Breaking It Down: Murt Khan's horse racing tips today

Fontwell races

Owner and professional punter Murt Khan returns with his latest daily tipping column, as he bids to add to a profitable April that included 20/1 and 12/1 winners. Get details of this evening's best bets.

Recommended bets: Breaking It Down


2pts win Brotherly Company in 17.55 Fontwell at 13/8 - Bumped into smart types last year and caught the eye recently

1pt Celtic Tune in 19.35 Fontwell at 4/1 - Has shown a good level of form and this looks a more winnable contest

17.55 Fontwell


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Work in Progress would carry these at his best but he has been disappointing this year. Now he has a tongue tie fitted after a small break and with the stable firing there is every chance he could bounce back today.

King Cool has been a bit in and out this year and in similar vain to Work In Progress there is a bit of guesswork whether he will 'turn up' today.

Be Daring showed glimpses of promise for Paul Nicholls and runs under the care of Chris Gordon in a handicap. The market will be the best guide to his chances.

BROTHERLY COMPANY was improving nicely through the summer last year, beating the useful Forever Field and finishing runner-up to Michael Bell's talented Instant Karma. These runs were followed with below par efforts at both Perth and Plumpton.

Cue a six month break and he returned with a very encouraging run at Stratford behind the improving Midnight Maestro. I liked the way he stuck on in the last two hundred yards of the race showing a good attitude and possibly in need of further. His next run was at Haydock on quick ground and he didn't look comfortable whizzing around the turns four wide and never got competitive. 

Today I'm confident he will give his running against horses who have questions to answer and with the added form of Harry Fry. who has had five winners from his last 11. The current price of 13/8 seems fair.

19.35 Fontwell


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CELTIC TUNE has run into a few well handicapped horses in his last two outings. 

He caught the eye four starts back when cantering through the race but struggled to see it out on slow ground up the brutal hill at Carlisle. 

His next start I was happy to forgive as it may have come too soon after a hard race. Going back to his last two runs, he was beaten a head behind subsequent two time winner Rocknrollrambo. 

Then Celtic Tune came up against Troufion (another subsequent winner) and Copperfacejack (second since).

I think this is a weaker event than than the last two races he has contested and today could be his day. Thepartyisover is next best.

One to watch: 1825 Fontwell


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DE BLACKSMITH has gone won well fresh in the past. He was running solidly in 2015 and 2016 when competing off higher marks. It will be interesting if there is money for him today as he's handicapped to go close.

Thursday's tip review: Vodka Wells, 7.00 Sedgefield


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It was desperate viewing for Breaking It Down followers as VODKA WELLS looked the winner for much of the race but was run down late by Muwalla. 

Vodka Wells followed a hard pace whilst Muwalla crept through the field under a fine ride from Callum Bewley. Both horses will remain well handicapped and should play a leading role wherever they run next.  

Posted at 0820 BST on 05/05/17.

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