There are another five meetings planned for Tuesday across the UK and Ireland and our full focus is on the card at Nottingham. The evening card will get underway after the meetings at Beverley, Lingfield, Killarney, and Southwell, with the first race set to start at 18:25. The going is listed as soft-good to soft in places, and there are six races scheduled until 21:00.
A field of nine are set to compete in a nursery handicap at 18:55, and we expect Patrick Owens’ TIORA to run a big race.
The two-year-old will make her handicap debut after three outings this summer, but she has not set the world alight. Her best result came at Leicester in June, finishing third of 13 at 9/1, but she finished sixth and fifth either side of that outing.
Even though she has yet to win, Tiora’s performances have been solid and consistent, and a handicap mark of 62 looks workable.
Tiora will drop back down to six furlongs for Tuesday’s race, and her dam won over this trip as a juvenile, so the evidence suggests she should run a big race.
CALYPSO is another that has yet to win, but James Ferguson and his team will fancy their chances ahead of their trip to the Midlands.
The three-year-old competed in three races last autumn before being gelded, and he started his season with a third-placed effort at Newcastle in April.
He has since finished third at Haydock and second at Hamilton, so the signs are that a win is just around the corner.
Thankfully for connections, Hollie Doyle has been booked for Tuesday’s contest, and that could be the key difference as Ferguson and his team try to get their charge into the winners’ enclosure for the first time.
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