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Alan Kelly’s Horse Racing Tips for Tuesday 16th August

Horse racing tips for the meetings at Kempton, Hamilton and Chelmsford on Tuesday

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A quiet Tuesday for horse racing on which we have tips for the meetings at Kempton Park and Hamilton Park in the afternoon and Chelmsford in the evening.

6.55pm Chelmsford - Open Mind (Nap of the Day)

Back to the scene of his only victory to date, the Godolphin-owned son of Cable Bay can get back to winning ways following several creditable efforts in defeat this season.

3.30pm Kempton - Wild Lion (Next Best)

This eight-runner seven-furlong handicap may concern the Saeed bin Suroor-trained and Godolphin-owned Wild Lion and Out From Under, the mount of talented 5lb claimer Harry Davies and in the care of Harry & Roger Charlton.

The latter, despite winning a Newmarket maiden on his reappearance before running well as Haydock, Newmarket and Ascot on his other three starts, has only been put up 2lb by the handicapper, and with his rider’s valuable allowance, it is easy to make a strong case for the Dubawi colt.

Slight preference, however is for Jamie Spencer’s mount, who is unbeaten on both all-weather starts, a Newcastle maiden and handicap last year with Ray Dawson in the saddle.

The son of The Lost Lion threw his chance away when hanging badly right at Leicester on his reappearance, eventually finishing a three-quarters of a length third behind Devine Magic, who has run well on both subsequent starts.

Wild Lion’s recent defeat at the Goodwood Festival can be excused as the gelding was badly drawn in stall 14. This seven-furlong trip on the Polytrack should suit the selection much better, and the four-year-old is fancied to open his account on turf.

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Alan's Next Best

3.30pm Kempton

Wild Lion can land another all-weather victory


At 9/2 a £10 bet would return £55


August 15, 2022

2:30 pm BST

4.45pm Hamilton - Crownthorpe (Longshot)

An excellent turnout of 12 runners for this Class 3 handicap headed by top-weight Empirestateofmind. Southern trainer William Haggas and Roger Varian are represented by last-time out winners Wilkins and Glam De Vega respectively, and the pair are sure to prove popular with more improvement guaranteed.

The Richard Fahey-trained Crownthorpe has never been the most consistent of performers over the last few years, but the mount of Oisin Orr comes here on the back of a Carlisle victory earlier in the month and off a mark some 21lb lower than that of two years ago.

The form of that success at the Cumbrian track received a boost when the runner-up Detective ran at a cosy winner at that track last week. A similar effort by Crownthorpe should see the seven-year-old go close off a lowly rating of 75.

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Alan's Longshot

4.45pm Hamilton

Crownthorpe looks overpriced as he looks to follow-up his Carlisle success


At 11/1 a £10 bet would return £120


August 16, 2022

3:45 pm BST

6.55pm Chelmsford - Open Mind (Nap of the Day)

This looks to be another excellent opportunity for a Saeed bin Suroor-trained Godolphin-owned contender in the shape of top weight Open Mind, a winner over tonight’s course and distance on his first run of the season back in April.

The Cable Bay gelding has been unfortunate not to have troubled the judge again in four subsequent starts, going down by a combined distance of four lengths in handicaps at Wolverhampton, Lingfield, Newmarket and Thirsk.

Dougie Costello’s mount was caught close home on his last two starts, both over seven furlongs. So over this shorter trip, on a course that suits and off a mark only 4lb higher than when starting the season, Open Mind is a strong fancy to get the better of the consistent Aphelios and Bear Profit.

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Alan's Nap of the Day

6.55pm Chelmsford

Open Mind can land another course & distance victory


At 7/4 a £10 bet would return £27.50


August 16, 2022

5:55 pm BST

* Odds correct at the time of writing but subject to change.

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Alan Kelly

Alan Kelly

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