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Horse Racing betting tips: 10/1 Parikarma appeals at Taunton

There is some competitive action in Britain on Tuesday and here Racing Post tipster Graeme Rodway runs you through his best bets across the cards.

3.00 Taunton

Frenchy Du Large @ 3/1

1pt win

3.30 Taunton

Parikarma @ 10/1

1pt win

7.00 Wolverhampton

Master Zoffany @ 4/1

1pt win

Trust Frenchy to put in a big display

The Arthur & Peggy White Memorial Handicap Chase (3.00) is one of the feature races at Taunton and Frenchy Du Large is a confident selection.

The Venetia Williams-trained eight-year-old has dropped to the same mark as when landing a handicap at Chepstow in January last year and shaped like he could be coming back to form last time.

Frenchy Du Large went off a well-backed 3/1 favourite that day at Ludlow but was on the back foot after making an early mistake.

He did well to get back into contention and held every chance at the third last but his early exertions had taken their toll by then and he weakened badly into fourth over the final couple of fences.

He probably wouldn’t have been ideally suited by that track and the switch to this venue, which is more galloping, looks sure to bring out the best in him.

Frenchy Du Large is still quite lightly raced for a horse of his age and he remains capable of better over fences. He has been a beaten favourite on his last three starts, but can reward loyal backers here.

Moore can strike with Parikarma

The Invest Southwest Mares’ Novices Hurdle (3.30) is a cracking little race and it’s worth taking a chance on the Gary Moore-trained Parikarma.

Moore doesn’t send many this far from his base in the south and Parikarma has plenty of form on the Flat that suggests she should be competitive in this grade.

She had a highest Racing Post Rating of 74 on the Flat and showed enough promise on her hurdles debut at Lingfield in December to suggest she can be equally good over obstacles.

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Parikarma attracted support at big prices that day and made steady headway through the field to contest for third in the straight. However, she was keen early and faded in the dying strides to fourth.

She shaped very well for a long way there and looked likely to be suited by a more speed favouring track. She gets just that sort of test here and should be capable of building on her debut promise under the trainer’s son Jamie, who is another that doesn’t visit this track too often.

Mastery Zoffany can brush aside rivals

There are some good betting races at Wolverhampton in the evening and the outstanding wager at the West Midlands venue is Master Zoffany in the 7.00 Handicap.

The Richard Fahey-trained five-year-old was successful over course and distance in December off a mark just 4lb lower than this and can bounce back from a couple of defeats since.

He did well to finish fifth over course and distance two outings ago after being forced wide throughout from stall eight and has been luckier with the draw here. He comes from five on this occasion.

Master Zoffany was last seen finishing fifth at Southwell last month, but he had every chance in the straight and was brushed aside only late in the contest.

The return to this sharper track looks certain to suit Master Zoffany and there should be plenty more to come from him on the all-weather. He is lightly raced on an artificial surface and this will be only his fourth outing on sand.

A bold bid can be expected with Oisin Orr back in the saddle.

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