Take Star to sparkle

  • By: Keith Hamer
  • Last Updated: February 11 2013, 18:16 GMT

Keith Hamer previews Tuesday's meetings with Hallmark Star taken to score over the jumps at Ayr. He has a tip for every UK race.

Lucinda Russell: Trains Hallmark Star
Lucinda Russell: Trains Hallmark Star

AYR: 1.50 Hallmark Star, 2.20 Talkin Sence, 2.55 See the Legend, 3.25 Tap Night, 4.00 Sergeant Pink, 4.30 Allanard, 5.00 Fine Rightly.

LINGFIELD: 1.30 Caulfields Venture, 2.00 Ballygarvey, 2.30 Little Jimmy, 3.05 Salut Honore, 3.35 Preuty Boy, 4.10 Radetsky March, 4.40 Bobbyjack.

SOUTHWELL: 1.40 Upper Lambourn, 2.10 Makinson Lane, 2.45 Fluctutation, 3.15 DOCOFTHEBAY (NAP), 3.50 Lifetime, 4.20 Gebayl, 4.50 Goldmadchen.

DOUBLE: Docofthebay and Goldmadchen.

Hallmark Star ran a decent race at Ayr on his second start over timber to suggest he can go one better when he returns to the Scottish track on Tuesday.

Trainer Lucinda Russell gives the former Gerald Butler-trained gelding the opportunity of making it third time lucky in the BetVictor Welsh Open Final Frame Insurance Maiden Hurdle.

Hallmark Star improved plenty from his Wetherby debut to run Veloce to a length and a half last time and can gain due reward.

Talkin Sence can gain compensation for a fine effort on this track in early January by lifting the BetVictor.com 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle.

Stuart Coltherd's charge was only beaten a short head by Forestside over an extended three miles after looking the likely winner for most of the race.

Not surprisingly, he is dropped back in trip.

Salut Honore can bounce back from a fall at Lingfield to win the Breathe Spa Lingfield Marriott Handicap Chase.

The Alex Hales-trained seven-year-old only got as far as the second fence in a four-horse affair won by Double Dash, but he is better judged on his previous run at Uttoxeter.

He had virtually come home alone, by 43 lengths, from the only other finisher when four horses started.

Docofthebay can make a triumphant return to the scene of his first career success by taking the feature race at Southwell.

It is more than six years since Docofthebay opened his account and there has been plenty of water under the bridge since then.

The nine-year-old, now in the hands of owner Paul Dixon's son, Scott, has been a very decent horse on his day and though he is now in the veteran stage he is still capable of holding his own in the right company.

He ran a fair enough race at Kempton on his latest start when sixth to Light Of Mars and can put it up to his rivals in the Win More On Betting At bookmakers.co.uk Handicap.

Goldmadchen went close on his latest start and can strike for connections in the coral.co.uk Mobile Betting Handicap.

He was only beaten a quarter of a length by Discay and had won over this mile and a half in November.

Trainer Keith Dalgleish looks to have found a suitable contest or the four-year-old to return to winning ways.

Gebayl has solid claims in the Poker At coral.co.uk Handicap after several decent efforts.

The James Tate-trained filly has shaped well in all her four starts without gracing the winner's enclosure.

She surely has a race in her judged on her third place behind Malaysian Beach at the start of the month.


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