Horse Racing Tips

Timeform UK SmartPlays: Tuesday 25 June

Flat action
Tuesday's action includes a Flat card at Beverley

"...he is a confident vote to shrug off a 4 lb rise and follow up."

Timeform on Crystal Tribe

Timeform pick out their best back, lay and smart stat bets on Tuesday...

Bit Of A Quirke - 15:30 Beverley

It's coming up to 12 months now since Bit Of A Quirke last got his head in front, but he's in top form at the moment, and ran his best race since his last success when finishing second at Chester 10 days ago, shaping as though he would have won if he had gotten a clear run. Arriving here on the same mark as last time, one that's 1 lb lower than for his last success, he's a confident pick to return to winning ways.

Pretty Pickle - 18:05 Newbury

The fact that Pretty Pickle is an odds-on chance at the time of writing for her debut suggests that she could well prove to be an above-average recruit, and although she's representing a yard with a decent record with newcomers this season (2 winners from 7 runners), she's coming up against rivals who have experience, and at the prices, it looks worth taking her on. Indeed, The Blue Bower has an eye-catching pedigree (half-sister to numerous winners, including very smart winner up to 9.5f Monsieur Chevalier), and showed plenty to work with on her debut at Chelmsford last time, and offers plenty of value up against the favourite at around the 12/1 mark at the time of writing.

Smart Stat
Crystal Tribe - 16:00 Beverley

25% - Daniel Tudhope's strike rate at BEVERLEY

Danny Tudhope is the man of the moment after a fine time of things at Royal Ascot last week, and he looks to have an excellent chance of adding to his tally at Beverley on Tuesday, Crystal Tribe. He showed improved form in first-time blinkers to get off the mark at Beverley last time out, doing well to get his head in front in the circumstances, considering he had plenty to do in the straight and was forced to switch inside the final furlong. He's bred to rate a lot higher than he's shown so far (half-brother to several winners, including smart 1m-1¼m winner High End), and he is a confident vote to shrug off a 4 lb rise and follow up.

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