Racing on Tuesday in the UK and Ireland comprises four National Hunt meetings from Market Rasen (1.30-5.00pm), Wetherby (1.40-5.10), Plumpton (1.50-4.45) and Clonmel (1.55-5.25).
Tuesday’s nap runs in the feature contest at Plumpton at 3.35 and is a seven-year-old from Toby Lawes’ yard who has a great chance of extending his winning sequence to three races.
Connor Whitley’s picks for Tuesday are below. Scroll down to read the expert analysis behind them.
Odds correct at time of publishing and may be subject to change.
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In seven appearances at Plumpton, SUBLIME HEIGHTS has only once finished outside the first two. Toby Lawes’ runner has won on his previous two starts at the East Sussex circuit and comes into this 3m 1½f chase with a good chance of completing a hat-trick.
The gelding defied a 5lb rise in the ratings in emphatic style last time out, scoring by 11 lengths. He hit the front of the field three fences from home and soon went clear of the rest of the field.
The handicapper has reacted to that victory by putting him up a further 8lb, but apprentice Caoilin Quinn offsets 5lb of that with his claim. Sublime Heights won with plenty in hand on his latest outing, so that rise is unlikely to be enough to stop him from adding to his tally at a course he loves.
Selection: Sublime Heights @ SP with Paddy Power
Four-time chase winner GALLIC GEORDIE has gone close to adding to his tally over fences on a couple of occasions this season. He was second on his seasonal reappearance over 2m 4f at Lingfield in November, while on his final start of 2022 he was second of 10 at Newbury (2m ½f).
Samuel Drinkwater’s runner returned to Newbury this month but the fast conditions that day did not suit the horse, whose best form has come on the soft ground he should get at Wetherby.
The 10-year-old is one of the most experienced chasers in this field and, with just five rivals to beat in this 2m 3½f chase, he can get back to winning ways.
Selection: Gallic Geordie @ SP with Paddy Power
KATE ILL KNOW has won only one of eight starts but that victory came over this course and distance on her debut in March 2021. She made virtually all in that 2m hurdle, showing how gutsy she was in the home straight, and her connections will hope a return to this track helps her get back to her best.
Denise O’Shea’s mare was well beaten on her sole run this season, coming home 22 lengths behind the winner on her first run in 16 months. Her disappointing form means she has dropped to a new career-low mark of 85, in contrast to the 97 rating of her handicap debut at Limerick in April 2021.
Nevertheless, she is a course-and-distance winner and will be receiving weight from the majority of the runners in the field. If she takes a big step forward on the second start since her comeback, she is good enough to be in the mix at the finish.
Selection: Kate Ill Know @ SP with Paddy Power
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