Phill Anderson's tips for Tuesday include selections from Huntingdon, Newcastle and Leicester.
There is plenty of racing action to look forward to on Tuesday with a mix of Flat and National Hunt action to take in.
The jumps card from Hereford gets the ball rolling and they are joined over obstacles by Huntingdon, while Flat racing comes from Gowran Park, Leicester and on the all-weather at Newcastle.
We’ve got three fancies to follow across the day, including one for the red-hot Nigel Twiston-Davies yard at Huntingdon making his first foray over hurdles.
Norman Fletcher (Huntingdon, 14:38) @ SP
Haunted Dream (Newcastle 16:55) @ SP
Fletcher can continue Twiston-Davies hot streak
The father/son team of Nigel & Sam Twiston-Davies are enjoying a good time of things lately, the Naunton handler boasting a stunning 41 per cent strike-rate from 27 runners over the last fortnight.
Twiston-Davies senior typically likes to have his string firing at this time of year, seeking inroads as the jumps season goes through the gears with the Showcase Meeting at Cheltenham on the horizon.
He’s sent out a couple of winners at Huntingdon since racing restarted for the winter at the Cambridgeshire venue and another one may be pending via hurdles debutant NORMAN FLETCHER in the Racing TV Novices’ Hurdle that opens their Tuesday card.
He looked a decent prospect in the early months of 2023, winning bumpers at Southwell and Ludlow in January and April either side of a midfield finish in a valuable contest at Newbury in March.
He really did things nicely at Ludlow in that latter win, travelling smoothly and going clear to win in effortless fashion.
He returns now for his hurdles bow and gets a handy 7lb from Stuart Edmunds’ Eagle Of The Glen, winner over timber at Hexham in the spring. A winning start to this next phase of his career may beckon.
Dream begins again for Muscutt
The All-Weather Championship kicks off on Tuesday evening and champion jockey Daniel Muscutt heads to Newcastle for two rides as he starts his title defence on the synthetics circuits.
Amongst them is HAUNTED DREAM for the Ed Dunlop team in a handicap over the extended mile-and-a-half trip.
He has a fine strike-rate on the all-weather, having last been spotted winning at Chelmsford in April over 1m2f, taking his record in this sphere to an impressive 4-6 when he did.
The Oasis Dream gelding is 0-6 on turf since, but has essentially remained progressive over the summer months with some excellent efforts in defeat.
He was well held in the Duke Of Edinburgh Stakes at Royal Ascot in June, but fine runs since have led to near misses at the likes of Sandown, York and Goodwood, while his most recent start yielded eighth of 34 in the Cambridgeshire at Newmarket off a mark of 102.
He returns to the all-weather from a 1lb lower mark and should be very competitive back on Tapeta, given some of those fine runs on grass across recent month.
Lowton ready for happy Leicester return
Ed Bethell’s LOWTON has course-and-distance winning form at Leicester and is fancied to shine back in the East Midlands now.
The lightly-raced Pivotal colt won his maiden over C&D (soft) in May on second start and then followed that up by getting up in a tight finish to land a Newcastle novice in late June on the Tapeta.
On his handicap debut, he found himself struggling in a very competitive event at Ascot but, after a short break, he caught the eye at York (7f, good to soft) last month when fourth home of 17 after having met some trouble in running.
Callum Rodriguez’s partner runs from the same mark now and the prospect of a testing surface at Leicester will hold no fears for him.