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I think I have found some real value on Tuesdays race cards so take a look at my selections below. I advise backing these in a lucky 31 and hope this gets us off to a good start to the week. I have also provided a bonus tip in the form of an each way double in the bio to episode 18 of the Ginger Joe Racing Show on YouTube if you wish to have an extra dabble.
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J: Faye McManoman / T: Michael Mullineaux
PEACHEY CARNEHAN could make it a good start to the day (and the week) for followers, and has a great chance to get back to winning ways here and let me give you my reasoning why. He always runs well here at Wolverhampton and was a winner over C&D in May before being given quite a hike in the weights.
He ran ok the following twice but had a lot on his back and was always going to struggle on that mark. He was back to more like his best last time where he finished a closing third after being slowly away and finding traffic problems early on in the race. You can only assume that he would have finished closer than he did without all of the problems early on and was an eyecatcher in 3rd. He has been well treated for that performance and actually drops another 2lbs in the weights which is near enough on his winning mark from back in May.
This puts him in here with a great chance on paper and 8/1 holds some nice value for a horse who has won over C&D before. He may go unnoticed by quite a few unless they actually watch his last run so he is a stand out for me at the prices and he could just be coming back to form after that latest run. I am expecting a big run and will be siding with PEACHEY CARNEHAN in this tricky opener.
J: Richard Kingscote / T: William Haggas
SEA OSCAR is 1 of 2 of my selections that are to be ridden by Richard Kingscote on Tuesday, and this is one I think that will show real improvement this time out. A beautifully bred 3y-o who ran really well and finished 6th on his racecourse debut only 2 lengths behind Miss Scaletta who re-opposes again here. Miss Scaletta did win well that day however benefitted from previous racecourse experience and I think the placings can be reversed this time round.
SEA OSCAR is 7lbs better off this time and I also think that the step up in trip will bring out some major improvement in him the second time out. There was plenty to like about his debut performance and I think is the value option against Miss Scaletta a 7/2. You definitely want an improver in this sort of race and SEA OSCAR ticks a lot of boxes. Short enough in the betting but just the type to relish this step up and could be anything.
J: Oisin McSweeney / T: Kevin Ryan
I was very close to putting up HEY JONESY as my next best selection, so that should tell you how sweet I am on him. He’s a really hardy sort and has been great for connections and owes them nothing following his Royal Ascot win back in June last year and was only 2 ½ lengths behind ROHAAN in a repeat effort in the same race two weeks ago so he’s clearly in fine form. Even prior to that run he finished only a length behind BOARDMAN, who has become a serious horse, and HEY JONESY gave him weight that day and that is some big form to come into this race with.
A big positive to his chances today comes from jockey Oisin McSweeney as he takes off a huge 7lbs in this which effectively has him running off a weight of 9st4lb just 2lbs above likely favourite MONDAMMEJ. He has been decent himself this season and had some good finishes in some top handicaps however he seems a tricky ride and one I think is worth taking on in this potentially tactical affair. I think my selection HEY JONESY sets a really good standard here and could deservedly get his head in front once again.
J: Tom Marquand / T: William Haggas
My next best selection is DOMINO DARLING who takes her chance in the Fillies & Mares Listed race, and could have some seriously untapped potential to unlock here. She only ran once as a 2y-o and was then put away for the season through a couple of minor injuries. She was held in high regard at the time and was well fancied on her 3y-o debut but disappointed after a dwelt start and she never really recovered from there.
She was much better on the next couple of occasions but unlucky all the same. Second time out she finished 8th but the form is better than the figures suggest as she lost her hind shoe and also got kicked by another horse injuring her and even then still managed to finish only 4 lengths behind the eventual winner. WALIYAK was only 2 lengths ahead that day and reopposes again this time. A similar hard luck story next time but even more so as she was a fast finishing 3rd even though she again had lost two shoes (both left side) and found traffic issues on the straight.
Giving everything goes to plan in the race this time she should have much more to give than what’s been shown so far purely on the basis she hasn’t had a chance to show us any of her potential through no fault of her own. This could be a great opportunity for that and I feel that there is a big improved run on the cards for her here and a great opportunity for her to show us what she is capable of. She is the likely type to come into herself as a 4y-o and comes here fresh as a daisy and I expect a big performance from her this time.
J: Richard Kingscote / T: Tom Dascombe
ARMONY LIL is a horse I have been backing and following for a couple of years now. He has been a model of consistency and won twice last year, once under Hayley Turner and the other time under Richard Kingscote. Kingscote is generally saved for when Dascombe horses come into form and I feel that HARMONY LIL is every bit of value for his handicap top weight mark but feel there is still even more in him to warrant backing him at the weight and at the prices. He ran extremely well on his last two occasions finishing 2nd twice in two head bobbing finishes carrying big weights and the clock backed these up very well.
Last time he was beaten a short neck by the rapidly progressive and previously tipped up BATRAAN and he is looking like a serious horse and probably offers the best individual piece of form amongst these. His two previous runs have been over 5 ½ furlongs but the two previous wins he had were at 6 and he steps back up to 6 for this contest which can only benefit his chances. I basically think he is the best horse in the race and I find it hard to see anything stopping him over 6 furlongs in these conditions. Gradual progress at the beginning of his 3y-o campaign but really starting to come good now and deserves to get his head in front as a 3y-o. Ticks all the boxes!