Tuesday Wolverhampton top racing tip: Beattie Is Back to return to form

With all-weather tracks being the order of this cold winter's day, Tipstrr horse racing expert Steve Jones has been studying this Tuesday's Wolverhampton card for his best value bet in the last race.

It is no real surprise to see Min Till near the head of the early market after she doubled her tally of wins over this course and distance just last month.

From her middle draw, she looks very likely to go well again, although her two recent seven-furlong wins came in Class 6 company, while her latest defeat, on the Lingfield polytrack two weeks ago, came in today's Class 5 grade.

That potentially leaves the door open for the lightly-raced but strongly-fancied Beattie Is Back, who was sent off as 7/2 third-favourite of eleven for a stronger handicap over this track and distance late last month, a handicap which featured seven runners rated higher than any of today's field.

18:45 (Wolverhampton) Beattie Is Back

Having been drawn wide, Beattie Is Back was badly hampered coming out of the stalls, found himself detached, and then had to forfeit more ground attempting to go the long way round the entire field.

That run can be overlooked as an anomaly, with more significance attached to the fact that he was so well-fancied for that stronger handicap because of his two previous runs, both of them six-furlong handicaps, also on tapeta tracks.

In the first of them, he finished a never-nearer fourth of twelve in an even stronger handicap at Southwell, where he did all his best work down the home straight, strongly suggesting that he would benefit from another furlong on this surface.

On the back of that Southwell run, he was sent off a joint-second-favourite when he went back to Newcastle for another six-furlong handicap, where he was held up behind the pace and going particularly well (trading as low as 2.6 from a BSP of 6.6), before being forced to wait for a run which never came.

With horses all around him, he had nowhere to go as the leaders quickened ahead of him, and he suddenly found himself shuffled towards the back of the field before finishing fastest of all into fifth of eleven when his chance had gone.

Those last two efforts were surprisingly underestimated in the early market for today's weaker handicap, making him the outstanding early value bet in the race.

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