Jumps racing on Tuesday in the UK comes from Hexham and Huntingdon, while in the evening, there is an all-weather card from Wolverhampton.

Our fancies include a C&D winner at Hexham that has now dropped back down to his last winning mark. He can bounce back to his best at this happy hunting ground.


  • Huntingdon 15:30 – Ike Sport @ 15/8
  • Hexham 15:45 – Lewa House @ 11/4
  • Wolverhampton 19:00 – Shades Of Summer @ 13/8 

Tip 1

IKE SPORT (15/8) broke his maiden tag at Taunton (2m3f) just eight days ago when he blew his rivals away with an impressive performance. He stayed on strongly at the back end of that race to show his ability.

Neil Mulholland’s runner has escaped a penalty for that success at Taunton, while his jockey Danny Gilligan is able to claim 7lb off his back for his ride this afternoon. That means the five-year-old is better off at the weights than when he took the first prize earlier this month.

The recent winner features on the Betfred Betfinder this afternoon as one of the most Napped selections. It is likely there is a lot more to come from this horse and this looks like a good opportunity his connections have found for him.

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Tip 2

LEWA HOUSE (11/4) prevailed over this C&D back in November. Unfortunately for his connections, he has been unable to add to his tally in three outings since then, but that means he has now dropped back down to his last winning mark.

Catch Bissett’s gelding’s latest start came over the extended 2m7f trip at this course. He was in touch with the leaders up until the penultimate hurdle, but then he struggled to get home in that step up in distance.

The seven-year-old is at his best over this winning trip. He will be comfortable with the heavy ground at Hexham, claimer Bruce Lynn takes 3lb off his back, while the first-time cheekpieces may help get some improvement out of the horse.

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Tip 3

With two wins and three runner-up finishes, SHADES OF SUMMER (13/8) had an excellent campaign in 2022. Her two successes came on the all-weather surface at Chelmsford over this 6f sprint trip.

The daughter of Shamardal returned to action at Chelmsford (6f) earlier this month in what was her first start since November. She ran respectably well, finishing third of seven runners. It was clear she needed that run as she was not quite as strong inside the final couple of furlongs of the race. That outing should have sharpened her up for this assignment.

This mark of 75 remains very workable for the four-year-old, as we may not have seen the best of her yet. With only six appearances in her career, she is lightly raced for her age.

James Tate’s yard is in excellent form at the moment and her jockey Rossa Ryan is riding full of confidence. The pair can team up for success in this class five handicap over 6f.

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