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Horse racing tips: Dave Nevison's best bets for Tuesday

By Dave Nevison@nevisondave
Tue 26 Jan 2021

With no British jumps racing on Tuesday, our website tipster heads to the All-weather for his best bets and shares a trio of fancies.

1.55 Southwell: Sir Rodneyredblood

He looks very likely to get the lead here from his berth in stall two and that might just enable him to land a victory that is long overdue.

He showed that he acted on Fibresand on his penultimate start and should deal with Archimedes once again, who was behind him that day but is 1lb worse off here. That course-and-distance second was in the 0-60 bracket and he usually competes in higher-grade handicaps, so this will be a welcome step back down in grade.

Ben Curtis is an obviously eye-catching booking, taking over from claimers and riding this horse for the first time.

2.55 Southwell: Custard The Dragon

He has been dropped 1lb for a good run last time behind another bang-in-form runner and won’t get many better chances than this.

He came closest to scoring two outings ago when narrowly beaten by a thrown-in Motawaafeq - who has gone in again since - in this grade and has another realistic chance once more.

While his last victory was late in 2019, that was in the 0-80 bracket and he’s generally been a consistent type.

3.25 Southwell: Lion's Vigil

He’s a maiden in a handicap, but won’t get too many better chances to break his duck than in this modest race.

He is 3lb better off with Straght Ash for a length-and-three-quarters beating last time, which might not be enough for collateral form buffs but that was his Fibresand debut after a six-month absence. Obviously there will be concerns about him “bouncing”, but if a trainer like Richard Fahey thinks he has recovered well enough from his race I am happy to follow his judgement.

Despite being drawn on the outside of this small field I am pretty sure he will get the lead which will hopefully help.

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