At The Races skilled Declan Rix has 5 horses to comply with from three Sky Sports activities Racing-covered tracks on Tuesday.
2.35 Newcastle – Quinnbet Finest Odds Assured Handicap Chase
The extra tactical this Class 3 handicap will get, the higher the prospect of the slick-jumping OLD PAINLESS, who regardless of solely having 5 profession runs and two begins over fences, already seems like an previous chasing professional.
The previous Irish level to level winner was skilled Donnchadh Doyle, and since becoming a member of the Harry Whittington yard, having been purchased for £50,000, connections have wasted little time in going over the bigger obstacles.
His facile success at Plumpton two begins again was a formidable success below the context of his first begin over fences and he once more ran effectively final day out at Kelso, when collared late in heavy floor.
Tuesday’s higher going ought to play to strengths extra so than possible favorite French Paradoxe, particularly if Daryl Jacob will get a simple lead and makes this a take a look at of late pace over the journey.
2.50 Ffos Las – Allan John (AJ) Memorial Handicap Hurdle
Each market and climate checks are suggested earlier than getting OSCAR THYNE onside on this race, on the again of a primary run in 81 days. When it comes to the previous, a clue with regards race-fitness is required, whereas regarding the latter, the higher the bottom, the higher his probability.
If all is effectively, it is not exhausting to think about him going shut on the again of his most up-to-date third in a Cheltenham handicap on the observe’s November assembly. On his first begin in 517 days, Oscar Thyne ran on properly late, regardless of being inconvenienced by the tempo drop, given his held-up place all through.
Up to now, there have been 4 particular person winners – 5 in whole – from that Cheltenham race, seeing a mark of 123 nonetheless workable, regardless of the 3lb rise.
3.00 Lingfield – Sky Sports activities Racing Sky 415 Handicap Chase
On his second begin after a 653-day absence, ENZO D’AIRY fairly probably “bounced” final day out at Chepstow, in what now seems an honest race, on floor that was probably simply beginning to get softer than perfect.
Beforehand nonetheless, the Venetia Williams-trained nine-year-old actually impressed together with his leaping in successful at Chepstow on December 3, though he did get fairly drained within the closing levels, possibly not a shock given his mammoth absence.
Three-pound claimer Shane Quinlan rode him to success that day and retains the experience right here, seeing Enzo D’Aairy successfully run off 124, a mark that does not look past him simply but.
SHE’S A SAINT
4.00 Ffos Las – Fortunate Chancer Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle
The type of elegant Nicky Henderson inmate Luccia shall be put to the take a look at right here by each SHE’S A SAINT and Poetic Music, who clashed at Newbury again in November, when the Dan Skelton-trained mare completed six lengths forward of the Fergal O’Brien inmate.
Off degree weights, it is exhausting to see Poetic Music reversing the shape, though as a yr youthful horse, you possibly can probably argue that she is open to extra enchancment.
She’s A Saint is a stunning mare nonetheless, who could make the working and jumps effectively. A return to barely softer floor additionally seems a plus for a horse who received an Irish point-to-point and appears to be a robust stayer over this minimal journey.
4.10 Lingfield – Sky Sports activities Racing HD Virgin 535 Handicap Hurdle
Bodily, LEARNTALOT seems the kind to hold on getting higher with time so with the Olly Murphy yard in good type in the intervening time, the son of Ask might lastly have the ability to break his maiden.
The seven-year-old progressed properly from his seasonal debut at Wetherby – in a race figuring out – showing to benefit from the step as much as three miles final day out, once more at Wetherby. Today, he appeared an improved horse, each when it comes to type and visually, travelling a bit sweeter and definitely leaping higher.
With the horse’s coach having a 26 per cent strike-rate during the last 14 days, Learntalot can hopefully rating in a first-time tongue-tie after a respiration operation.
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