Through The Card: Nottingham, Tuesday May 2

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There is racing from Nottingham on Tuesday

Timeform take you through the card at Nottingham on Tuesday.

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14:10 - QUEEN PENN (6) is related to some precocious sorts (including more than one winning two-year-old) and makes appeal for Richard Fahey, who seems to have his juveniles in good order at present.

14:40 - LORD COMMANDER (5) went backwards from his promising debut third at York on his first start this season (at Redcar), but is worth another chance now back down to a mile, having ultimately shaped as if needing that outing. DESERT EXPLORER (2) wasn't ideally placed at Bath last time and remains with potential for better on his third maiden start, too.

15:10 - The last-named horse could give a nice form boost to MANTON GRANGE (4) in the next race (finished in front of Desert Explorer in that Bath race), who is interesting on just his second handicap start. Manton Grange has clearly not been the easiest to train given his overall profile (just two starts last season), but has a good pedigree and it is encouraging that he is being turned out so quickly following his last run. Also of interest is THERTHAAR (5), who is well worth another chance to show that he is not just an all-weather specialist, with his only turf start in handicaps coming on heavy ground. He has progressed well at Wolverhampton since then and could have more to offer.

15:45 - Neither of the races that LA CASA TARIFA (6) has won this season look particularly strong, but she is clearly thriving at present and is worth giving extra credit for the way she won last time, coming from the back in a race run at an ordinary tempo. She is only up 3 lb in the weights and with the front-running pair of Lincoln Rocks and Stosur likely to make this a decent test, she is worth including.

16:20 - Midnight Vixen has been priced up for this race on account of her connections more than anything else, and though she should improve for the step up to this trip and is worthy of respect, it could be worth taking her on from a betting perspective. The one to be with at a bigger price could be MOUILLE POINT (4), who can also be expected to make a big step forward on her handicap debut as she steps up in trip. She was given a very sympathetic ride on her final maiden start at Newmarket last month, and looks worth chancing on the back of that.

16:50 - This doesn't look a deep race and there is every chance that ON FIRE (6) can continue the progression he has shown in the early part of this year now back in turf. The surface is something of a question mark, but he has only had one handicap turf start, so is worth the benefit of the doubt in a race where his progressive profile stands out.

17:25 - Carlton Fankie was impressive on her three-year-old debut when winning at Redcar last time, and should remain competitive despite an 8 lb rise in the weights. She makes appeal, though Batten The Hatches is one from one, and could improve substantially for his debut, where he overcame greenness to score with plenty in hand.

Recommendation:

Win back Mouille Point in the 16:20

Placepot permutation:

14:10 - 6
14:40 - 2, 5
15:10 - 4, 5
15:45 - 6
16:20 - 4
16:50 - 6

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