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Horse Racing Tips of the Day – Tuesday August 4


Our resident tipster has picked our four horses for a multiple bet.

The following four horses all look likely to win later today and the suggested bet is four trebles and a cheeky acca due to some short prices.

First up, SURBETT looks the answer to the opening nursery at Chelmsford (due off 6.20pm). Marco Botti’s charge got off the mark at the third of asking at Epsom last time and now makes his handicap debut off what looks a workable mark of 78. He’s unproven on the artificial surface, admittedly, but his sire Rock Of Gibraltar’s offspring have won four of their seven starts (57%) at the track since it reopened, and his in-form trainer has a 1-4 strike rate in nurseries since 2010.

MITRAAD has won both his starts to far, both at Newmarket with a near two-year gap in between, and he can land the hat-trick in the 1m handicap run later on the same Chelmsford card (7.20pm). William Haggas’ gelding has clearly had some problems, but they look behind him now as he won in the style of a smart horse on his comeback, overcoming trouble in running before going clear, and an 8lb rise is not harsh. His entry in the Celebration Mile is a measure of how well he’s regarded and he ought to outclass this field.

Sticking with the Essex track, ELIS ELIZ can take the closing 5f handicap (9.20pm) at the main expense of track specialist Bertie Blu Boy. The latter failed to land a four-timer here last time off a career-high mark and he’s now 2lb higher. He will no doubt try and make all, as is his style, but the selection goes well here too, placing on both her starts, including when finishing third in a race worth £16k to the winner last time. This represents a drop in class and Andrea Atzeni retains the ride.

Last but not least, I’m struggling to see past Sir Mark Prescott’s AMOUR DE NUIT in the 2m handicap at Ripon (8.05pm). He has improved no end for the step up in trip with his second to Mythical Moment at Carlisle (1m6f) two starts back looking a strong piece of form, given the winner has since followed up in a better race at Sandown.

The selection did even better last time over 2m at Lingfield, where he was value for more than his neck margin of victory over The Cashel Man, having been short of room at a vital stage. Raised just 5lb for that success, he gets weight from all his rivals here. The best of these may be Mark Johnston’s Duke Street who is chasing a four-timer, although he’s 20lb higher than when his winning spree started.


Chelmsford 6.20, Surbett @ 11/8 Ladbrokes
Chelmsford 7.20, Mitraad @ 11/10 Ladbrokes
Ripon 8.05, Amour De Nuit @ 6/4 Ladbrokes
Chelmsford 9.20, Elis Eliz @ 11/4 Ladbrokes

Try four trebles and and an accumulator on the above, five bets in total

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