Southwell horse racing tip: Twotwothree looking good for number one spot

After all the recent rain, Tipstrr horse racing expert Steve Jones believes that conditions are ideal to bring the best out of Twotwothree in Tuesday's first race at Southwell.

As a proven lover of more testing ground, Twotwothree appears to offer excellent value at Southwell, where he is on a favourable mark to begin with.

The chaser recently returned home to his original Sam Allwood yard, having been with Oliver Greenall since early 2018. Twotwothree won three times during his time with Greenall, two of them coming on flat, left-handed tracks with soft ground, making today's conditions look tailor-made for another good run.

Those successes included his career-best win, which came two seasons ago at Wetherby, again under similar conditions to today, and was in a far stronger Class 3 handicap than today. 

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12:35 (Southwell) Twotwothree

Twotwothree romped home by an impressive eleven lengths, travelling particularly well, hitting the front four from home and quickly going clear of some very decent opposition, seven of which were rated 130+, a much higher level than any of today's company.

Since that impressive win at Wetherby, Twotwothree has had just one completed start over fences, which was his final outing for Greenall at Bangor last April.

Bearing in mind the use of first-time cheekpieces and the shorter trip on good going that was too sharp for him, Twotwothree performed very respectably to finish third of eight.

On this first run since, he has to be of strong interest now he is back with his original trainer and facing much lower-grade opposition over a much more suitable trip and conditions.

It is worth noting that the yard of Twotwothree's previous trainer, Oliver Greenall, is going particularly well at the moment with eight winners from 23 runners over the last two weeks.

That is significant because Twotwothree only left that yard to join Allwood a week ago, so he is almost certain to be in good shape. Indeed, another of Greenall's runners, Jet Of Magic, who left that same yard to join Paul Nicholls less than a fortnight ago, won very easily just six days after arriving, having not raced for over six months, so he had clearly been trained to peak fitness.

That being the case, and with Allwood having chosen a very winnable race for his horse's return, a big run looks likely from Twotwothree, especially if the recent rain has softened the ground.

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