We’ve got plenty of racing to enjoy on Tuesday 29 August, with five UK & Irish meetings set to take place.
Newbury, Ripon, Bellewstown and Musselburgh race on the Flat across the day, while they go over Jumps at Worcester in the evening.
Among our trio of fancies is a handicap debutant for Archie Watson and Hollie Doyle at Newbury that has shown the stomach for a fight.
2.30 Newbury – Loaded Quiver @ 9/4
Hollie Doyle and in-form trainer Archie Watson are often a duo to be feared and they are fancied to get on the scoresheet with Loaded Quiver in the 7f nursery at Newbury this afternoon.
The Iffraaj colt showed ability on his first two starts when second home at Chepstow (7f, good to soft) in July and at Yarmouth (7f, good to soft) at the start of this month.
Most recently, he was sent off odds-on favourite for a Brighton maiden (7f, good to firm) 19 days ago in Doyle’s hands. He was handily placed throughout that contest but it looked as if he was going to be forced to settle for the support role again as Drink Dry challenged and headed him deep inside the final furlong.
Loaded Quiver showed a really pleasing attitude as he rallied on the inside of his rival and got the verdict in a head-bobber as they flashed past the winning post. An opening mark of 75 looks workable now with further improvement likely in a pair of first-time cheekpieces, his readiness for the scrap can count for plenty here.
This Betfred Free Bet if 2nd race gives punters some extra security should the selection find one too good.
5.35 Bellewstown – Gosford @ 5/1
The improving Gosford for trainer Eddie Lynam is fancied to notch his second success in three recent starts in this mile contest at Bellewstown.
The son of Zoffany has improved steadily this season and opened his account at Gowran Park (7f, soft) late last month, needing every yard of the 7f trip to get up and claim the spoils.
Since that, he has gone to the Curragh and finished clear second-best in a 23-runner handicap over 7f on good ground, a little unlucky in bumping into a frontrunner that showed improved form in setting things out for the first time.
Gosford was clear in second, with next-time-out Killarney winner Ano Manna back in third, and a 3lb rise for that effort looks fair. He remains unexposed at this mile distance and can continue his recent improvement with Ben Coen back in the saddle now.
5.45 Worcester – The Derry Girl @ 7/2
Odds-on favourite Winterwatch is respected on last year’s hurdles form but Harry Fry’s contender hasn’t shown up well in three Flat starts this summer and might be worth taking on.
Fergal O’Brien and Paddy Brennan will be confident that The Derry Girl has something more to offer after she made a winning start for them over this course and distance four weeks ago.
She was handily placed throughout in that contest, jumped to the lead at the second last and, while lacking some fluency in the air at the last, landing running and held off the main players in the market with something to spare afterwards.
She has more on her plate this time but is lightly-campaigned and could be capable of further progress in this code and is fancied to justify her inclusion on the Most Napped table via the Betfred Betfinder for today’s action.