With the chilly snap over, Gary Nutting has three conferences to select from for Tuesday’s Race of the Day and has come down on an intriguing handicap at Newcastle.
The Top Odds Every Day With Betuk Handicap (4.45) shares high billing at Newcastle on Tuesday, the fifth of seven races there coated dwell on Sky Sports activities Racing.
The 0-85 Class 4 contest has attracted seven declared runners, headed by 80-rated duo Tothenines and Straits Of Moyle, who should concede as much as 12lb to their rivals over six furlongs on the Tapeta floor described as customary to gradual.
Newcastle’s straight six furlongs supplies a superb check for sprinters, the uphill push for dwelling putting an emphasis on stamina.
Our tempo chart predicts a robust gallop with Westmorian and Starjik thought the probably to crack on.
Of the trainers concerned on this race, Karl Burke (Tothenines) and Richard Fahey (Straits Of Moyle) have the perfect course strike-rates over the past three years based on our stats.
Positioned each begins off this barely greater mark at Southwell and Wolverhampton since ending shut third over course and distance in higher grade. Drop again in journey might properly swimsuit.
Straits Of Moyle
Carefully matched with Tothenines on his victory over that rival at Haydock in the summertime and finished most of his all-weather racing at greater stage so fascinating now dropping again in school.
Huge-priced course-and-distance winner early final month in decrease grade (Class 5) and carried that type by means of with near-misses in higher firm since. In good coronary heart and must be revered.
Opened his account on the eighth try and dropped to 5 furlongs for a maiden at Southwell just lately. Entitled to return on for that first run in six months and solely 3lb greater than when narrowly crushed in 13-runner nursery over course and distance final backend.
Properly handled on the choose of his type, although sole all-weather success in 4 tries got here at Southwell when it was a Fibresand observe. Value a market examine.
REST OF THE FIELD
Spartan Fighter has eased again under his final profitable mark, although hasn’t proven a lot at massive costs just lately and yard seems to carry stronger claims with Bellagio Man.
Starjik was hammered by the handicapper for profitable final two begins for earlier yard and was properly crushed at an enormous worth on current debut for this steady.
This appears aggressive regardless of the small area and the worth, primarily based on early betting, might lie with STRAITS OF MOYLE. He stays open to enchancment on synthetic surfaces and now dips into calmer waters. Westmorian and Tothenines look the principle risks.