Horse Racing Tips: Getting Tiggy With It
After last week’s 28/1 tip Louis The Pious obliged after being gambled into 10/1 (assume you were all on), the last two days of the Cambridgeshire meeting at Newmarket provides all of this weekend’s best racing, and there looks to be some great bets on both days so without further ado I bring you this weekend’s best horse racing tips.
This 7-furlong Group Two is for juvenile fillies and the strongest female 2-year-old form of the season can get another boost from Lucida. Jim Bolger’s inmate was second last time behind 2015 1,000 Guineas favourite Cursory Glance and a reproduction of that form should be good enough for her to take this.
Lucida 6/4 or better
Another Group Two, but this time it’s over a mile and brings together some interesting older colts. It was hard not to be impressed by Captain Cat’s last run at Haydock, and Tullius has some decent Group One form behind some decent horses. However I’m going to give one last chance to Outstrip who managed to win last year’s Breeder’s Cup Juvenile. He’s not exactly been burning the course up this year and his last of four last time might not look great on paper, but he was beaten just three-lengths by the now retired Kingman whom he also ran behind the time before in finishing third, and ahead of the likes of War Command and Toormore.
Outstrip 9/1 each-way
With ante-post favourite Air Pilot balloted out of the weekend’s highlight, Cornrow takes over at the head of the market and John Gosden’s charge must have every chance of claiming this lucrative prize for his dual winning trainer. Seen staying on over 7 furlongs last time at Ascot he could have loads of improvement in him now stepped up in trip to 9-furlongs.
The last two winners, Educate and Bronze Angel, make up the shortlist and I wouldn’t put anyone backing them each-way, especially as the bookies will probably be paying 5-places, if not 6-places, come Saturday. Educate is 6lb higher than last year and Bronze Angel 4lb higher, and both will appreciate a strongly run race, but I just prefer a saver on Educate.
Cornrow 8/1 each-way
Educate 16/1 each-way
Win, lose or draw I can’t believe you can get odds against Tiggy Wiggy and it will take a below performance for her to be beaten here. Her lack of course form is a negative, and the money for John Gosden’s Tendu is interesting, but Tiggy Wiggy has looked super special in her last couple of runs and her form is absolutely rock solid.
Tiggy Wiggy 6/5
At first I thought this race looked a bit hard but, after Andrew Balding chalked up a couple of winners here on Thursday, I’ll be throwing a few pound at his Elm Park who has the Racing Post Trophy on his Agenda.
Elm Park SP