There’s plenty of great action to look forward to this week, with the Irish Oaks headlining what promises to be a cracking weekend for horse racing. Newbury also hosts a superb card that includes the Super Sprint and Hackwood Stakes!
Prior to that, however, we’ve got lots of mid-week racing to keep the candle burning! Tuesday’s cards include Yarmouth, Catterick, Downpatrick, Killarney and Kempton, and we’ll have horse racing tips for every meeting on site. If you’re looking for some bigger priced fancies, then stick around, as I’m hoping to add to the success of last week, where a 40/1 winner and 66/1 place helped to some healthy profit!
12.45 Catterick – Archimedes (33/1)
He’s not the most consistent and his recent form leaves something to be desired, but Archimedes is currently two pounds below his last winning rating and he did go close off a three-pound higher mark at Southwell in March. He’s a horse who tends to pop up out of nowhere and his near-miss three starts ago proves he still retains plenty of ability.
There should be plenty of pace in this contest which will suit him and the fact he ran just five days ago is more of a positive than a negative, given his three recent victories came after breaks of 11, 5 and 7 days. There can be plenty of hope that David Griffiths’ seven-year-old can out-run his lofty odds.
1.10pm Yarmouth – Harold Shand (33/1)
A £70,000 purchase as a yearling, Harold Shand is a son of Acclamation with a useful pedigree, with his dam Shy Audience being a half-sister to Group 1 winner Toormore and Group 2 scorer Estidhkaar. He made a positive start to his career over six furlongs at this venue, keeping on well under a considerate in the closing stages.
Stepping up to seven furlongs should prove ideal for this two-year-old and Silvestre De Sousa, who holds a 24% strike rate at Yarmouth and a profit of £24.52 to level stakes in the past five seasons, takes over the ride. With natural improvement more than likely, he’s got excellent claims of outrunning his odds.
5.40pm Kempton – Miss Paloma (25/1)
She’s likely to come into her own when she’s sent over further in due course, but Miss Paloma was given a considerate ride when midfield on debut at Chepstow earlier this month. A course like Kempton should play to her strengths, as she’ll have plenty of time to make up the ground on the straight. Sir Mark Prescott’s string couldn’t be in better form at present, with seven winners from their last seventeen runners.
With three places up for grabs and plenty of natural improvement likely from this daughter of Sea The Moon, she should be heavily involved under Ryan Tate.