Horse Racing Tips: Timeform’s best bets at Catterick on Tuesday with 16/1 shot

The racing boffins at Timeform like the nice-priced Bean Norty at 14:30.

Tuesday’s Catterick Tips

12:30 – Dragon Rock
13:00 – Teorie
13:30 – Empty Nest
14:00 – Rich Spirit
14:30 – Bean Norty
15:00 – Fanfan Du Seuil

15:30 – Strong Foundations

*All prices are bang up to date with our snazzy widgets, while odds in copy are accurate at time of publishing but subject to change.

12:30 – Dragon Rock

DRAGON ROCK was the least exposed runner in the field when opening his account in a handicap chase at Fairyhouse last month, showing improved form and produced to lead at the second-last where he was left clear there. He looks potentially well treated back over hurdles back in Britain and is worth backing to follow up. Beachcomber and Blue Bikini are just a couple of others to consider.

13:00 – Teorie

The ones with experience don’t set the bar too high in this juvenile hurdle, so it is worth taking a chance on the Fergal O’Brien-trained-TEORIE. He had some fairly useful form on the Flat in Ireland for Jim Bolger, winning a mile and a quarter maiden at Leopardstown in the summer, and he was picked up for 45,000 guineas by these connections. He has joined a good yard who are going along nicely and he appears to have been well placed. Climate Precedent and Hourless can pose the biggest threat.

13:30 – Empty Nest

EMPTY NEST is a recruit from the Irish pointing field who didn’t cut much ice in three starts over hurdles, but he showed his first form on his chasing and handicap debut when hitting the frame over course and distance last month. He jumped fine and went with plenty of zest, leading a circuit out and pressing on jumping the third-last. Empty Zest probably did too much too soon on that occasion and, under a more conservative ride, he is fancied to prove himself well handicapped. Star Flyer and Limerick Leader head the list of dangers.

14:00 – Rich Spirit

RICH SPIRIT was modest in bumpers, but showed plenty to work on when finishing third to a promising sort on his hurdling debut at Hexham in October, and he built on that effort at Aintree on his next start. He wasn’t in the same form in a Grade 2 at Haydock last month, but he was probably flying too high on that occasion, and he makes plenty of appeal now back down in grade. On the form of his first two starts, he is more than capable of winning a race of this nature. Soldier of Destiny looks the main threat, ahead of Mikimoto.

14:30 – Bean Norty

Her position in the market suggested that better was expected of BEAN NORTY on handicap debut at Huntingdon during the spring, and she is worth another chance now back down in trip on debut for new yard with William Maggs, who is very good value for his 7 lb claim, aboard. Just Jess put in a good shift when runner-up last time and she is next on the list ahead of recent Bangor winner Mullins Cross and Turbulent Power.

15:00 – Fanfan Du Seuil

FANFAN DU SEUIL is nothing like the force of old, but his reduced mark reflects that, and he looks ready to end his losing run judged on his close second at Doncaster on his belated return last month. Ribeye has taken well to fences and is an interesting runner back down in trip after seven months off, while Rocco Storm can be expected to bounce back returned to this sphere.

15:30 – Strong Foundations

There’s quite a few Rules newcomers who need monitoring in the betting but the percentage call is stick with those with bumper experience. STRONG FOUNDATIONS shaped well when fourth in a Cheltenham bumper at the end of October and is preferred to Martin Keighley’s Springs A Girl, who should find this easier than the Cheltenham listed race she contested on her stable debut.

Tuesday’s Catterick Tips

12:30 – Dragon Rock
13:00 – Teorie
13:30 – Empty Nest
14:00 – Rich Spirit
14:30 – Bean Norty
15:00 – Fanfan Du Seuil

15:30 – Strong Foundations

*All prices are bang up to date with our snazzy widgets, while odds in copy are accurate at time of publishing but subject to change.

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