Tippin’ Jimmy talks us through Tuesday’s racecard.
3:00 Yarmouth – Laubali (9/2)
Owen Burrows must be expecting his nice horse Laubali to be winning soon after three pleasing efforts in maiden company. He’s gradually improving and was a tad unlucky when third at Beverley last time out. He should improve from that, and I expect a decent run from him today.
3:20 Exeter – Vieux Lille (11/2)
This is a horse that needs to jump a fence properly to win a race, and I believe he is fully capable of winning this afternoon for Phillip Hobbs and Richard Johnson. His form is rather strong compared to others in the race, and he should like the conditions.
3:40 Newcastle – Subhaan (Evs)
Subhaan couldn’t have done much more than win at this track last month, and Roger Varian will be confident it will be fifth time lucky for his three-year-old. A top handicapper in the making, he’s one of the most consistent maidens around, and should be up to winning this.
6:45 Kempton – Procedure (13/8)
Ryan Moore travels to Kempton this afternoon, and I would strongly imagine because Sir Michael Stoute has given him a winner with Procedure. He finished second on his debut, losing in a pretty good race. Last time wasn’t so encouraging when only fifth at this venue. That race was a lot more competitive, the horse ahead of her subsequently won.
7:15 Kempton – Balletomane (15/8) NAP
I would be shocked if this horse loses. He is really well regarded by Richard Hannon, and the China Horse Club always seem to buy very good horses. He enjoyed the drop in trip last time when second at this track, and should go one better this afternoon. Last time he was defeated by Lanksy, a very good horse for Jeremy Noseda who is group placed. This is much weaker, he should win this very easily.
7:45 Kempton – Tropical Rock (5/1)
Ralph Beckett’s three-year-old is my biggest priced tip of the afternoon. He looked a very smart juvenile in the making last year, winning twice at Windsor and Yarmouth. This season he just hasn’t built on that effort, finishing midfield in two outings. Those races were a bit more competitive, and he drops down 2lb the handicap. Now eased in grade, and switched to the all-weather he should go well.