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Clive Cox - expected to have good day at Bath

Check out the best bets from Matt Brocklebank and David Ord - with both fancying Clive Cox runners on the card at Bath.

Every day, our team of racing experts will pull together their strongest fancies, headlined by the Sporting Life Nap.


Tuesday's best bets...

MAGICAL DRAGON – 2.05 Bath

Clive Cox is going great guns now and Magical Dragon looks capable of making it second time lucky at Bath.

He got experience of the track when third on debut over the same course and distance last month and the form of that race has worked out with winner Establish winning a nice handicap at Newmarket from a mark of 87 last week.

Magical Dragon may have only run to a level in the low 70s but he’s entitled to come on for the experience and won’t need masses of improvement to trouble 80-rated Rideson who is obviously becoming quite frustrating and no longer possess the scope to improve a great deal.

The other likely danger, Ralph Beckett’s Sun Tide, is respected but may need middle-distances before really coming into her own. (Matt Brocklebank)

WILLY NILLY - 3.10 Bath (NAP)

WILLY NILLY failed to live up to market expectations on his seasonal and handicap debut at Leicester last time but can complete a double for Cox in division two of the Home Of Winners At valuerater.co.uk Handicap.

Sent off a strong 5/2 favourite, he raced too freely and paid the price with a weak finishing effort but is bred to be better than a 59-rated horse and is clearly thought to be too.

The drop back to a mile here looks a good move and he can sit close to the pace on a track where it can be difficult to make up too much ground.

He faces exposed older horses in the main and can finally show his true colours, fellow three-year-old Light Bay looking the main danger. (David Ord)

LORD WARBURTON – 8.45 Ripon

Lord Warburton should appreciate another step up in trip at Ripon on Tuesday night and he’s worth backing for the Michael Bell team.

Bell does well with his Yorkshire raiders and while his better strike-rates are at Beverley and Catterick, the Newmarket handler had a winner and two seconds from just seven horses he sent to Ripon last year.

This three-year-old son of Zoffany will be his first runner here this term and he looked on a workable mark when third on handicap debut over 10 furlongs at Chelmsford last month.

He kept galloping all the way there and is bred to get this longer distance so he’s worth backing having been left on a rating of just 53. (Matt Brocklebank)


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