Top Tipster and Journalist, Ed Quigley aka ‘Longshot Ted’ fired in the winners on Saturday, and shares his best bets for the action on Tuesday.
Ted’s bets for Tuesday, August 15:
- Nottingham 2.30 – Hotspur Harry – bet with Tote
- Nottingham 3.30 – King Lear – bet with William Hill
- Lingfield 3.50 – Desert Voice – bet with bet365
- Nottingham 4.00 – Tuddenham Green – bet with BetVictor
Nottingham 2.30 – Hotspur Harry each way
At an each-way price, I am going to roll the dice with the Robert Eddery trained HOTSPUR HARRY in this Class 6 Amateur Jockeys’ Handicap. The 6-year-old is an infrequent winner, but the last time he visited the winner’s enclosure was when getting the job done over this course and distance, so clearly this venue holds no fears, and if on a going-day, he is more than capable of getting in the shake-up here.
When you consider that win came off a BHA rating of 62, he looks fairly treated off 1lb lower, and underfoot conditions should be spot on. In a race full of individuals who look out of sorts, he looks from a forlorn hope, with the step back up to a strongly run 10f being a big tick in the box.
‘Jack Callan takes the ride and Hotspur Harry could easily hit the target here.
Nottingham 3.30 – King Lear
James Doyle teams up with the George Boughey team for KING LEAR, and this Galileo colt looks to have outstanding claims in the Class 5 Maiden over 1m. King Lear was a weak 22/1 poke on debut in a better race than this at Newmarket, but ran a cracker to finish fourth – especially when you consider how the race panned out.
He was slowly away at the start, and looked green and in need of the experience, but came home strongly inside the closing stages having been pushed along from a fair way out. It was a display full of encouragement, and can out that debut experience to good use here. With no tomfoolery from the starting stalls this time around he should take some beating.
Lingfield 3.50 – Desert Voice
The William Haggas team are in fine fettle at the moment, and the filly DESERT VOICE merits plenty of respect here dropping in grade. She notched up back to back wins in Class 5 events, before being hiked up into a Class 2, where she disappointed when sent off the 2/1f at Newmarket.
That was a probably a bridge too far as she was foiled in her hat-trick attempt, but also, she didn’t look as though she was in love with rain-softened ground on a quirky track like Newmarket, and making her All-Weather debut for this assignment, it would be far from a surprise to see her back on track in much calmer waters here at on a surface that should.
Top-class pilot Tom Marquand is in the saddle, and this daughter of Invincible Spirit gets the nod from me here.
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Nottingham 4.00 – Tuddenham Green each-way
I am looking for some each-way value here, and the excellent James Doyle takes the ride on the Alan King trained TUDDENHAM GREEN. The lightly-raced 4-year-old displayed plenty of promise over Hurdles, winning two of his four starts, and was far from disgraced when running in a Grade 2 Juvenile Hurdle at Cheltenham’s November meeting.
Since then, he has been placed in both starts on the flat, in Handicaps over 2m. They were both on very testing ground, so the return to a potentially much sounder surface should help this strong traveller. Having not been on the track for 101 days, he could easily bounce back here as he has an excellent record when fresh; in fact his last two victories came off the back of 73 and 130 day breaks respectively so coming here a fresh horse could be exactly what is required.
Golden Shot will likely to be tough to beat under a penalty, but Tuddenham Green could easily be having a say here at double-figure odds.
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