Tuesday tips: Gavin Sheehan back on board could be significant

By Richard Hoiles@RichardHoiles
Tue 3 Oct 2017

Richard Hoiles tipped 11-1 and 4-1 winners in last week's Tuesday tipping column and the Racing UK commentator has four tips below.

The sight of Enable effortlessly moving away from her field in Sunday’s Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe is one that will live in my memory for a long time.

While I had witnessed this in the King George from a high vantage point in the Ascot grandstand this time it happened almost right in front of my commentary position, rather too low down well over a furlong before the line.

In fact it proved a blessing in terms of providing a super angle to appreciate both how quickly she can settle races against top-class opposition with such a sharp turn of foot that she is capable of sustaining for a considerable period of time.

Whatever Qipco British Champions Day throws up it is hard to imagine it can match the defining moment of the Flat season, as Enable proved herself head and shoulders above her rivals in the UK, Ireland and France. Let us hope we can see her in action as a four year old.

Obviously it is slightly lower key fare on Tuesday, but there are a few interesting horses to keep on side.

3.15 Southwell – Indy Island:

She did not really progress from a Down Royal victory in Ireland but there are a couple of reasons why she may fare better here.

Firstly Charlie Longsdon does well with horses moving to his care and secondly Indy Island’s extensive experience in Irish Point-To-Points as a young horse could really make her look well treated off a mark based on hurdles form over a shorter trip.

She ran in six Point-To-Points before being pulled up in a Beginners Chase on her Rules debut but clearly has a much better chance in this low grade handicaps and stable jockey Johnnie Burke rides.

4.40 Sedgefield – Between The Waters:

This horse received a bizarre ride in a race I called at Newton Abbot. The gelding was rushed up with a circuit to go, covered ground in the process and was not surprisingly a spent force by the end of the back straight.

As such, Gavin Sheehan replacing the conditional who rode him that day is particularly significant.

Jamie Snowden has conducted a few successful raids to Sedgefield over the last few years with a 40% strike-rate.

The application of a tongue tie may also assist, as should a career low mark. Worth a chance to prove that if his energy is more effectively distributed he can be seen to much better effect.

6.00 Southwell – Chilly Miss:

These days when better facilities are available to get horses fit after absences then the handicapper can take a real chance in dropping a horse for no other reason than a long lay off from the track.

This looks the case with Chilly Miss, who reappeared after over 400 days away when fourth at Southwell over a trip that looked on the sharp side off a mark 7lb lower than when last seen.

Dropped another 1lb and with that under her belt she looks a major player here.

8.40 Kempton – Hajaam:

Given that he cost a cool quarter of a million as a yearling Hajaam’s early forays looked, on the face of it, disappointing but it could just be laying a platform for a profitable series of handicap wins.

He impressed me physically when I saw him at Windsor and he has improved with each run, culminating in a win in a Haydock apprentice race for which he avoids a penalty.

The fact that was on heavy ground and the presence of a Sir Mark Prescott improver here should ensures the price holds up enough to warrant a bet at 6-4.

Richard Hoiles's Tuesday tips:

3.15 Southwell: Indy Island at a generally available 9-1

4.40 Sedgefield: Between The Waters at 11-2 with Betway and Ladbrokes

6.00 Southwell: Chilly Miss at 4-1

8.40 Kempton: Hajaam at 6-4 with Coral, Skybet and Ladbrokes

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