Daily Racing Tips: 18/11/2019
Neil Morrice brings us all of his best bets and tips for racing at Southwell, Plumpton and Wolverhampton on 18/11/2019.
Race 2: DANCING LEOPARD
Trainer: Karl Burke – Jockey: Andrew Mullen
A string of all weather near misses by DANCING LEOPARD look set to be bettered with the visored filly seeming to have everything in her favour. She competes over the same seven furlongs over which she was beaten a short head at Newcastle last time. This is a turning seven, but she is well drawn one off the rail and he stable in in good form.
Race 4: DARK REGARD
Trainer: Mark Johnston – Jockey: Jason Hart
The widest draw in a 14-runner field can be the death knell round here but if DARK REGARD can break as quickly as she did when opening her account over the course and distance last month she can overcome the disadvantage. Always well regarded by her trainer, she was having only her third career start and could hardly have been more impressive. Furthermore she’s the least exposed runner in the contest, and can improve.
Race 3: SIXTIES SECRET (Each Way)
Trainer: Sheena West – Jockey: Marc Goldstein
SIXTIES SECRET is not an obvious pick for this selling handicap hurdle but after performing better than her eventual finishing position suggests in a non seller last week she’s worth risking. In that Taunton contest she was on the heels of the leaders turning for home and only weakened approaching the final flight. Interestingly this represents a three furlongs shorter distance to cover, and she’s a previous winner over course and distance.
Race 4: CODED MESSAGE
Trainer: Ben Case – Jockey: Mr Charlie Case
Father and son Ben and Charlie Case team up here with CODED MESSAGE taken to open his account for the season. The 6yo needed his first run back at Southwell yet we’re far from disgraced finishing third to Oscar Rose. That should have put the edge on the selection who deserves to get his head in front.
Race 7: TIMELY GIFT
Trainer: Tim Vaughan – Jockey: Alan Johns
The money that went west on TIMELY GIFT at Fontwell last month can be recouped with interest in this stayers’ handicap hurdle. The 6yo nevertheless put in a career best to chase home Good News who boosted the form by scoring on a return to the same course yesterday. He now steps up to an extended three miles, which looks a smart move by connections.
Race 1: MINHAAJ
Trainer: William Haggas – Jockey: Jim Crowley
Taking a big step down in class, MINHAAJ can make the best of the 7lb she receives from Auchterarder. After a pleasing effort to trouble the judge on her debut the selection finished in midfield behind Mild Illusion in a Listed race at Newmarket. She was beaten just over five lengths in total, and over this more suitable minimum trip can make all from her draw close to the rail.
Race 3: DESERT CARAVAN
Trainer: William Haggas – Jockey: Ben Curtis
Having landed some good bets when scoring on his Newcastle introduction, DESERT CARAVAN can defy a penalty and make it a good day for his stable. He travelled beautifully before putting that race to bed and on this identical surface should prove hard to beat.
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