There are three meetings to look forward too on Tuesday. Catterick and Wincanton host some jumps action in the afternoon, before Newcastle takes over for an evening on the All-Weather. We’ll have horse racing tips for all three meetings, including a NAP of the Day and Accumulator tips.
It’s no secret that the Irish have been dominant with their horses on British soil in recent years. You only have to look at the Cheltenham Festival to see just how much the home team have struggled and the Irish launch a three-pronged assault on Catterick this Tuesday. You can find all the details below.
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The first of the Irish contingent is Ballymagee, the first of two runners for the Caroline McCaldin stable. A son of Kayf Tara, he showed plenty of ability in a point at Mainstown in December 2020. Although well beaten on rules debut in a bumper, he did show far more when sixth at Downpatrick in the same sphere two months later.
He was last seen at Kirkistown between the flags and he was still going well when he fell three-out. He now makes his hurdling debut in a race where those with hurdling experience don’t set the most daunting of standards. With that in mind, he’s an obvious player.
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The biggest of the Irish chances is undoubtedly Vee Dancer, who runs for Ronan McNally. He had shown little in the way of promise prior to his last two starts, where he’s won a pair of handicap races in very comfortable fashion on this side of the Irish Sea.
Most recently, he was a very easy winner at Hereford, and a seven-pound penalty is unlikely to weight him down enough to stop him following up under Kevin Brogan.
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He’s failed to score in seven starts, but the promise has been there from Ballymist. He’s raced six times between the flags, finishing second at Portrush in October before his rules debut at Fairyhouse in November. He shaped with plenty of promise, finishing third behind a pair of useful prospects.
He was last seen at Kirkistown, where he was beaten just three lengths in a point, and that suggested he had taken another step forward. With plenty of experience to call upon, he’s a fascinating each-way contender.
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