Tuesday Racing Tips: Arabic Legend to pass Trial at Epsom

 | 22nd April | 

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Epsom Racecourse

There’s something for all racing fans to enjoy on Tuesday, with six meetings taking place across the UK and Ireland.

Amongst our strongest Tuesday racing tips is a Karl Burke runner in the feature race of the day who can come out on top against an Irish raider at Epsom.

Tuesday Racing Tips

  • 14:45 Epsom - Arabic Legend @ 7/2
  • 15:20 Epsom - Qitaal @ 5/2
  • 17:05 Epsom - Mr Baloo @ 3/1

14:45 Epsom - Arabic Legend @ 7/2

It wouldn’t appear on the face of it that Epsom’s Blue Riband Trial is likely to produce the Derby winner, despite the fact that course form could prove to be a massive help on the big day.

ARABIC LEGEND has joined Karl Burke’s yard over the winter and he’s set to make his first start for the stable here. This isn’t the deepest race in the world and it offers a cracking opportunity for the three-year-old to return to winning ways.

The form of his victory in a Newmarket maiden in July looks absolutely rock-solid and it received a welcome and significant boost recently when the well-beaten third went on to win the Ballysax Stakes at Leopardstown.

It was a smooth performance when getting off the mark that day and he backed it up by finishing second to subsequent Group 3 winner and 12/1 Derby contender Arabian Crown in a Listed race at Salisbury.

Whilst it was an awful display in the Group 3 Autumn Stakes next time, you can put a line through that run as it’s not an accurate reflection of the horse’s ability. Much better is expected here and he can get the job done.

15:20 Epsom - Qitaal @ 5/2

The very lightly raced and therefore thoroughly unexposed QITAAL is one to watch, as he bids to earn back-to-back victories. Charlie Johnston’s gelding has made only five starts and clearly isn’t the easiest to train.

It was a mightily impressive performance when winning a fair race at Doncaster last time out, as it was his first start after a mammoth absence of 687 days. That was also his handicap debut which means there should be plenty more to come in this sphere.

He was keen enough in the early stages of the race, perhaps understandably so, but it certainly didn’t take too much out of him. Strong at the finish, the result never looked in doubt and he’d be entitled to improve for the run too. Another massive effort is expected and he should be winning plenty more races.

17:05 Epsom - Mr Baloo @ 3/1

Previous course form can be a massive pointer for horses at Epsom. The undulations don’t play to every horse’s strength and Richard Hannon’s MR BALOO is the only runner in the field to have won or even raced there before.

That could prove to be a massive advantage and he’s clearly a progressive horse with plenty of ability. He made a victorious start to the season when winning at Kempton over 7f last time out and a 2lb rise looks very reasonable.

His half-brother was a winner over 1m2f so there’s evidence in his pedigree to suggest that the step up to an extended mile here will be manageable. It’ll be interesting to see how much further this horse can progress as a three-year-old and he should go close once again here.

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