Monday 6 November 2017

No one can argue that it hasn’t been value for money at Redcar this season with eight-race cards becoming par for the course.

And the track winds up its season tomorrow (Tuesday) with yet another eight races, getting underway at 12.20.

Keith Dalgleish is no stranger to the winner’s enclosure at Redcar this season and his Up Sticks And Go looks the likely winner of the opener with Andrew Mullen in the saddle. The grey colt was slowly into his stride over five furlongs at Haydock last time but kept on well to be second behind a Mick Channon runner and the extra two furlongs at Redcar should suit him down to the ground.

A seller comes next at 12.50pm and John Quinn’s Catastrophe, a solid second of 14 in an Ayr Handicap last time, is hard to overlook.

One of Redcar’s best-loved course specialists, Kiwi Bay, is back for another punt in the 1.20pm. Michael Dods’ admirable 12-year-old will have his supporters at long odds but the stable’s more likely contender is Grinty, a decent second to Hitman at Redcar’s last meeting.

However, Tim Easterby’s Vive La Difference may well have come up against a smart debutant in Andrew Balding’s Straight Away at the last Redcar meeting, only going down by a neck, and looks the answer.

Danny Tudhope has been the jockey to follow at Redcar lately and his booking for Hughie Morrison’s Berkshire raider, Compton Mill, catches the eye in the 1.50pm. He looks to have most to fear from Tim Easterby’s recent Pontefract winner Silvery Moon.

There was a lot to like about Restive’s recent Redcar victory under Serena Brotherton in an amateur ladies’ event on October 20, and Iain Jardine’s Rip Van Winkle gelding is worthy of support back at the seaside in the 2.20pm.

Karl Burke’s Four Kingdoms is on a three-timer, following wins at Kempton and Yarmouth, and looks likely to bag his hat-trick and give 7lbs claimer Patrick O’Hanlon a winner in the 2.55pm.
Olly Murphy’s Dakota Spirit makes the long journey from Stratford-upon-Avon and, after a decent third at Windsor last time, will be fancied to win the penultimate race under Fran Berry.

Redcar’s 2017 comes to a climax at 3.55pm with the Thanks And See You Next Season Handicap.
There was a lot to like about Awesome Allan’s victory for Welsh trainer David Allan at the last Redcar meeting and he makes the journey north again.
He outbattled Ruth Carr’s Danish Duke that day and the North Yorkshire handler saddles Racquet this time so she should have good idea of her chances so watch for market moves.



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