Racing Tips | Tuesday 5 February 2019

There’s only 2 meetings on Tuesday, with National Hunt at Market Rasen and flat all weather racing under the lights up at Newcastle’s Gosforth Park. The meeting at Sedgefield is yet another victim of the recent weather.

Today’s UK Racing Tips

Market Rasen

1.50 Sherwood Marquees Juvenile Hurdle Cl4 (4yo) 2m½f

Faldo is a non runner, and therefore replaced by next best, and likely favourite, LISHEEN CASTLE which is trained by Nicky Henderson and will be ridden today by Nico de Boinville. This one is 6/5 Favourite (bet365) at 1pm.

2.20 Sherwood Marquees Mares’ Handicap Chase Cl4 (5yo+ 0-105) 2m3f

The selection is likely to start favourite, with an early price of 11/8 (bet365).

2.55 Sherwood Marquees EBF “National Hunt” Novices’ Hurdle (Qualifier) Cl3 (4-7yo) 2m4½f

Senior Citizen, which is trained by Alan King and will be ridden by Wayne Hutchinson today, is a good each-way opportunity at an early price of 8/1 (bet365) in this dead eight (3 places paid) event.

3.25 Happy 80th Birthday Jim Gott Handicap Hurdle Cl4 (4yo+ 0-120) 2m4½f

At 40/1, this is a live outsider. For selections like this one, which is ridden by 3 lb claimer, Paul O’Brien for Mrs P Sly, we like the additional place markets – for example, bet365 have this one at 18/1 to finish in the first six places, at 1/4 the odds for a place (9/2 to finish in the first 6 places). A nice each-way bet under those circumstances.

4.00 Eric And Lucy Papworth Handicap Chase Cl4 (5yo+ 0-110) 3m

Sue Smith trains this one, which will be partnered today by Sam Caltherd, who takes off an important 5lbs at this just-under-three-miles trip on ground the soft side of good. 6/1 makes this a reasonable each-way shout here.

4.30 Sherwood Marquees Handicap Hurdle Cl4 (4yo+ 0-115) 2m7f

Lock Linnhe is 4/1 to take this one, which makes it only a small stakes win in what looks a fairly open contest. If you’re looking for a little more each way value, have a look at TIKK TOCK BOOM (IRE) or WASDELL (GB) both likely to offer slightly longer prices.


4.10 Betway Heed Your Hunch Handicap Cl6 (4yo+ 0-65) 1m4½f

4.45 Sun Racing Top Tips And Previews Novice Stakes Cl5 (4yo+) 1m

  • Selection: Merchant Of Venice (GB)

5.15 Follow SunRacing On Twitter Handicap Cl5 (4yo+ 0-75) 7f

5.45 Betway Sprint Handicap Cl5 (4yo+ 0-75) 5f

6.15 Handicap Cl4 (4yo+ 0-80) 1m

6.45 Ladbrokes Home Of The Odds Boost Handicap Cl6 (3yo 0-60) 1m

  • Selection: Ariba De Toda (IRE)

7.15 Betway Classified Stakes Cl6 (3yo+ 0-50) 6f

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