UK Horse Racing Tips – 22 September

 

Three interesting cards at York, Newmarket and Haydock Park this afternoon. We have three selections at nice prices. One at Newmarket and two at Haydock Park.

 

Tip 1 – 1.50pm Newmarket

 

This looks one of the most open listed races we are likely to see. Fooraat sets a narrow standard and is marginally the right favourite, all things considered, but has yet to record a victory on turf. The next four in the market; Wedding Dance, Dubai Love, Soft Whisper and Ummalnar all have lengthy absences to defy. On the best of their form, they are all entitled to win but none make any significant appeal at the prices.

One I like and who can cut the mustard at this level is Ready To Venture. She has been a bit inconsistent this season but I think her last two runs can be upgraded. On her penultimate start at Pontefract she was caught in a pocket and ran on strongly once in the clear but just failed to reel in the winner. She was the best horse in that race. At Ascot last time, the way the race unfolded didn’t suit her. Ready To Venture was caught in a pocket and then got squeezed out at a crucial stage. She did finish off her race nicely and getting her momentum checked didn’t do her any favours. A likely stronger pace and granted luck in running should be her in a better light today and she can outrun her odds.

 

1.50pm Newmarket – 1pt each way Ready To Venture 12/1 (4 places generally)

 

Tip 2 – 2.35pm Haydock Park

 

Kingboard Star is of interest now back on good-to-firm ground. He was an impressive winner on debut at Bath beating the smart Vertiginous. That rival has improved substantially since. Kingboard Star was rather disappointing under a penalty at Newcastle and then in too deep in the Molecomb at Goodwood. However, the latest run at Ripon was a lot more encouraging despite being beat a fair way.

That was a decent race at Ripon and the runaway winner, Flotus, has been touted as one of the better juveniles all season long. Flotus enjoyed the run of the race and grabbed the rail and made all, which at a course like Ripon is a huge advantage. The others were in a bit of a heap in behind but Kingboard Star was surrounded by horses who with a good level of form. The form is solid in the context of today’s grade.

Stopped in his run a couple of times, he was slightly unlucky not to finish closer and that run can be upgraded. A mark of 88 doesn’t look overly taxing and now back down to 5f on quick ground he can go close.

 

2.35pm Haydock Park – 1pt win Kingboard Star 9/1 general

 

Tip 3 – 3.45pm Haydock Park

 

Tynwald got his career off to a perfect start with two victories from two at Bath. He was very disappointing on handicap debut at Windsor but bounced back over this course and distance last time.

That race was bit of a farce. The eventual winner, Golden Flame was gifted the lead and allowed to make all. He slowed it right down turning for home, stacking his rivals up and then having enough to hold on. It was a perfect ride by the winning jockey but the others weren’t seen to best effect.

Tynwald was held up last but made eye-catching progress against the rail and, despite never looking like he would quite get there, he was hampered quite severely in the final furlong and eased off. Despite that, he was only beaten a little over three lengths and with a clear run would have been much closer.

That was a much stronger race than this given it featured the likes of Melrose winner Valley Forge. Praiono and Roseabad have given a solid look to the form in their subsequent starts and Twywald can outrun his odds today.

 

3.45pm Haydock – 1pt win Tynwald 17/2 general (some 9s and 10s available with some firms)