Thursday Tips

Mums Tipple is in a different league to his York rivals
Image: Mums Tipple in action

Keith Hamer has a tip for every race in the UK and Ireland on Thursday.

Mums Tipple can make a triumphant return to the all-weather by winning the Betsi Handicap at Chelmsford.

The four-year-old last got his head in front at Wolverhampton in March, where he was a comprehensive winner. Things have not worked out for Richard Hannon's charge since then, but he is down back down to that same mark.

Mums Tipple looks to have a lot going for him and can take full advantage.

Restless Endeavour was only caught close home over six furlongs on this course last time and can make amends over the minimum trip in the Handicap.

Mick Appleby's four-year-old filly did everything right, only to be picked up in the final strides as she went down by a half a length when third to Muscika.

Leap Abroad can get off the mark in the second division of the Chelmsford City Racecourse Membership Available Now Nursery Handicap following a good effort on his latest start.

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The youngster, trained by Paul and Oliver Cole, only went down by a length on his first run in a nursery after three previous outings. It was a marked improvement on what he had done before and suggested his turn was near.

Summa Peto can register a third course success in the MansionBet Beaten By A Head Handicap at Wolverhampton.

The assessor may regret only putting up Keith Dalgleish's three-year-old a solitary pound for his latest victory at the track earlier in the month.

Summa Peto may have only won by a short head - but seemed to be just doing enough and gave the impression he would have found a little more.

Aasser can confirm the impression of his eyecatching debut to open his account in the Play Coral Racing-Super-Series For Free Maiden Stakes.

Karl Burke's two-year-old put in good late work to claim second place, a length behind Anatomic, over this seven furlongs.

Granted normal improvement, the Dabirsim colt should prove hard to beat.

Catch The Cuban can show he was value for more than his head success over when he steps up in trip on his return to Taunton in the Short Run Press - Your Local Printers' Novices' Handicap Chase.

The Colin Tizzard-trained five-year-old had the race won from two out, before idling on the run-in last time out and almost being collared by Naizagai.

A 4lb rise for that seems fair, although remains definitely workable and Catch The Cuban can prove hard to catch again.

Opening Bid was quite impressive when scoring at Warwick and a 5lb rise may not stop the six-year-old following up in the Short Run Press Celebrating 40 Years Handicap Hurdle.

The Chris Down-trained gelding got away with a couple of errors but had plenty in hand as he crossed the line two and a half lengths ahead of Nazwa. There should be more to come.

Manintheshadows only found the redoubtable stayer Uno Mas too strong in the closing stages over three miles last time out and can get back to winning ways in the Free Tips On Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle at Lingfield.

A mistake at the final flight did not help his cause, but he did not shirk the issue was still three lengths clear of the third horse at Ffos Las.

Jonjo O'Neill's six-year-old had won his previous start in good style at Worcester and can get back on the winning path.

Ivilnoble can build on his best display for some time on his latest outing to land only a second career win in the Free Replays On Handicap Chase.

The eight-year-old, owned and trained by Dominic French Davis, had shown little in two runs over hurdles since having wind surgery but he ran much better when switching back to fences.

Wearing blinkers for the first time, Ivilnoble took the runner-up spot behind Dont Be Robin at Plumpton. A repeat of that effort should seem go close here.


CHELMSFORD: 4.20 Tippy Toes, 4.50 Nikki's Girl, 5.20 Leap Abroad, 5.50 Spy, 6.20 MUMS TIPPLE (NAP), 6.50 Restless Endeavour, 7.20 Pirouette Queen, 7.50 Balgair.

TAUNTON: 12.55 Earth Company, 1.25 Famoso, 1.55 Catch The Cuban, 2.25 Opening Bid, 2.55 Marilyn Monroe, 3.25 Norley.

THURLES: 12.05 Crosshill, 12.35 Pretty Little Liar, 1.05 Cilaos Emery, 1.35 Vina Ardanza, 2.10 Hollymount, 2.40 Doyen Rose, 3.10 Peace Party.

WOLVERHAMPTON: 2.05 Strike Me A Pose, 2.35 Capla Spirit, 3.05 Garden Paradise, 3.35 Aasser, 4.05 Silent Speech, 4.35 Summa Peto, 5.05 Sea Of Charm, 5.35 Can Can Girl.

LINGFIELD: 12.15 Manintheshadows, 12.45 Hoot At Midnight, 1.15 Celestial Force, 1.45 Green Planet, 2.17 Seven No Trumps, 2.47 Whisky Express, 3.17 Ivilnoble.

DOUBLE: Mums Tipple and Restless Endeavour.

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