Lots of racing action in store across Britain and Ireland on Tuesday with five meetings taking place.
Jumps fare is from Hereford and Huntingdon, while action on the Flat comes from Gowran Park and Leicester before the new All-Weather Championship kicks off at Newcastle with their evening card.
We have a trio of fancies to look out for across the day, including Lowton for Ed Bethell at Leicester.
16:20 Newcastle – Tabuk @ 16/1
The ex-Gavin Cromwell-trained Tabuk makes his first all-weather start in Britain for new trainer Grant Tuer in the opening contest at Newcastle this evening and might be worth chancing to outrun his odds.
The Elzaam gelding has raced three times on turf since late July after relocating to this trainer and the best of those efforts came at Musselburgh (1m, good to soft) as he stayed on for third spot.
He’s rated 4lb higher back on the Tapeta now but remains 2lb below the mark from which he won a handicap at Dundalk in March for Cromwell on his final Irish start.
He was quite consistent at the Co Louth venue in seven starts and, interestingly, that March victory was his only time racing beyond a mile there. He is back up in trip and remains unexposed at this distance, giving rise to the idea he can run a big race for a yard in fine recent form.
17:00 Huntingdon – Graffiti @ 12/1
It’s still early days for Graffiti as a jumper and the 4YO son of Sixties Icon has scope for better things.
He won a Fontwell maiden hurdle last August in good fashion and was also third here in juvenile company in this month last year.
This year, he ran well in three Flat starts in early summer, including a win at Nottingham in June, before a fair effort back over timber at Worcester in July.
At the start of August he tackled fences at the same venue and was held when he unseated his rider at the last.
The handicapper has eased him 4lb back in this sphere and Isabelle Ryder returns in the saddle with her 10lb claim. The Sixties Icon gelding should still be maturing and can go well in this Betfred Extra Place Race (three places).
17:10 Leicester – Lowton @ 13/8
Ed Bethell’s Lowton has course-and-distance winning form at Leicester and is fancied to shine back in the East Midlands now after taking the eye at York last time out.
The lightly-raced Pivotal colt won his maiden over C&D on soft ground in May on his second start, and he duly followed that up when scoring in a tight finish to land a Newcastle novice in late June on the Tapeta.
His handicap debut at Ascot in July found him out to some degree, albeit he was up in class for that outing, but his run at York since was a positive.
On the Knavesmire over 7f (good to soft) he ran home strongly to be fourth in a 17-runner field after having met some trouble in running. Off the same mark, back over a track and trip where he has won already and with conditions underfoot sure to suit, he can score from an unchanged mark and justify his inclusion on the Most Napped table via the Betfred Betfinder in doing so.