There is plenty of racing action ahead on Tuesday, with the jumps meeting at Warwick joined by Flat cards from Redcar, Southwell and Newcastle.
Our fancies today include an unbeaten chaser for Peter and Sean Bowen heading to Warwick on seasonal bow.
- Warwick 15:15 – Fairlawn Flyer @ 7/2
- Newcastle 18:15 – Printemps @ 7/4
- Southwell 17:30 – Dellar Mare 7/1
- Redcar 15:35 – Kapono @ 11/2
The fact it’s 3/1 the field in this Happy Birthday Julian Watson Handicap Chase (15:15) at Warwick tells a tale of how open the contest look, but FAIRLAWN FLYER (7/2) looks a key player for Sean and Peter Bowen.
The Dr Massini gelding showed a liking for chasing last term, winning all three starts at Ffos Las over three miles on soft/heavy going. He won by further each time he went back and was progressing quite nicely.
He returns rated 11lb higher kicking off a new campaign but looks sure to offer more. His sound jumping is a key weapon taking on Jonjo O’Neill’s Guetapan Collonges in particular, as he’s had some issues in that department and will have to be on guard around this tricky jumping venue.
Dan and Harry Skelton will be hoping that Reilly can make a mark in this sphere but, again, this is no easy place to start over fences for the Wetherby hurdles winner.
With all six runners returning from absences, there’s no fitness advantage and, given his progressive form over fences, Fairlawn Flyer looks the safe option.
This evening’s all-weather racing comes from Newcastle and trainer Karl Burke should hold leading claims in the mile handicap at 18:15 with last-time-out Newmarket scorer PRINTEMPS (7/4).
The Shamardal filly went close at Southwell over 7f on British bow in September and followed that up on the turf at Headquarters over the same trip a week later, always racing handily and showing plenty of dash once asked to go about her business for a half-length win.
She had a couple of next-time-out winners behind in third and fourth and, only rated 2lb higher and with a move up to the mile trip looking to suit, it’s no surprise to find her on the Most Napped table via the Betfred Betfinder today.
DELLA MARE (7/1) is returning to Southwell looking to complete a C&D hat-trick for trainer Tony Carroll after twice scoring at the Nottinghamshire layout back in the spring.
The second of those races was a decent Class 6 event, one that has worked out quite well since, and while she’s rated 5lb higher now in a better race on paper after a break, it would be dangerous to dismiss her hopes with in-form Ross Ryan for company tonight.
With nine runners in the field and three places she’s worth considering as an each-player given her faultless record here and excellent all-weather strike-rate.
Redcar had to survive a morning inspection, with their round course races lost owing to standing water, and conditions will be testing for their season-finale meeting.
That bodes well for Roger Fell’s KAPONO (11/2) in the Weatherbys Stallion Book Handicap (15:35) over seven-furlongs.
He powered clear to win by more than four-lengths over C&D a year ago on heavy ground and returns now off the same mark of 65. Jonny Peate was on board last year for that apprentice contest and can aid their cause today by making use of his 5lb claim.
On favourable ground, a big run is forecast and Kapono is another to emerge from the Betfred Betfinder today.