We are fast approaching the time of year where the Flat protagonists pass the baton to their jumping counterparts and today sees the return of several classy jumping prospects at Galway.
The 2m3f maiden hurdle (2.05) could be won by a smart one as Alan Fleming’s Bakmaj and the Willie Mullins pair of Diamond Hill and Sancta Simona have both shown form good enough to win an event of this nature.
Gigginstown are represented by fencing debutants Dis Donc and Mind’s Eye and the latter served up a career-best performance when fourth in the Grade 1 Top Novices’ Hurdle at the Aintree festival on his last start.
Flat fans have plenty to keep them happy with all four British meetings staged on the Flat. Afternoon action at Brighton, Leicester and Catterick precedes evening racing under the lights on the all-weather at Newcastle.
Brighton (first race 1.20)
Good to firm, good in places (GoingStick: 8.1 at 5.30am on Tuesday)
Yielding, soft in places
Good, good to firm in places (GoingStick: 6.9 at 6.30am on Tuesday)
3.15 Galway – Broder 13-2 (from 7)
4.10 Catterick – Lucky Beggar 8-1 (from 9)
4.45 Catterick – Flood Defence 8-1 (from 9)
What to back
Philippa Quinn provides the ten-second tip for the day’s racing and our regional correspondents detail their fancies in our daily Tips Box.
What to read
With the Group 1 Fillies’ Mile at Newmarket fast approaching, trainers will be applying the finishing touches to their two-year-olds and the owners of Pretty Pollyanna have opted for a new rider for Michael Bell’s star juvenile, who is stepping up to a mile for the first time in her career.
What to watch
Frankie Dettori remains the man of the moment after celebrating his sixth success in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe when guiding Enable to victory on Sunday. Read the master jockey’s fact file below.
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