Jumps racing takes the main focus on Tuesday with three meetings taking place across the afternoon in Britain and Ireland. These cards are supported by one all-weather meeting in the evening.
First off is Thurles, which is swiftly followed by Ayr and Lingfield, before Newcastle’s seven-race all-weather card completes the day’s action.
Amongst our Tuesday fancies is one for trainer Evan Williams who looks very close to getting off the mark over hurdles.
13.55 Lingfield - Followango @ 10/11
Evan Williams’ mare FOLLOWANGO has shown plenty of promise in her short career so far and should have a cracking chance in Lingfield’s opener.
Williams’ six-year-old won her sole Irish point and could hardly have been more impressive when bolting up on her rules debut in a bumper at Ffos Las.
She cruised through the heavy ground that day and pulled well clear to win by 19 lengths.
She was badly outpaced on her hurdles debut at Chepstow in December, but kept on well enough to take a modest third.
It was a much better effort over the same course and distance up against her fellow mares next time and she only just failed to catch the winner when finishing second.
The step up to an extended 2m3f should suit on that evidence and this certainly isn’t the deepest maiden hurdle you’re likely to come across.
There’s plenty to like about her profile and this is a cracking opportunity to get off the mark.
15.55 Ayr - Lady In The Park @ 7/2
Lucinda Russell runs the thoroughly unexposed LADY IN THE PARK and she appears to be an interesting proposition, trying three miles for the first time since her point-to-point days.
This daughter of Walk In The Park has had just three starts under rules and only two of those have come over hurdles.
She finished a narrow third to a fairly useful bumper performer on her rules debut at Aintree in October and the form has worked out well.
It was a fair effort from her when finishing third on her first start over hurdles at Uttoxeter in November.
Russell’s mare kept on well to finish third over a clearly inadequate trip and the performance showed plenty of promise.
The six-year-old needed every yard of the extended 2m3f when getting off the mark at Wetherby last time out and it’s no surprise that she’s quickly up in trip again here.
An extended three miles in soft ground should be ideal and the best could be yet to come.
Making her handicap debut here, this opening mark of 108 looks very reasonable and it would be no surprise if she was to get her head in front once again.
15.00 Lingfield - Movethechains @ 9/4
Gary Moore’s MOVETHECHAINS was an impressive winner over course and distance last time out and he’s well placed to make another bold bid here.
The son of Robin Des Champs had been out of form, but managed to bounce back in a big way when winning by seven lengths over course and distance.
He appeared to have more than a little in hand as he was eased down by his jockey towards the finish.
This performance certainly wasn’t missed by the handicapper, however, as they responded by whacking him with a substantial 9lb rise.
The only runner in the field to have won over 3m4f or further, he has to have a significant advantage in this event and the 10-year-old appears to be the one to side with.
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