Racing on Tuesday 8 August takes place from Catterick, Chelmsford (AW), Ffos Las, Ripon and Roscommon, with four Flat meetings and one National Hunt card on offer.

One of our fancies comes from the south-west of Wales at Ffos Las, where a Sir Mark Prescott runner can have more success this season with a talented young apprentice claiming a very useful 7lb off his back.

Tuesday Racing Tips

  • 2.35 Ffos Las – Golden Shot @ 10/11
  • 3.25 Catterick – Doomsday @ 7/1
  • 6.10 Ripon – Temper Trap @ 6/4

2.35 Ffos Las – Golden Shot @ 10/11

Sir Mark Prescott will be hoping Golden Shot can continue his excellent form on the track this season when he lines up in this handicap contest over 1m6f at Ffos Las. This latest mark of 77 is unlikely to stop him from scoring over this winning distance once again.

The four-year-old prevailed ay Ayr (1m6f) back in July on his seasonal reappearance on ‘Good to Soft’ ground. He was then just a neck behind the winner at York (2m) in his follow-up attempt.

The son of Golden Horn is making just his fourth appearance on turf here, so there is likely to be much more to come from him.

His rider Frederick Daly is able to claim 7lb off his back which will help keep his weight down and the Ayr winner is the one they will all have to beat.

3.25 Catterick – Doomsday @ 7/1

Trainer Liam Bailey has two runners in this 7f contest at Catterick and his best chance is with C&D winner Doomsday. The gelding is making a quick reappearance after finishing a close second of 12 runners at Musselburgh just four days ago.

The four-year-old’s performance at Musselburgh was a big improvement to what he had produced on his two starts earlier on in the campaign. He led for the majority of that contest, but was caught inside the final 110 yards.

This quick reappearance suggests he has come out of that race well and is ready to go again.

With an official mark of 49, Bailey’s gelding is the second highest-rated runner in this classified stakes. A repeat of his latest performance may be enough for him to get his nose in front this time around.

6.10 Ripon – Temper Trap @ 6/4

C&D winner Temper Trap has enjoyed soft ground recently at Doncaster (1m) and Hamilton (1m1f) where he has recorded back-to-back victories. The latter came just three days ago.

Tim Easterby’s runner won this race 12 months ago by six lengths from a mark of 60. With plenty of rain in the ground at Ripon, he has a great chance of prevailing once again at the Garden Racecourse under a 5lb penalty.

The five-year-old features on the Betfred Betfinder as one of the Most Napped selections today, and it is easy to see why he is fancied to land the opener at the North Yorkshire venue.

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