Renowned tipster and Journalist, Ed Quigley aka ‘Longshot Ted’ fired in the winners over the weekend, and now provides his best bets as he seeks out all the value for the action on Tuesday.
Ted’s Bets for Tuesday
- Southwell 2.15 – Bbold – bet with bet365
- Leicester 3.00 – Lillistar – bet with BetVictor
- Leicester 3.30 – Ernie’s Valentine – bet with Spreadex
- Southwell 4.20 – Presenting Pete – bet with BetUK
- Southwell 4.50 – Forget The Way e/w – bet with William Hill
Southwell 2.15 – Bbold
I am going to take the chance on the outsider of three here, with the Syd Hosie trained BBOLD. He has been settling into surroundings at his new yard, but there is every chance he needed the run at Newton Abbot 3 weeks ago on the back of a 142-day layoff. On the assumption he strips fitter, it would be dangerous to rule out a revival on these terms.
His last win was off 125, and he gets to have a go here of 117, so he is starting to look well treated. The 9-year-old boats an unblemished record at the venue, and was successful on his only start over course and distance. Underfoot conditions should be absolutely perfect for him, and with the services of Harry Cobden in the plate, it would be far from the biggest shock if he were to bounce back and gets the nod from me to cause a minor upset.
Leicester 3.00 – Lillistar
We have Class 6 Handicap action on our cards here, and this can go the way of the total joker in the pack, LILLISTAR for the rejuvenated Harry & Roger Charlton team. Charlton went over 100 days without a winner, but his string appeared to have turned a corner and at the time of writing had sent out two winners from his last three runners to give weight to that theory.
Lillistar was pulled-up at Wolverhampton last month, when found to have had an irregular heartbeat – something that seemed symptomatic with the malaise of the Charlton team at the time. In many respects it is a little bit of a shot in the dark for her turf debut, but in this grade off a mark of 57 she could easily make an impact here, and James Doyle has been booked for the ride.
Leicester 3.30 – Ernie’s Valentine
This can go the way of the 4-year-old ERNIE’S VALENTINE, who won on his only previous visit to the track. He improved for his seasonal reappearance and first start after a wind operation at Goodwood when leaving that run well behind, finishing third at the same venue when upped to 7f last time out.
That signalled that a return to the winner’s enclosure wasn’t far away, and the booking of Tom Marquand suggests connections mean business here. The gelding appears to have been perked-up by the recent reapplication of cheek pieces and with fast ground promising to suit, this can go the way of the Paul & Oliver Cole representative.
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Southwell 4.20 – Presenting Pete
With form figures over course and distance of 211, it isn’t hard to envisage PRESENTING PETE running another big race returning to a venue which clearly brings out the best in him. The 6-year-old has eased down the weights and is now only 2lb higher than when last successful.
With both his career wins coming at this venue (one win taken off him for banned substance in sample), and both on good ground, everything should be in place once again for the gelding to enhance his record at this track. A recent tune-up at Market Rasen will have removed the ring-rust and got him spot on for this assignment, and Champion Jockey, Brian Hughes now takes over in the saddle so confidence is increased.
Southwell 4.50 – Forget The Way e/w
Tom Cannon and Alan King team up with the 6-year-old FORGET THE WAY, who is yet to shed the maiden tag, but simultaneously remains unexposed for this Handicap Hurdle. There were plenty of signs of encouragement when fourth at Warwick last month, where he was having his first start after wind surgery and a 70-day layoff.
He should be a lot straighter for that outing, and eased to a BHA rating of 102 he is off his lowest mark to date in a Handicap. It is interesting that connections move him back to the minimum trip after stepping up to 2m3f on his latest outing – so one suspects that a strongly run race at this distance is exactly what is required.
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