There are three meetings in Britain on Tuesday and Racing Post tipster Graeme Rodway is back on the case with his four best bets across the cards.
Kavanaghs Cross @ SP
Another Angel @ SP
Eyes @ SP
Billian @ SP
The racingtv.com Female Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle (2.45) is the most interesting race for a bet on the Catterick card and Kavanaghs Cross looks capable of following up his recent win.
The eight-year-old was cashing in on a mark 11lb lower than for his last success when scoring over course and distance two weeks ago and is still well treated after a 4lb rise.
Charlotte Jones takes over from Brian Hughes in the saddle in this race confined to female riders and she is good value for her 3lb claim.
Her allowance might be able to help Kavanaghs Cross overcome his higher mark and he has plenty going for him again.
The return to this track on good ground is ideal and another bold bid is surely on the cards.
The 5f Classified Stakes (5.00) at Southwell is a weak race and it looks like a good opportunity for Another Angel to bounce back from a defeat at the course last time.
The nine-year-old hung right-handed under pressure that day and would probably have finished closer but for that.
The fact he is drawn in stall 11 might help him here as he will be coming right up the stands’ side rail and that should keep him straight in the closing stages.
Another Angel had previously scored over course and distance in a similar Classified event earlier this month and a reproduction of that form would give him strong claims in this race.
The 7f handicap (7.30) at Southwell is another open race but Eyes might be capable of bouncing back to form now that she is having her second run back following a lengthy spell on the sidelines.
Eyes has dropped to a mark 5lb lower than when last successful at Newcastle in November 2021 and she was twice second off as high as 62 last year.
She now runs from a rating of 51. She hasn’t shown any form for a long time but wasn’t beaten far on her return from a 231-day absence over course and distance a couple of weeks ago and is entitled to improve for the run.
She will be a big price, but is no forlorn hope with Ben Sanderson back on claiming 3lb.
The second division of the 6f handicap (8.30) at Southwell is another tough race, but the prices on offer should reward punters seeking value and that might lie with the in-form Billian.
The five-year-old has dropped to a career-low mark of 49 and has shaped like he could take advantage on his last two starts, finishing a close second on both occasions.
He was beaten only half a length in a 6f handicap at Lingfield last month under Kevin Stott and almost went one better under today’s rider Madi Patzelt at Wolverhampton on Friday.
Billian lost out by just a head behind My Boy Jack and would have got up in another stride. This track might suit Billian better than sharper Wolverhampton and he can reverse places.