Dave Nevison's Tuesday Tips: Big day expected for Nicholls family

Mon 29 May 2023

3.50 Redcar: Zarga

This race could be one to watch a few times as there are several well-bred fillies from top yards who might be set to show their worth this summer. Zarga went into many notebooks after her reappearance effort at Nottingham when she was held up off the pace and then had to wait for a gap between horses which only came when it was far too late.

She is bred to be much better suited by this step up in trip and I think she may show herself a very well handicapped filly. I also feel she will be happier on the better ground here than the heavy she raced on last time.

4.55 Redcar: Kodebreaker

It looks very possible that the first, second and fourth from Premiership’s recent race at Wetherby could easily supply the tricast here. But given that the winner was all out to hold on there, I hope that the 2lb runner-up Kodebreaker gets from the winner might be enough to reverse the placings.

Does this race provide the key form clue? Watch and see whether you agree with Dave.

Michael Herrington’s four-year-old is extremely consistent for one of modest ability and knuckled down well last time. At the forecast prices he certainly looks the value of the three from last time and could be a knocking each-way bet.

5.25 Redcar: Hurt You Never

The bang-in-form Foreseeable Future escapes a penalty and will make the market for this race - he obviously could easily win again. However it may be a better play to side with Hurt You Never, who was bang in form at this time last year, winning twice, and also ran very well at Thirsk last time out.

This filly runs in Adrian Nicholls' own colours and has the look of a family affair with his son Jack having his first ride in this amateur event. If anyone has a pedigree for doing well in sprint handicaps it is this young man!

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