Andy Holding’s Saturday Racing Tips 18th January 2020

Seven selections from Andy Holding today. Including a 2pt NAP at Ascot.

Tactical Manoeuvre
Taunton 13:05
1pt
9/2
Knight In Dubai
Haydock 13:30
1pt
11/4
Kilfenora
Navan 13:55
0.5pts E/W
9/1
Court Maid
Navan 13:55
0.5pts E/W
14/1
Bold Plan
Ascot 14:25
2pts
3/1
Happy Diva
Ascot 15:00
1pt E/W
6/1
Duc De Grissay
Haydock 16:15
0.5pts E/W
15/2

13:05 Taunton

TACTICAL MANOEUVRE (best price 9-4) truly valued the switch back to obstacles and drop in trip at Exeter last break and he’s liked to rehash the portion at a track that has served him well previously.

A victor over the present C&D two years prior, he’d bombed in 13 ensuing endeavors to copy the accomplishment, yet following a blended arrangement of exhibitions over wall, Jeremy Scott’s prisoner clicked once more into gear at the West Country setting 43 days back. In a race run at a sound clasp for the evaluation, the child of Marienbard’s stamina turned into the main factor in the last stages when he just showed signs of improvement of Bells Of Peterboro in a driving completion and with the second place proceeding to help the structure with a triumph next break, all there’s odds he will stick to this same pattern under his optimal conditions.

Tactical Manoeuvre
Taunton 13:05
1pt
9/2

13: 30 Haydock

KNIGHT IN DUBAI (best price 11-4) has intrigued with the way of his two triumphs over wall so far to date and despite the fact that he faces a significantly sterner test among Grade 2 organization, his speed figures propose he ought to be well capable close by.

A helpful 138-evaluated hurdler, Dan Skelton’s gelding demonstrated effectively adequate to disturb the chances on Ballymoy at Bangor on pursuing presentation and he appropriately lined that up with another showcase of some panache at Doncaster last break. The component of the two successes have been his quick, precise hopping and with a presumable mighty ride from the ever-genius dynamic Harry Skelton, the child of Dubai Destination could have his adversaries in a turn before they swing for home.

Knight In Dubai
Haydock 13:30
1pt
11/4

13:55 Navan

The two dynamic five-year-olds, The Bosses Oscar and Alfa Mix, typically wind up towards the leader of the market following their ongoing winning exhibitions, however KILFENORA (best price 9-1) and COURT MAID (best price 14-1) have a decent arrangement of upside in their very own privileges and at the morning chances, they merit two or three examiners against the field.

The previous demonstrated effectively sufficient to bring down the shades of the as far as anyone knows well-treated Rock Du Baune at Naas last break and that exertion needs to go down as one that conveyed a specific measure of class. Continually voyaging best, the child of Yeats won with more close by than the official edge proposed and in spite of a merited ascent in the appraisals in this manner, he may very well have the important characteristics to resist the assessor.

The last doesn’t have the most steady profiles generally, however that is to a great extent because of the reality Thomas Mullins’ female horse has been predominantly carrying out her specialty in evaluated races and following a sensible exertion back in handicap organization last break, she may have the option to bob back to the kind of structure that saw her success three off the reel last season. Despite the fact that she could just deal with a mid-division finish in the Pertemps Qualifier at the Lopeardstown over the Christmas time frame, that race at the Dublin setting was noted for its extremely quick last circuit time contrasted with the one accomplished by Apples Jade, and considering she’s been off the track for 251-days already, the little girl of Court Cave is relied upon to strip significantly fitter this time around.

Kilfenora
Navan 13:55
0.5pts E/W
9/1
Court Maid
Navan 13:55
0.5pts E/W
14/1

14:25 Ascot

BOLD PLAN (NAP) (best price 3-1) scored in really taking design at Haydock last time and despite the fact that he takes on a nice class of rival here this evening, it will at present be frustrating in the event that he weren’t sufficient to keep up his movement.

Continuously exceptionally respected by his Llancarfan handler, Evan Williams’ gelding demonstrated last season that he’s completely equipped for standing his ground in a major field, aggressive debilitation when a noteworthy sprinter up to the valuable mud songbird Poker Play on unlimited ground at Uttoxeter, so it was somewhat dampening to see him route beneath his best at Chepstow on his occasional return. Intensely supported to present appropriate reparations at the Merseyside track back in November, the six-year-old well and really abandoned that underlying run him with an inside and out increasingly cleaned show and the manner in which he revived to make up an enormous measure of ground on some shrewd handicappers that day proposed he has a major motor. In reality, his last circuit sectionals turned out obviously superior to any semblance of Thebannerkingrebel and Stoney Mountain, the other two prominent victors on the obstacle course 56 days prior, and with the second, third, fourth and fifth all proceeding to promote the structure next break, it’s unmistakably a race that has turned out just as the numbers recommended they may. At his best effortlessly underneath over this moderate excursion, the child of Jeremy has the riggings to leave this parcel for dead.

Bold Plan
Ascot 14:25
2pts
3/1

15:00 Ascot

HAPPY DIVA (best price 6-1) has been carrying out her specialty at a significant level to extraordinary impact in the course of the last scarcely any seasons and this ultra-dependable horse gets the sure vote to assemble one more strong execution on the enormous stage.

A game champ of the BetVictor Gold Cup at Cheltenham back in November, Kerry lee’s horse was then pitched into recorded organization as opposed to come back to Prestbury and handle handicappers again in the Caspian Caviar Gold Cup and despite the fact that that choice didn’t receive greatest benefits, her exertion in wrapping sprinter up to the brilliant Lady Buttons at Doncaster needs to go down as one of her profession best shows. Before pursuing Cyrname’s shadow the last time she set foot on the present track, the girl of King’s Theater had been accomplishment on her lone other visit to the Berkshire setting and hailing from a steady who’s had two of their last three sprinters score, she looks sure to be associated with some way shape or structure.

Happy Diva
Ascot 15:00
1pt E/W
6/1

16:15 Haydock

DUC DE GRISSAY (best price 15-2) has still to get off the imprint in eight profession begins, yet he has demonstrated enough capacity since going under guidelines to show a race of this nature likely could be inside his compass.

Albeit beaten 16 lengths at Newcastle two beginnings back, he was facing any semblance of Prince Kayf, Imperial Alcazar and Espoir De Romay, every one of whom went into that challenge with strong structure in great quality beginner occasions. Well-supported in a more vulnerable race on paper on his arrival to the Gosforth Park scene, Sandy Thompson’s gelding was unfortunate by and by to knock in to two better than expected kinds who posted valuable numbers for a race of that nature and with the handicapper some way or another wanting to drop him in the evaluations notwithstanding his magnificent exertion in third, he ought to be equipped for being compelling off an opening sign of 118 in this circle.

Duc De Grissay
Haydock 16:15
0.5pts E/W
15/2

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