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Horse Racing Tips of the Day – Tuesday December 12

Today's selections are in action on the all-weather at Lingfield

Our racing expert marks your card for Tuesday's action, with a couple of Lingfield runners catching the eye.

BILLYOAKES is hardly a prolific winner, as evidenced by his 2-23 on an all-weather surface, but he won’t get many better opportunities than this afternoon’s 6f handicap.

That’s because the Charlie Wallis-trained five-year-old is handicapped to win again, having dropped to a mark of 58, which is 8lb lower than his last winning one, and will appreciate stepping back up a furlong, having found Wolverhampton’s 5f too sharp last time.

He was spotted staying on into fifth on that occasion, with a little over two lengths separating him from the winner at the line, and Luke Morris, who is setting the pace in the all-weather jockeys’ championship, keeps the ride.

Marco Botti’s KYLLACHY GALA has yet to win in eight starts since arriving from Italy, but he could be about to put that right in this afternoon’s class 3 1m2f handicap.

Encouragement for that can be gleaned from January’s course and distance second off a 9lb higher mark than today’s and, more recently, his fourth in a class 2 contest at Wolverhampton just 13 days ago. That effort can be upgraded a little as he had to wait for a run and then found himself racing away from the main action.

Having been dropped a couple of pounds since, he just squeezes into this 0-95 handicap off top weight and another thing in his favour is the excellent form of his stable – Botti has sent out five winners from 19 runners, 26%, in the last fortnight.

Kieren Shoemark takes over the reigns here and he should be able to make the most from what looks a decent draw in stall five


Lingfield 12.30, Billyoakes @ 5/1 Ladbrokes
Lingfield 1.35, Kyllachy Gala @ 4/1 Ladbrokes

All odds were correct at time of posting.

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