The horse racing NAP of the Day for Tuesday, 18 October with SportsLens tipsters is Red Happy. He contests the 3m Best Mate Handicap Chase at Exeter this afternoon (2:15). David Pipe’s in-form runner looks value at terrific 100/30 odds now reverting back to fences here.
Trained just a 30-minute drive from this Devon horse racing venue, Red Happy is open to most progress in this small field. This five-year-old Red Dubawi gelding is only 1lb above his last winning chase mark and been in good form over hurdles lately. Red Happy thus rates our horse racing NAP of the Day this Tuesday. Here’s why to back him…
Why will horse racing NAP of the Day Red Happy win?
Pipe and stable jockey Tom Scudamore teamed up for a winner on Saturday, addressing concerns about the yard’s form. They head to Exeter races today with previous course winner Red Happy running off what looks like a workable mark. This horse has a tendency to jump to his right but that’ll be no problem at this track.
Red Happy scored at Bangor off just 1lb lower than his current rating in August. It won’t have escape the notice of top betting sites that the third home that day, Flying Verse, won at Stratford over the weekend. Red Happy has since mixed it up between both sets of obstacles putting in some decent efforts.
The welter burden of topweight, dropping back in trip and bumping into progressive type Kinondo Kwetu, who has won twice since, all proved too much at Uttoxeter races on his last chase start. As the assessor dropped him a couple of pounds for that, he may have an easier time of it now.
A horse racing NAP of the Day in form over hurdles on handy chase mark
Victory at Southwell over hurdles on his penultimate outing showed Red Happy was still in good heart. While he didn’t beat anything of note when sent off at 1/6 and bolting up by 41 lengths, there is no knocking his latest race result when second at Worcester. Only the potentially progressive Shearer proved too good for Red Happy the last day.
With two of today’s rivals aged nine and 13, there is no way either can still be improving. The other declared runner has looked anything but a natural over fences, so horse racing betting sites may have Red Happy overpriced. He likes the sound surface with forecast going good to firm today.
Taking all that into account, Red Happy just had to be our horse racing NAP of the Day for 18 October. A £10 wager on him with 888Sport returns £43.33 if he goes one better than his last start off an exploitable mark. New customers who join and put this bet on qualify for £40 in bonuses with more info to follow…
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