past and he joins stablemate Scoop The Pot in a two-pronged assault within the well-known JP McManus silks now, although both have something to show on current type.
Hill Sixteen (Newcastle 2:10) was overwhelmed over this C&D in November when despatched off favourite, ending a well-held fourth on heavy ground.
He has since scored around Sedgefield underneath a great journey from Danny Cook over a shorter trip and the previous point-to-point winner is sort of definitely value another crack at this trip, with the marginally better conditions underfoot in his favour.
Both coach and jockey are in flying form of late and, given he isn’t proven any drastic turn of foot in his races, it is going to be a source of shock ought to Hill Sixteen not soon prove himself most adept at this trip and further.