Evening racing tips

  • By: Nick Robson
  • Last Updated: July 18 2014, 23:06 BST

Nick Robson struck when his nap scored at Newbury - he has a tip for every race taking place today in the UK and Ireland.

Henry Candy: Sends Limato to Newbury
Henry Candy: Sends Limato to Newbury

HAMILTON: 6.10 Gadobout Dancer, 6.40 You're My Cracker, 7.10 Bonnie Charlie, 7.40 Tatlisu, 8.10 Postponed, 8.45 Mister Uno, 9.15 Sakhalin Star.

HAYDOCK: 2.10 Flippant, 2.40 Brindle, 3.15 Fast Track, 3.50 Rusty Rocket, 4.25 Purple Spectrum, 4.55 Elsiniaar, 5.25 Big Storm Coming.

KILBEGGAN: 5.5 Well Tuned, 6.25 Poetic Lord, 6.55 The Black Russian, 7.25 Dark Outsider, 7.55 Presenting Beara, 8.30 Muirhead, 9.00 Tempest Missile.

NEWBURY: 2.00 Nafaqa, 2.30 Evening Rain, 3.05 Sea The Bloom, 3.40 LIMATO (NAP), 4.15 Flying Bear, 4.45 Insaany, 5.15 Vallarta.

NEWMARKET: 5.45 Dolphin Rock, 6.20 All Rounder, 6.50 Battle Command, 7.20 Tangerine Trees, 7.50 Cardinal, 8.25 Fallen In Line, 8.55 Botanist.

NOTTINGHAM: 1.50 Gin Trap, 2.20 Simply Magic, 2.55 Shilla, 3.30 Doctor Parkes, 4.05 Bright Beacon, 4.35 Sublimation, 5.05 Hostile Fire.

PONTEFRACT: 630 Stolen Story, 7.00 Hoop Of Colour, 7.30 Jack Luey, 8.00 Elusive Guest, 8.35 Frosty The Snowman, 9.05 Jamesbo's Girl.

DOUBLE: Limato and Postponed.

Henry Candy is a trainer who certainly knows how to handle a good horse and in the unbeaten Limato he may just have his best for some time.

Limato steps up in grade for Rose Bowl Stakes - Sponsored By Compton Beauchamp Estates Ltd - on Friday and if Candy thinks the Tagula gelding is ready for Listed company then that is a tip in itself.

The softly-spoken Candy, who turns 70 later this year, has handled some very fast horses down the years with the likes of Kyllachy, Airwave and Markab all winning Group One sprints for the Lambourn man in the not-too-distant past.

He is no one-trick pony by any means, though, as his Oaks win with Time Charter proved, but of late all his better horses seem to have been sprinters and Limato has looked very fast.

Barely off the bridle when winning on his debut at Kempton, the horse he beat, Hawkesbury, came out and won by seven lengths next time out.

Two weeks later he returned to Kempton and in a better race he again triumphed with ease, beating Natural Order who was fourth in the Superlative Stakes last week.

With both of his runs to date being on Polytrack racing on turf is the unknown factor, but there is nothing to suggest he will not be at least as effective and he rates an exciting prospect until he is beaten.

One horse from Ascot must have made it into the little black book of every punter, the Barry Hills-trained Nafaqa.

The fact he made his debut in the Chesham Stakes at Royal Ascot was an indication of the regard in which he is held but he blew all chance of winning by being very slowly away.

He made ground hand over fist in the final two furlongs, though, to finish fourth and as long as he breaks on terms, it will take a very smart juvenile to beat him in the Highclere Thoroughbred Racing EBF Stallions Maiden Stakes.

Mark Johnston's Insaany is this year's typical three-year-old rapid improver from the yard and can make it four wins out of six in the TKP Surfacing Handicap. His two defeats came on ground with cut.

Richard Fahey's Tatlisu seems much more straightforward than in his early days and can follow up a victory at Newcastle in the John Smith's Scottish Stewards' Cup at Hamilton.

The four-year-old had a tendency to get himself behind early on in his races and finish with a late rattle but he appears to have grown out of that now.

His third in the Bronze Cup at Ayr last year hinted at better things to come and his victory over Muthmir last time out may prove to be a very good effort indeed.

The runner-up may go on to be better than a handicapper but looked in need of the run and was slowly away at Gosforth Park and Tatlisu took advantage.

He has been put up 6lb but may well take his form to a new level in the coming months.

Luca Cumani's Postponed appeared to be crying out for further than the 10 furlongs he encountered at Royal Ascot so the fact he could get so close to Cannock Chase bodes well for his future.

Many expect the winner of the Tercentenary Stakes to prove himself at this highest level, if not this season then definitely next, but Postponed was only a length and three-quarters away, even after meeting trouble in running.

A classy little field has gathered for the Listed EBF Stallions Glasgow Stakes but Postponed can make the trip from Cumani's Newmarket base worthwhile.

Roger Varian's Elsiniaar reappears after a pleasing debut last season and should take some beating in the Lancashire Life Maiden Stakes.

He beat all bar Frankel's half-brother Morpheus, who became a first winner for Lady Cecil after the passing of her husband.

John Gosden's All Rounder shaped nicely when third on her debut at Newbury behind a potentially smart sort and the second has come out and franked the form suggesting she is the one to concentrate on in the Place UK 60th Anniversary Maiden Fillies' Stakes at Newmarket.

David Simcock's Momentus faces a huge drop in grade for the Jim Taylor Memorial Maiden Fillies' Stakes which should enable her to break her duck.

Third in the Lingfield Oaks Trial, she was not disgraced at all in the Classic itself, finishing eighth.

Lady Cecil had a host of options for Hoop Of Colour but picked Pontefract's totepool Fillies' Handicap after beating a subsequent winner last time out.