Steve Mullen guides you through Tuesday’s racing from Beverley, Sedgefield, Warwick, Southwell and Chepstow
SPOOF has shaped well on his two runs so far and has the best of the draw here. He improved on his debut when a close-up second at Windsor last time where he was caught near the post. You would expect more improvement and he looks a step ahead of these rivals.
MR STRUTTER won a handicap at Thirsk last time out and should have no problem following up in this lesser selling race. That victory was over 6f and the drop back to minimum will be no problem as he had enough zip to go from the front. He should be too good again.
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BOND BOMBSHELL has winning form over this course and distance and is only 1lb higher in the weights than when winning at Redcar late last term. She looked in need of the run when fifth at Pontefract last time, albeit only two lengths off the pace. This ground suits and she has an ideal low draw.
GERRY THE GLOVER is not the easiest of rides but he’s gone well here before and was far from disgraced at Ascot last time where they went slowly early on. He has had a bit of help from the handicapper, which brings him right into the reckoning here.
MISS BATES has dropped right down the weights and should be a lot fitter after a solid comeback run at Pontefract last time out. She should be suited by this distance and the first-time tongue tie should help too.
THE RAVEN MASTER may have found 1m4f a little too far at Lingfield last time and this drop back to 10 furlongs should be right up his street. The handicapper has left him on a workable mark despite showing lots of promise in third last time. With Michael Bell’s runners in good form, he should be good enough for this.
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MOUNTAIN ANGEL has done well on his two outings this season and was beaten just half a length at Doncaster last time. He was put into the race a bit too late there and might have won with an earlier challenge. This looks a weaker contest and is a good chance to get off the mark.
Too Many Shots finished ahead of AMADEUS ROX at Lingfield last time but the latter looks more progressive and can turn the tables. This stiff track should suit too especially as his future seems to lie in staying races. Both are well handicapped and it should be a good scrap between them again.
2:20 Ravens Hill
2:50 Eyes Of A Tiger
3:20 The Doorman
3:50 Chestnut Ben
4:20 Too Many Diamonds
2:10 Bitter Virtue
3:40 The Grinder
4:40 Colbert Station
5:10 Ragged Wood
6:00 Marquis Of Carabas
6:30 Galway Jack
7:00 No Through Road
7:30 Charlie Papa Lima
8:00 The Tailgater
8:30 Lovely Touch
5:40 Data Protection
6:10 Valley of Rocks
6:40 Corporal Maddox
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8:10 Cape Cruiser
8:40 Madam Lilibet