Tuesday's Wetherby racing tips: Machito to take big leap forward

It's off to Wetherby for some early evening Flat racing on Tuesday, May 3, and the Planet Sport tipsters have some hot selections.

The gunmetal grey skies are likely to greet the punters visiting West Yorkshire on Tuesday evening, so it might be best if you had a quick look at our picks from the comfort of your own armchair rather than step outside.

Here's a quick look at our selections for the action at Wetherby, you can get all the results and live odds by visiting our live centre here.

17:05 Wetherby - Machito

17:40 Wetherby - Mountbatten

18:10 Wetherby - Dougies Dream

18:40 Wetherby - Rum Runner

19:10 Wetherby - Arrange

19:40 Wetherby - Ghathanfar

20:10 Wetherby - Magical Mile

17:05 Wetherby - Machito

The opening Racingtv.com Maiden Stakes sees three juveniles who finished second on their debuts taking each other on.

Despite being beaten six lengths Hugo Palmer's Machito is fancied to take a big leap forward.

He caught a tartar at Doncaster in the shape of Michael Bell's Brave Nation who looked Royal Ascot material.

Machito was just Palmer's second juvenile runner out of his new yard and he can be expected to improve greatly for his first run. He will also be suited by the fact this race is over five and a half furlongs.

17:40 Wetherby - Mountbatten

Mountbatten represents the excellent Archie Watson stable and has thus far been a bit unlucky. First past the post at Chelmsford on debut, he was subsequently disqualified due to a banned substance in his urine.

He then returned to the same C&D when a beaten favourite last month, just finding one too good. He'll face competition from one or two on his turf debut.

Perhaps most notable among those will be Ivan Furtado's Tickets but Mountbatten has looked the better of the pair so far and he can finally get off the mark here under Hollie Doyle, before going on to make an impact in handicap company.

19:40 Wetherby - Ghathanfar

Tracey Waggott's Ghathanfar has a fine chance of building on his nose defeat at Thirsk in the Follow @racingtv On Twitter Handicap.

The six-year-old must carry top weight but that is deserved given how well he ran last time out.

He has surprisingly been dropped another 2lb and is beginning to look dangerously well treated.

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