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Horse Racing Tips: Spirit to strike at Kempton on Tuesday

JAN 17th

With Chepstow forced to abandon due to the cold weather, there are only three race meetings taking place on Tuesday and the action begins at Kempton Park on the all-weather at 12:40, while there's alternative Flat racing at Southwell this evening. Clonmel will host the solitary National Hunt action in Ireland and we preview all today's racing here and pick out the most popular and most eye-catching naps of the day...

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Conrad Allen's Mick's Spirit has racked up a brace of second placed finishes at Lingfield and the in-form five-year-old son of Swiss Spirit will attempt to go one better this afternoon when he lines up in the 12:40 at Kempton. Proving extremely popular with our racing tipsters with four of them napping the 7/4 chance, Mick's Spirit will line up off the same mark of 67 in today's contest and the likes of Spotlight from the Racing Post and Templegate from The Sun fancy the Allen charge to prevail here.

Staying at Kempton. Garry Owen from the Daily Record is looking to make it two winning tips on the bounce and he has napped the 11/4 chance Greavsie in the 13:40 race. Jamie Osborne's three-year-old was a winner last time out at Kempton when bounding to a two-length victory and he will look to defy a 5lbs rise in today's contest, as he bids for back-to-back wins at the track.

There's some competitive betting heats taking place at Clonmel over the sticks today and Brian Flanagan from the Irish Daily Star has picked out one of the toughest punting puzzles at 14:50 and has napped the 100/30 chance Lake Chad. The eight-year-old has notched two second placed efforts at Tramore and at Clonmel in his last two starts, and while he's been upped 2lbs by the handicapper for those smart runs, he looks capable of scoring off that mark and looks to be a leading contender for what is a real punting head-scratcher.

12:40 Kempton
Mick's Spirit silk

Mick's Spirit

lost
14:50 Clonmel
Lake Chad silk

Lake Chad

lost
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There's a bumper eight-race card all-weather card at Southwell this evening which starts at 17:00 and finishes at 20:30 and the most popular nap on the card runs in the 19:30 and that's the 10/11 favourite Walking On Clouds. Grant Tuer's runner notched up a quickfire double at the track last month and is bidding for the hat-trick today. Three tipsters fancy Tuer's raider to defy a 7lbs rise in the handicap and defy top weight in what should be a race that can see the jolly prevail in style.

Staying at Southwell, Robin Goodfellow of the Daily Mail is looking to record a third winning nap on the bounce and has put up Hugo Palmer's Nolton Cross as the best bet of the day in the 18:30 contest. Last seen finishing fourth of seven at Wolverhampton, the four-year-old has some decent form at Southwell having finished second at the track on his last visit, and he's only 2lbs higher this evening, so has to be respected.

The Duke from The Yorkshire Post is another tipster that has been in tremendous tipping form of late having bagged a brace of winners on the spin, and that tipster has napped the 100/30 shot Bond Boy in the 20:00 race. Mick Appleby's charge got his head in front last time out at Wolverhampton and will hope that confidence-boosting success can ignite more success and The Duke fancies Appleby's charge to land another win.

18:30 Southwell
Nolton Cross silk

Nolton Cross

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