There’s a busy racing schedule across the UK and Ireland on Tuesday, with four jump meetings in the afternoon and a pair of all-weather Flat cards in the evening.
Lingfield (12.00-3.28pm), Fakenham (12.10-3.35), Hereford (12.20-3.45) and Limerick (12.25-3.55) stage the National Hunt fare, with the evening meetings coming from Chelmsford (5.00-8.30) and Wolverhampton (5.15-8.15)
Among our fancies is a Jamie Snowden-trained chaser with excellent form last winter and a sprinter whose mark has dropped temptingly low.
Horse racing predictions today – Lingfield, Chelmsford and Fakenham
Dean Cooke’s picks for Tuesday are below. Scroll down to read the expert analysis behind them.
Odds correct at time of publishing and may be subject to change.
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Horse racing tips: Lingfield 1.45
Jamie Snowden sends two of his more interesting staying novice chasers from last season to contest this 2m 7½f intermediate event at Lingfield.
Plenty is likely to be made of the jockey bookings. Gavin Sheehan presumably had the choice given that he rode both last season, and has chosen Git Maker, but stablemate SUPER SURVIVOR has much better form.
The latter ran three times over fences last season, finishing second behind the classy Fern Hill at Uttoxeter, reeling in Mister Coffey to win at Chepstow on Welsh Grand National day and returning to Uttoxeter on Midlands National day, when he was not disgraced in third over three miles.
Those are much better races than the small-field events at Catterick that Git Maker won in January. And while Sheehan might be on the stablemate, championship leader Sean Bowen would not be taking the ride on Super Survivor unless he knew the horse was fit enough to do himself justice.
If he is, Sheehan may be left to rue his decision by two o’clock on Tuesday.
Selection: Super Survivor @ SP with Betfair
Horse racing tips: Chelmsford 7.30
Josies Kid won here 11 days ago, with Street Parade – who took this race last year – back in third.
That was a 0-60 handicap, though, and only two of the eight classier runners here would qualify for that race. One of them is Street Spirit but a chance is taken on HOVER ON THE WIND, who was running in much better races not so long ago.
In May and June, when he was with James Ferguson, Hover On The Wind was competitive in races for three-year-olds that threw up a fair number of progressive types. One of his best performances came at Lingfield, so he clearly goes well on the all-weather.
Things didn’t work out for him after that and he is now back with former trainer Chris Dwyer. Back over 5f last time, Hover On The Wind offered a bit more promise than he had since the summer.
That was on heavy ground and there is reason to believe the Polytrack here will suit him better, while both Dwyer and jockey Trevor Whelan have been among the winners lately.
Selection: Hover On The Wind @ SP with Betfair
Horse racing tips: Fakenham 3.05
On his recent chasing debut, UP FOR APPEAL shaped as though he could do with a test of speed. He drops to the minimum trip of two miles, but the tightest jumps track in the country should suit him.
His only hurdles win came over 2m ½f at Stratford, which is a similarly sharp left-handed track. His mark is marginally higher now but Ellis Collier’s 7lb allowance more than offsets the difference.
Up For Appeal certainly looked to take to fences when third at Hereford a couple of weeks ago. If he can put that experience to good use, he could just be a cut above this 0-100 level. Only one of his rivals, the in-form Extraordinary Man, has much of a hope if the selection puts his best foot forward.
Selection: Up For Appeal @ SP with Betfair
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