Today’s horse racing preview comes from two meetings, with selections from Catterick and Lingfield.
It was good to hit a nice double yesterday after what could only be described as a catastrophe of results on Saturday afternoon with many good bets not running any kind of race.
14.40 Catterick Bridge – racinguk.com Selling Stakes (5.9f)
I am a strong follower of when Danny Tudhope turns up to ride out for an independent yard and especially around selling or claiming company. He has been booked here to ride Declan Carrol’s Bold Spirit, he has been a constant visitor to the course since 2015 with his form not showing a great deal of (03001001000), as you can see more duck-eggs flying around there.
As for a bet he is not the most reliable, but now enters calculations coming into selling company and will have to show some encouragement and under Tudhope he could go close. The obvious danger is Manatee Bay who has been competing in far better handicaps than 90% of these. He is even money to land the spoils this afternoon, but considering he has not won around here, been placed off marks of 75 & 77 in the past, however i feel he is vulnerable again.
BOLD SPIRIT : 1pt each way @ 13/2 (BOG)
14.15 Lingfield – Read Silvestre De Sousa At 188bet Maiden Fillies Stakes (11.6f)
Now i was not going to put up a ride here that De Sousa had taken, however when it is for trainer Jose Santos then i think a punt is well worth taking. De Sousa’s mount here is Lady Valdean who was well supported last time when finishing behind Katebird in a 0-70 handicap at Nottingham. Since then the fifth place Tigerfish has come out and franked the form. She has been jet-setting Europe since being placed in France on two occasions.
She is the daughter of Helmet out of the 72 rated mare Symphonic Dancer, I would not put it past her to run a solid enough race once more. A few well trained entrants also take their chances, Charlie Appleby’s Fashion Theory who finished fifth on re-appearance at Sandown over 10f and steps up in trip for the first time. So Sleek was three lengths in front of Fashion Theory and also looks like she will improve under a no doubt hold up ride by Jamie Spencer, who in my view could get Frankel beaten.
The two Nathaniel fillies Nathalie and Tarte Tropezienne are also interesting, the former comes form James Fanshawes stables. Two runs under her belt this year and has equipped herself nicely with her maiden run at Salisbury last time was extremely competitive when finishing fifth.
The other representative comes from Willie Haggas’s yard, she is the more interesting of the two after her good fifth on debut at Goodwood and got every yard of the trip nicely when staying on, but however i will stay loyal to Lady Valdean as she looks to have a race like this on her resume she can stamp with her experience, Tarte Tropezienne looks the main danger for me.
LADY VALDEAN : 1pt each way @ 13/2 (BOG)
20.40 Sandown – Watch Racing Uk Anywhere Handicap
Gary Moore’s entry here Sussex Ranger has come out of his third at Windsor really well, expected to take to jumping next season, but for now he will be kept firmly on solid ground. Has the weight to turnaround his neck to The Secrets Out, first time over the 1m 6f distance but encouraged he will see the trip out well, Veiled Secret is feared of course of Sir Marks, but with only 2lb between them, there should not be much to make up over this longer trip.
SUSSEX RANGER : 1pt @ 7/2 (BOG)
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