Architect Tips has selected six tips for today's racing, three selections running at Ayr, one at Chelmsford, Pontefract and Yarmouth.
INVINCIBLY (best price 15-2) remains a maiden after nine starts but he was a good second this month when splitting two horses rated 83 and 85 and now dropping into this grade for the first time, Karl Burke’s charge has an excellent chance. All of this three-year-old’s form has worked out strongly, including his second here as a two-year-old when chasing home the 86-rated Fairmac. He might not have the most consistent of profiles but his form has indicated that he’s better than this grade and I can envisage him going close to opening his account here under Paul Mulrennan.
JASMINE JOY (best price 11-4) has shaped with a lot of promise in four starts thus far and now making her handicap debut from a lenient mark with William Buick booked to ride, she makes plenty of appeal. Her two-length second on reappearance to last week’s highly impressive Doncaster Group 2 winner, Free Wind, is the best form on offer and she ought be more than good enough to take care of today’s opponents from an opening mark of 79 which should no way prove to be the ceiling of her ability for trainer James Fanshawe.
This Kilkerran Cup Handicap contest has a really open feel about it as I could make a case for a lot of these but, with the four places widely available, I’m going to take a chance on the rejuvenated TRICORN (best price 20-1). He has thrived for a change in stable, who completed the four-timer in June and has shaped really well behind Platinumcard the last two times. He now has form figures of 113 around this venue and could easily have arrived here with an unbeaten record at the track having been beaten just a whisker on his penultimate outing. The return to this trip should be more favourable and the bookmakers have seriously underestimated his credentials here from an each-way perspective.
TANGLED (best price 3-1) showed enough at Beverley last time despite not being ideally placed to suggest he’s still in decent form and being only three-pound higher than when last successful, the six-year-old is fancied to gain his third win of the year. He’s a two-time winner at this venue and remains very well treated based on historical form given his peak rating of 106 back in the day. This is competitive, but he’s in the form of his life this term and the Karen Tutty-trained tough campaigner should get a good pace to aim at which can see him pose another serious threat in the final outcome of this event returning to a mile.
A wide-open handicap with sixteen runners set to go to post but the ultra-consistent YUKON MISSION (best price 15-2) deservedly opened her account at Carlisle 45 days ago at the nineteenth attempt, benefitting from a strongly-run affair, and can make another bold bid now reunited with Jason Hart. John Quinn’s filly, surprisingly, remained a maiden up until last time, where she finished in the top-three in fifteen of her eighteen starts beforehand which underlined her consistency. The assessor has taken a light view of her victory from last time, only putting her up a couple of pounds and everything looks in place for her to produce another big performance with five places widely on offer.
18:30 Chelmsford City
Chocoya won in this grade at Salisbury a fortnight ago and only just failed to beat Happy Romance in a listed event over track and trip but despite getting eleven-pounds from MAY SONIC (best price 3-1), I still feel as though the latter will make it three-from-three here. Charlie Hills’ participant is already a three-time winner on the all-weather this year and overcame trouble-in-running when scoring over course-and-distance on his penultimate outing, giving sixteen-pounds and a beating Stylish Performer, who is an all-weather specialist himself, and subsequently won a good race here from a mark of 95 to strengthen the form. This five-year-old clearly loves it around here and with Kieran Shoemark in the saddle, the pair can show Hugo Palmers’ filly who’s the boss at the Great Leigh’s venue.