16/02/2019 Results

Tipsters Review - 18-Feb-2019


Today's Horse Racing Tips 

Todays Racing Tip - DOWN THE HIGHWAY
Time & Track - 2.55 Haydock (16/02)
Best Odds - 9/2 @ Bet365

Stake - 1pt win

Analysis - Won his sole point-to-point a year ago and made it a winning start under rules when scoring at Lingfield by a comfortable seven-lengths (2m3f). Was pulled-up in Grade 2 company on very testing ground when sent off favourite but produced his best effort on RPR’s the last day in what looks likely to be a strong novice hurdle (1st & 2nd both entered in Albert Bartlett). His trainer Emma Lavelle has a good strike-rate here (25%) and the step up in trip to 3m on handicap debut looks a good move with Aiden Coleman in the saddle.

Result - Lost

Todays Racing Tip - ROBINSFIRTH
Time & Track - 3.35 Haydock (16/02)
Best Odds - 8/1 @ Bet365

Stake - 1pt win

Analysis - A very tough race to call like many Saturday handicaps. I think Colin Tizzard’s ten-year old has a great chance if building on last month’s reappearance after a 400-day break providing the ‘bounce factor’ doesn’t surface. He won over 3m2f at Cheltenham when last seen before the absence and returned with a staying-on second over a slightly shorter trip here when hinting that the further yardage would suit. He’ll like the ground and with low mileage on the clock could go well from just a 2lb higher mark.

Result - Won +7.20

Todays Racing Tip - POLITOLOGUE
Time & Track - 3.55 Ascot (16/02)
Best Odds - 7/2 @ Coral

Stake - 1pt win

Analysis - Didn’t quite stay the 3m trip in the King George and now drops back to a trip in which he is 3/3 over fences. He won over C&D back in November (making it 2/2 here) when beating Charbel half-a-length and that horse has franked the form since. Was beaten by the re-opposing Waiting Patiently at Haydock two-years ago but was conceding weight that day and a repeat performance of when beating Min at Aintree last spring might just give this eight-year old the edge as he clearly enjoys these conditions.

Result - Lost

Todays Racing Tip - LYGON ROCK
Time & Track - 4.30 Ascot (16/02)
Best Odds - 6/1 @ bet365

Stake - 1pt win

Analysis - Has ran three respectable races since going handicapping (twice under Richard Johnson) most notably when beaten just over two-lengths by the highly-progressive Paisley Park at Aintree from a pound lower on first start after having his wind done. He has since been beaten seven-lengths on two occasions in higher grades at Cheltenham and the addition of first-time cheekpieces may eke out the right amount of improvement to see the six-year old go close in this. His only win to date has come right-handed and the drying ground will be in his favour, open race but hopefully can run a big race.

Result - Lost

Todays Racing Tip - THE EAGLEHASLANDED

Time & Track - 4.35 Wincanton (16/02)
Best Odds - 11/2 @ Coral

Stake - 1pt win

Analysis - Paul Nicholls has won five of the last six runnings of this race and has three entered here, but preference for me goes to this race-fit nine-year old. He’s been competing against stronger opposition in his last seven outings (all four this season coming at Cheltenham - last two has been in with a chance approaching the last) and the drop back slightly in trip, along with the ease in grade could see him back in the winners enclosure. He won from a pound higher mark when last seen in this grade so looks handicapped to go close, Jonathan Burke gets a rare opportunity for this yard.

Result - Lost

February Monthly Total:  0.55pts

 

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