Tuesday’s racing comes from three venues, with Wincanton being the feature meeting. There are several competitive handicap contests, with Catterick and Newcastle providing the supporting cast of races. We’ll have horse racing tips for all three, including a NAP of the Day and Lucky 15 tips.
Wincanton has a very happy hunting ground for 13-time Champion Trainer Paul Nicholls. The Somerset-based maestro has a 29% strike-rate at the venue in the last five years and he has three strong changes there on Tuesday. They make into an 34-1 accumulator and you can find all the details below!
12.30 Wincanton – Merry MansionBet Christmas Maiden Hurdle
Nicholls first chance of the day is Huflower, who was previous trained in France by Adrien Fouassier. He was a dual bumper winner for that stable and the horse he beat on the latter occasion went on to win the Grade 1 Prix de Craon in September. It was no surprise to see him sent off a short price on British/hurdling debut, but he could only manage 5th.
He shaped as though he may have needed the run, however, and the form of that Exeter contest has worked out well since. If he does improve as expected, he should make it second-time lucky for his top connections.
1.00 Wincanton – Bank-A-Winner With MansionBet Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase
The least likely of his chances, according to the prices, is Atholl Street. He was an impressive winner of his opening two hurdling starts and given the reputation he garnered after those success, it’s disappointing that he hasn’t been able to go on from them. Well beaten in a Grade 2 on his next start, two subsequent chasing starts this term have been below his best.
He’s capable of better than that, however, and he’s back in a handicap today off a dangerous rating of 129. He should be suited by the step up to 2m 4f and he’s a very tempting option in this small field affair.
2.00 Wincanton – MansionBet Proud To Support British Racing Novices’ Hurdle
A Listed winner in bumpers, Rainyday Woman was beaten at odds-on on hurdling debut at Ludlow in November. She shaped as though she was in need of the fitness, however, and she posted an RPR of 119 when making a mockery of her rivals on the step up to 2m 5f here last time.
That was much more like it and she remains a smart prospect for hurdling. She won’t mind dropping back to 2m 4f on this occasion and receiving weight from her male rivals, she should make it 2/3 over timber under Harry Cobden.
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