Horse Racing Today – Tuesday 18th September 2018

Tuesday Offers Flat, Flat, Flat

Tuesday five decent-looking meetings from Yarmouth, Redcar, Kempton, Lingfield and Galway. Unlike yesterday, all the meetings today feature flat racing only, so National Hunt fans will have to wait until the Kelso meeting tomorrow for the jumps.

If you are seeking some guidance on who to back, take a look at our free horse racing tips for today. Also read on here for some brief information about the meetings taking place today.

Yarmouth – Flat, 7 races

Casting our eyes over the card at Yarmouth and the highlight is the Class 2 handicap running at 2.50. Over a distance of 1m3½f, there are only six runners at the time of writing but three of them have strong claims. Roger Charlton’s Great Beyond, Sir Michael Stoute’s Hamlul and James Fanshawe’s Bombyx all look very capable steads. Our money is going on Great Beyond at 9/4 after an impressive win over a mile and a half last time out.

The 3.20 handicap looks like it could provide a bit of interest for those seeking some each way bets at longer odds. With 12 runners in the field, the 6/4 favourite Long Call has skewed the odds somewhat, making the likes of Lydia Pearce’s Sexy Secret look overpriced at 20/1.

The 3.50, also with 12 runners, is another worth looking at, with Christine Dunnett’s Kraka standing out for us.

Redcar – Flat, 8 races

A packed card at Redcar sees eight races ranging in quality from Class 4 to Class 6 and in distance from 5f to 1m6f. All the races have 10 or more runners listed at the time of writing and looking through the card we can see plenty of opportunity for each way value.

For instance, in the 3.40 handicap Ronald Thompson’s Mr Stutter looks a solid bet at 9/1 given his two wins and a fourth place finish from his last three races. In the 2.40 Andrew Cook’s The Big Bad looks like there is scope for improvement on previous runs and at odds of 20/1 we think he’s worth an each way punt.

Kempton (AW) – Flat, 7 races

Kempton brings us another evening meeting on the all-weather surface this evening, with five handicaps, all but one feature at least 10 runners.

The Class 4 Novice Stakes running at 7.30 is an interesting betting proposition. John Gosden’s Enbihaar is the 11/8 favourite after coming third in her debut at Chelmsford. We prefer the look of Clive Cox’s second favourite Petrastar, however, after two solid second place finishes at Windsor during which he showed signs he could improve.

The 8.00 Class 5 handicap has plenty of contenders, but for us the value lies with 10/1 shot, Dashing Poet. She has taken something of a dip in form since the two wins earlier in the season, but was second at this course in 2017 and could offer something here.