Rhys Williams

Horse Racing Tips: Rhys Williams' NAP is a sprinter at Tipperary

Our racing expert has one selection on Tuesday

Our resident tipster has analysed Tuesday's racing and has a sole selection at Tipperary...

  • Return to quicker ground will suit

  • Been ridden more patiently of late

  • Only Spoofing is overpriced at Tipperary

Tipperary - 18:45 - Back Only Spoofing

Only Spoofing has been in poor form so far this season but all of those runs have come on soft ground or worse and I think the return to a much quicker surface today could see him bounce back to form.

He won three times over five furlongs last season, the last of those coming at Musselburgh off 84 when winning quite comfortably by 1¾ lengths. He found the six furlongs too far next time and the ground had turned too soft for him to show his best in his final three runs of the season.

Only Spoofing has shown very little this season and has been ridden far more patiently than before which I think hasn't suited him. That included on his latest start at Navan where he raced fairly handily on the near side before switching to the middle of the track but it certainly wasn't the same very positive tactics that have been used in the past.

I'm hoping that they will go back to using those tactics this evening and the combination of that and the quicker ground could see him in a much better light than has been the case so far this season.

There is the chance that Only Spoofing is just not as good as he was now that he's a nine-year-old but I think he's a little overpriced in these circumstances and any 12/113.00 or bigger appeals.

Back Only Spoofing in the 18:45 at Tipperary 0.5pt e/w


Recommended bets


Staked: 117.00pts

Returned: 109.03pts

P/L: -7.97pts


New customers only. Bet £10 on the Betfair Sportsbook at odds of min EVS (2.0) and receive £40 in FREE Bet Builders, Accumulators or Multiples to use on any sport. T&Cs apply.

Prices quoted in copy are correct at time of publication but liable to change.