Today's Racing News: Soft ground specialists to pay the way in extra place race on Tuesday

Ayr racecourse
Ayr will be the focus for many punters on Tuesday.

In his 100th Racing News column for Betfair Daryl Carter is on hand to give you the day's valuable info for racing around the country.

"This is far easier than his fourth off of this handicap mark of 89 in the Victoria Cup at Ascot four starts ago, and he is a consistent type that is sure to hit the frame."

Racing is a little light as the week builds up to the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe weekend, so hunting around for value will be a tough task.

Today's racing comes from Ayr, Cork, Worcester, Sedgefield and Wolverhampton.

Money Talk

Money Talk continues to highlight the Betfair Sportsbook big-money moves to keep you in the loop. This section highlights market moves between 1:00 am and 9:00 am.

16:20 Ayr - Socially Shady 6/1 into 9/2
19:00 Wolverhampton - Heidi High 7/1 into 11/2
20:00 Wolverhampton - Florence Street 13/2 into 5/1

The market says LAY!

Which horse is the Betfair Sportsbook market suggesting to Lay?

15:50 Ayr- Myristica 15/8 OUT 2/1

Floundered on the last attempt on soft ground and with market support coming for at least two others in the field, the market suggests lay.

Mark your card

The Betfair Sportsbook is paying extra places today!

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In the opening 17:30 at Wolverhampton, jockey Oisin Murphy has a 50% strike rate when riding for Mark Loughnane at this track. They partner with the well-handicapped Jackstar 6.05/1.

Just the one ride at Wolverhampton for jockey Jim Crowley on board Eshkaal 4.57/2 in the 18:00 for Shadwell Estate, and they have a 60% record at the track together.

SP favourites have won the last three runnings of the 15:50 at Ayr.

Owner JP Mcmanus has a 20% strike rate at Sedgefield. Today he runs Thatbeatsbanagher 9.08/1 at 16:12, Countister 3.7511/4 and Demi Sang 15.014/1 at 16:45.

Three-year-olds have won the last three runnings of the 16:05 Navigation Stakes at Cork, and all went off an SP favourite. Today's market leader is Queenship 5.04/1 for Joseph O'Brien.

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Horses for courses

This section highlights horses that have won twice or more at today's tracks and could be in with a chance today.

13:00 Ayr - Gweedore - Has won here twice (33%)
13:35 Ayr - John Kirkup - Has won here three times (27%)
15:20 Ayr - Tommy G - Has won here seven times (28%)
15:20 Ayr - Redarna - Has won here six times (67%)
17:30 Wolverhampton - Jackstar - Has won here twice (25%)
18:30 Wolverhampton - One Hart - Has won here three times (50%)
20:00 Wolverhampton - Arcadian Nights - Has won here twice (100%)

Weighted to go well

"Weighted to go well" highlights horses running that are more than 10lbs below their last winning handicap mark.

14:45 Ayr - King Of Tonga - Has won off 83 runs off 66
15:58 Worcester - Mabela - Has won off 107 runs off 87
17:00 Worcester - Jamacho - Has won off 123 runs off 113
17:30 Wolverhampton - Jackstar - Has won off 79 runs off 65

Form Watch

This section highlights a trainer, owner or jockey who is in excellent current form and their runners or rides for the day.

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Trainer Saeed Bin Suroor has been profitable to back in the last 14 days, recording a profit of £36.33 to a £1 level stake. Today he runs Arabic Charm 10.09/1 at 18:30 at Wolverhampton.

Furthest traveller

Trainer Hugo Palmer travels 372 miles from his Newmarket base to Ayr today with just one runner on the card. Dancing To Win 4.03/1 15:20.

Race of the day

We head up to Ayr today for their 15:20 7f Class 3 Virgin Bet Handicap where the Betfair Sportsbook is paying four places! Soft ground is the order of the day and we know plenty about most of these, and soft ground specialist Zip is one of two I have backed each-way (Wobwobwob the other).

Zip loves soft ground and seven furlongs, and he gets conditions today to run right up to his best.

His latest effort at Haydock when second to soft ground specialist Young Fire reads well in the context of this race, and the drop from Class 2 company into a Class 3 for which his latest form figures read 112 is a positive move by connections.

This is far easier than his fourth off of this handicap mark of 89 in the Victoria Cup at Ascot four starts ago, and he is a consistent type that is sure to hit the frame.

The only niggle with him is that he may be vulnerable to a well-handicapped horse or an improver.

Wobwobwob is one of the more interesting runners in the field. He shaped as though a return to form was imminent when running on strongly at the death over course and distance last time. Connections now opt for a seven-pound claimer (yet to win a race), seeing him just 1lb above his York win three starts ago.

The return to soft ground for which he was a good winner at Newmarket earlier this season is a positive (York win came with ease in the ground also).

He is unexposed over today's 7f and soft ground, and the three-year-old almost certainly has more to come.

He looks like a big threat to standard-setter Zip.

Cold Stare is sure to be popular and has thrived at this level on soft ground this term. He has a bit to find with Zip on their meeting in the Victoria Cup, but his latest run at Haydock recorded a good time figure, and he has the back-class to be taken seriously.

This seven-furlong trip does stretch him, but the lack of pace in today's race will benefit him at this trip.

Timeform looking for a sweetener at Wolverhampton

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The Timeform team head to Wolverhampton and give their three best bets of the day.

Read Timeform tips here.

Final Word

Today's column marks my 100th for Betfair, and I wanted to use this section today to thank the team at Betting.Betfair for allowing me the opportunity to write this daily column.

I couldn't speak highly enough of the team behind the scenes, and I long hope our relationship continues for another 100 - at least!

To the readers, thank you, it's been a pleasure. I hope you have and will continue to enjoy the column.

Until tomorrow, be lucky.

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