Thank the Lord for the All-Weather! It might not be everyone's favourite horse racing but without it we wouldn’t have much to do Tuesday!
Best bet for the horse racing at Newcastle
It’s a Jumpers Bumpers card at Newcastle on their Tapeta track and I often leave these well alone but one caught the eye and has to be considered. The race in question is the 1.25 the 2m ½f quinnbet.com 'Jumpers' Bumper' NH Flat Race. Manjaam clearly likes it up in Geordieland and has won a couple of Flat races proper over this track and trip through the winter. Arguably the best hurdler in the field add in the fact he goes on this surface and is capable of beating the Flat horses at their own game he is well worth a punt. Get on at 9-4.
Best bets for the horse racing at Southwell
They race on the Fibresand at Southwell for the twilight meeting on Tuesday and have what is the race of the day with the 6.10 over 6f the class 2 Betway Handicap. I have mentioned before that Brian The Snail appears in the grip of the handicapper at the moment and as consistent as he is the grey has a difficult task ahead off top-weight here. Stable mate, and as it happens in the same ownership, Gabrial The Devil looks the answer to this little puzzle. A track and trip winner he is a couple of pounds better off with Shallow Hal for just a neck defeat last time and looks likely to gain revenge on these revised terms; Tony Hamilton taking over in the saddle is seen as a positive also. Fancied to lead every yard I am on at 5-2.